BugShot courses are designed to help you improve your macro photography technique in the field and in the studio, regardless of your equipment or experience. Our core annual event is a 3-day summer workshop focused on the following:
- Macro-& microphotography equipment
- Lighting & flash
- Working with live insects
- Introduction to insect biology (track 1) or Introduction to photography (track 2)
- Special techniques: focus-stacking, time-lapse & video
- Digital asset management & workflow
- Field sessions in beautiful natural habitats
- Evening photo-sharing presentations
- Photography in Social Media
- and more!
We also conduct regional workshops tailored to suit the interests of the attendees. Please contact Alex Wild (alwild [at] myrmecos.net) if you are interested in bringing BugShot to your town, or if you’d like to arrange a private session.
Who should attend BugShot workshops?
- Entomologists who aspire to improve their photographic skills for work or pleasure
- Photographers who wish to learn arthropod- specific techniques
- Naturalists, beekeepers & gardeners who enjoy the little things
- Bug bloggers, social media users, and BugGuide.net contributors who’d like to spice up their online imagery
- Anyone looking for an excuse to hang out with interesting people in a beautiful, natural setting for a long weekend
John Abbott (right) and Ted MacRae shooting a tiger beetle at BugShot 2011 in St. Louis (photo courtesy Suzanne Wainwright)