Macro Photography Course

6H – 3 SESSIONS – $230(Group Training) / $380(Private Training)

Course Introduction

Come into the world of Macro Photography to open up your senses & get lost into this whole new world that our naked eyes can’t see. Once mastered, this is one of the techniques that will bring you the most satisfaction as a photographer. In the Macro world, all things become ‘larger’ than life! You learn to see all things in a different perspective. When you learn to see all things macro, you open up your vision. Dare to see things differently!

Why wait? Learn how to use different photographic equipment, techniques to bring yourself into the macro vision with Pictorial’s Macro Photography Course.

Macro Photography Course Outline

Theory Session

  • Introduction to Macro Photography.
  • Introduction to Macro Accessories.
  • Choosing The Best Camera/Lens Combination.
  • Understanding Your Camera Capability to Produce Macro Images.
  • Using the Right Settings for Macro. Auto vs Manual Mode.
  • Understanding Depth of Field, its Effects and Limitation.
  • Using Ambient and Artificial Lightings.
  • Preparation of Camera Equipment and Photographer.
  • Choosing and Preparation of Subjects.
  • Tips to Get Better Pictures.
  • Camera Equipment Maintenance.

Outdoor Shooting I

  • Knowing the Location.
  • The Dos and Don’ts When Doing Macro Photography.
  • Choosing Your Subject In Its Nature Environment.
  • Techniques To Approach Your Subjects.
  • Choosing Of Camera Settings.
  • Practical Use of Ambient Lightings and Making Use Of Subjects’ Surroundings.
  • Correct Usage of Supporting Equipment.
  • Using Full Manual Focus (MF) Vs AF.
  • Focusing techniques When Capturing Live Subjects.
  • Applying Compositions & Framing Techniques.
  • Depth Of Field (DOF) Control.

Outdoor Shooting II

  • Knowing Your Equipment & Lenses Limits.
  • Advanced Techniques Using DOF Control.
  • Basic Use Of Artificial Fill-in Lightings.
  • Techniques to Overcome Environment Elements.
  • Using ‘Extra Hands’ To Capture Subjects.
  • Learn To Be Creative On-The-Spot.
  • Tips & Guides to Help You Grow.
  • Q&A

Course Details

Area Of Photography Covered


No. of Sessions

1 Indoor & 2 Outdoor Sessions

Course Duration

  • 6 hours total
  • 1st Session: Singapore Botanic Gardens (Indoors) – 2 hours
  • 2nd Session: Singapore Botanic Gardens (Outdoors) – 2 hours
  • 3rd Session: Hort Park, Visitor’s Centre (Outdoors) – 2 hours

Course Fees

  • Group Training  (6 Participants Class Size, Minimum 2 Participants to Start) – $230 in total per participant
  • 1 to 1 Private Training  – $380 in total per participant, Bring additional partner at $114 per participant

Misc. Information

  • Full Flexibility On Re-Scheduling, When You Need To Travel or Due To Personal Commitments
  • Certificate Of Photography Course Completion
  • For 1 to 1 Private Training, Mandarin Speaking Available

Suitable For

Experience Required: Basic Photography Skills with Knowledge of Aperture and Shutter Speed.


Equipment: DSLR or Mirrorless Camera Only

Gallery Examples

Some examples of the types of pictures you’ll be learning how to shoot during the course.