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with Adam Jones
Online Class

Close-Up Nature Photography: Beyond the Basics

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Turn small-scale subjects into stunning shots with expert techniques for composition, lighting and focus. Award-winning photographer Adam Jones gives you the tools to master macro in the field, starting with gear recommendations and affordable substitutes for macro lenses. Learn how to evaluate subjects and create powerful compositions using elements of design. Take control of challenging light with modifiers for masterfully lit images or creative shots. Achieve crystal-clear focus despite limited depth of field and play with perspective with wide-angle and extension tube shots. Unlock the tools you need to take compelling close-up shots of nature’s incredible beauty today!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h49m

Included in this Class

1. Finding Subjects

1. Finding Subjects

Meet your instructor, world-renowned photographer Adam Jones, as he helps you take your nature photography to the next level. Learn how to see, isolate and frame your subjects to avoid overall clutter and observe what makes a great subject and what scenes you should avoid.

2. Using Natural Light

2. Using Natural Light

Find out what type of light produces the best images when working on a small scale. Avoid unwanted shadows and show off delicate detail with diffusors, reflectors and fill flash. Adam demonstrates how to capture the colors you see in nature by adjusting white balance. For extra control, he'll show you how to create a custom white balance.

3. Setting Up

3. Setting Up

Get tips for setting up your camera and discover the one accessory that will transform your macro photography as Adam offers his advice for buying a tripod. Conquer your worst enemy in close-up photography, wind, with Adam's expert tips and learn the "dangerous" shutter speeds to avoid. Finally, see how embracing your camera's live view can help you focus and compose your photo before you trip the shutter.