I feel fortunate for the various opportunities I've had to share my macro passion and knowledge with interested and aspiring shooters. Below, you’ll find a collection of links to videos, podcasts, and articles. If you’re interested in collaborating or have any questions, please contact me!
Sit back, watch, learn, and enjoy. This section includes hours of educational content, recorded presentations, and more.
Live with Olympus #1
When the coronavirus pandemic locked down communities across America (and around the world), Olympus began using Facbook to offer ‘Home with Olympus’ presentations to cover a variety of photography topics. This one’s all about macro!Watch the Stream (75 mins.)
Live with Olympus #2
In my second live session with Olympus, I explain the unique features of my favorite lens. I also discuss how to use my camera's built-in focus bracketing and focus stacking to capture photos with varied focus and produce results with greater depth of field.Watch the Stream (82 mins.)
CreativeLive Macro Photography Class
Part of the CreativeLive+Olympus 'Step Outside' series, this class is a beginner’s guide to macro and insect photography. I explain how to explore and photograph a hidden world with minimal gear. I also touch upon the behaviors of insects and their relationships to plant life so that you can capture amazing images whether you're on safari or in your own backyard.Watch the Class (112 mins.)
Live with OM SYSTEM
As part of the 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO's launch day activities, I was invited to join OM SYSTEM for a live discussion. I share a behind-the-scenes look at the project in Costa Rica, show a bunch of sample photos, and provide my early impressions of OM’s new flagship macro lens.Watch the Stream (73 mins.)
World Photography Day Q&A
In honor of World Photography Day 2023, I sat down with my friends from OM to talk about why I love macro photography, my strategies in the field, and what makes OM my system of choice for macro.Watch the Video
Live at B&H OPTIC 2022
I had the great honor of presenting live at B&H OPTIC 2022: NYC's Premier Outdoor, Wildlife & Travel Photo/Video Conference. This session is all about making the most out of macro opportunities in your own backyard.Watch the Stream (35 mins.)
If you need some macro goodness for your commute, this is the place.
We Are Photographers Podcast
Listen to my chat with Kenna Klosterman to hear me explain how to find macro subjects in your daily life, whether that’s in your backyard or balcony at work, and how best to slowly approach them before they fly or run away. Hopefully, by the end of the episode you’ll have a much greater appreciation for the little things.Listen to the Podcast (32 mins.)
Good old-fashioned written content that covers why I love macro photography, what gear I use, how I get predictable results, and a whole lot in between.
Finding Macro Subjects Article
Interacting with subjects in the wild is what I love most about photography. But you can't interact with them if you can't find them! This article is filled with tips to help you find and approach live subjects.Read the Article
Finding Interest in the Ordinary Article
This OM SYSTEM blog article chronicles my journey into field macro photography. It starts with my initial interest in close-up photos of ordinary things in my own backyard, and continues through my unforgettable trip to the Costa Rican rainforest with OM’s new 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO lens.Read the Article
Olympus Passion Article
In this article for Olympus Passion magazine, I recap my journey toward macro photography, explain my in-field approach, and discuss how I finish my images before sharing them to social.Read the Article (Subscription Required)
Macro Accessories Article
Having the right accessories can ensure camera stability, help with tricky angles, improve lighting, and more. Here are some must-have accessories that can improve hit rates and take your macro photography to the next level.Read the Article
Macro Settings Article
Although perfect one-size-fits-all settings don’t exist, you can dramatically improve your chance at success by configuring your camera with some baseline settings before ever leaving the house.Read the Article