Macro Style

with Megan Arndt

self-paced course



NEW! This program is now available at Click Photo School as a self-paced course.

All class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside a virtual classroom. Registration includes one year access to the course.

Learn the art & craft of macro photography through a series of simple videos.

From equipment to setup to shooting techniques, we’ll cover everything you need to capture the details around you.

You’ll learn at your own pace in a series of 35 short, simple videos that have been organized by topic – from equipment and technique to creative setups and editing.


And you’ll see you exactly how Megan sets up and photographs her subjects – both indoors and out.

Find out how to use light, perspective, and background to capture everyday objects more creatively.

what you’ll get


Learn everything you need to know about macro photography as you progress through a series of 35 short, simple videos that have been organized into eight chapters:

  • CH 1: Equipment
  • CH 2: Camera Settings
  • CH 3: Shooting Strategies
  • CH 4: Composition
  • CH 5: Light & Lighting
  • CH 6: Indoor Setup
  • CH 7: Creative Setups
  • CH 8: Editing Macro Photos


A short guide to the images, angles, and light that you will see Megan use in the shooting videos.


Learn on any device! All class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside your private online classroom.


You'll check off each interactive step as you go, from watching the videos to engaging in discussions with Megan and fellow students.


Read through Megan's answers to questions asked during the launch event (now concluded) and watch her Q&A video!


All class materials - including the editing videos, Q&A, and PDF - are yours to download and keep.

about your presenter

Megan Arndt is a lifestyle and fine art photographer in the suburbs of Chicago, where she runs a photography business capturing families and newborns. When she is not chasing around her 4 boys with a camera, she and her family love to travel on new adventures. She has been featured in magazines and blogs and has a huge passion for teaching the magic of photography.

97 thoughts on “Macro Style: Finding Beauty in the Details”

  1. Megan was an incredible teacher. She is down to earth and practical. I learned a lot about different types of lighting and camera settings when it comes to Macro. She walks you thru each type of Macro (inside, outside, natural light, artificial light etc). It was exciting and inspiring at the same time. I highly recommend this breakout. You won’t be disappointed!!
    Thank again Megan!!

  2. Erika Provinsal

    This course is a great way to get you out of your creative rut and see your old world in a new way. You can dip your toe into the macro world without much initial cost, or like me, find yourself inspired to purchase a macro lens. You’ll be amazed at how easily Megan leads you to shots you didn’t know you had in you. Thanks, Megan!

  3. What a great breakout! I love all the detailed videos about various aspects of shooting macro. Macro photography has always been something I have been interested in, but I haven’t pursued it too much. Megan is a great teacher and I’m excited to start adding more macro photos into my work.

  4. Jyotsna Bhamidipati

    Wow! What an incredible breakout! I am amazed at the quality of the content and that there is soooo much to learn for absolutely every single person; even if you have been shooting macro for a while! I LOVED every single video in the breakout and I am learning so much! This is a must have breakout for only $25! Thank you for sharing your knowledge Megan!

  5. What an excellent course! Wow! Megan is a great instructor and she provides step-by-step instruction that is informative, concise and so fun! Honestly, this is one of the best online classes that I’ve taken! Thank you, Megan! I hope to take more classes from you!

  6. I have loved participating in this amazing breakout immensely. I love photographing the flowers that I grow in my garden but sometimes get very frustrated with myself. All the Videos are wonderful, short and to the point. I have really enjoyed watching these very informative videos. Because they are short it is very easy to find just what you are looking for. There are also many helpful hints throughout and I especially liked the one about putting a straw on a flower stem to prevent it breaking when using the third hand tool. I also appreciated the focus stacking video. I am so glad that I joined this breakout. I highly recommend this breakout to any one with an interest in macro photography. Thank you very much Megan for being an awesome and fabulous instructor.

  7. This class has been helpful and I’ve learned about my 105 mm lens which I’ve had for a few years but wasn’t using as well as I could have. Just a simple little tweak has made so much difference in what I’m shooting now! (and that was only the 2nd video!!!) She goes through so many helpful ideas and shows you how to achieve them which is great too! Highly encourage you to dive into this breakout. You will not be disappointed!

  8. This was my first breakout course, and well worth the time! Megan is fun to watch and shares so much! I have much more confidence in using my camera, and I especially love that she gave me the freedom to raise my ISO if I want to! Thank you, Megan, for opening up a new world to me! I am going to have fun with this new creative outlet!

