Learn how to produce extraordinary close-up images of plants, live animals, and other small objects.  Understand how to choose the best subjects, select equipment, control lighting, and create award-winning compositions.  Sigma Pro Photographer, David FitzSimmons, will share his two-decades of macro field techniques and talk about best equipment and software for making your macro images shine, from wildflowers to wildlife.  Learn how to use your macro photography to inspire people of all ages to connect with nature through fine digital imaging.


When:  Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10am - 4pm
Includes: Classroom & Field Instruction, Lunch from Doc's Deli, and Door Prizes worth over $250!
Costs: $139, if you register by June 30th
          $169 after June 30th
Call 419.522.0211 for student prices!
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David FitzSimmons, is an award-winning free-lance photographer and writer. David photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer,Popular Photography,Professional Photographer,and Shutterbug. His 100+ calendar credits include numerous titles by BrownTrout, Barnes & Noble, and TF Publishing. David’s most recent publications include Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools, Curious Critters, and Curious Critter Volume Two, which have won nine national book awards and sold over 100,000 copies, as well as audiobooks for both Curious Critters titles. Curious Critters Marine was released April 2015 and features animals of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Salamander Dance, a picture book exploring the annual life cycle of vernal pools, was released Spring 2016.

One of seven Sigma Pro photographers in North America, David presents seminars and workshops to a wide variety of audiences, from public school, college, and university classes to photography groups and civic organizations. His works have been exhibited at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the National Center for Nature Photography, and the Telluride Photo Festival. Before becoming a freelance photographer and author, David taught for over twenty years—first high school English and then as a university professor, having instructed at Cornell University, Ohio State, and Ashland University. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University, with a specialty in narrative theory—investigating the components of storytelling—
something that influences his photography and writing.
To see more of David’s work and to know more about seminars and photo workshops, visit www.fitzsimmonsphotography.com.
To learn more about David’s award-winning picture book, Curious Critters, visit www.curious-critters.com.