Macro Photography Course2018-11-07T13:17:07+00:00
Macro and Close-up Photography


Learn all the important aspects of shooting magical Macro and Close-Up images

  • Learn how to use your macro equipment effectively

  • Take the frustration out of getting the sharp, detailed shots you want

  • Get great photos more often

  • Understand the terminology and shooting principles of macro and close-up photography

About the Macro Photography Course

Macro photography uses very expensive and specialised equipment that can seem very difficult at first to get the results you want. If you have a fascination with this tricky and methodical type of shooting, this course will fast-track your learning and shooting processes. The 1-Day workshop will help you get the most out of your gear and replace frustration with enjoyment for this magical genre.

Course Overview 

  • Small classes with a maximum of 12 people for intimate learning.
  • We will help you understand the terminology, equipment and accessories involved in shooting macro and close-up images. We cover everything from shooting and lighting to post-processing including a practical session at the end of the day.
  • We start the day with a complete overview of Macro Photography, from terminology to specialist equipment, and advanced lighting and shooting techniques. We finish the day with a practical session where you get to put into practice what you have learnt.

Presented by

The macro photography course is presented by John Fox, a fine-art and macro photographer who is one of the most detailed and technically apt photographers in South Africa. You can learn more about John by visiting his website at

Key Aspects Covered

  • Specialist macro equipment, i.e. lenses, extension tubes, lens reversal, bellows, teleconverters, flashes, ring flashes, tripods, etc. and how to use them
  • What exactly is the difference between close-up and macro, life size and 1:2 photography?
  • Focus techniques for macro and close-up photography to ensure sharp images
  • Macro lighting techniques, such as fill and full flash, diffused lighting, time of day, and various lighting setups.
  • Using mirrors to create multiple light set-ups.
  • The in-depth covering of best practice macro and close-up camera settings, i.e. drive/shutter release modes, mirror lock-up, metering, etc.

Course Duration

  • 1 Day Weekend Workshop

For whom is this Course

  • Photographers who already understand the basic aspects of photography and would like to improve on their macro and close-up photography skills


  • A digital SLR or mirrorless camera, with creative or advanced camera modes like manual, or aperture priority.
  • You should know the basic aspects of your camera, i.e. how to shoot in creative or manual modes.


R1 400 per person. R300 Discount for ex-DPC students.

Lunch and refreshments included.


MCademy Training Institute | 1034 Saxby Ave, Centurion (Opposite Eldoraigne Village Shopping Centre)

Upcoming Macro Photography Courses for 2019:

  • 19 May
  • 12 October

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