Macro Photography Workshop

Expert-led macro photography workshop to suit your schedule held on any day of the week, here in the heart of the Surrey Hills, one hour south of London. The most comprehensive macro workshop available in the UK.

2020 update on my macro photography workshops - Hi, realistically I cannot see me doing these for the time being, sincerest apologies to one and all =/

Macro Photography Workshop

by Johan J Ingles-Le Nobel
Last updated December 31, 2019


Improve your macro skills with a personalised macro photography class using the widest choice of macro equipment of any UK macro photography course - full access to my complete macro studio. Try out everything from MPE65 and JML21mm to Stackshot, WeMacro and MJKZZ focus stacking rails. Go over anything from this site that you want, from focus stacking to insect entomology techniques. Come for either a full day or a half day - up to 8 hrs macro photography on the full day and 4 hrs on the half day. I operate a maximum class size of 2, which means that you can also bring a friend along at no extra charge.

Macro workshop with Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel, author

Johan Ingles-Le Nobel, author. My macro photography work has been featured on the BBC, La Republica, The South China Morning Post,, F Stoppers, Lightstalking, The Photography Blogger, Photography Vox, Cognysis,,, The Smithsonian Magazine, "I F*cking Love Science" webzine, Pentax Premiere Gallery, Pentax Exclusive Gallery, Pentaxforums and in the local media, together with a variety of other online media. My work has been exhibited in London, Newcastle, Stockport, Bristol, Reading, Weybridge, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Peterborough and Uxbridge and I am a Pentax Ambassador.

The macro photography workshops that I run are based around on the talks I've given at various photography clubs, and are aimed at all levels of photographers, from professional wildlife photographers to enthusiastic amateurs. Typically we'll start out at my house in Holmbury St.Mary (Surrey), in the centre of the Hurtwood, and then we'll move on to shoot macro in the local North Downs. Or we can do focus stacking upstairs in my macro studio - I am completely flexible, what we do is entirely up to you! But please let me know beforehand so I can prep properly.

Full Day Macro Photography Workshop

The full day workshop has a nice feature that I don't do on the half day, namely I'll set my Robinson mothtrap for you the previous day so that we can take some great shots of the moths against leaves and branches during your workshop. Believe it or not moths are on the wing every night of the year so, weather permitting, we'll should get some decent insect macro shots. June and July are especially good for this - this is when the Elephant Hawkmoth is out and about, the stunning creature at the bottom of this page.

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What To Bring to your Macro Photography Workshop

There really is plenty of macro gear available here for you to use and try out, but I'd advise you to practice with your own equipment as well, as that's what you're going to be using. A 1:1 macro lens is the best; for a crop sensor DSLR I'd recommend a lens with a 60mm minimum focal length, and for a full frame DSLR a lens with a minimum 100mm focal length. That said if you want to do more extreme macro (ie 1:1 to 10:1) then you'll want something more specialized, such as the lenses on this site. But if you don't have one you can always use one of mine. Also, knowing the British weather, you'll probably want walking boots, a hat and a sensible rain-proof coat of some sort!

Book your Macro Photography Workshop

Please use the contact form to make your macro workshop booking - click the big button. Please let me know which date works best for you, whether you're after a half day or full day, and what you'd like to cover during the day. Reservations are confirmed when payment is received and funds have cleared; I will then confirm your booking.

From the Macro workshop - Elephant Hawk Moth

A stunning Elephant Hawkmoth, a regular sight on full day workshops in June and July.

Macro Photography Workshop - Terms & Conditions

If, for whatever unforeseen reason I need to cancel a session, then of course a full refund of all monies paid by you will be made. I cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal items, or for any personal accident or injury. Participants are responsible for replacement of any loaned equipment that gets broken. Once a booking/reservation is made all deposits or fees are not refundable or exchangeable under any circumstances. Privacy policy: customer data never sold or shared. Your information is safe and secure.