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

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

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 http://johnfox.co.za/

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

Requirements

  • 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.

Cost

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

Lunch and refreshments included.

Venue 

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

Upcoming Macro Photography Courses for 2019:

  • 19 May
  • 12 October
REGISTER HERE

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