The vast array of photographic equipment on the market today can leave beginning and experienced photographers in a quandary as to which products will serve them best. This is particularly true of lens manufacturers. Nearly all of them advertises many of their zoom lenses as having macro capability. What does that really mean and how does the photographer interpret such claims and select the proper equipment to achieve his/her objective?
This workshop included a review of the fundamental aspects of macro photography and how it differs from close up photography. It included a detailed discussion of the options available to photographers. Examples of images obtained with the various set ups was shown and handouts were available. Attendees brought their own photo equipment (camera and film/media cards) to the workshop. Canon compatible equipment (FD and EOS) was available for attendees to use. Individuals shooting other cameras (Nikon, etc.) brought a media card and used the Canon equipment provided.