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.

Free macro photography cheat sheet

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.

8 things every insect photographer must know

Insect Photography Tips: fill the frame

Whether you shoot insect photography or not, when you’re working with tiny subjects, it’s almost impossible to point, shoot and come away with good results. You really need to think about composition and lighting, and also about the way you behave around nervous wildlife such as insects.

Inside are 8 crucial tips every photographer should know when trying to shoot insect photography outside of a controlled environment.

25 flower photography tips for beginners

25 flower photography tips for beginners

Improve your flower photography: tips, tricks and techniques for pictures bursting with style. All you need, from the best digital camera settings to lighting for flowers…