Last week I gave a talk for PhotoPlus+, where I discussed how I photograph macro images of small critters and nature. I also show how I process my photos in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom for mobile (on the iPad).

A few years back I really started getting into photographing honeybees with my macro lens. I would walk around my neighborhood and search for pretty flowers with bees buzzing around them, or travel to the nearby dahlia farm in the summertime to see what I could find. A year ago, just when the pandemic was starting to take effect, photography started to become increasingly more difficult. Travel was put on hold and even local outings were not possible. So I decided to use my macro lens to see what I could find. There is almost always something interesting to photograph if you are working with a macro lens!

Here are some of the topics I cover in this session:

  • Gear used for macro photography
  • How to improve the look of your backgrounds
  • Techniques for photographing fast-moving subjects
  • Post-processing tips using Adobe Lightroom Classic and Lightroom for mobile

Watch the replay:

Go here to watch the video on YouTube

Preview the slideshow from this session:

Last week I gave a talk for PhotoPlus+, where I discussed how I photograph macro images of small critters and nature. I also show how I process my photos in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom for mobile (on the iPad).

A few years back I really started getting into photographing honeybees with my macro lens. I would walk around my neighborhood and search for pretty flowers with bees buzzing around them, or travel to the nearby dahlia farm in the summertime to see what I could find. A year ago, just when the pandemic was starting to take effect, photography started to become increasingly more difficult. Travel was put on hold and even local outings were not possible. So I decided to use my macro lens to see what I could find. There is almost always something interesting to photograph if you are working with a macro lens!

Here are some of the topics I cover in this session:

  • Gear used for macro photography
  • How to improve the look of your backgrounds
  • Techniques for photographing fast-moving subjects
  • Post-processing tips using Adobe Lightroom Classic and Lightroom for mobile

Watch the replay:

Go here to watch the video on YouTube

Preview the slideshow from this session:

Nicole S. Young is a photographer, published author, and educator specializing in Lightroom, Photoshop, and photography. She is best known for her books on food photography but is widely versed in various photographic genres, including landscape, nature, stock, travel, and lifestyle.

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