These special macrophotography workshops were requested by the Hermanus Botanical Society and the Hermanus Photographic Society. There are still a couple of spaces left (see dates below) but more workshops will follow... I want to limit each workshop to a maximum of 6 participants in order to be effective and ensure personal attention. (minimum 4 people)

This half-day workshop is for beginners and will cover creative and technical aspects of macrophotography, including

  • overview of macro gear : lens, flash, tripod, focusing rail, macro ring & bellow, articulated arm...
  • technical side of macro : aperture, depth of field (DOF), lighting
  • focusing with your body
  • composition : background, light & colour
  • soft focus
  • macro challenges & problem solving
  • field practise, of course, and a lot of assistance

I promise you that after the workshop you will have a new pair of eyes trained to see and capture the macroscopic world differently!

Participants need to bring their own camera, ideally equipped with a macro lens.  A tripod, flashes & macro gear are welcome too.

Dates are still provisional and will depend on the weather forecast for the Fernkloof Nature Reserve.




  • Dates :
    • 22 Oct 2015 (Photographic Soc)
    • 29 Oct 2015 (Botanical Soc)
    • other dates on request
  • Time : 9:30 for 10 am
  • Location : Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus
  • Group : min 4 - max 6 people + myself
  • Price : R650 pp (including a copy of In Celebration of Fynbos)