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How to Capture The World's Hidden Beauty With Macro Photography

(With Basic Gear and At-Home Setups)
Carol Fraser

I found the macro course to be excellent. The videos take you through the technique step by step and in a logical and easy way to follow. It gives you the foundation to start experimenting with different ideas. I would certainly recommend it.

Carol Fraser
  • 99% positive reviews

  • 2,449 students

  • 28 tutorials (4 hours of video content)

  • 3 FREE bonuses

  • Online & at your own pace

  • Downloadable onto any device

  • Language: English

  • Level: Beginner

Have you ever tried to get a close-up photo of a flower, but not been able to get it in focus?

That happened to me last year when I was looking after my best friend’s 5-year-old daughter, Emma.

It’s amazing how differently she sees the world… spotting the beauty in details that I walk past a hundred times a day.

Her obsession with flowers and bugs meant she was always trying to get a closer look. This is how I got started with macro photography.

But the first time we tried taking photos… we ran into a problem.

We couldn’t capture the magnificent details of the flowers, because although I had a great camera and lens… it was no good at macro photography.

After a bit of research, I discovered there was a $9 accessory I could use to turn my lenses into macro lenses, so we gave it a try…

The results were so exciting, and Emma loved the photos so much, I’ve been her “favourite uncle” ever since!

I want to share our tips with you…

Hi, I’m Joshua Dunlop, Founder of ExpertPhotography


I thought I already knew which areas of photography interested me…

However, I found a niche that changed the way I look at the world.

I move through life so fast, that stopping to smell the roses (literally) is something I rarely do.

But with macro photography, I relax, take notice of the beauty around me, and capture it with my camera.

I almost feel bad, but the reactions I get for my macro photography have been overwhelming.

If people knew how easy it can be, they might not be so generous with their praise.

Introducing: “Macro Magic”

(For illustration purposes only; this is an online course with video downloads)

“Macro Magic” is an online video course on the art of macro photography.

It shows you how to capture stunning details, with basic gear, from the comfort of your home.

All you need is a $9 accessory to turn your lens into a macro lens.

And to prove that the camera doesn’t matter either, you’ll see me shooting with the cheapest DSLR camera I could find.

This course shares my process for using cheap gear to capture professional shots.

Pictures like this…

Filmed both in a studio and the local flower garden, we show you how to work with both artificial and natural light.

Even if you struggled in school… or aren’t the greatest at grasping new skills… you’re going to be shocked by how easy it feels to absorb this information.

Some of the skills you’re going to gain include:

  • The exact settings I used to capture great macros
  • How to use cheap alternatives to expensive macro lenses
  • Why most macro photos are just close-ups… and how to avoid this common mistake
  • How to capture more colour and texture with our grunge backgrounds
  • The do’s and don’ts of aperture and focus
  • Quick ways to find interesting subjects to shoot
  • The only lighting setups you’ll ever need and how to make them easy to use
  • And much, much more…

Macro Photography Became So Much Easier When I Discovered This…

If there was a cheap and fun way to master macro photography, 10x better than you can imagine now… and all you need is a simple guide and a few hours of your time…

…would you be interested?

What if you could capture pictures so amazing, your friends assume they’re admiring a professional’s work?

There’s one important thing you need to know before you get started… close-up photography is not macro photography.

Some zoom lenses make promises about macro photography which are simply untrue.

Most lenses will get you ‘close-up’, but to shoot true macro photography, you have to shoot objects at life-size…

That means they’re the same size (or larger) on your camera’s sensor as they are in real life. That’s real macro photography.

You can buy specialised lenses for this… but you don’t have to.

Because there’s a fun, cheap, and easy way to take stunning macro photos like this…

Forget About Expensive Macro Gear

One of the most common misconceptions about macro photography is the need for a bunch of fancy gear.

Following my tips and tricks, you can turn almost any lens into a macro lens with one of these three low-cost accessories…

  1. A reverse mounting macro ring ($8)
  2. Macro extension tubes ($9)
  3. Snap-on macro magnifier ($60)

Sure, you’ll get great results with macro lens too, but if you don’t want to make the investment, you don’t have to. I get the largest magnifications when I use the accessories above.

With some basic gear and a little know-how, it can all be so simple…

Don’t believe me? Take a look at the photos below:

The first image is the setup. I used a cheap camera, a broken lens, and an $8 reverse mounting ring.

The second image is the finished photo, which only took a couple of minutes to compose, focus, and shoot.

Spot the Beauty Most People Overlook

Life is better when we appreciate the little things.

And macro photography is all about spotting the beauty in details… whether that’s a flower in your garden or rust on a railing…

Picture this.

In the comfort of your home, you quickly turn your lens into a macro lens with a $9 accessory.

Without even moving from the spot you’re sitting in, you start to notice interesting details… like water drops on glass.

You bring up your camera and start to shoot without a single worry about lighting, settings, or focus…

After a small amount of experimentation, you’re able to capture striking photos.

