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Contests

Stunning Textures Contest!
"...On October 1, 2014 HeliconSoft started up an interesting photo contest for micro and macro photographers. To enter you need to upload a macro or micro shot image of a curious texture to the main pool of our group on www.flickr.com/groups/heliconfocus/. Submission deadline is December 1, 2014. Enter now and get a chance to win a lifetime license for Helicon Focus Lite, Pro or Premium! ..."
Helicon Soft Awards the Winners!
"...Hundreds of people took entered with all kinds of guesses. Most people thought it was a shell, but what I was looking for in the answer was, Glass. This is the stained glass in my home’s front door. Much tougher to answer then the last contest where around 280 people answered right. Only eleven people answered with the word glass and they were entered into the drawing..."
Nature Photo Contest 2014 announced winners
"...Launched in January 2014 by the LightInspired Group, the Nature Photo Contest 2014 managed to gather hundreds of talented photographers inspired by nature’s endless charm and elegance. HeliconSoft always encouraged and supported creativity driven by advanced technologies, and this time we are delighted to reward the winners with our Helicon Focus products..."

Workshops

Macro Boot Camp by Mike Moats
"...Mike will cover macro lenses, Lensbabies, the best tripods and heads for macro, special macro accessories, stacking images with Helicon Focus, reversing lenses. Composing, and learning how to see the artwork in nature. Learn how to control depth of field. See how to build a collapsible enclosed plexiglas wind shield for shooting flowers. Camera positioning for that perfect background. When and how to use reflectors, diffusers, plamps, focusing rails, and more. Mike shows his image processing using Photoshop and Nik Software...."

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Ode to Contemplation. Photography Exhibit by Oliver Klink
"...Ode to Contemplation takes us on a journey to discover the untamed frontiers of Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland and Africa. Wild and windswept yet far from being a wasteland, Antarctica is an alluring blend of everything and nothingness. Requiring a long and often testing journey to reach, it is often said that Antarctica has to be 'earned'. The reward, however, is unmatched..."

Secrets of Photographing Live Insects by Keith Passaur
"...Only at our Workshop - Hand Held Focus Stacking - yes it can be done. Topics Covered: * What is Macro Photography * Sensor Size and Magnification *How to get consistency * How to get to 1:1 and beyond without breaking the bank * Sharpness * Equipment Limitations Using flash * Focusing and Depth of Field * The Magic Angle..."


Conferences

Macro Photo Conference 2014
"... a unique conference dedicated to macro photography.This Macro Photo Conference will have plenty of how-to lectures and about five hours of photographing with varying subject matter. Instructors will be available to help participants with composing subjects and technical aspects. The ratio will be 8 participants to 1 instructor so you should not have a problem finding help if you need it. So you just need to bring your camera, macro lens, and tripod, and we will take care of making you better macro photographer...."