We invite you to meet old friends or make new ones as presenters Nicole Palmer and JJ van Heerden unlocks the magical world behind the macro lens.

This workshop is designed to allow you to immerse yourself in the Art of Macro Photography and discover a world that is only visible through the lens.
Using a wide variety of subjects you will become skilled at capturing them in novel ways. We like to incorporate the principals of visual design and the importance of backgrounds to help you to develop your photographic expertise.

Join us as our goal is to work closely with each participant to stimulate your fascination for Macro and embark on a wonderful creative process which leads to fantasy and Art Photography.

Limited space available.  To avoid disappointment, book now.

Date: 3-6 October 2019
Cost: R 8795.00
Venue: Volmoed Retreat, Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus

What to bring:

  • A sturdy tripod is essential for field instruction and careful composition.
  • Macro lens ( SEE NOTE)
  • A laptop to organize your images. If you do not have one, do try and borrow one for the duration of the course. We will assist you with working with your pictures.   
  • Clothes for both hot and cold weather. The days are usually hot, but the evenings can get rather nippy.
  • Bedding and towels is provided.
  • Raingear. (In the Cape you often experience three seasons in a single day!)
  • Headgear and sunscreen.
  • Beverages to taste – only meals and tea/coffees are catered for.

Note: The cost of close-up equipment scares a lot of people away from macro photography.  Fortunately, some inexpensive options do exist. Investigate close-up adapters, with a step-up ring to fit each of your lenses. They offer excellent quality and superb close-up facilities at 10% of the price of a macro lens. The normal close-up filters are not recommended, as the image quality is usually poor. Another option is to obtain a set of extension tubes. They are more expensive than the adapters, but offer better image quality.  If you would like to try your hand at Macro before you break the bank, please contact Tanya for rental possibilities ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


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