Workshop: Tack Sharp Macro Photography with Roman Kurywczak and Dancing with Light with Judy Host, October 22, 2022

Members and non-members are invited to attend this wonderful two-topic, all-day workshop from the Roswell Photographic Society! We will explore the world of Macro Photography and Dancing with Light! Sign up now for this great day of photography!

  • Topics: Tack Sharp Macro Photography without a Tripod with Roman Kurywczak and Dancing with Light (with professional dancers!) with Judy Host
  • When: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Where: Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
  • Cost: $125/participant (lunch included in price)– you do not have to be a member to join this workshop. Please note that this class requires a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 25 participants.


9 am – 12 pm: Macro Photography with Roman Kurywczak

12 pm – 1 pm: Lunch provided

2 pm- 5 pm: Lighting with Judy Host — Dancing with Light (photograph professional dancers in this session for you to photograph!)

About Each Workshop

Capture Tack Sharp Macro Images – without a Tripod – Roman Kurywczak/Instructor

Come join professional photographer, Roman Kurywczak, as he shares with you all his technical tips and tricks needed to take your macro photography to the next level without having to rely on a tripod. Many people are comfortable with creating shallow focus macro images but he will show you how to achieve consistently tack sharp images by using a flash, all in a single frame, handheld! Don’t worry, the technique also works when you can use a tripod as well.

Topics Covered will range from gear to specific settings for you to maximize your time spent out in the field. Overcoming distracting backgrounds will be discussed in depth with photographic examples showing you how easy they are to overcome. The use of natural light will be covered but a heavy emphasis will be placed on using flash correctly to properly balance the exposure and achieve dramatic results. We will look at some frequently used tricks by the pros that you can easily apply in the field to quickly improve your macro skills. Many of these tips and tricks are inexpensive and can be done using the gear you already own! During the entire lecture, you can ask questions to ensure that you go home with a better understanding of all the topics covered in the program and create tack sharp macro images of your very own.

Dancing in the Light – Judy Host/Instructor

In this workshop, we will discuss how to Find and Control light and then use it in your portraits to emphasize all kinds of emotions such as drama, happiness, wonder, and insight. It’s a path to becoming aware of the light around you and your subject’s response to it.

Recognizing and using the light to its best advantage is only part of the image. Combining the light with the capture of the emotion and the composition along with your subject’s expression is the magic. Discussions will include how to style the image, coming up with concepts, storyboarding, scouting locations and simple and natural posing.

Allow yourself to think differently by creating unique portraits. For those who are in Business or starting a Business, this is the kind of image that becomes a Wall Portrait. For those who have a passion for photography, (not in Business) but want to create a portfolio of Fine Art Photography, this is a good place to start.

About Our Workshop Instructors

Roman Kurywczak is a professional nature photographer for over 18 years who conducts lectures and workshops across the globe. His boutique tour company, Roamin’ with Roman Photo Tours, caters to small groups (only 4 US) to provide the ultimate learning experience for participants. Whether he is out in Tanzania or standing before a roaring waterfall in Iceland, Roman’s energy and passion for nature photography are clearly evident.  You can often find him out in Arches or Yellowstone national park late at night photographing the nighttime landscapes and calling it fun! Closer to home, Roman will spend countless hours doing macro photography.  While he enjoys photographing insects, his favorite subject is flowers, which he buys for his wife and he is sticking to that story. Roman is equally comfortable photographing landscapes, macro subjects, and wildlife whether he is at some exotic location or close to home.

His down-to-earth and easy-to-follow teaching style makes him a highly sought-after lecturer.  He has given countless lectures and workshops across the country.  The author of several instructional eBooks on nature photography, Roman strives to share his passion for photography as others have shared with him. After 56 years as a New Jersey resident, just 13 miles outside New York City, Roman and his wife (Pura) of  31 years have recently relocated to SW Florida. In February 2014, Roman released his e-book on macro photography: “Taking Your Macro Photography to the Next Level.” You can find his galleries, blog, tour schedule, eBooks and more on his website: or follow him on the Facebook  group at: Roamin’ with Roman Photo Tours or on Instagram: @roaminwithromanphoto

Judy Host
Photographer, Educator, Lecturer, Portrait Specialist
Judy Host has redefined the portrait photography world with her unique talent for capturing the heart and spirit of each individual she photographs and has earned her the respect and recognition of her colleagues. Today, after creating a successful business in photography for over 25 years, her photography has been internationally recognized for its innovative style and technique. Recently her work was selected for exhibition in the Valade Family Gallery in Detroit, MI, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA and the Albrecht-Kemper Art Museum in MO. In March 2017, Judy sold her first collection of Ballet images to MGM Resort Int’l for a permanent installation at the Park Theater Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Her collection is the only artwork in the entire building.

Her clients include: InStyle Magazine,Warner Bros., Hollywood Foreign Press, Sigma Photo Corporation, Modern Luxury Magazine, Oursayso London Ad Agency, IHG, MGM Resorts Int’l, Salt Agency/Atlanta and the Atlanta Ballet.

A world traveler teaching seminars and workshops in editorial portraiture, specialized image processing, marketing, natural lighting, and the Art of Ballet Photography. Visit or contact her directly at for more information. Judy also teaches private classes for
that “one on one” experience.

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