Macro Photography Course 2017-12-20T11:39:24+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

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

  • Get great shots more often

About the Macro Photography Course

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

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

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 through 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 put into practice what you’ve learned.

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

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 the creative, or manual modes.


R1, 700 per person. R300 Discount for Photo Critic members


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

Upcoming Macro Photography Courses for 2018:

  • 15 September


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