Award-winning fine art photographer, Charles Needle, is back by popular demand! In his second Hunt’s Photo Education Guest Series appearance, Charles will teach you how to create unusual and striking close-up images both in the field and in your own backyard and/or home studio. He will guide you through all the steps to take your macro photography to the next level — beginning with a brief overview of equipment, lighting and composition — followed by more advanced topics such as “shooting through” with a telephoto lens, mastering the use of close-up lenses/diopters, wide-angle macro, artistic macro with Lensbaby and Kaleidoscopic lenses, Soft-Glow Montage macro and much more. Finally, as in his last webinar, Charles will give a “live demo,” showing you how to photograph three indoor setups: water droplets, reflections on iridescent glass, and mylar.
About Charles: Charles Needle is an award-winning, Colorado-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide.
In 2018, Charles earned an honorable mention in the Macro category of the 8th Annual International Mobile Photography Awards Contest. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 Nature’s Best Photography Winland Smith Rice International Awards photo contest. In 2011, Charles was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, England). This exhibition traveled throughout the United Kingdom.
A popular conference and camera club speaker for more than two decades, Charles has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills (Amherst Media, January 2015), Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush (March 2014), and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques (2011).
An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France for 20 years in a row, with exclusive private access), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award winner nine years in a row.
Charles’ photographs have selected for publication in Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer magazine, Nature Photographer magazine, Inner Reflections Engagement Calendar, The Chicago Tribune, SELF Magazine and are in private and public collections nationwide and abroad. To learn more about Charles’ work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit