28 May 2016

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop @ Intaka Island

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop @ Intaka Island

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town - 11 June 2016

Vernon Chalmers and Joseph Inns will be facilitating a one-day Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop 
(DSLR & Compact cameras) on Saturday 11 June 2016 at Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town from 08:00 - 17:00.

This will be an opportunity for new photographers / experienced photographers with Macro lenses to learn more about macro / close-up photography, exposure settings, techniques and various accessories (close-up filters / extension tubes / flash / reverse rings).

You do not have to own a macro lens to attend this workshop - we will demonstrate various cost-effective ways to capture macro and / or close-up shots (even with your current DSLR and non-macro lens or Bridge point and shoot camera). Assistance will be provided for purchasing any future macro lenses / macro flash or macro / close-up accessories.


Refreshments / Lunch: Coffee / tea, refreshments and lunch to be provided.

Photo Competition: Stand a chance to win back your Workshop Fees. Submit your best macro / close-up photograph and you could be a winner! Two delegates will have their fees returned once the winners are announced. The competition closing date is 31 July 2016. Terms and Conditions to be made available during the workshop.

Two Snapshots to Great Shots photography books (R350 value each) from Pearson / Peachpit Press will also be up for grabs during the workshop:
  • Exposure 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'
  • Macro Photography 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'

Workshop Cost: R850-00 per delegate (20 max)

Workshop Objective / Training Level
For assisting the developing photographer with the understanding and application of introductory to intermediate macro  / close-up photography accessories  / exposure settings / photography techniques. 

Integrated Hands-On Learning Approach

The workshop will have an integrated hands-on learning approach throughout all sessions (with your own gear and / or by using our own Macro / Close-Up accessories).

Workshop Contents / Learning Areas
  • Introduction 
  • Macro / Close-Up Subjects 
  • Cameras / Lenses / Accessories 
  • Exposure / Focus Settings
  • Macro / Close-Up Techniques
  • Adding Light / Macro Lighting
  • Macro Focus Stacking / Processing 
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Various Assignments / Practicals

Booking: Please complete the Macro / Close-Up Workshop Booking Form should you be interested in attending.

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All Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop promotions, bookings, competitions and logistics are facilitated by Vernon Chalmers and Joseph Inns.

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Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Nikon D7100 / Nikon 18-200mm Lens f/5.3 ISO 1100 Image credit: Joseph Inns

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Small Flower / Water Drop : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Red Pepper Macro : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

Inside a Chocolate Bar : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

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Vernon Chalmers Canon Camera Photography Workshops
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 100-400mm Lens
Vernon Chalmers Canon Camera Photography Workshops

Vernon Chalmers presents Canon EOS DSLR camera / photography workshops in Milnerton Cape Town / Woodbridge Island.

Available Workshops / Private Tutoring (on request)

  • Birds In Flight Photography 
  • Close-Up / Macro Photography 
  • Canon EOS Autofocus Systems (APS-C Bodies) 
  • Introduction to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras 
  • Introduction / Advanced Canon EOS 6D (Full Frame) 
  • Introduction / Advanced Canon EOS 7D / EOS 7D Mark II 
  • Introduction / Advanced Canon EOS 70D / EOS 80D
  • Introduction to Canon EOS bodies / EF lenses 
  • Introduction to Photography / Exposure Triangle 
  • Introduction / Using Canon Speedlite Flash
  • Landscape / Long Exposure / Night Photography
  • Social Media / Image Management / SEO Workshops
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 / 6 Editing & Workflow (Jan 2016)

Please Contact Me to discuss any specific Canon Camera / Photography learning requirements. I am available to travel to specific locations for one-day and longer workshops.


For more information view / visit Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops


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New Year 2016 Fireworks Celebrations- Over Woodbridge Island / V&A Waterfront Cape Town
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25 May 2016

Close-Up Photography Cape Town - Canon EOS 6D / 50mm Lens

Small Flowers - Woodbridge Island Cape Town

Canon EOS 6D and EF 50mm f1.8 STM lens for Close-Up Photography

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is Canon's latest budget 50mm 'nifty-fifty' standard telephoto lens. It's a fast autofocus lens now with a metal mount - and definitely a lens I should use more often. The quality of the background blur is very pleasing when shooting between f/1.8 and f/8. The lens also pairs very well with all the Canon crop sensor bodies i.e. Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS 760D.


There are currently four Canon 50mm lenses on the market. All Canon 5omm lenses are compatible with Canon Full Frame and APS-C / Crop Sensor bodies. More information.

Canon EF 85mm f/85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
Another very cost-effective Canon standard telephoto lens for consideration is the exceptionally sharp and versatile Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens.

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Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens @ f1/8 / ISO 100

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens @ f4 / ISO 100


Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens @ f1.8 / ISO 100
Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens @ f1.8 / ISO 100


Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens @ f1.8 / ISO 100
Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens @ f1.8 / ISO 100

Aperture Testing Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens View

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