Close-up photography: 2 macro lens alternatives when shooting on a budget

Close-up photography: 2 macro lens alternatives when shooting on a budget

Shooting on a budget? We show you two ways to take close-up photography without the need for an expensive macro lens…

6 creative macro photo ideas for spring and summer

6 creative macro photo ideas for spring and summer

Breathe new life into your macro photography with these fresh, seasonal ideas

Focus Stacking: how to extend depth of field in Photoshop

Focus Stacking: how to extend depth of field when shooting close up

Shooting anything up close requires incredible patience and extreme precision. If your close-up photography isn’t sharp then you’re not only wasting pictures, but you’ve wasted hours of your time. In this in-depth tutorial we’ll show you how to use one of the most amazing Photoshop effects macro and close-up photographers can use: focus stacking.

9 creative photo ideas to try in May

9 creative photo ideas to try in May 2015 Digital Camera magazine: Sarah J Thomas

We’re kicking off May with a new list of exciting photo projects like double exposures, street photography, eye-opening infrared and macro abstracts.

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a DIY macro lens

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a DIY macro lens

Macro lenses are brilliant optics, but you don’t need to shell out for one if you’re just a casual macro photographer. In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make a DIY macro lens using a simple cardboard tube…

How to photograph early spring flowers (free cheat sheet)

How to photograph early spring flowers (free cheat sheet)

Discover how to shoot early spring flowers. Download our free photography cheat sheet and discover the best camera settings to get you started this spring!

Spring photography tips: how to photograph flowers in the wild

Final spring photography tips for photographing wild flowers

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.

Macro photography tips: how to set up eye-catching close-ups

Macro photography tips: how to set up eye-catching close-ups

In this tutorial we share our best macro photography tips on how to choose a focal point and set up your camera for striking close-up pictures of nature.

How to use continuous mode to shoot static subjects

How to use continuous mode to shoot static subjects: step 3

In this tutorial we show you how to enjoy a burst of speed and use your camera’s continuous shooting mode to shoot static subjects.

Autumn still life photography: how to shoot a seasonal macro

Autumn still life photography: how to shoot a seasonal macro

Discover how to take cool autumn still life photography with this quick and fun macro project you can do at home!