"Introduction to Macro Photography"
by Paul Nguyen-MA
Monday, February 7, 7:30 PM

See your world in a different way by getting up close and personal with your subject matter. The power of macro and close-up photography not only makes minute objects look larger than life, but brings surreal levels of detail to everyday subjects. In this presentation, our speaker will teach you about what macro really means, the gear options and techniques for basic macro photography, how to do handheld verses tripod-based close-up shooting and lighting choices for more advanced work.

Our speaker is a Professional Photographer and a native of Massachusetts with over 30 years of experience in film and digital photography who currently specializes in digital photography of natural landscapes and wildlife from New England and around the world. He served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, AZ and his work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston. He has been featured as an affiliated artist at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications, and his outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA and Sun Surveyor. Paul currently serves as a program guide and brand ambassador for Swedish outfitter Fjallraven.

As an independent photographer, his travels have taken him as far as New Zealand, Asia, Iceland, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and coast to coast within North America, and he turns his captured images into fine art pieces that will beautify any living or work space.

Paul lives and works out of Hopkinton, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows across New England throughout the year, and he is also a lecturer and contest judge for local camera clubs and the New England Camera Club Council. He will be one of the speakers at this year’s NECCC 75th Anniversary Photo Conference in July at UMASS, Amherst. He offers local and destination photography workshops through his business, BlueHour Photo Ventures, as well as private one-on-one instruction.

For more information on his companies tours and workshops and to sign up for or read his blogs please visit Blue Hour Boston.

To see more of Paul’s images and information Visit his website at Paul Nguyen Photography.