Introduction to Close Up and Macro Photography with Nic van Oudtshoorn

Explore the amazing world of close-up and macro photography.
Learn the techniques and equipment (optical, lighting and support) needed to achieve sharply focused, well-exposed photographs of flowers, insects, water drops, miniatures, coins, jewellery and much more.
Learn how to get the most from your DSLR and how to enhance its macro capabilities in very affordable ways.
This course covers every type of close-up shot, from wide-angle to extreme macro, and equipment ranging from macro and reversed lenses to bellows and image stacking. It also covers image stacking techniques and equipment for extreme macro.
Nic van Oudtshoorn is a highly qualified tutor and photojournalist with more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of photography.
His skills have earned him the distinction of Associate of the prestigious Royal Photographic Society. His photographs have appeared worldwide in numerous books, newspapers, and magazines, including Reader’s Digest and Time.
As an accomplished documentary filmmaker, Nic’s video footage has been shown on TV internationally, including National Geographic and Discovery channels.'

Course Details

Course open
Sat Jun 29 to Sat Jun 29, 2024
1 sessions of 8 hours
8:00 am
Nicolaas Van Oudtshoorn
WEA Wollongong
50-56 Auburn Street, Wollongong, NSW 2500

Materials Required

Digital camera (not phone or similar device) - preferably Digital SLR and any lenses students own;
Optional: electronic flash, diopter lenses (close-up filters) and other accessories, tripod.
Students must have completed either a Practical Photography course or Digital Workshop course or have equivalent knowledge. NO point and shoot cameras

Campus Information


There is plenty of parking onsite but please DO NOT TURN RIGHT into the carpark. You could endanger yourself, any passengers and any others on the road.

The centre should be approached from the South, either at the south end of Auburn Street, or by turning into Auburn Street from Swan or West Streets.

Food and Drink

There is a Zip Tap available for those who wish to BYO cup plus tea/coffee/milk supplies.

Please BYO refreshments for your use only.

Confirmation of Course and Purchase of Materials

At times WEA must cancel classes due to lack of enrolments. To avoid undue costs please do not purchase any materials until your course has been confirmed as going ahead.

Please call the WEA office on phone: (02) 4226 1622 three days prior to the commencement of the class to confirm that it will be going ahead.

No Smoking

Please note that WEA is a smoke-free business and smoking is not allowed in the building in the carparks or in any outside area on WEA property.

COVID and your Safety

If you are feeling unwell or displaying covid or cold and flu symptoms, please stay at home and notify our office that you will not be attending classes.

Our staff may ask you to leave if you appear to be unwell so that we protect our students and staff. We will operate according to Public Health Orders as required.