Garden photography tips: how to take professional pictures of plants

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

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.

How to photograph anything: best camera settings for macro photography

How to photograph anything: best camera settings for macro photography

In the fourth part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for macro photography. Getting sharp macro and close-up photos takes time to master, but here we show you all the best camera settings you should use to shoot classic macro compositions, shoot handheld and shoot shallow depth of field.

Close-up Filters: how to magnify your subject for amazing macro-style pictures

Close-up Filters: how to magnify your subject for amazing macro-style pictures

Want a lightweight, low-cost way of getting in really close for macro-style pictures? A close-up filter may be just what you are after. In this tutorial we explain how to use them

Macro flower photography ideas: create fake dew drops to act as miniature lenses

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When shooting macro photography, it’s often the small details that complete an image. And adding drops of water to your photo composition can serve to magnify the finer details of your subject for a striking effect. Here’s how it’s done.

DIY Photography Hacks: make a powerful macro lens with an empty toilet paper tube

DIY Photography Hacks: make a powerful macro lens with an empty toilet paper tube

We’ve covered a lot of clever techniques in our DIY Photography Hacks series, and this latest is one of our favourites – both because it’s so simple and the effects are amazing! In our quick tutorial below we show you how to use an empty toilet paper tube as an extension to transform your 50mm standard lens into a powerful macro lens.

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

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

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

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

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.