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Macro Workshops



Presented by Mike Moats, an international award-winning, published, pro macro photographer.


Macro Boot Camp

The "MACRO BOOT CAMP" is two days of in depth learning and fun. You will need a camera, macro lens, tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom. It is for the beginner to the intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro / close-up world.

Covered in the Macro Boot Camp:

Cameras / Lenses / Tripods / Heads / Accessories.
Controlling light with diffusers, reflectors, and LED lights / working with natural lighting.

Depth of Field
How to control depth of field with f/stops and special techniques / focus stacking with Helicon Focus.

Learn how to compose properly / finding character in nature / elements of design / textures
contrast / lines / light / visual weight / learning to work camera angles for blurred backgrounds / Two Subject Compositions / What not to do when composing.

Finding Good Subject Matter
Learn when, where, and how to fine good subjects through out the four seasons.
How to shoot macro indoors.

Post Processing
Learn Mike's post processing techniques using photoshop, Smart Photo Editor, Nik Software, and Topaz software programs.



(SPRING 2017) Check back, more will be added.

(SOLD OUT) Macro Boot Camp Comfort Inn, Farmington Hills, MI January 14,15,
(SOLD OUT) Macro Boot Camp - Unique Photo, Fairfield, New Jersey. March 18,19, Sign up here.
(SOLD OUT) Old Car City Workshop - White, Georgia, March 24,25, Cost $299
(SOLD OUT) Macro Boot Camp Hampton Inn, Bloomington, IL, April 1,2, Cost $199
(SOLD OUT) Macro Boot Camp Elks Hall, Charlevoix, Michigan, April 8,9.
Macro Boot Camp - Orlando,Florida, April 22,23, Click on link for more info and scroll to bottom of the page to sign up.
(SOLD OUT)Macro Boot Camp - Spring Hill Suites, Warrenville, IL, May 6,7, Cost $199
Macro Boot Camp Peachtree City, Georgia, south of Atlanta. May 20,21, Cost $199, For more info and to sign up go here.

FALL 2017

Macro Boot Camp - Holiday Inn, Rockford, Illinois, Sept 16,17, Cost $149
Macro Boot Camp - Holiday Inn Barboursville, West Virginia, Sept 30,Oct 1, Cost $149
Macro Boot Camp - Lakes Community Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Oct 7,8, Cost $149
Macro Boot Camp - Fairfield Inn, Columbia, South Carolina, Oct 14,15, Cost $199
One Day Macro Workshop - Holiday Inn Express, Sterling Heights, MI, Oct 22, Cost $49
Macro Photo Conference - Crowne Plaza, Middleburg Hts, Ohio, Oct 28,29, Cost $199



For sold out workshops email me with your name to be put on waiting list,



Bruce Lovelace wrote,
Mike, You have such a common sense practical approach to your craft, it will change how I do some things in my own photography business. I am glad I finally was able to attend a boot camp, meet you in person, and suck up some of your techniques first hand. The way you presented the material, involved participants with varying degrees of expertise, and made it feel like just a group of like-minded photographers sharing knowledge was super. Now I see why you get the praise for what you do so well. Well worth the price of admission.

Mike, Thanks for a wonderful experience this weekend in Cupertino. Don and I so enjoyed your bootcamp seminar. We learned so much and enjoyed the opportunity to practice and show our results. It was a great group and we'd give you a rave review to anyone interested in photography!
You are a very gifted teacher! Many thanks, Ginger and Don

James Swanson says,
I want to thank you for a terrific workshop in Chicago this past weekend. Having spent all of my adult life in high schools, I thought you did a terrific job of structuring the workshop and meeting the needs and interests of those small feat when I began to realize the various experience levels of those attending......most, if not all, exceeding mine!!! I enjoy being around people who have a passion for something and it is so evident that you truly enjoy what you are doing.

Lin Layton says,
Mike, thank you so very much for the fantastic boot camp in Boston. It is one of the few seminars that I really understood and remember. You have such a wonderful teaching method that makes all of the information easy to understand and then utilize.

Vince Nobel says,
Hey Mike! Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful Macro Boot Camp in MI last month! As a professional photographer, I've attended many workshops and seminars over the past 5 years, and your workshop is right at the top of the list! Very informative, organized and professional, and straight to the point. I had a great time learning many new techniques for macro photography. Thanks again! - Vince

Ken Grauberger says,
Mike I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the workshop this weekend. The material presented was so helpful to all of us & your images are truly beyond description. I heard nothing but positive comments throughout the weekend. Your professionalism & knowledge of macro photography is truly amazing & the interaction with the attendees was so valuable. It provided the most value for the dollar of any workshop I have ever looked into. I feel like I have not only gotten a valuable resource but also a friend.

Andrea Sapone says,
I just want to tell you again just how good class was. After I got home last night and things started to sink in I realized that the way you explained things made so much sense to me. I have listened to countless people explain the same thing but never as simple an explanation that is applicable to hands on working with a camera.

Ron Holmes says,
Mike, Thank you for an enjoyable and very informative weekend. You are a professional, but a very down to earth teacher. Photographers at every level can learn something from your Macro Boot Camps. A teacher who has the student in mind during and after the classroom sessions. The props were great!!!

John Heck says,
Thanks for the great class this weekend. You explained things so that they were easy to understand, kept the class moving, kept it light and very enjoyable and a great learning experience. You did a great job!!! I will recommend your weekend seminar to everyone I know.

Tim Kaufman says.
Mike - GREAT course, a lot of fun. You are incredibly down-to-earth and approachable compared to pretty much all the master photographers I've met. That was great to see. Everyone I talked to felt really comfortable and had a good time, so bravo for that. You really put a nice personal touch on your course.

Peg Runyan says,
I just got home from the boot camp and wanted to thank you for such an excellent weekend. As a public school teacher for 33 years I was subjected to hundreds of hours of in-services and workshop and I would definitely give your boot camp an "A", it was very well done.

Sandra Matthews says,
Thank you again for a wonderful weekend at the Macro Boot Camp. What a great opportunity to learn from you, learn more about photography and get to know you a little bit. You are doing a great service for people. . . . keep up the great work!

Brad Schweda says,
Thanks for a fantastic Macro Boot Camp here in Lansing, Michigan. I walked away with the knowledge to take my camera into the world of Macro, and how to use my software more effectively. I look forward to many months of outdoor successful shooting. How about a blog, or a place for all of us Macro-Moats-Grads to share and continue to communicate?

Linda Witteveen says,
I am kind of sorry that the course is over but I learned so much, more than I expected. Everything was so well explained and very easy to understand and your illustrations are so helpful.

Nancy Kerner says,
Wanted to let you know I really enjoyed the Macro Boot camp! I learned a lot a great techniques, tips and information.

Shirley J. Maddalena says,
Thank you for a wonderful workshop. It was extremely helpful, informative and easy to follow. I don't think I felt out of my league at all.

Marita English says,
I Had a ton of fun at the Macro Boot Camp. Can't wait to try all the fun stuff here at home.

Mary Blazejack-Ramsden says,
It was truly a fantastic workshop! I learned a ton of great stuff. Thanks, Mike, it was a wonderful time.

Gloria Whicker say,
We enjoyed your Macro Boot Camp workshop this past weekend and I'm sure our macro photos will improve when we apply some of what we learned. It was interesting to see how important "imagination" is in your work.
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