Macro photography is about taking close up pictures of anything you fill your frame with at 1:1 or 1:2. Equipment wise it can be as cheap as going into your cameras menu and switching it to macro to thousands of dollars of elaborate equipment. Either way it's a wonderful way to capture some spectacular images of our tiniest of critters underwater or amazing abstracts. Most people, dive and will pass over these critters and never see them as they swim and explore the reef. It can also be one of the most forgiving ways to shoot pictures when you are starting out in underwater photography. Because at a basic level, once you have dialed in your settings its almost point and shoot and in nearly all cases you will capture a great shot.


Macro Photography Workshop is structured to the individual requiring training. If you just have a simple point & shoot camera, or you just upgraded to a new SLR system and have your first macro lens or your an advanced diver who has been shooting underwater for sometime and wants to learn advanced lighting, or new tricks.


Required Equipment

Point & Shoot system

SLR system with Macro lens

Required Skills

* Entry level diver with 20 or more logged dives

This workshop is customized to your needs and experience level. It is important to know this is not a course but a training workshop. No certifications are given to you at the completion of this workshop.

Learning about Macro photography up to 1:1 magnification. We start with the basics and moves through a series of steps to conclude with actually shooting macro imagery in a way that protects the critters, environment and you from damage.

Topics Covered

1. Be a diver first

2. Know your equipment

3. Protecting you and the environment

4. Buoyancy - Neutral, or Negative

5. Macro Etiquette

6. Animal Behavior

7. Composition

8. Lighting - Standard, Snoots, Focus Lights

Then off to the pool for one dive to bring it all together.

Add on option

If you want we can then head to the lake to do an open water dive to finish up your workshop.

Cost is dependent on what training options you want to complete and will be discussed with you upon booking.