Macro Photography Essentials

A fun, hands-on workshop that will introduce you to Macro Photography!

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Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Date: Saturday 21 August 2021
Time: 11.00am (seminar), 1.00pm (field trip), 2.30pm workshop ends.
Cost: $130
Instructor: Craig Franke
Location: Digidirect Cannington (12 Cecil Avenue, Cannington)
Maximum participants: 16

Course pre-requisites: You need to be familiar with key concepts in photography, including Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Depth of field. If you’re not, consider doing one of our beginner’s workshops. You will also need a dedicated macro lens (not a telephoto zoom lens). 


Have you ever wanted to understand macro photography and learn how to shoot great images of the macro world? Then join Craig Franke and Venture Photography Workshops for a mini-workshop that will open up a whole new world to your photography!

“Macro Photography Essentials” is a practical introduction to understanding how to best shoot macro photography with a dedicated macro lens. You’ll learn about the differences between shooting in true macro vs close-up and get the chance to try out the techniques you have learned by shooting a range of subjects macro-style!

We’ll start with an information-packed seminar that will show you what differentiates macro from other types of photography. Find out what real macro photography is about and learn all about how you can capture amazing detail using your macro lens. Learn about controlling focus, depth of field, composition, lighting and working with the challenges of the outdoors (eg. wind).

This is followed by a field trip to a nearby nature reserve where you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned. Craig will be available to answer your questions or assist you if you ask for help or guidance during the field trip. 

You’ll have a ball discovering a whole new world in the amazing macro-verse. Places in this mini workshop are limited to 12, so book early to avoid missing out!


  • Your interchangeable lens camera.
  • A dedicated macro lens (eg. 90mm macro, 105mm macro etc). Ideally, your macro lens should allow for 1:1 magnification.
  • Notebook and a pen.
  • You don’t need a tripod for this workshop.

NOTE: This workshop is suitable for interchangeable lens cameras with manual controls (P, A/Av, S/Tv and M modes) including DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Point and shoot compact cameras are not suitable (even those with a “Macro Flower” mode — that mode isn’t a true Macro mode)


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