Win a Spot in Mike Moats’ Macro Boot Camp!

August 9th, 2012 by Matt Dennison

Win a spot in Mike Moats’ Macro Boot Camp!

Mike’s Macro Boot Camps offer three days of intense instruction on how to be a successful macro photographer.

These fun and informative workshops also include shooting time. Mike brings his favorite macro subjects for you to shoot, so you are sure to get some great macro images.


Here is the Macro Boot Camp schedule, and the winner can pick a seat at any one of these!

(FALL 2012)
2012 Macro Boot Camp – Concorde Inn, Rochester Hills, MI September 14,15,16
2012 Macro Boot Camp – Hilton Garden Inn, St Louis, MO area, September 28,29,30
2012 Two Day Macro Seminar – Wingate Hotel, Blue Ash, Ohio (north of Cincinnati) October 13,14
2012 Two Day Macro Seminar – Courtyard Marriott, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 20,21 – Cost $139
2012 Macro Boot Camp – Hampton Inn – Woodbridge, New Jersey, October 26,27,28 – Cost $169
2012 Macro Boot Camp – Fairfield Inn – Toledo, Ohio, November 2,3,4 – Cost $169
2012 Macro Seminar – Hampton Inn – Grand Rapids, Michigan, December 8,9 Cost $99

(SPRING 2013)
2013 Macro Boot Camp – Wingate Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky, March 8,9,10
2013 Macro Boot Camp – Cambria Hotel, Morrisville (Near Raleigh), North Carolina, March 15,16,17



You can enter this contest three ways (each way counts as an entry, so try all three!):

  • Leave a comment on this post below.
  • Leave a comment on our Facebook post here.
  • Copy and tweet the following: Win a spot in @MikeMoats Macro Boot Camp from @OPGear Details here:


Remember, each method counts as a separate entry!  We’ll pick the winner Monday August 20th and notify them by email.


See you in Camp!

Contest ends Sunday August 19th.
Winner will receive entrance into one Boot Camp of choice, not including any travel or other expenses.
Must be 18 to win.



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51 Responses to “Win a Spot in Mike Moats’ Macro Boot Camp!”

  1. Rob Sall says:

    I’d love to win a free session to work with Mike at his Macro Boot Camp!!

  2. Caroline says:

    I am trying all of Mike’s suggestions now, so I will be ready to win a trip to his Boot Camp!

  3. Marty Grassie says:

    WOO HOO… hope 2 win !

  4. Scott Buckel says:

    I’m interested in winning one of Mike Moats Macro Boot Camps.

  5. Ashish says:

    I follow Mike’s blog and will enjoy his ession

  6. Roy Priest says:

    Mike, would love to win a chance to join one of your workshops

    • Baran says:

      part three in my little sereis about the CM Workshop (part one is here, and part two here), we worked on both seeing and using existing light, and also manipulating light

  7. Joseph Martines says:

    I have found Mike Moats Macro Boot Camps packed with basic non-technical points on improving one’s macro imaging. It wouldn’t hurt to take another boot camp to build upon any base one has.

  8. Terie Christmas says:

    Love Mike, would like to attend a boot camp!

  9. William Parker says:

    Mike’s Boot Camp sounds like fun. Does he plan on adding any in the Pacific Northwest?

  10. John S. says:

    I really enjoy getting your newsletters, great job always carrying new items. I’m enjoy stopping in your store when I’m in Louisville, glad you are not to far from Evansville. Pick my name for the Macro Boot Camp, I’ve been looking for a good excuse to come to Louisville. Thanks, John

  11. Cathy Kash says:

    Outdoor is a great place to shop for all your outdoor photography needs! Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

    I would love to win a spot in Mike’s Macro workshop!

  12. Nancy Bell says:

    I would love to attend one of Mike’s macro boot camps! I have a macro lens and I’m sure I have subjects around but would like advice/assistance/ideas on how to put all the parts together.

  13. Uwe Hoffmann says:

    Macro Boot Camp with Mike Moats, hope I win!

  14. Carol Knutson says:

    I want to learn more about Macro photography. Consider this my entry into the Boot Camp contest.

  15. Kim Riley says:

    Would love the chance to be a part of a Mike Moats Macro Boot Camp!

  16. rodger says:

    Thanks for the contest. I look forward to winning!

  17. Daniel says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this. A chance to learn from one of the best is always a good thing.

  18. Paul M. Provencher says:

    Would love to go!

  19. Patty Williams says:

    Would love to take one of Mike’s Macro Boot Camps! Would be an awesome experience! Please!!

  20. Jim Bryson says:

    I would love to win this Macro boot camp and find out what i have been doing wrong.

  21. Al Sheppard says:

    Went to one and enjoyed it so much i would like to go again. Learned about OPG from it and like having them as a new resource different from other suppliers!

  22. Ryan Powell says:

    Oh, you guys make entering so easy!

  23. Alan Ellis says:

    I am into macro,have taken some decent shots but would love to attend the NJ training date. Free is even better!

  24. Jeff says:


  25. Mary K. eisey says:

    Sounds exciting!

  26. Shawn Morrissey says:

    I’d love to go to the Boot Camp in Albuquerque!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  27. Beverly D says:

    Cool deal! Sounds like a great workshop.

  28. Stephen says:

    It should be a interesting one ! I hope I can attend !

  29. I love macro photography. I really would like more instruction to get to the next level. I do have some close-ups on My next lens I would like it to be a macro lens. This class could help me to know which lens could be best suited for my shooting.

  30. Kelly Carey says:

    I would love a chance to attend Mike’s Macro Workshop! I LOVE Macro.

  31. Maurice Mullet says:

    Looking forward to participating in a 2013 workshop.

  32. Greg O'Connor says:

    Looking for a micro chance of winning a macro contest.

  33. John Mitchell says:

    I hope to be going to the Louiville boot camp in March but I hope I win so I can go for sure!!

  34. Joe Spoto says:

    I have admired Mike’s work. I first read about him in an article by Bill Fortney. The workshop would be great to attend.

  35. Denise Saldana says:

    Everyone in my camera club talks about your macro work. I would love to attend your workshop!

  36. David A. Kidd says:

    Mike’s Macro boot camp looks like a great time for learning and shooting. Particularly interested in focus stacking.

  37. Lori says:

    Sounds like fun, especially now that I have a shiny new macro lens!

  38. Simon says:

    Hope to win

  39. Dave says:

    Randomness ftw! Thanks for the opportunity.

  40. Caz Sultz says:

    I would love to win ! :) ) Thanks for the contest and the chance to win.

  41. Marsha says:

    Alright, Mike, I’m so ready to go. Let’s roll!

  42. kyle says:

    Ready to learn macro. just bought my first macro lens and a vangard tripod from OP Gear. Faithfull follower of Mike Moats.

  43. Rebecca says:

    Would love to learn from the best! :) .. Hoping to win:)

  44. Andrea says:

    what a great opportunity to learn something new

  45. Byron says:

    Mike Rocks! Have heard great things about his workshops and really want to attend on. Glad I found OPG! Great resourse for gear and info.

  46. Eric Jarmann says:

    There is something very special to me about macro photography. I could explain it, but there are no words that could possibly convey just how much it resonates with my creative self. The chance to explore and learn more about it in such an environment would be so great!

  47. Trang N. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity, would love to win!

  48. Anne Harlan says:

    I’d love to win (and really need this boot camp!!!)

  49. Gary Olejniczak says:

    Great opportunity. I’m just got my Canon 180mm last week!

  50. david bryant says:

    looking forawrd to a chance to win , never been to a boot camp yet !!!

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