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

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 03/07/2014 00:01am
    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, Photography Tips | 28/05/2014 00:01am
    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

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 16/05/2014 00:01am
    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

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 02/05/2014 00:01am
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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

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 23/10/2013 00:01am
    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

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 23/08/2013 10:38am
    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, Photography Tips | 16/08/2013 00:01am
    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.

    Close-up Photography: creative ideas for photographing everyday objects

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 07/08/2013 00:01am
    Close-up Photography: creative ideas for photographing everyday objects

    How can you make small things look good? The secret to creative close-up photography isn’t in the things, but in how you approach them. And especially how you frame them.

    Learning lists of rules can help you think about photography, but they can be more confusing than useful while you’re trying to do it. Aim instead for the sweet spot between theory and practice, and you can make both work well for you. In this guide we’ll explain some easy ways to strike that balance with your close-up photography and show you how to make interesting pictures from just about anything.

    Garden photography tips: how to take professional pictures of plants

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 28/06/2013 00:01am
    Garden photography tips: how to take professional pictures of plants

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post we share our best garden photography tips for any camera, in any garden! Our quick guide shows you how to compose, expose and how to take professional pictures of plants you can be proud of.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a light tent from 3-ring binders to diffuse sunlight

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 20/06/2013 11:00am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a light tent from 3-ring binders to diffuse sunlight

    In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make a simple light tent using 3-ring binders, which you can use to diffuse sunlight for shooting outdoor flower photography.

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