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Macro Photography

Knowsley, Liverpool   

• Discover the close up world of macro photography
• Try out Macro lenses and learn the best techniques
• Zom in and capture the Knowlsey Park wildlife

What's Included

Half Day Workshop
• A half day lesson in photography specialising in close ups and macro
• Meet and greet session over tea or coffee with your instructor in the studio
• Learn techniques and practice your new skills
• Small tropical species will be your subjects
• Admission to the safari park
• You will form part of a small group of four participants
• Allow three hours for this experience

What Can I Expect

Hone your camera skills in incredible detail with this macro photography course! On these half day workshops you'll learn how to capture the intricate details of small-scale subjects and discover the techniques and photography tricks that make macro imaging easy.

Rather appropriately, group sizes for these macro courses are kept mini (a maximum of four participants) to allow your skills to benefit from quality one-to-one time with the experienced macro photography tutor. During the workshop you'll get hands-on arranging the composition and lighting for each shot, as well as learning about the best methods to enhance and clarify the detail and quality of your close-up photographs.

Working with photo experts specialising in macro elements of photography, each course allows you to see and photograph exotic and native animals in a relaxed and interesting way. With a range of sets, props and lighting options in the studio, you can capture the best of these amazing little creatures and impress family and friends with the skilful level of detail achieved in each shot.

All our macro photography workshops take place within Knowsley Safari Park and include entry to the park, enabling you to explore the wildlife wonders of this fascinating place. Courses are suitable for all abilities and if you're completely new to the world macro photography then you can borrow equipment from the centre, including cameras and lenses.

All the animals you work with are acclimatised to being photographed and are used to contact with humans. Using small tropical species such as the colourful and expressive toads and frogs are great subjects to learn macro techniques with, as they boast incredible features when seen through a zoomed macro lens. You will even be shown the tips and tricks of 'sets' for the animals and how lighting and flash is critical for such photos.

These half day camera lessons are the perfect present for amateur snappers and those interested in advancing their skills in macro photography. Courses run throughout the year, making this a great gift for any occasion and the team of dedicated photo experts will ensure you receive the best instruction in a friendly and fun environment. So if you'd like to spice up your shutter skills, or zoom in close with some seriously detailed shots, then this is the macro workshop for you.


• Available on selected dates throughout the year

Half Day Workshop
• Morning and afternoon sessions are available 9am-12noon and 1pm-4pm

Full Day Workshop
• Arrival at 9am and departure at 3pm


• A specialized natural history macro studio workshop based in a wildlife park in Knowsley, Liverpool
• Public transport to the venue is good
• A mainline railway station is nearby

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• All under 16's must be accompanied by a voucher holding adult
• There are no special clothing requirement as this course is held within the studio
• The course is suitable for most levels of photographic experience
• Good images may be achieved with macro lens
• Additional memory cards and fully charged batteries are recommended


• Guests may not join you on this experience but may purchase admission tickets to the Safari Park on the day
• Venue parking is 30m from the studio

Anything Else

• The sessions are suited to customers using D-SLR cameras
• Canon and Nikon fit macro lenses are available to try out on the day if required
• The studio is equipped with necessary flash lighting but you may use your own
• There is MAC/PC download projection facilities
• Tripods are not necessary


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 3
Recommend to Friend 3
about 3 years ago
Really enjoyed the Macro session with an instructor who was extremely knowledgeable and helped everyone who all had different cameras and abilities. The models were all gorgeous and obviously very well looked after, giving us all the perfect opportunity to take some great shots. Thank you... I will definitely be looking into another session. Elaine
about 4 years ago
We have just returned from a "family session" of macro photography with Wild Arena at Knowsely Safari Park. We all enjoyed it immensely, and the mentors were very experienced and patient. 4 clients 4 different cameras and 4 very different abilities .. but we all took photographs we never thought we could achieve. And the models were so well behaved!! ( a gecko, a harvest mouse, a frog and a mantis ) Very calm atmosphere, and changes of scene and lighting and model all done quickly and efficiently so we got a lot for our money. Thank you so much, We would love to come again! Katryn
Katryn Jones
about 5 years ago
A very enjoyable and relaxed session with knowledgeable, personable mentors happy to answer questions. There is definitely something to be gained from this experience by photographers of all abilities. The studio models are clearly well looked after and the facilities and advice virtually guarantee plenty of images to take away and enjoy. When you see the effort and pride that goes into these sessions they are definitely good value.
Ken McMurtrie
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Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Macro Photography
Half Day Macro Workshop
Total Price£89.00
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