Macro Photography 2021

New dates due to the COVID -19

Macro Photography 2021 is a stunning workshop that introduces you to another discipline of photography.This requires patience and it is not about walking away with a 100 images. It’s about walking away with 5 really outstanding images that you can be proud of.

 10th-11th July 2021

COST $195 for the two days

Pete Dobré’s Oz Scapes

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Macro Photography 2021 is a workshop where Pete and Vicki explore this topic over a  weekend . On the 10th we shoot the subject all day, on the 11th, Pete and Vicki teach you how to edit your subjects due to the technique that Pete and Vicki teach you on the 10th. This is an excellent way of learning macro and equally importantly, to have time to be taught to edit and put into practice what you did the day before with Pete and Vicki as  they are there to guide you through the process.

What To Bring

You will need to have a really good tripod and if you have one that can be ground level, that is even better. Please don’t even consider bringing old flimsy tripods as they just will be totally ineffective. You will be wasting your time and money.

What you need to be aware of, when it comes to Macro, the slightest movement going to show up in your pictures.Having a very old tripod that is not sturdy means you will get so frustrated.

Macro Photography 2021 suggest you bring a mat or something that you can sit on, kneel down on as this will make it so much more comfortable for you. There are times when you could find yourself in a position where you’ll be at ground level.

A torch or light from your iphone or andriod  will also be very valuable as we will show you have to best use it to get great results.

Your money goes towards  the hiring of a venue to teach you how to process your images and Saturdays teaching session.

Your Investment

On the second day you will be inside the venue for much of the day where Pete and Vicki will take you through the technique of gaining the highest possible sharpness for your Macro Photography and this is an extension on the day before where  you were taught how to shoot.


Once you master the technique in shooting macro, you’ll be hooked as  there are so many subjects where you can bring so much detail out. Detail that you may never have realized was there in the first place. It’s been there just waiting to be discovered how by you!!!

 Macro Photography

On the 11th of July we meet at 10.45am  at the venue and will go through to 4.30 pm. On the day the address of the venue will be passed onto you as this may change closer to the time depending if the rain is early of late.

Lunch is not included, you need to bring your own lunch or snacks. Bottle water will be supplied along with tea and coffee as this is standard on all of our workshops.

 Lets take that ride with Mini Mouse and explore the world of Macro.

 Macro Photography 2020 is a weekend workshop where we explore the wonder of things below us. This takes in color, texture, shape and detail in the world of fungi and what lays on the forest floor. This is a stunning weekend workshop which is focused is on the theme of  “Fungi”. You will be amazed and in awe on this subject as it offers so much.

The following pictures is a small example of the fungi that you’ll be shooting. A tripod is essential for this workshop.If you need advice on what tripod would be best for this workshop Pete and Vicki can recommend a good tripod that can get to ground level which will open many other shots that you thought were not possible. Macro demands a tripod . Hand holding will never give you the results of a tripod.

Often I’m  asked” Do I need a tripod for this shot? My response is, how sharp do you want your images to be”  Deep down you know the answer.

Do I need a macro lens to do macro photography? Clearly if you have one , it’s ideal but it is not essential as you can take pics from a macro point of view without the traditional macro lens. An example of this can be found in eight of the images below which was not taken with a macro lens.

Can you guess what six images they might be?


In all macro photography even if you are using a non macro lens, a tripod is essential as I mentioned before. It can be tempting to say to yourself ” I’ll just hand hold this, one shot won’t matter” When people say this, it is just them being lazy as they can’t be bothered to set their tripods up as it does take time to do so. Later when they look at their images, they are disappointed due to the camera shake that comes through.


Shooting subjects like this, it is never about walking away with 50 images:it’s about finishing the day with a handful of images that you can be very proud of and we are  there to help you with your settings and guide you.

When shooting subjects like this, composition is ever so important and often it is easier seeing the picture before you look through the lens. The key to any photography like this is previsualising the shot before you actually take it. Composition will always make or break your shot. I’m there to guide you on that as well, if you need it.

Join us on this exciting theme as we explore this together the things that lay on the forest floor.Wherever you look there are wonderful and rewarding surprises.

Remember you don’t need a macro lens to do this workshop but what you do need is a tripod and not  a flimsy one either. A tripod that you can open flat to the ground  is an advantage as well. Not just for this workshop but for other things that you may want to shoot as getting down low is always a good thing as it gives you a totally different point of view. I don’t work for any camera shop, I have no kick backs so what I recommend next is a good all round tripod that I use and it is sensational. It.s not too heavy, not to light, just right as Goldilocks would say . I use a vanguard 264 Altra Pro.Make sure if you buy this , that it has a ball head and not the three handle head.This tripod is not masde any more but what they have replaced it with is also great.

The Second Day

The  second day was spend doing post production work on the images that were taken on the Saturday and it is so good to be able to do this   and this will be a standard addition to the Macro Workshop.Join Vicki and myself in the next Macro Workshop where we take macro to a different level. Pete:)

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