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May 19, 2019

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.


Key aspects

  • 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 coverage of best practice macro and close-up camera settings, i.e. drive/shutter release modes, mirror lock-up, metering, etc.


Who is this course for?

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


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 Course duration

  • 1-Day weekend workshop.



  • 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.





To register for the course, you have to complete the online registration on DPC's Website by following the link below: 


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