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The Morean Arts Center presents
Seeing the Unseen: Macro Nature Photography Workshop with Matthew Cicanese

Closer, closer… a little closer–discover all the beauty you are passing by in this 3-day adventure with National Geographic Explorer photographer Matthew Cicanese. Matthew’s work examines “underdog organisms”, threatened ecosystems, and human interactions with the environment.  In this workshop, you will learn about lenses and lighting and how to identify what you are looking at. Art and science come together. Friday will start in the classroom and will include an afternoon field trip. Saturday we will take an all day adventure to Myakka River State Park. Sunday you will edit and tone images for critique with guidance from Matthew. Students must have manual exposure understanding of their camera and a macro lens.


Canon EOS Destination Workshop – Blue Ridge Mountains Macro Adventure

"From vibrant fungi to cryptic insects, macro subjects of all shapes, sizes, and colors are hidden throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains. Award-winning macro photographer and National Geographic Explorer, Matthew Cicanese leads this Canon Live Learning macro photography adventure of a lifetime." –Canon event page

Note: You do NOT have to own or shoot with Canon equipment in order to attend this workshop. Canon USA will have a wide selection of lenses and camera bodies that you'll be learning with as part of the workshop at no additional cost. 

  • Dates: May 21-25, 2018
  • Location: Asheville, NC
  • Cost: $1,849 (CPS Discount: $100)

*Only 16 spots available.


Iceland Near & Far Expedition (Macro and Landscape)

Join me on a journey through northern Iceland's other-worldly landscapes, in search of subjects near (macro) and far (landscapes). Deepen your knowledge and skills in macro photography with Iceland's countless lichens, mosses, flowers, and insects with various techniques (macro, super-macro, wide-angle, and more). Learn what makes a strong landscape composition and how to capture Iceland's gorgeous midnight sun, streaming waterfalls, and sweeping landscapes with a variety of styles (RAW standard, realistic HDR, long exposures, panoramas, and more).

  • Dates: Summer 2018 (TBD)
  • Location: Northern Iceland
  • Cost: TBD

*Only 6 spots available.