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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.