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The macro photography course

Learn to explore the addictive world of close-up /macro photography

A macro, close-up and product photography course for beginners or improvers looking to create a variety of eye-catching images ranging from flowers, plants, insects, products, food or items for sale, jewellery and many day to day objects

1 Day comprehensive course


Small groups or  1 to 1


Explore the close-up world


Patient friendly tuition


£169 per person

This hands-on course is designed to take you through a wide range of topics enabling you to learn macro photography. With small group sizes you will have plenty of time for practical one to one help photographing varied examples or your own items, followed by frequent reviews of your results. Over the course of a full day, we cover the entire process from equipment required, selecting subjects to shoot, composition, backgrounds, lighting, exposure, accessories and multiple techniques for focusing, through to presenting your results......



  • A day of DSLR / digital camera tuition learning how to create stunning close-up macro images and product shots with impact
  • Small group sizes. 2 - 4 people, allowing more individual help
  • Training covers the entire process from choosing subjects to final presentation
  • Frequent review of your shots at each stage with assessment of your progress
  • The macro course includes a slideshow - a personalised video of your favourite shots set to music for viewing on your pc /phone (limited time only)


  • Introduction, macro terminology explained
  • Selecting your ideal macro and product photography subjects
  • Choosing equipment - from starting off to more advanced options
  • Tripods, cameras (dslr,mirrorless, compact), lens types, tradeoffs, accessories
  • Macro composition. Choosing and working with backgrounds
  • Lighting - the importance & variety of lighting options: natural, led, flash,  continuous, as well as lighting placement
  • Achieving optimum exposure - course covers detailed camera setup
  • Focus (key topic) - focus points, depth of field Vs blurry backgrounds
  • Expert hints and tips - overcoming common problems
  • Presentation - editing choices, printing options



1. Beginners and improvers looking to create eye-catching macro shots


2. Those needing to take product photography shots or packshots for their company or business - inc various product and food photography


3. Also ideal as an Ebay photography course for those needing to add impact to their items for sale


4. Existing photographers wishing to explore a new direction

Macro Course, Berkshire
Macro Course, Berkshire

photos:: wasp, caterpillar, green strawberry courtesy ©hayleyw


Next Date

2024 - date tbc

Ed S, Manchester, previous attendee, Macro Course


"Hi Mark, I really enjoyed Saturdays course and learnt a lot……"

Mrs Margaret H, previous attendee, multiple courses inc Main DSLR and Lightroom Courses


To book a place on this course, please use the button below

On receipt of your course remittance, you will receive a confirmation of booking.

Once you receive your confirmation, please feel free to email some information about your camera model, interests and any particular areas where you would like help


We look forward to seeing you soon.....

Course tuition is run in Newbury, Berkshire, within easy reach of London, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Surrey. We also receive attendees from further afield including Kent, Essex, Bedfordshire, Gloucs, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales

Macro Course, Berkshire
Macro Course, Berkshire
Tel: 01635 865869
Macro Course, Berkshire
Macro Course, Berkshire


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Macro Course, Berkshire
Macro Course, Berkshire
Tel: 01635 865869
Macro Course, Berkshire
Macro Course, Berkshire
Tel: 01635 865869