Photo Review: Macro & Close Up Photography, July 13th 2021. 6:30pm

Macro photography and Close Up photography are often used interchangeably, but technically macro photography is achieved with a lens that magnifies an image by more than 1:1.  Close Up photography can be done with any camera but may not achieve the level of detail and magnification of a dedicated macro lens. Still, both Macro and Close Up have the same goal – to make small objects look large.  Whether you use a dedicated macro lens, a point-and-shoot, a smartphone or even a reversed lens with an adapter, we look forward to seeing your impactful images for this photo review.  As always, we encourage you to create something new, and you may use any post-processing software, but your image must have been captured within the last two years.  Thus, an image created before July 2019 will not be accepted.

Here’s your opportunity to take what Joey Terrill described to us in the June meeting and show us what you can do with macro and close up photography!

Topic:  Macro and Close Up Photography
Where: Zoom Meeting (online – see latest Newsletter for more info)
When: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Judge:  Joe Lavine, Photographer and Educator, Denver, CO
Submission Deadline:  Sunday, July 11 at 4:00 pm

To see the winning images, please click HERE.

To view/download the slideshow presentation, please click HERE.

About Our Judge, Joe Lavine ,

Joe Lavine

Joe Lavine is a photographer, educator, workshop instructor, and author focused on teaching and expression through imagery. 

As a professional photographer, Joe has spent roughly thirty years capturing the essence of food. These years of focusing on the details, which involved frequent experimentation and problem-solving, have made him an expert in understanding his subjects, digital imaging, and creative lighting techniques. Joe’s clients include Coors, Betty Crocker, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Pillsbury, Coleman Foods, Yoplait Yogurt, McDonald’s, and Celestial Seasonings.

Joe has taught lighting and digital imaging at multiple universities. During his time as the Manager of Educational Services at Profoto, he traveled across the US, giving lectures on lighting and the world of professional photography. He began teaching Photoshop version two in 1991 and Lightroom soon after its release in 2007. Joe is an Adobe Community Professional, Adobe Certified Expert, and Epson’s Print Academy member. He is the author of multiple books on photography, including the 2019 release of Lighting for Photographers, An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography. Whether through teaching or writing, Joe’s goal is to provide people the tools to achieve their goals in photography.

His 2021 workshops, teaching, and lecture schedule include: The Academy of Arts University, Colorado Mountain College, Arapahoe Community College, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Maine Media Workshops + College, Cal Poly State University, and the Atlanta Photography Group.