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Introduction to Macro Photography

A course by Sergi Gomez Garcia
Photographer and retoucher. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2016
, Photographer and retoucher

Master the focus stacking technique and discover a universe behind the little things

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (187)
  • 4293 students

Master the focus stacking technique and discover a universe behind the little things



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (187)
  • 4293 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 7m)
  • 20 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Macro photography is an opportunity to discover hidden worlds and elements that can go unnoticed by the human eye. To achieve these photographs you need to master techniques such as focus stacking—which consists of combining several photographs with different focus distances to create a composite image— and a lot of imagination to create mini-scenarios, precisely what you'll learn in this course.

With the guidance of Sergi Gómez, a professional photographer with more than 15 years of experience and a specialist in scientific imaging, you'll learn the theoretical and practical bases of this discipline to conduct a studio session with a miniature stage. In addition, you'll see the equipment you'll need (both professional and self-made), lighting tricks, composition techniques, and the postproduction of your images.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. All you have to know
  • U3
    U3. The shot
  • U4
    U4. The magic of photoshop
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You'll start by finding out how Sergi began in the world of macro photography, his most relevant works, and main influences. You'll see the different kinds of existing macro photography and understand why this type of photography can be very attractive.

Then you'll learn the most important theoretical concepts of this discipline, to better understand what the macro itself is, and what the main challenges are, to then be able to solve them or take advantage of them in the best way.

You'll know the basic equipment you need to start taking macro photographs, including professional material and elements that are available to everyone. Once you have the materials, you'll perform an exercise to measure the macro capacity of your equipment.

Next, you'll start the practical part of the course that consists of doing a macro session in a studio. You'll learn how to set up the scene, assemble the basic lighting set, and the focus stacking technique that will allow you to gain depth of field without losing quality.

Finally, you'll enter the postproduction phase, in which you'll learn to get the most out of your images. You'll use Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Camera Raw to process the photos and, with the Helicon Focus program, you'll see the stacking options you have for a perfect focus.

What is this course's project?

You'll do a macro photography session in the studio.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Beginner and professional photographers who want to get a start in the world of macro photography.

Requirements and materials

You'll need basic photography skills, and knowing how to use an SLR camera.

Regarding materials, you'll need a DSLR camera; a macro system, be it a macro lens, extension tubes, inverter ring, or approach lenses; and a computer with Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, Camera Raw, and Helicon Focus (if you don't have it, you can download the trial version).


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Sergi Gomez Garcia

A course by Sergi Gomez Garcia

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Photographer and retoucher

Professional photographer based in Barcelona (Spain) with more than 15 years of experience working and researching new techniques, disciplines, and photographic trends. Specialized in scientific images (Universidad de Alcalá), Sergi is part of the Spanish Association of Scientific and Forensic Image, and the International Virtual Reality Professionals Association.

Sergi Gómez believes that continuous learning is the best tool for quality work at an artistic and aesthetic level. In addition to his work in extreme macro and macro photography, he also takes product, event, and art photography, as well as photo essays and retouching.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • I'm Sergi, nice to meet you!
    • My influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    All you have to know

    • What is macro photography?
    • The macro team
    • The calculations we need
  • U3

    The shot

    • Stage assembly and lighting
    • Shooting without stacking
    • Shot with stacking
  • U4

    The magic of photoshop

    • Raw Processing for Stacking
    • Postproduction of stacking
    • Retouching
    • The retouching II
    • File focus and export
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to macro photography

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Introduction to Macro Photography. Photography, and Video course by Sergi Gomez Garcia Best seller

Introduction to Macro Photography

A course by Sergi Gomez Garcia
Photographer and retoucher. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2016
  • 97% positive reviews (187)
  • 4293 students