with Lorelle and Brent VanFossen

Manfrotto Online Photography Lessons

Brent sets the camera on a Bogen Super Clamp on the leg of a Manfrotto-Bogen tripod for a closeup photograph, photo by Lorelle VanFossenThroughout our own online photograph lessons, techniques, and articles, we teach that a tripod is the make-or-break difference between an average picture and a spectacular one, especially with nature photography.

We were thrilled to learn that Manfrotto is offering “How to use” lessons…”, online lessons on how to use Manfrotto products, but specifically tripods in various photographic situations to get the most out of your tripod and tripod head.

We’ve produced a series of practical photography lessons in collaboration with webphotoschool, aimed at helping you get the most out of your Manfrotto equipment in different “real-life” photographic situations.

The lessons give you valuable information on how to tackle different subjects from still life to macro, from nature photography to portraiture, indoors and out.

Each lesson has been produced using different Manfrotto tripods and heads and gives detailed information on every step of the shoot from setting up the tripod through to making those fine adjustments in framing, lighting and technique that can turn a good photo into a great one.

They present techniques and photography lessons on:

  • How to use a tripod
  • Shooting Glamour in the Studio
  • Advertising Photography
  • Portraiture (on the beach)
  • Jewellery Photography – also good for coins and other hobby photography techniques
  • Closeup and Macro Photography
  • Long Telephoto Lenses and Tripods
  • Panorama Photography (stitching)


  • manley
    Posted October 18, 2005 at 18:05 | Permalink

    did you know for a fast micro lens just take a regular lens turn it around and put it to the lens on your camera for a fast micro lens

  • Posted October 18, 2005 at 23:03 | Permalink

    Ah, well, that’s true but it isn’t as easy as that. In order to get the lens to stay on the front of your camera, or hooked to the front element of a short lens, you either need some serious duct or electrical tape ;-), or a reversing ring which connects the lenses together.

    It’s a fabulous technique, but it has some challenges to overcome, and you can learn more about the process in our free online book, Closeups in Nature.

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