Macro photography tips: how to set up eye-catching close-ups

Macro photography tips: how to set up eye-catching close-ups

In this tutorial we share our best macro photography tips on how to choose a focal point and set up your camera for striking close-up pictures of nature.

Creative flower photography: how to shift the focus using layer blending techniques

Creative flower photography: how to shift the focus using layer blending techniques

In this tutorial we show you how to get creative with your macro flower photography by adjusting the focus in three separate exposures, and blending the shots for a magical effect.

Using ISO in macro photography: how to increase sensitivity for pin-sharp images

Using ISO in macro photography: how to increase sensitivity for pin-sharp close-ups

In this tutorial we share our best macro photography tips for learning how to use ISO for close-up subjects. We’ll show you how increasing the ISO will enable you to use a faster shutter speed to avoid camera shake.

Macro water drop photography: how to capture colour abstract close-ups at home

Macro water drop photography: how to capture colour abstract close-ups at home

Drops of water make beautiful macro subjects – they’re attractive, they refract light into interesting patterns and they’re available at the turn of a tap! And water drop photography is also quite easy to do! With good technique, attention to detail and the right kit, you can set your images apart from the crowd.

Macro flower photography: 5 fresh ideas that will cost you nothing

Macro flower photography: 5 fresh ideas that will cost you nothing

Liven up your macro flower photography by taking a fresh approach this spring. Here are our five best creative photo ideas for capturing eye-catching seasonal images, and the best part is you don’t need anything more than your camera, lens and perhaps a bit of patience!

Spring pictures: how to set up your camera for seasonal close-ups

Spring pictures: how to set up your camera for seasonal close-ups

In this tutorial we show you how to set up your camera using macro focusing and depth of field to perfect your macro photography

Spring flowers: how to choose the best subjects and make your best-ever images

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Spring is here, bringing with it an explosion of life and colour. Learn how to shoot pictures of spring flowers with our simple guide.

Pictures of autumn: how to shoot Fall colors and textures in close-up

Pictures of autumn: how to shoot Fall colors and textures in close-up

Autumn photography is full of wonderful colors and textures, and one way to emphasize them in stunning detail is to shoot them close-up. In this tutorial we show you how to shoot amazing macro pictures of autumn.

What is a macro lens? Magnification and minimum focus distance explained

Using macro lenses: how much magnification do you need?

In our latest photography cheat sheet we answer the question ‘What is a macro lens?’. In our infographic we explain some of the finer points of using macro lenses and illustrate the effects different magnifications can produce with your subjects.

Macro nature photography: tips for taking pin-sharp close-ups of flowers and insects

Macro nature photography: tips for taking pin-sharp close-ups of flowers, lichen and butterflies

In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue series post our pro shares his best macro nature photography tips to help our apprentice learn how to take pin-sharp pictures of wildflowers, lichen, butterflies and much more.