Spring photography tips: how to photograph flowers in the wild

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Time lapse photography: how to shoot stunning sequences without any hassle

Time lapse photography: how to shoot stunning sequences without any hassle

Watch almost any natural history program these days and you’re likely to see a time-lapse photography sequence. Whether it’s showing a cloud rolling quickly over a mountain range or flowers coming into bloom, the technique has become widespread.

Extreme flower photography! Slam dunk your stems for dramatic effects

Photo Ideas: how to shoot extreme flower photography

Water is a wonderful subject to photograph. The possibilities are endless, whether you’re using a slow shutter speed to create a zen-like stillness or a super-fast exposure to capture the action of falling drops. Here, we’ve given both water and flower photography a twist, resulting in flower photography that really makes a splash.

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