Supermacro Tutorials

Underwater photography and video tutorial series for super macro
By Brent Durand

Supermacro is the next step for avid macro photographers, presenting photos of the tiniest of the tiny critters underwater. Macro turns into supermacro once the subject appears on screen larger than in real life (1:1 reproduction ratio) and often requires a wet diopter to provide more magnification than a macro lens or macro setting will provide.

Supermacro shooting requires precise control over composition and camera focusing in order to best capture the details found in these small ocean subjects.

The tutorials below cover many aspects of underwater supermacro photo and video.



Supermacro Photography Basics






Top Tips for Supermacro Photography






Stunning Supermacro with Diopters






Learning Super Macro in Papua New Guinea





If there's something you want to learn about supermacro but can't find in these tutorials, email me at and we'll get an article up on the site. Enjoy!

Brent Durand
Underwater photography and video tutorial series for super macro


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