Small Worlds: Intimate Landscapes and Macro Therapy
Macro photography holds a unique place in my heart. Unlike most genres that take their place in the service of others, macro photography is more often personal, and that is the case for me. It is calming and centering, almost like a meditation. As an act of observation, macro photography slows your thoughts, increases intuition, and fills the harried and chaotic parts of your mind with calm.
This form of photography encompasses images taken with a macro lens, or a lens with close focusing capabilities. Other terms that may serve well are close-up photography or intimate landscapes. Intimate landscapes may be my favorite macro-esque concept. It is close-in photography that gives a bit of context. Instead of filling the frame with your subject, you include enough of the environment to give the subject a sense of presence and place. This option lets you explore more compositional directions, light patterns, and play while sharing small worlds that people generally miss.
Join me for a day of shooting small worlds with hands-on instruction encompassing natural and artificial light, composition, personal style development, and creative editing. Any camera is welcome, but a lens that focuses closely (generally under two feet) is preferred.
Caroline, a Sony Associate Artisan of Imagery, is a photographic artist living on the prairie. She enjoys observing and recording the beauty all around her in her signature painterly style. Her personal work centers around creating art pieces for her home, while her professional work centers around storytelling images that are often raw and emotive. Always one to think out of the box, Caroline finds the most joy in pushing creative boundaries and seeking out new ways to channel her creative energy. Her first love is teaching and she is the most happy when she is helping others reach their goals.