  9. Heather Meinen

    Thank you Megan for sharing your insight and knowledge of Macro photography. My favorite part of the breakout was learning about the perspective ratios as well as the creative ideas we could try out!

  10. This is my first breakout and it has been so much fun! Megan has done a fabulous job teaching all the things about macro photography, gear, composition, shooting indoor/outdoor, lighting setups and post processing. This is my first time shooting macro photography and I have fallen in love with this genre of photography. I highly recommend the course!

  11. Megan covers so much in this breakout, really everything from A-Z. Her videos are clear, concise and informative, and I love that they are broken down to specifics so you can easily rewatch just what you want. Seeing someone do something is so different from reading how-tos and Megan demonstrates with lots of detail. I’m very glad I joined this breakout.

  12. Airon Mothershed

    Hi! I really enjoy taking macro photos, but I’ve never been very sure about what I’m doing. For example, I have a wonderful macro lens, but I’m still trying to figure out how to use it. As a result, I purchased this class. I’m still working through the chapters, but I’m happy I purchased it! I’m learning a lot that I didn’t know, and I’m starting to understand why I haven’t been getting some of the types of shots I’ve been trying for and how to adjust things so I can next time. If you’re interested in macro, go for this one — it’s a good one.

  13. This is the macro breakout I’ve didn’t know I was waiting for! I have been interested in macro photography ever since I picked up a camera–but all my learning was centered around lighting, posing, and composing portraits. Then when I saw this was available as a breakout, I immediately signed up. Megan has made this so easy to understand—she explains everything very thoroughly and the short videos are perfect little snacks of information. Highly recommend!

  14. Love…Love…..Love the breakout! This course has sparked my interest in taking Macro photographs again. I have taken another macro course in the past, but Megan teaches in away that makes it easy to learn and explains what she is doing step by step. Megan, t love your style of teaching.

    Many thanks and much appreciated!

  15. This breakout is awesome! Megan does a great job walking through her setup, equipment, lighting approach and so much more. You will not be disappointed in this breakout. Thank you Meghan!

  16. This breakout has opened my eyes to a whole new style of photography and I am loving it! Megan does a phenomenal job explaining everything in such great detail. I highly recommend this breakout!

  17. Loved this course, especially the in-depth demonstrations of lighting, macro extension tubes, and how to combine macro gear. It was very helpful to see the different settings used to achieve the results. Thank you, Megan! (P.S. Your kitchen is GORGEOUS! :) )

  18. Megan Arndt is an exceptional teacher! I moved her videos! She offers clear concise instruction in a very sequential manner. By offering small doses of information she makes it easy to get complete ideas in a one segment. You can put the material down and easily pick it up and get back into it again. The class is well designed, chock full of info and the visuals are great. I learned so much about macro! I didn’t realize how much I didn’t fully understand. Thanks, Megan, for a great breakout! I am inspired!

  19. This breakout is amazing! It is full of valuable content for someone who has never shot Macro, to someone who is looking to improve their Macro. She covers everything in great, easy to understand detail. Megan is incredibly responsive and helpful. If you are interested in Macro photography at all then this is definitely the Breakout for you!

  20. So glad I signed up for this breakout! Wish I had joined earlier as I am still waiting on my macro tubes to arrive to dive into the shooting portion of this class. I have really enjoyed the great and thorough teaching. I am inspired! It has been so fun to see the amazing images that I are coming from other students.

  21. Megan has my favorite style of teaching – explanation and then taking a photo – then showing you how the explanation and shot come together! I’ve had so much fun taking what I’ve learned from each lesson and putting it into action with great results!! Megan totally took my fear of the unknown of macro photography and turned it on its head – thank you so much! An excellent class!!!

  22. This breakout is amazing. Megan gives very detailed information in a very understandable way … and she’s so relatable! I love how she shows how she shoots something and then shows the image right away. I’ve been able to capture images I would have NEVER been able to capture before … all with equipment that I already own!

  23. This course literally opened my eyes to a whole new world! Megan was easy to follow through the course and her instructions were detailed and precise. I love this new art form and am extremely grateful for what I have learned!

  24. This is by far one of the best – if not *the* best – breakouts I’ve ever participated in. The format makes the learning path clear and simple, and Megan does a spot on job of walking us through, step by step. Now more than ever I’m searching for creative release, and this breakout is shining a light on a new avenue of photography for me to dive deeper into. One word – wonderful. Thank you, Megan!

