77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything

77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything

Learn new photography techniques – and master old ones – with this essential photographer’s resource. This list of 77 photography techniques to try covers some of the most popular types of photography.

9 creative photo ideas to try in February

Creative photo ideas for February: 09 Shoot a heart-shaped shadow

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Try these 9 creative photo ideas that are perfect for shooting in February.

Pictures of autumn: how to shoot Fall colors and textures in close-up

Pictures of autumn: how to shoot Fall colors and textures in close-up

Autumn photography is full of wonderful colors and textures, and one way to emphasize them in stunning detail is to shoot them close-up. In this tutorial we show you how to shoot amazing macro pictures of autumn.

Beach photography: how to get close for portraits and macro images

Beach photography: how to get close for portraits and macro images

In the second part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on beach photography we explain some of the best techniques photographers can use to shoot stunning family portraits, pets and even macro photography on the beach.

Best macro alternative: 5 clever options for photographers on a budget

Best macro alternative: 04 Macro Extension Bellows

Not everyone who wants to shoot close-up photography can afford expensive macro lenses… and nor do you need them! Here we review 5 great macro alternatives for photographers who want to get close without breaking the bank.

What is a macro lens? Magnification and minimum focus distance explained

Using macro lenses: how much magnification do you need?

In our latest photography cheat sheet we answer the question ‘What is a macro lens?’. In our infographic we explain some of the finer points of using macro lenses and illustrate the effects different magnifications can produce with your subjects.

Macro nature photography: tips for taking pin-sharp close-ups of flowers and insects

Macro nature photography: tips for taking pin-sharp close-ups of flowers, lichen and butterflies

In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue series post our pro shares his best macro nature photography tips to help our apprentice learn how to take pin-sharp pictures of wildflowers, lichen, butterflies and much more.

Close-up Photography: creative ideas for photographing everyday objects

Close-up Photography: creative ideas for photographing everyday objects

How can you make small things look good? The secret to creative close-up photography isn’t in the things, but in how you approach them. And especially how you frame them.

Learning lists of rules can help you think about photography, but they can be more confusing than useful while you’re trying to do it. Aim instead for the sweet spot between theory and practice, and you can make both work well for you. In this guide we’ll explain some easy ways to strike that balance with your close-up photography and show you how to make interesting pictures from just about anything.

Close-up portrait photography: how to shoot unusual portraits in stunning detail

Close-up portrait photography: how to shoot unusual portraits with maximum impact

You might not realise it, but people can be some of the most challenging and rewarding subjects for macro photography. There’s almost an infinite number of ways in which the human body can be photographed, from friendly snaps to extreme abstraction.

With close-up portrait photography you can play around with all the angles, creating unusual portraits, exotic close-ups, and abstract artistic interpretations that use extreme lighting and imaginative, original photo compositions. In this tutorial we explain everything you need to know to get started.

9 creative photo ideas to try in July 2013

9 creative photo ideas to try in July 2013

Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in July 2013.