A Closer Look at Nature

An Introduction to Close-up Photography

A Closer Look at Nature

Photo: © Tilak Hettige

  • Learn how to photograph wild or arranged flowers under different lighting conditions
  • Correct the misconceptions about macro and close-up photography
  • Explore various ways of using lenses to achieve macro capabilities that naked eye cannot see or appreciate
  • Benefit from two full days of workshop with limited number of students (limited to 15)
  • Working with graphics
  • Instruction sessions include class room demonstrations from experts in the field. First day devoted to instructions and studio shooting (lunch provided). Second day location shooting in an exclusive setting with garden and tabletop arrangements (enjoy home cooked breakfast and lunch).


  • Day 1 (Friday) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Introduction
  • Day 2 (Saturday) 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM - PCCI Studio
  • Day 3 (Sunday) 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM - On location and PCCI studio. Graduation

About the Instructor

Tilak Hettige, a product of New England School of Photography in Boston, USA, has worked in the photography industry since 1981 in places like Boston, Washington D.C, Sri Lanka, Oman, and the Philippines. He is an accomplished author-photographer. He first won international recognition when he became the photographer of the year in the International Photographic Society, Washington D.C. in 1997. In addition to winning many subsequent awards Tilak’s work has been published in many books, international newspapers, magazines and calendars. His photographs have also been displayed in many exhibitions in the Philippines and outside and several of them are in private collections in several countries.

Among his publications are the recently released Tilaka: The Spiritual Third Eye and Saffron Robes: A Photographic Essay on Buddhist Monks. Currently he is working on two more books.

In 2007, Tilak joined the faculty of the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging.


Participants should have completed our Basic Photography workshop, or have equivalent experience.

Note: This is a special class. Our regular discount options (e.g., for alumni and groups) do not apply.

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