Bluebell photography: when, where and how to take creative spring pictures

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 13/04/2014 00:01am
    Bluebell photography: when, where and how to take your most creative pictures ever

    The time for bluebell photography is just around the corner. In this tutorial we explain when to take pictures of bluebells, where to find them and how to set up your camera for the best results.

    Creative pictures of flowers: how to shoot and edit flower photos for extra impact

    | Photography Tips | 04/07/2013 00:01am
    Creative pictures of flowers: how to shoot and edit flower photos with extra wow factor

    Every photographer has taken pictures of flowers at one point or another. Flower photos are enduringly popular subject matter because their colours, shapes and textures add so much impact to your photo compositions.

    But a few simple tweaks to the way you set up and compose your pictures of flowers, as well as the way you edit your flower photos in the digital darkroom, can dramatically increase their visual appeal. Here’s how it’s done.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a light tent from 3-ring binders to diffuse sunlight

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 20/06/2013 11:00am
    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.

    Creative flash photography ideas: how to get artistic with your flower photos

    | Photography Tips | 28/05/2013 11:28am
    Creative flash photography ideas: get artistic with your flower photos

    Find out how to give your plant and flower photos a boost with this easy off-camera flash technique. This simple creative flash photography idea can be shot in any home studio, hassle-free.

    Spring photography tips: how to photograph flowers in the wild

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 08/05/2013 00:01am
    Spring photography tips: how to photograph flowers in the wild

    Taking pictures of flowers in a controlled environment such as still life photography, or even in the confines of your garden is one thing. But learning how to photograph flowers in the wild presents a whole number of new challenges. In this quick guide we show you how to think about the light and how to experiment with the look and feel of your pictures.

    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.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a lightbox using a window and paper

    | Photography Tips | 08/11/2012 02:00am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a lightbox using a window and paper - step 6

    In the latest installment of our DIY Photography Hacks series, we show you a very simple way to make a lightbox for your still life photography by hanging common greaseproof paper from a window.

    Radial blur: fake a zoom burst effect from your fixed focal length lens

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 16/10/2012 11:45am
    Radial Blur: fake a zoom burst effect from your fixed focal length lens

    Learn how to recreate a zoom burst effect in Photoshop using the radial blur filter to add extra drama to your pictures.

    Macro flower photography: a simple setup for perfect pictures

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 07/10/2012 07:00am
    Macro flower photography: a simple tutorial for perfect pictures

    Learn how to improve your macro flower photography with this simple tutorial on lighting and tips for keeping your camera steady.

    Photoshop effects: add reflections to pictures of water drops

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 03/10/2012 16:19pm
    Photoshop effects: how add reflections to pictures of water drops

    Photoshop effects are often used to correct problems, but in this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use it for more creative endeavours as we improve a macro shot’s content and composition. In the start image, we can see a hint of the petals’ reflection in a water droplet. In theory, we could have positioned our camera to try to fill the droplet with background flowers, or even waited until the other droplets got larger to add more interest. In practice, we can take control over these elements more quickly and effectively using Photoshop to create reflections in pictures of water drops.

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