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Macro & Close-Up Photography at UCSC Arboretum

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Focus your lens on the small details of life and be prepared to look at the world around you in a whole new way! Enjoy a day outdoors at UCSC Arboretum where we will enjoy focusing our lenses on the extraordinary details found in the extensive gardens and rare plant collections. You can use a cell phone, point and shoot or DSLR camera during the workshop. We will review the unique aspects of macro photography: tools, lighting, focusing approaches, as well as creative composition techniques. 

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Comfortable shoes for walking, sunscreen, water, and a sun hat are advisable. You don’t need special cameras or lenses for this class, even cell phones will work great.

Class Details

1 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat

UCSC Arboretum

Kay Bermender 



Please read:  What to bring Camera (or your smartphone with a macro app - see below) Macro lens (optional) Tripod (optional) Small light (flashlight, penlight or other small light) Journal/paper and pen Money for donation to Arboretum Water Snacks Sunhat/sunscreen Timer (phone timer is fine) Blanket or cushion for sitting in group (optional) Cell Phone Camera Apps If you plan to use your cell phone for photography, I recommend one of the following apps: iPhone Camera+2 Android phone: Camera Zoom FX Candy Camera Cymera Additional Notes Please be familiar with your camera functions or cell phone apps prior to class. There are bees and other pollinators in the area. Use caution if you have allergies. If you’re interested in learning more about the plants you’ll be examining, PictureThis app (iPhone) is recommended.

In the event of heavy rain or unsafe weather conditions, Extension will reach out to you by phone and/or by email no fewer than 24 hours before the scheduled start time to let you know class has been cancelled, or relocated to an on campus location. Be sure to check your voicemail and email prior to leaving for your offsite location, to be sure you haven't missed any communication from Extension.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/3/2024 - 8/3/2024 Weekly - Sat 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM Santa Cruz, UCSC Arboretum  Map Kay Bermender