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Learn Macro Photography in Anilao | Scuba Diving Blog

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

One of the best places in the world to study macro photography is Anilao in the Philippines. Known as the muck-diving capital of Southeast Asia, Anilao boasts an unrivaled critter list of rare and unique species found in unusually high numbers. Discover a huge range of nudibranchs, pipefish, hairy frogfish, blue-ringed octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, bobbit worms, and much, much more.

That's why Bluewater Travel & Photo hosts macro photography workshops in Anilao twice every year, allowing both novice and experienced photographers to practice their skills in this awesome underwater classroom.

Our workshops are hosted by underwater photography experts, including local specialist, Mike Bartick, who will guide you through the nuances specific to photographing tiny subjects. Both in water and classroom-based training will support and encourage your subsurface imaging with a mixture of seminars, image reviews, and practical advice. Our experts not only understand how to capture the perfect image they can also help you with your camera and equipment settings to ensure you get the most out of your underwater photography equipment.

Check out the dates of our upcoming macro photography workshops diving Anilao:

APRIL 21 - MAY 1, 2022 (10 NIGHTS)

MAY 1 - 8, 2022 (7 NIGHTS)

Photo Instructors: Erik Lukas & Mike Bartick


DECEMBER 4 - 11, 2022 (7 NIGHTS)

Photo Instructors: Helen Brierley & Mike Bartick


APRIL 20 - 30, 2023 (10 NIGHTS)

APRIL 30 - MAY 7, 2023 (7 NIGHTS)

Photo Instructors: Mike Bartick & TBC

10 Nights: $2,299 Shared Room, $2,849 Private Room 7 Nights: $1,699 Shared Room, $2,199 Private Room

Make sure you check out the range macro lenses available at great rates from the Bluewater Photo Store.

For advice and tips on macro photography settings, the Underwater Photography Guide has some really useful articles.

Anilao is also a great place to practice fluorescent underwater photography!


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