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.

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.

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.