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Friday 4th September 2020 Riverhouse Arts Centre Manor Road Walton-on-Thames Surrey KT12 2PF

An introduction to Macro Photography

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will teach you all you need to know about getting started with Macro photography


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About this event

This hands on course will teach you the very best camera settings and techniques to create sharp and eye catching macro images. Macro photography can open up a whole world of creative opportunities to capture the beautiful details that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye. As well as the classroom theory our day will be packed full of practical's with plenty of interesting objects for to capture and take home imagery. 

On this course we will cover

  • Macro Theory
  • Settings
  • Techniques
  • Lighting
  • Composition
  • Equipment

About your Tutor

Photographer & product specialist Mark Higgins will be leading this workshop. Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the photography industry, 9 of which he worked at Nikon UK as a brand representative and key trainer at Nikon school in central London. Mark has extensive experience of creating both videography and photography content that has been broadcast and published and has also authored a book on Time-lapse Photography that is available from Waterstones and Amazon.

Outline of the day

10:30- 16:30 

The day takes place in the River House Arts Centre in their beautifully restored 18th Century barn that we have hired out for the day.  As well as the classroom based work you will be able to enjoy taking images around the venue and outside in the nearby green spaces. Our aim is to provide a relaxed learning environment and participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. As well as classroom theory Mark will be demonstrating what you have learned, and the day will be packed full of practical’s to get you using your cameras as much as possible and we will have plenty of props available for you to capture! We will break for a 45 minute lunch at around 1pm and the day will finish up at 4:30pm. Tea and coffee and lunch is provided from the art centres on site community cafe. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements. 

Please bring a warm jacket with you for the outside practicals incase it is cold. This venue allows for social distancing measures to be followed and the room capacity can fit over 70 people so there will be a lot of room for our small group. Spaces are limited to 12.  

Currently all of our events will run in line with our Covid-19 policy that follows government guidelines. You can find our Covid-19 policy information page here.

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses
  • Notepad and pen
  • Camera protection - rain covers etc


  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Knowledge of ISO Shutter Speed and Aperture


  • Low

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