Macro class at Alowyn Gardens


Macro class at Alowyn Gardens

Yesterday I ran a macro photography class at Alowyn Gardens. Seems I can’t get away from teaching and I’m planning on doing more.


Macro class at Alowyn Gardens

It was a great class and completely full, so even better. It was all organised with Alowyn Gardens so I was able to have it start early before the place opened. We ended up having an hour and a half with the gardens all to ourselves. It was really good.

I love how morning tea is part of the class, so we had coffee and scones.

There were great people doing the class as well. It was really nice. The worst part is usually that I have gear that people can try, but it is all for a Nikon camera. I think next time I do one I will take one of my older cameras so they can all try the other things I have. It is so easy to show what other things you can use, but being able to use it is even better.

Future classes

The macro class sold out within a week, so it seems it could be good to organise more. The number of people in it was good, and the length was maybe a little long, but we worked with it. It went for 4 hours, but I think next time I will do it for 3 and half, which includes morning tea.

We are also looking at some other options. One that is a big possibility is macro photography with your smartphone.


The question I’m getting asked a lot is about processing. People want to learn how to do it. I’m wondering if it would be worth my time organising some online classes for people. Start with Lightroom and go from there.

If this is something that you would be interested in, then please let me know.


I didn’t take a lot of photos yesterday. Though, the fact that my camera sends photos to my phone was a huge advantage. I could demonstrate something and then show them the image on my phone. Still, I did take a few and have processed them my way here to show you.

10 Responses

  1. Sally

    Hi Leanne, I’d love to attend an online processing class as well! Thanks, Sally

  2. Hi Leanne, I would be very interested in the flower post processing classes!

  3. These are absolutely lovely! I would enjoy the morning tea as well. Did you guys have it in the garden or was it inside?

  4. Too bad you live so far away, or I would’ve enjoyed taking your class. Great snaps!

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