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Macro Photography LIVE Show is here!

It was a fabulous show ! Appreciated your critique very much, great advice given. I have to say that you took the mystery out of histograms for me. I learned more in the few minutes last night than the entire 3 years I have been trying to get my head round this topic on line !!!! Kudos

Elise Cotter

Every other Thursday at 1pm PST  I’ll be on LIVE to chat about Macro & Close-up Photography!  Please use the forms below if you would like an of image critiqued on the show or have a question for me.

It’ll be fun!  GO FOR IT!!

Have a question for me please ask away here.

Image critique on the show submit here.  Please complete all of the information asked.  

If you don’t like forms join our private Facebook group to enter your images & questions…plus I’ll add more goodies there to help you with Macro Photography.


Today we talk about RAW & JPEGS, various software to use and their sales, Macro lens for your phone and critiqued a beautiful flower image by Kim Norby.

If you would like to skip to certain sections, here is a time breakdown below:

19:19 – Info on Lightroom

25:59 Janice talks about Aurora HDR https://goo.gl/jaV6VM

29:00 – Topaz Clarity https://goo.gl/guQD3u and Topaz Studio https://goo.gl/fJeV6D

33:00 – The Creators – Ran by The Explorographer https://www.patreon.com/thecreatours

38:11- Start of Critique

54:45 – Start on Equipment – iPhone X & Macro Lens for your phone.

Today we talked about Water Drop photography and Macro Fine Art Photography. If you would like to watch the video by sections I have put the time points below, there will also be links next to the items that we have more information about or a video:

18:23 is our video on how to create water droplets- Macro water drop kit-

23:22 Section on lighting

26:06 Second critique on Jamuna Berry on her Orchid Flood image- Free trial for Flood 2 – http://www.flamingpear.com/flood-2.html

Flood 2 YouTube video on how to use it. – https://youtu.be/kMYO1vJs8Z4

33:28 Section on equipment. Janice talks about being able to rent lenses and items to try out first so you don’t spend a lot of money if you don’t like it.

42:46 Macro lenses-

To have your image critiqued on Macro Chat Live you can submit in our Facebook group or if you don’t like Facebook use the link below.

Borrowed Lenses


Today we talked about Aurora HDR 2018

Blog info on Aurora

We had some amazing Macro Images by Becky and Christopher for the critique and I shared info on the dreaded corner and other fun tips.

Some lighting setup from Christopher King and I shared Gels, another fun way to light your subjects.

Rosco Color Effects Filter Kit, 12 x 12″ Sheets


Macro Photography Live Chat #4 was planned to have my first guest Macro Photographer but I couldn’t get Skype’s audio to work.  🙁  Once I figure this out we will begin interviews!  Woot!

What we talked about on the show:

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Auto Focus Lens – U.S.A.

Borrowed Lens

There are 2 critiques. I show you how to mask in Photoshop to change up your background.

A bit about what we chatted about:

Reflector – Found this on Adorama $4bucks!

Adorama 12″ Circular Collapsible Disc Reflector, Gold / White

I talk about the reflector more on Elise’s critique.

What we chatted on the show:

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Auto Focus Lens – U.S.A.

Borrowed Lens

There are 2 critiques. I show you how to mask in Photoshop to change up your background.

😀 1st official live stream…well, kind of official 🙂 I’m still testing this out.

So I thought I was live but I wasn’t it was unlisted Duh! Opps! I WAS the ONE viewer!!!!! hahaha I have to laugh at myself!

I’m keeping this because I talk about a cool Macro Toy. I’ll try to get it right in a couple of weeks!

Any tips would be sooooo appreciated. 🙂

I talk a bit about:

Sullivan J Photography

Novoflex EOS Reversing Lens Mount, to Reverse Mount EOS Lenses on an EOS Body

Borrowed Lenses


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