TypeOnline Course
DateDec 11, 2022
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Have you ever wanted to get ‘up close and personal with your photographic subject but didn’t know how? Are you frustrated because your macro photos look only ‘average’ no matter what you do? Would you like to improve your creative technique and make more exciting and visually engaging images? Would you like to learn how to take photographs of flowers that highlight their mystery and beauty? If you are keen to master artistic macro photography quickly and painlessly, this workshop is for you.

Macro photography allows you to explore a whole world of fantastic photography right in your backyard or inside your home. It can be done any time of year, in any weather, and offers opportunities to flex your artistic muscles.

This course is designed to open the door to a whole new world of unseen beauties of nature. You’ll learn special techniques for creating unique, artistic close-up images.

  • Help you to overcome and avoid the common difficulties that come with this type of photography
  • Help you to understand the importance of depth of field and how to control it
  • Help you to develop the macro photographer’s mindset
  • Help you to compose a photograph artfully
  • Provide you with instructions to ensure you capture the best images possible

I will discuss the techniques behind my photographs and share the secrets behind my close-up and macro images.

  • Lifetime access to the course content, including updates and improvements
  • Study at your own pace from home and start at the time to suit you
  • Receive my help and support as you progress through the course
  • Get feedback on your assignments
  • Gain insights and learn about creative macro photography
  • Have an opportunity to ask me questions and receive feedback
  • Learn new creative techniques
  • Develop the macro photographer’s mindset
  • Gain confidence in your creative and artistic abilities with macro photography
  • Receive, free of technical jargon, a 426-page digital manual with exercises, tips, prompts and variations to extend your knowledge, with diagrams and more than 400 photographic examples.
  • 35 videos

You’ll already understand the photographic craft and your camera well. You’ll need to know the fundamentals, such as how your camera works, and a working knowledge of f/stops, shutter speeds, ISO, etc. You will need a macro lens, a 50mm prime lens with a teleconverter, or a telephoto lens. More suggestions about equipment will be given during the first lesson. Please get in touch with me at if you need more information.


When you click the ‘Buy Now’ button, you will be asked to create an account; then, you can log into my online school. Once you pay, you will have INSTANT access to the course. From there, you can download your first module. Your textbook contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. The rest of the course materials will be available as you progress through your course.

Each lesson explains all aspects of that module’s subject, complete with photographic examples, tips and additional suggested exercises. Once you have taken your photos, you need to email them to me for an evaluation. I will offer an honest, to-the-point critique of your photographs.

Section 1Introduction
Lecture 1IntroductionFree Preview

I love close-up and macro photography. This truly is a hidden and different world for most people. This type of photography forces you to view things differently. It encourages curiosity; it transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. There are new worlds ready for you to explore all around you.

One of the great things about close-up and macro photography is that you can find great shots at any time of day. You can move around your subject, adjusting your relationship to it and its background. You can shoot regardless of whether you have sun, shade or clouds. Up close, you are free to discover new possibilities. Best of all, macro worlds are right where you are. You don’t have to travel long distances to find great subjects for your photographs. Wherever you are, there will be something for creating interesting photographs and exploring the hidden words of creative macro photography.

A photo of the same subject could be taken in so many different ways and could look very different each time a photo is taken. A photo of the same subject could be taken in so many different ways and could look very different each time a photo is taken. In making a creative macro photo, you need to take many different factors into consideration. While it is essential to respond to the subject, you also need to understand how to control as many variables as possible. I will cover many techniques in more detail in this course. I will show you how light nuances can transform your images. I’m going to offer you some ideas about lenses and accessories to help you create a wide range of work. Each lesson concludes with a set of exercises. They are designed to help you reflect on what you learned and make decisions regarding your approach to macro photography. Finally, I want to encourage you to try your skills creatively. Experiment, investigate, discover. Don’t limit yourself. Be a real explorer of new creative possibilities.

Let the journey of discovery begin!

Lecture 2Bonus
Section 2The Power of Your Equipment
Lecture 3The Power of Your Equipment
Lecture 4Extension Tubes
Section 3The Art of Seeing
Lecture 5The Art of Seeing
Lecture 6Your Assignment
Lecture 7Additional resources
Section 4Back to Basics
Section 5The Magic of Depth of Field
Lecture 9The Magic of Depth of Field
Lecture 10Understanding Aperture
Lecture 11The Importance of Background
Section 6The Magic of Light
Lecture 12The Magic of Light
Lecture 13The Characteristics of Light
Lecture 14Quality of Light
Lecture 15Direction of Light
Lecture 16Silhouette
Lecture 17Dappled Sunlight
Lecture 18Reflected Light
Lecture 19Lens Flare
Lecture 20Your Assignment
Section 7The Magic of Colour
Lecture 21The Magic of Colour
Lecture 22Colour Wheel
Lecture 23Complementary Colours
Lecture 24Analogous Colours
Lecture 25Monochromatic Colours
Lecture 26Warm and Cool Colours
Lecture 27How to add colour to your macro images
Lecture 28The Power of Colour
Lecture 29Your Assignment
Section 8The Power of Composition
Lecture 30The Power of Composition
Lecture 31Your Assignment
Section 9Creative Techniques
Lecture 32Creative Techniques - Notes
Lecture 33Creative Techniques
Lecture 34Insects
Lecture 35How to photograph spider's web
Lecture 36Plants
Lecture 37Defocusing
Lecture 38Multiple Exposures
Lecture 39Explore a Subject with Multiple Pictures
Lecture 40Abstraction
Lecture 41Water Droplets
Lecture 42Circle of Bokeh
Lecture 43Mirror Lens Effect
Lecture 44Rain Effect
Lecture 45Compose a Graphic Image
Lecture 46Freeze a Flower
Lecture 47Zoom Burst
Lecture 48Vaseline Technique
Lecture 49Selective Focus
Lecture 50Your Assignment
Section 10How to Boost Your Creativity
Section 11Final Note