  25. Jessi Hamersky

    This is such a great breakout! Megan’s videos are fantastic and set up in such a thorough manner. I’m new to macro and this has been such an amazing introduction. I can’t recommend this breakout enough!

  26. This is seriously one of the best breakouts that I have bought (and I have about 30!). Megan walks you through every single detail from how she gets the shots, to lighting, and editing. All of her advice can also be applied in many aspects of photography. She include so much information, she leaves nothing out!

  27. I have loved this breakout!!! I have always enjoyed macro photography, and Megan has brought out even more for me to love about it! She gives so many amazing tips and tricks I had never thought of. I still have a few more of the videos to watch, and can’t wait to see what I will learn in them. Thanks Megan for teaching this breakout!

  28. I have always wanted to dabble in macro, but I thought I didn’t have the equipment. I purchased this breakout to reference when I bought a macro lens, I was shocked that I can actually get started with macro for about $15.00. Megan does a great job of presenting what you need to get started with macro, composition, lighting, creative photo shoots and editing. The videos are simple, easy to understand and I feel through. Megan is a natural teacher and this breakout is a great price for the amount of information shared.

  29. I’m learning so much in this breakout about macro and more! I always thought I would have to buy an expensive macro lens but Megan explains and demonstrates all the macro tool options. My creativity is kicking into high gear!

  30. Christine Catherman

    This class is just what I needed to sharpen my skills, gain a new perspective, and unleash my creativity. Megan has packed this breakout with everything you need to know about Macro photography, from A-Z. She breaks it down into easy to understand lessons and her work is so inspiring! This will be the best $25 you will ever invest in yourself! Go ahead and buy it… you know you want to!

  31. This has been an amazing breakout. Megan is a very good teacher. She is clear with steps and how tos. All the information is in videos that really show you how to shot, what settings to use, set ups and edits. I never could get good macro photos before. I have learned so much and find macro to be relaxing. No need to worry about the light or if the kids will cooperate. There are so many fun subjects around your house and yard. Thank you Megan for this great class. Buy this breakout. Do something for your self ! for a change !

  32. Megan breaks everything down so wonderfully and I love that her videos are short and easy to digest. But there are also a lot of them, and I would say this is one of the biggest content breakouts I’ve taken in awhile! Highly recommend to help you see your surroundings in a new way.

  33. I was stuck in a macro rut and this class was exactly what I needed. I am seeing everyday objects and I’m excited to grab my camera. I have learned so many great tips on lighting, camera settings, and editing. Megan is a great teacher and I highly recommend this breakout. Buy it, you will not be disappointed.

  34. This is my first breakout and it’s been so fun! I’ve never explored macro photography and I’m loving it! It’s a wonderful solo project to dive into and to express my creativity! The videos are great and I am enjoying photo share thread. Top notch!!

  35. Victoria Jenkins

    This breakout covers everything one needs to know to better their skills at macro photog. I’m about halfway through and have never been so excited about improving my skills. Megan is a wonderful instructor, she explains everything in such detail! I’d highly recommend this breakout to all who love macro photography!

  36. I am loving this breakout! I have been dabbling in macro photography off and on for a while now. Megan gives so many great tips on her unique perspectives and skills! I have learned new ways to look at subjects, new ways to use equipment I already own, as well as new equipment and techniques I did not know about! This break out is a little different from other breakouts I have participated in as it is mainly a series of instructional videos instead of a lengthy PDF with just a couple of supporting videos. The format has been refreshing, entertaining, and very informative! If you are interested in macro, definitely invest in this breakout…you won’t be disappointed!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Brittnay! I am so glad that you are liking the format of the breakout and learning a lot! I look forward to seeing what you create!

  37. I am learning so much from this breakout! Macro is one of those genres where I felt like as long as I had the right lens I would be good to go. Not true! There is so much more to that and Megan is great at breaking it down. I’m only halfway through and am learning so much on technique and things to consider for composition and lighting, I am getting much more thoughtful and deliberate in my approach and already see such an improvement in my images, and this is without even getting to the creative setups yet! This one is really a no-brainer! I’ve been shooting for years now so it’s been a very long time since I’ve devoured a breakout in this way! There are so many things to try. I’m so happy to jump into such a therapeutic art form with all that is going on right now. Thank you Megan!

  38. I knew the minute I saw this breakout posted, that I had to get it! I have been wanting to learn more about the beautiful art of macro and Megan does not disappoint! Her videos are so informative and full of wonderful tips and tricks and I love her list of equipment. It guided me in the direction of what I needed to really get into this genre. I have been finding this breakout so fun and relaxing during this crazy time. She is very personable in her videos and she is a joy to watch! Thank you for doing this breakout!

