Shiv Verma: Macro, Focus Stacking & Color Management

Session 2: 11:00am – 11:45am Macro/Close-up and Image Stacking Photography

Macro photography lets you explore and create exciting photographs of a whole new and intimate world. Zeroing-in to create an interesting abstracts or just filling the frame with a tiny flower, insect or a jewel. This program will address the challenges you’ll face with Macro Photography and the methods and tools used to overcome those challenges. We will deal with the lighting and equipment, as well as several techniques to get better images. This includes selecting the appropriate equipment; lighting and stacking. You will understand the importance of Depth-of-Field as it affects Macro Photos. You will learn how to create high magnification images using macro lenses, tubes and diopters.  In addition, you will learn how to create one completely focused image from several partially focused images. This focus stacking technique is Ideal for macro-photography as well as landscape photography when sharpness of the entire scene is important.

Session 4: 3:00pm – 3:45pm  A Photographer’s Color Management Workflow

The best weapon in any photographer’s kit is a ColorChecker Passport and in the studio a Monitor/Printer Profiler. This seminar is for everyone who is concerned about good color quality in Still and Hybrid Photography. Here is what you will learn:

Using the Color Checker to white balance and obtain correct color in your images

Using Lightroom for profiling and color managing your images

Preventing and Correcting color casts

Warming and Cooling your portraits and landscapes to set the right mood

Calibrating your monitor for optimized editing

Calibrating your printer for perfect prints

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Shiv Verma, APSA, MNEC is a published author, photographer, educator and technologist. He is a member of the Panasonic Lumix Luminary Team, an X-Rite Coloratti and a Master at the Arcanum. He has been photographing for over 50 years and has evolved his photography to express his intense devotion to wildlife and nature. Over the years has earned numerous awards and recognition both nationally and internationally. Shiv devotes a great deal of his time formally reviewing photography related products, to education in digital photography and is a speaker and competition judge.  He conducts photo tours and workshops worldwide and typically has one tour a month.Shiv’s book Time-Lapse Imagery was published in February 2014. He has been writing for one of the worlds largest photography education sites “Digital Photography School” with about 1.5 million subscribers.  He is also a co-host on TWiP (This Week in Photography) a weekly photography podcast that is the 7th largest in the world.He belongs to multiple photographic clubs and associations and serves as Vice President of the Digital Circuit NECCC (New England Camera Club Council), a member of the Professional Photographers Association of America, immediate past General Chairman of the PSA International (Photographic Society of America), past Chairman of Nature Division, PSA; Director of the instructional and essay sets, PSA. Shiv is a past President of the Stony Brook Camera Club; and the Gateway Camera Club, a member of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association, Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, all in Massachusetts. Shiv was elected as an Associate of the Photographic Society of America in 2013 and was elected a Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council in 2008.