Extension tubes: how to shoot extreme close-ups without spending a fortune

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 28/04/2013 00:01am
    Extension tubes: how to shoot extreme close-ups without spending a fortune

    Discover how to use extension tubes to shoot great close-up and macro photography without all the hefty costs.

    Best camera settings for macro photography

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 16/03/2013 14:00pm
    Best camera settings for macro photography: manual focus

    Are you struggling to get sharp macro photos even though you’re using a tripod? While every shot is different, there are some specific camera settings for macro photography that every photographer should use.

    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: close-up photography tips you can trust

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 15/02/2013 01:00am
    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: close-up photography

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, leading wildlife and nature photographer Heather Angel shows our apprentice essential camera skills for taking close-up photography of insects and other small subjects.

    Take stunning pictures of ice this winter

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 04/01/2013 01:00am
    Take stunning pictures of ice this winter

    Looking for winter photo ideas. Find out how to take stunning macro pictures of ice this winter, with tips from shooting to photo editing.

    Pictures of ferns: master your plant photography skills with this one subject

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 11/11/2012 14:00pm
    Pictures of ferns: master your plant photography skills with this one subject

    You don’t have to be a botanist to enjoy pictures of ferns. The ancient plants are strikingly beautiful and a wonder to photograph. Our easy to follow tutorial shows how it’s done.

    Garden macro photography: tips for shooting stunning pictures at home

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 28/09/2012 02:00am
    Garden macro photography: tips for shooting stunning pictures at home

    Your garden is ripe with subjects this time of year. Read our garden photography tips and find out how to give your close-up photography a lift.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a macro studio with paper and table lamps

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 13/09/2012 11:00am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a macro studio - Step 1

    In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we appeal to macro lovers everywhere and show you how to make a simple tabletop studio from paper and lamps.

    Remove background distractions from your macro photography

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 21/08/2012 17:29pm
    Remove background distractions from your macro photography - step 1

    Are you annoyed by cluttered backdrops? Find out how to remove background distractions in your close-up shots of nature.

    The best way to set up your camera for macro photography

    | Macro | 27/07/2012 18:00pm
    The best way to set up your camera for macro photography

    Using a tripod and setting manual focus are essential for getting pin-sharp macro photography. Here we explain these and other ways to set up your camera to shoot close-ups.

    Free macro photography cheat sheet

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 10/06/2012 06:00am
    Free macro photography cheat sheet

    With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time of year to start paying closer attention to the smaller world around us. While big vistas and landscape photography are popular subjects in the summer months, it’s also a great time to hone your macro photography skills.

    For the latest infographic in our ongoing photography cheat sheet series, we’ve turned our cameras downward to the garden and forest floor to help you learn how to capture smaller subjects more effectively. For our macro photography cheat sheet we’ve produced four handy flow charts that take you step by step through some of the common areas of macro photography where people get tripped up.

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