Less than a minute later, you’ve captured a series of photos so detailed and interesting… you won’t stop shooting until your batteries are dead.

15 minutes later you’re experimenting with different subjects and colours to make your photos more captivating.

When you’re done, you have a selection of the most impressive… awe-inspiring… and interesting photographs you’ve ever taken.

It sounds far-fetched, but…

I’ve developed dozens of ways to shoot interesting macros in any situation.

I use simple setups, with basic gear, to produce stunning results…

Here, see for yourself with the free sample below:

  • Hans Jacob Beck
  • Hans Joachim Rode
  • David M Kors
  • Donna Schapansky Marshall
  • Donna Soares
  • John Nuske
  • Larr Cun
  • Julie Rogness
  • Mildred Chaparro
  • Tim Kidd
  • Kev Robertson
  • Marc Morgan
  • Lynne Hampson
  • Mark Honzell
  • Trevor Trump
  • Rosie
  • Sarah East
  • Stefan Nordin

"I would highly recommend this Macro Magic course..."

Carol Fraser

I found the macro course to be excellent. The videos take you through the technique step by step and in a logical and easy way to follow. It gives you the foundation to start experimenting with different ideas. I would certainly recommend it.

Carol Fraser
Marc Morgan

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching all the videos in your courses. They provide information that you can apply immediately and get results. The subjects you cover and the examples you give were just what I was looking for. I would highly recommend this Macro Magic course to anyone looking to expand the use of their photographing skills. There is a whole other world out there waiting to be captured in photos if we only look close enough.

Marc Morgan
John Baker

Macro photography is a new genre for me and I appreciated Josh’s tips on inexpensive solutions such as the extension tubes. This is a great course, Josh provides a comprehensive introduction to macro photography that I am sure I will continue to revisit as I develop my skills further.

John Baker

Gear. Settings. Inspiration. Lighting. Macro Magic Gives You All Four (Value $526)

1. Gear

We don’t fuss about gear.

Although professional macro photographers rely on expensive lenses and fancy lighting to get great shots… there’s a ton of shortcuts amateurs can take to get the same results.

That’s why we cover the different lens modifiers that will change your current camera setup into a macro photographer’s dream.

The only other things we recommend you have is a tripod and a shutter release for steady-shots.

2. Settings

One thing you’ll soon discover is that to take macro photos, you have to get super close. And when you get close, your depth of field shrinks to fractions of an inch.

That’s why it’s important to know which exposure settings to use to keep as much of your scene in focus as possible… and how things like the crop factor will change your magnification.

3. Inspiration

This section shows you how I captured all of the images you see on this page. I experimented with a bunch of ideas, and walk you through each shot.

Everything from water drop refractions and washing up liquid, to flowers and butterflies…

4. Lighting

Macro photography is all about having fun and capturing interesting pictures, and when you play with lighting, that’s where even more magic happens…

What else is included?

New Bonus Added: The Ultimate Macro Checklist (Value = $49)

Macro photography is easy, but when you’re getting started, it can be hard to find inspiration.

And although the course is easy to follow, there are some accessories I recommend you use.

That’s why I sat down with my designer last week to come up with a printable checklist for you to follow.

It covers props, bugs, accessories, and even lighting… Everything you need to get a fast start with macro photography.

Bonus #1 - Grunge Backgrounds (Value = $99)

Great macro photography uses colour and texture to stand out. Although the focus will never be on the background, you have to ensure it’s in harmony with what you’re shooting.

That’s why our designer worked hard to put these grunge backgrounds together.

Use them to add a splash of colour and texture to your photographs, and complement the subject you’re shooting.

Included are 12 different backgrounds that you can print at home to make your macro photography stand out.

Bonus #2 - Focus Stacking in Photoshop (Value = $49)

When you get super close to a subject… your depth of field becomes very shallow too.

This is a great creative look, but sometimes you want to capture more detail than your lens will allow.

That’s where focus stacking comes in. You take a series of photos focused at different points, then use a Photoshop tool to automatically merge them together.

It’s easy to do if you follow the right process, which we outline in this bonus video.


90 Days Guarantee

I stand behind every product we offer. And having planned and commissioned this course, I’m happy to put the ExpertPhotography name on it.

So I’m putting my money where my mouth is with these two guarantees:

Guarantee #1: If you don’t think “Macro Magic” is the best $99 you’ve spent on your macro photography… send me an email. I’ll provide you with a full refund.

Guarantee #2: If you DO what’s recommended, and your results aren’t great, I’ll refund double your money. All I ask is that you give it an honest effort. How’s that for fair?

And these guarantees are good for 90 days after purchase!

Here’s The Amazing Deal We’ve Put Together

We’ve created a video course on macro photography that works for any landscape photographer.

And to make the method as easy as possible, the video course contains projects that show you how to achieve stunning results even in ordinary conditions.

