Category : Workshops

26 Jun 2019

Zoom Meeting Presentations

Looking for an informative photography Zoom meeting presentation for your local Camera Club, Garden Club, or a general nature enthusiast group? Then I have you covered. I have over five different nature related Zoom presentations that are sure to inspire and teach numerous photography techniques to help you get better photos. Please email me at mike@mikematthewsphotography.com for more information.

26 Jun 2019

East Coast / West Coast Birding and Wildlife Safari Feb 24 – 27th 2022 (Sold Out)

East / West Coast Birding and Wildlife Safari.

Have you ever wanted to escape the cold grips of winter and photograph beautiful birds and other wildlife? Then please join me and my good friend Adam Jones on this 4 full day photographic adventure as we cover both the East Coast and West Coast of Florida in search amazing wildlife. It will begin Wednesday evening February 23rd with a meet and greet at the Fairfield Inn in Titusville Florida.This will be our starting point, followed by four full days of photgraphing the amazing birds and wildlife that are native to Florida. We will make a couple of additional hotel moves as we travel across the state, just so we can stay close to where the action is. We will be visiting bird rookeries, beautiful marshes, an eagle’s nest, and much, much more. Being a resident in southwest Florida for almost five years, I know where the best places are to capture incredible wildlife photographs. We will also spend half a day photographing a variety of birds of prey at a private session just for our group at Apopka Bird of Prey Center, with the opportunity to capture some raptors in flight.
Please email me if you have any questions at mike@mikematthewsphotography.com and I hope to see you there as we once again escape the colds grips of winter in sunny Florida.

30 Mar 2016

One Day Macro Workshop July 16th 2022

Full Day Macro Workshop
Saturday July 16th 2022
Drury Inn and Suites
Louisville Ky.
Cost $395 per person

Have you ever wanted to learn Macro Photography? Then join me for this exciting full day workshop as we explore this small but beautiful world right here in Louisville. You will have the opportunity to photograph beautiful water drop collisions from my Stop Shot Studio. I will also have five to six live exotic frogs and reptiles like the red eyed tree frog for you to photograph. We will explore the area of high magnification photography going from 1X up to 7X times life size using the Canon MPE65 macro lens. The photos above are just some of the images that you will have the opportunity to photograph at this amazing workshop.

Other topics I will cover:
How to use flash perfectly when only inches from your subject.
How to protect the highlights from blowing out in your pictures.
How to get maximum depth of field and sharpness for small subjects.

Skill Level:
The workshop is open to people of all skill levels and experience. The majority of people shoot with digital SLRs, but this is not a pre-requisite for attending this workshop.

Recommended Equipment:
I suggest a Macro lens or some way of focusing very close, such as extension tubes used with a telephoto lens.
Some sort of flash system, ring flash, speed light flash, or twin flash.
Compact flash cards and extra batteries for flashes.
Tripods are not needed, but feel free to bring one if you would like.

Email me at mike@mikematthewsphotography.com to learn more on how to sign up.

17 Dec 2015

Frog and Reptile Macro Workshop Feb. 19th,20th, and 21st 2022 (Sold Out)

I am excited to announce our 10th annual Frog and Reptile Macro Workshop is once again on the schedule. Please join me and my good friend Adam Jones as we bring this exciting workshop once again to Deerfield Beach Fl. just north of Ft. Lauderdale. This workshop is going to be a one of a kind event, plus we added a full day to photograph butterflies, birds, and flowers at Butterfly World in Coconut Creek Fl. It is going to be a spectacular time with all new subjects, many new animals we could never offer in past workshops. As usual we have 30-40 species including, the red-eyed tree frogs and colorful dart frogs. “NEW” this year will be several species that were simply too cost prohibitive to purchase in the past. This location in Deerfield Beach allows us access to some of the most exciting species for us to photograph.There will be 6-8 shooting stations with real plants, flowers, leaves, and bark for natural looking background environments. The results will be photos that appear to be taken in the wild, actually looking better than in the wild. You would have to travel to over ten different countries to find this array of colorful species. We do not shoot through glass, so nothing is between you and the subject to interfere with image or lighting quality. Once again, we are working with a new technique showcasing appropriate subjects on gorgeous mirror surfaces. Things you will learn but not limited to will be total control of the lighting exposing flash perfectly every time allowing you to produce your best macro images ever, how to protect the highlights from blowing out in your pictures, RAW workflow, the use of Luminosity Masks, and how to get maximum depth of field and sharpness for small subjects. The weekend begins with a short presentation on macro photography, followed by two days of amazing indoor photography photographing animals from all over the world.Then a full day at the incredible Butterfly World in Coconut Creek where upwards of 20 thousand butterflies are flying free. So don’t miss out on this incredible photographic adventure, for it is for sure to sell out quickly.

Cost for the workshop is $1495 per person. (SOLD OUT)

Double Tree by Hilton
100 Fairway Drive
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Phone: 954-422-1798
Special booking rate for guest rooms. https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=DERDTDT&groupCode=CDTMMP&arrivaldate=2022-02-18&departuredate=2022-02-21&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Not included in this workshop: Transportation to Deerfield Beach, FL, Lodging, and Meals

Photographic Workshop Cancellation Policy:
In order to make the necessary arrangements for this private workshop, we must rely on each participant’s commitment to participating when they sign up. We have chosen to limit class size, and registration will be on a first come first serve basis. Please notify us at least 45 days prior to the Workshop starting date in the event you are unable to attend a Workshop in order to allow another person to apply. In order to reserve your space at the Workshop. After 45 days, the balance of the Workshop is non-refundable, unless we fill your spot.

Email me at mike@mikematthewsphotography.com for more information.