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2020 Workshops & Appearances

March 6-8: Florida Camera Club Council (F3C) Annual Conference
Pre-conference workshop & presentations
Fort Myers, FL

April 21: Missouri Nature & Environmental Photographers (MoNEP)
Presentation: “Creative Macro Photography”
St. Louis, MO

April 22: St. Louis Camera Club
Presentation: “Impressionistic Photography: Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush”
St. Louis, MO

April 24 & 25: Private workshop at The Missouri Botanical Garden & Shaw Nature Reserve
St. Louis, MO
Email Charles for more information.

May 3-9: “Holland at Tulip Time”
Lisse, Netherlands
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Email Charles to add your name to the waiting list.

May 10-16: “Monet’s Garden in Springtime”
Giverny, France
Email Charles to add your name to the waiting list.

June 25-29: “Gardens of Cape Cod”
Cape Cod Art Center
Barnstable, MA

July 2: “iPhone Photography: The Next Level”
Cape Cod Art Center
Barnstable, MA

July 17-19: New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) Annual Conference
Presentations & workshops
Amherst, MA

August 16-20: “The Brilliant Colors of Butchart Gardens”
Sidney, B.C. (Canada)
Registration is now open!
Click here for more information and to register.

Sept 30-Oct 3: Photographic Society of America (PSA) Photo Festival
“Creative Macro Photography” hands-on workshop
Colorado Springs, CO

Oct 17-18: “Creative Macro Photography Weekend”
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta, GA
Email Charles for more information.

Oct. 24-25: Seventh Annual Mike Moats Macro Photo Conference
Presentation: “Creative Macro Photography”
Spartanburg, SC


Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush

BOOK: $40

Unlock your creative potential and discover how to craft impressionistic-looking photographs using nothing but your digital camera. Award-winning photographer and educator, Charles Needle, guides you through the process of using long-exposure and multiple-exposure techniques to transform everyday scenes into unimaginable visual masterpieces. What’s more, he demonstrates how you can accomplish many of these expressive effects with only a smartphone.

If you’re a photographer seeking to elevate your work beyond literal interpretation, you’ll find Charles’ innovative approach to artistry and teaching refreshing and empowering. This 157-page book features illustrated, step-by-step instructions, as well as more than 100 stunning image examples. Impressionistic Photography will forever change the way you see the world and your camera.

Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques



Learn how to create unusual and striking close-up images both in the field and in your own backyard with this fun, practical new eBook. Charles guides you through all the necessary steps to discover magical treasures in tiny worlds that are ordinarily overlooked by the human eye and inspires you to capture them creatively, with heart and vision.

Using step-by-step illustration photos, stunning full-color examples, and clear understandable text, Charles shares professional tips and techniques he has developed in his 10+ years of teaching macro photography.

(Click HERE to view a sample page.)

To order this book while the site is under construction, please email me. I will send you a payment link.

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