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

Previous Shows

9:48- How to submit images to the show
13:17- Sponsor
15:25- Equipment
-Monitor calibration
-X-Rite ColorMunki Smile

-X-Rite ColorMunki Display

-White Balance your Camera – Get those correct colors in camera.

X-Rite CMUNDISMSCCPP ColorMunki Photographer Kit, Black

Datacolor Spyder5EXPRESS – Designed for Hobbyist Photographers

ChromLives White Balance Card 18% Gray Card Grey Card 5″x4″for Video, DSLR and Film Premium Exposure Photography Card Set,Black White and 18% Gray

30:37- Critique- Nelson’s flowers- black velvet for black background
52:36- Becky’s Macro Bugs
1:05:33- Photoshop using textures to change the color of your image
1:11:50- How to submit images and questions for the show

3:18- What we do

19:14- Ask me anything

21:14- Macro lens- Sony

26:21- Flash discussion- what kind of macro flash to use

28:36- My blog post regarding ring light

31:15- Macro twin lite and accessories

35:29- Snoots for flashes

38:40- Becky’s critique

47:32- Catherine’s critique

57:16- How to submit questions & images for show

Our guest for this show is the amazing Don Komarechka

2:28 How to submit image for critique.

4:27 Why did Don get into photography.

8:48 What is Don’s thought process while photographing?

13:11 Ultraviolet Macro

15:35 3D Macro

Panasonic Lumix 12.5mm f/12 3D G Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras

23:57 Don’s Snow Flakes Book

28:02 Post Processing Chat

38:23 Soap bubbles

41:31 Equipment fav lens is the canon 60 mm macro
• Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Nitecore TM38 1531 Yards 1800 Lumens Long Throwing Rechargeable Searchlight LED Flashlight

Canon MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

3rd Hand Tool


Don’s pod cast…Photo Geek Weekly


In this show we talk about water and oil.


Come and chat with us about Close-up, Macro and Micro Photography.


7:23– Sponser

8:36– How to submit images for critique

11:22– History of Macro

17:30– Critique- Water & Oil

28:22– Examples of oil & water- soap & water

33:43– Ultimate Bundles

38:43– Equipment — Glass — Saw Horses —

Our guest for this show is the amazing Mike Moats.

05:28 Mike gets into Macro Photography

07:06 Sharing Mikes Images and chats about how he shoots and post processes plus much more.

18:42 How does keep motivated

26:03 Mike’s Equipment

39:53 Critiques

01:01:25 Mike’s workshops and more

01:10:48 Mike’s last thoughts – some great tips!



Our guest for this show was the amazing A.D. Wheeler

5:44– Introductions

10:11– Sponsors

10:58– A.D. Wheelers website and more

18:27– Sharing A.D’s Macro/ Close up Image

40:26– Equipment

52:26 Kim’s flower critique

1:03:17– Arun waterdrop critique

1:17:15– What is A.D. up to?

A.D’s Equipment

Orbis Ring Flash kit (used) on eBay:

Autofocus Ext Tube (various models):



I changed the time from 1p PST to 6p PST. Please let me know if you like or dislike the change below in the comment section. Thanks! Time Breakdown:

11:45– Goals for 2018

12:00– Photographer Interviews

15:37– Our Sponsor

17:06– Micro 2017 Winners

21:57– Alan’s critique

39:08– Equipment

39:47– Novoflex focusing rack

43:15– Water drops- Bottle examples

51:16– Enter contrast Jpeg to RAW Nikon

Micro Photography 2017

Novoflex Focusing Rack

Novoflex MiniConnect Cross Focusing Rack (CASTEL-CROSS-MC)


12:26– How to submit images for critique & ask questions

15:32– Equipment

27:43– Our live chat facebook group

29:07 Critique- Rice weevil- Microphotography


Join me and chat about Macro and Close-up Photography! Macro LIve Chat show will be live every other Thursday at 6p PST.

4:01– How to submit images for critique or ask questions for the show

7:00– Sponsor video

12:48– Critique of Kim- Fine Art Flower

20:48– Critique of Kim

31:27– Answer questions “Indoor flower technique for backlighting”

36:11– Video on how Janice backlights her flowers

40:07– Equipment



White Balance from your Camera:

Join me and chat about Macro and Close-up Photography! Macro Live Chat show will be live every other Thursday at 1p PST.

13:08 – Critique

29:27 – Membership announcement

38:19 – Shotkit

43:23 – Equipment- Tripods and Heads

Join me and chat about Macro and Close-up Photography! Macro Live Chat show will be live every other Thursday at 1p PST.

10:00 – join our Macro Live Chat Facebook group to submit your images.

12:00 – Shoutout to Voyage LA for featuring SJP

16:12 – Gilberts critique

26:58-Nelson critique

40:36– Equipment See you there! Janice Sullivan

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

29:00 – Topaz Clarity and Topaz Studio

33:00 – The Creators – Ran by The Explorographer

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 –

Flood 2 YouTube video on how to use it. –

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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