A workshop of this calibre could easily cost $500.00 (and that’s excluding the bonuses).

So if you’re interested in experimenting with (or advancing) your macro photography…

Get Macro Magic and start taking mesmerizing macro photos in a few hours.

Macro Magic

Capture The World’s Hidden Beauty With Macro Photography

The entire course contains: Value
  1. The Basics & Gear (7 Videos / 63 minutes)

  2. Settings (6 Videos / 32 minutes)

  3. Lighting (4 Videos / 24 minutes)

  4. Shooting (10 Videos / 93 minutes)

Total Value: $526.00

Plus... you're also getting these powerful bonuses:

  • The Ultimate Macro Checklist

  • Grunge Backgrounds

  • Focus Stacking in Photoshop (Video Tutorial)

Total Value: $197.00

A combined value of $723.00

But you won’t be paying $723.00 today. You won’t even be paying $299.00. Or even half of that.

It’s Yours Today For Just $99 🔥

But hurry! Only the first 500 copies are discounted!

Save an amazing $624.00 before the countdown ends.

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But There’s A Catch
(Please Read This Carefully)

As you can tell, this is a very low price. But as I said, there is a catch.

When you get your copy, can you email me your feedback on it? A single sentence would be helpful.

And that’s it. Pretty easy “catch”, right?

I want to get as much feedback as possible before I open this course to the public in a couple of months’ time.

For that reason, we only plan to offer this deal for the next 500 customers to get the customer feedback we need.

One Week From Now…

You’ll be able to call yourself a macro photographer…

You’ll impress your loved ones with the stunning and abstract images you’re sharing.

Your confidence will have grown. And you’ll realize how the creative skills you’ve gained can help with other forms of photography too.

In short: You’ll be a better, more exciting and more excited photographer.

But only when you choose to act.

You see, some might choose to do nothing. They won’t “do nothing” on purpose, it’s usually procrastination. They bookmark a page like this and think they’ll come back to it later.

Three months pass and they find themselves in the same position they were before. Taking pictures that are not up to their full potential. Feeling the creative urge but unable to turn what they “see” into real pictures like this:

I wouldn’t be where I am today, sharing magical macros with my friends and family if I hadn’t chosen to act.

But you have the chance to do things differently. Macro Magic is your path to become a much better, more fulfilled photographer.

You are free to say no, and stick to your own techniques… but why not see if this is the creative kick that’s going to transform your photography?

The choice is yours.

Yours Truly,

Josh Dunlop
Founder, Expert Photography

P.S. – You’re getting everything you need to capture magical macros. AND you’re getting bonus ‘Grunge Backgrounds’ and ‘Focus Stacking in Photoshop’ for FREE. But remember – 500 is the magic number.


Who is ExpertPhotography?

ExpertPhotography was founded in 2011 by Joshua Dunlop.
Since then ExpertPhotography has grown into the world’s largest photography education website with a variety of online courses, ebooks, cheat sheets, presets, and more.

Everything we do here is to make the process of learning photography easier, so you can experience the same joy we do.

We’ve taught photography to 140,000+ very happy and satisfied students over the past 11 years.

Photography has changed our lives, and we hope we can help it to change yours too.

Is this an online course or will you send me DVDs?

This is an online course only. This enables you to access the course immediately, and it enables us to easily add new videos as requested.

Can I download the videos?

Yes! We have downloads for every single video.

Is the content available immediately, or do you drip content?

The entire course contents are available immediately.

Do you offer closed captions / subtitles?

Yes! I’m proud to say that we offer these for all of our online courses.

Does the course expire or will I have lifetime access?

You will have lifetime access and the video downloads ensure that you can watch them on any device, at any time.

May I see the course contents?


What is Macro Photography?,
Tripod + Head,
Reverse Lens Mount,
Shutter Release,
Extension Tubes,
Magnifying Lens Modifier,
Extension Tubes Extender


Shutter Speed,
ISO + Exposure Summary,
Focus and Depth of Field,
Crop Factor,
Misc Settings


On-Camera Introduction,
Off-Camera + Softbox,
Ring Light – Sides,
Bendy Speedlight


Water Drop Reflection,
Mouldy Cheese,
Water Drops on a Flower,
Washing Up Liquid,
Pills Dissolving,
Human Eye,
Close Up Butterfly,
Outdoor Shooting


Focus Stacking,
Grunge Backgrounds

Will this work with my camera?

You need to have a camera with exchangeable lenses for our method to work. This will work with mirrorless and SLR cameras, but it won’t work with bridge or point-and-shoot cameras.

What gear do I need?

You can turn basically any lens into a macro lens by using a cheap $9 set of macro extenders, so you don’t need to worry about having a macro lens. If you have one, that’s great, but it’s not essential. Other than that, a tripod would be helpful, but again, not essential.

What's your refund policy?

You can get a full refund within 90 days of your purchase – no questions asked.

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