  39. Allison Buchanan

    I am so happy that I not only purchased this breakout, but made the time to sit and watch every video! So detailed, great examples, and Megan is so personable and calm during the whole breakout that it makes you think she is right there with you. Thank you Megan for sharing your knowledge with us!

  40. I am so excited about this class! I am new to DSLR cameras and just finished the MME class. I dove into the Macro class for extra practice and I absolutely love it!!! Megan is so thorough and explains everything in such a way that I understand how it all works. Thank you Megan for giving this breakout and giving me another skill to play with!

  41. The content and presentation in this breakout are absolutely amazing and for such a good price. Megan is a fantastic teacher and has further fueled my love of macro photography. I even purchased the Sigma 105 macro lens after watching the videos and I am so glad I did.

  42. If you love macro photography or want to learn macro photography this breakout is for you! I love macro photography and Megan shows you different types of macro photography that I have never tried before. This breakout has given me the inspiration that I have been lacking lately. This breakout is amazing and very informative and you don’t want to miss this!

  43. This breakout is what I needed to get started in Macro. Megan is very detailed in her teaching and reiterates important concepts of macro throughout which really helped my learning. The videos build nicely with each new concept introduced, which made it very easy to follow and understand. She goes over so many different lighting scenarios that can be used with macro and the great thing is you probably already have a lot of them in your home! I also really enjoyed her creative setups and ideas of how to have even more fun with macro. I think she did an excellent job with this breakout and would recommend it to anyone starting out or with an interest in macro. It’s been a lot of fun!

  44. Sabrina Williams

    This breakout is exactly what I’ve needed and the timing could not have been better! I’ve been in a rut for quite a long time and my husband, bless his heart, bought me a macro lens for Mother’s Day. Shortly after Mother’s Day this beautiful breakout came out and I jumped at the chance to get it and learn my lens better. (Perfect timing!). I have been watching the many videos in little chunks and after an almost 3 year rut, I’m happy to say I’ve begun shooting every single day! I have learned so much, not just about lighting, composition, and shooting macro but also more about myself. I’ve learned what type of composition I’m drawn to, what details I lean towards wanting to shoot, and how to edit to get the looks I want. I’ve also learned to let go of perfectionism and to stop pixel peeping (lol).

    This breakout has been a breath of fresh air. The videos are plentiful and informative. The critiques from Megan have proven invaluable and she is a great teacher and so supportive and encouraging. And her images throughout the breakout are beautiful and inspiring!

  45. This breakout is exactly what I was looking for. I have always loved macro photography, but I needed to know all the ins and outs. Megan’s chapters are broken down into several videos. Each video she thoroughly explains and demonstrates all the information you need to know to get started with macro photography, even if you don’t have a macro lens. I highly recommend this breakout session.

  46. I can’t wait to have more time to really dive deep into this class. I’ve enjoyed watching the videos and starting to play around with my camera. I’m learning so much about using my camera in ways I hadn’t before. Great narration and explanations. Megan is a great teacher, and this is coming from a career teacher.

  47. Jennifer Thomas

    Fabulous breakout by Megan! I’m learning so much about the world of macro and it’s been fantastic, especially during this time when we have less opportunities out of the house. I took Megan’s other breakout and I always appreciate all of the effort that she puts into them. All that you need to know about getting started in macro is there.

  48. I’m loving Megan’s breakout! Macro is a whole new photography area that I’m diving into and this breakout is exceeding expectations. Megan is an amazing artist and an even more incredible teacher. This is the second breakout of hers that I am participating in, I highly recommend this breakout as it’s helped me find a new way to be creative at this time!

  49. I have been enjoying Macro Style so much. I have shot macro before but just needed a boost in my skills and inspiration. Megan does a great job teaching one step at a time so it’s perfect for beginners or more advanced photographers.

  50. I love macro photography, but found myself in a rut lately. This course was exactly what I needed to learn a few new tricks and techniques and get myself out of my rut and try new things. Megan does a great job explaining all the various concepts she covers. There is a lot of information in the course with hours of video. It’s been so helpful to me!

  51. I’ve always wanted to take a Macro class and this class is perfect for a beginner like me. Megan is thorough and explains everything with precision and clarity. I highly recommend this class!

