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Close Up: Macro Photography: Art, Techniques and Beyond

Back by popular demand! In this compact yet thoughtful workshop, we discuss the art of getting close. This class will introduce you to techniques, tools, and lenses used for extreme close-up photography. Learn to determine magnification and working—your camera’s standard lens—instead of expensive professional lenses.

Part 1: is an introductory class for artistic-minded photographers. After a brief introduction about the different close-up and macro photography techniques, your Instructor, Laszlo Perlaky, will demonstrate how to take close-ups using a DSLR camera or with any point and shoot camera or cell phone. You will see Perlaky’s demo setups and look at selections of fine art close-up images as examples taken with unusual, inexpensive lenses. Students will be given practical instructions and preparations for their close-up photography homework assignment.

Part 2: Students will present their assignment images. Perlaky will lead a critique and group discussion in a friendly environment and give students tools for overcoming challenges in their work and future growth.


Registration & Fees:
$175 Regular price
Member enjoy 20% off


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Attention: This class has been moved online in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with information and a link to take this course at it’s scheduled time. 

To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email education@hcponline.org for more information.





Sundays, March 7th & March 21st
(No class on March 14th)
2:00 - 5:00 pm CST



What to Bring to Class

Digital Camera with 'Manual' Mode
(Macro lenses are not required)


Laszlo Perlaky