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During our forced stay at home time, macro and close up photography has become a way to keep from being totally bored and keeping our photography skills honed! So with that in mind, we are opening up a special Macro/Closeup Photo Contest for our 2020 paid TBCC members.
Renown macro/closeup photographer, Mike Moats, has agreed to be our celebrity judge and he will be awarding a lifetime membership to his Macro Photo Club to the winning entry. This is a $99 value.
Mike will join our May 22, 2020 Technical Night meeting via Zoom and talk about some of the entries (based on the number of entries), announce the winners and give us an overview of what he has to offer in regard to the Macro Photo Club and his other educational offerings.
Mike Moats is an international award-winning, professional macro photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mike’s love of photography, which started out as a hobby in 2001, has since evolved into a full-time business. In addition to creating his own images, Mike added “Close-up/Macro Photography” workshops into the mix in 2006, and he now also makes speaking appearances at photo conferences nationwide, leads intensive Macro Boot Camps around the country, and now has an online Macro Photo Club to assist photographers with their macro goals.
Recruited as a member of the Fuji Pro Talent Team in 2006, Mike is also honored to be a Tamron “Image Master” and a Vanguard Pro. He has won numerous local, national, and international awards. Mike’s first book, Tiny Landscapes, was released in 2008, and his images and how-to articles have been published in various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Nature’s Best Photography, Shutterbug, PC Photo, Nature Photographer, Photo Life, Whisper in the Woods, and Michigan Fish and Game Finder; in photography collections such as the North American Nature Photography Association’s (NANPA’s) Expressions book and the Pure Michigan tourism companion; and in various corporate collateral, including on the Tamron USA blog and in Fujifilm newsletters.
Examples of Mike’s work:
We will accept only 2 entries of a macro/closeup image from each paid member (if you have not paid your 2020 membership dues please pay here , Paypal).
We will only be accepting entries via email, email@example.com, from April 15th up to midnight May 15th, 2020.
Please follow the instructions below for configuring your JPEG image in Lightroom as I will be sending the images up to Mike to judge.
Free to paid 2020 TBCC members.
2nd Place – 13 X 19 print of your image printed by JRS Photos (Jim Sykes)
If you have any questions, please email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical Night Meeting:
Jim will send out a Zoom invitation just prior to the May 22nd Technical Night meeting to all members.
We are looking forward to hearing from Mike and seeing everyone’s macro/closeup images!
Vice President TBCC