Photography : A Guide to ‘Close Up’ Photography with Nick Matthews


Day course

Nick Matthews

13 February 2023

9:00 am to 4:30 pm


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This course is part of Dillington Discoveries Winter week.

A relaxed fun day’s practical photography experience of the intimate world of ‘Close Up & Macro’ photography.

I will base the day on photographing flowers. From a group of flowers, to a single one, down to an individual petal or stamen. However, participants are free to bring different, small, subject matters if they choose.

The day starts with brief introductions by each participant and a favourite ‘Close Up’ image they have taken or would like to try and take.

Ideal for someone with an interest in photography and who wants to technically and visually improve their image creating.  Suitable for all.

Please note: You do not have to have a special macro lens.

What is ‘Close Up & Macro’ photography and how to achieve it?
Metering / shutter speeds / apertures / ISO / Histograms / Accurate Colours.
Set up for practical sessions and a look at the kit that can be used.

Taking photographs  / reviewing images taken.
Editing options.
Round up of the day.

Tutor information

Nick Matthews BA (Hons) Commercial Photography, MA (Photography), ARPS (Associate of the Royal Photographic Society) AFHAP (Association for Historical & Fine Art Photography).

Nick originally trained in film photography (in the mid Seventies) and more recently studied digital photography, full time for five years, at Exeter and Plymouth colleges. During his Master’s degree he undertook teaching degree level student’s photography.

Nick is a freelance photographer with a diverse client base across the UK. With an ethos, of ‘A simple solution for a great image’ underpins his practical approach to teaching and having fun with photography.

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