  52. This course is so helpful because Megan breaks up the information into manageable chunks, and the way she demonstrates how she approaches different shots is very informative. This breakout means so much because I’m spending MUCH more time at home than I ever have, and the ideas and demonstrations of things to try gets the creative juices flowing. If you’re new to macro, or have experience in macro, this breakout can help you wherever you are in your macro journey.

  53. I didn’t even hesitate when I seen this breakout offered. No buyers remorse here! Each video has inspired me to get out and shoot. Megan leaves no rock unturned going over equipment if you don’t have a macro lens, camera settings, shooting strategies, composition, lighting, indoor setup, creative ideas, and even editing! It’s so nice to focus on macro specifically because of the many flowers in bloom right now and being stuck at home! Thank you Megan for giving us so much bang for our bucks!

  54. It was great lesson with very detailed lessons. I thought I knew about Marco but she really give good tips and I learned lots from Megan. I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in elevating their macro photography! This $25 course is best investment I had ever.

  55. I am really enjoying Meg’s macro breakout. Her shooting tips have been so helpful as well as the information on lighting and composition. I actually almost sold my macro lens and I’m so glad I didn’t because her breakout inspired me to go outside and have fun again. I highly recommend this breakout. Megan has provided detailed lessons and lots of videos which is helpful because I’m such a visual learner.

    1. Wendi, thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad that you have been enjoying the breakout, and I am THRILLED that you didn’t sell your macro lens! I look forward to seeing what else you create with it!

  56. This breakout is exactly what I needed right now! Megan absolutely GLOWS. She clearly has a masterful depth of knowledge with macro photography and shares it so beautifully in her videos. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced photographer, this breakout will inspire you. As a professional photographer, there was something for me to learn in each and every video. Megan takes the giant topic of macro photography and breaks it up into little bite sized videos that are fun to watch, easy to learn from, and SO INSPIRING. Thank you Megan! It is an honor to get a glimpse into your amazing creative mind!

  57. Megan has covered everything you need to know about macro! Gear, composition, light, indoors, outdoors..ALL THE THINGS
    This breakout is just what I needed!!

  58. Sabrina Sandberg

    I have to start by saying that I have taken lots of breakouts and workshops through CPS and I am blown away by the amount of incredible content in this breakout. To be honest the level of content rivals a few of the 4 week workshops because everything about macro is covered from gear, setup, lighting, techniques, editing… everything!! This is the best $25 investment I have made in my photography business and if you are at all considering, just BUY IT you will not regret it!!

    1. Sabrina, thank you SO much for your kind comments! I am so happy that you are liking the breakout so far, and I can’t wait to see more of what you create during this course!

  59. Cheryl Howe Moore

    First, let me start by saying that Megan is an amazing teacher and artist. Her videos are chock full of helpful tips, lessons, and ideas to get started with macro photography. Whether new to macro, or just wanting to enhance your skills as a macro photographer, this is the breakout for you. Megan covers it all, from gear, to camera settings, to creative ideas and tips. If you are interested in learning more about macro photography, take this course. You will love it!

  60. I am loving working through this breakout! I had sold my macro lens when I switched camera systems and I have been debating if I want to rebuy a macro lens and this was just the push I needed to hit buy! I’m so excited to get it so I can put into practice all the amazing things I have been learning going through Megan’s breakout. I love that Megan covers the technical parts of shooting macro and the how to creatively shoot and edit macro also! There is such a wealth of information and I’m astounded that it’s only $25!

  61. Deniece Roane-Mason

    Wow! This class has been amazing so far. I knew about macro photography but didn’t realize how to make my photographs look professional. Megan is a wonderful instructor, taking us to another level with her tricks and techniques. I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in elevating their macro photography!

  62. Carol Ann Ryan

    What an amazing Breakout!! Megan is so knowledgeable and thorough in her teaching of macro photography. I would photograph macro before, but I learned so much more from Megan.

  63. Casondra Fivecoat

    If you have ever wanted to learn about macro, then this is the breakout for you! I just started working my way through the videos last night, and I literally didn’t want to stop to go to bed. Megan has packed this breakout full of information with videos that are enjoyable to watch. It is honestly my favorite breakout to date. If you have even the slightest interest in macro, get this breakout. You won’t regret it!

    1. Casondra, I am so happy that you’ve joined in the breakout, and thrilled that you are enjoying it. Thank you for your kind words! I can’t wait to see some of your macro work!

  64. Great course with very detailed lessons. She walks you through several macro sessions with a wide variety of subject. It was so much fun to follow along. Just buy this breakout—it will be a great stress reliever.

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