Macro flower photography ideas: create fake dew drops to act as miniature lenses

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 11/05/2013 14:00pm
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    When shooting macro photography, it’s often the small details that complete an image. And adding drops of water to your photo composition can serve to magnify the finer details of your subject for a striking effect. Here’s how it’s done.

    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.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a powerful macro lens with an empty toilet paper tube

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 01/05/2013 11:00am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a powerful macro lens with an empty toilet paper tube

    We’ve covered a lot of clever techniques in our DIY Photography Hacks series, and this latest is one of our favourites – both because it’s so simple and the effects are amazing! In our quick tutorial below we show you how to use an empty toilet paper tube as an extension to transform your 50mm standard lens into a powerful macro lens.

    Extension tubes: how to shoot extreme close-ups without spending a fortune

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 28/04/2013 00:01am
    Extension tubes: how to shoot extreme close-ups without spending a fortune

    Discover how to use extension tubes to shoot great close-up and macro photography without all the hefty costs.

    Best macro flash: 6 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories, Reviews | 18/04/2013 00:01am
    Best macro flash: 6 top models tested and rated

    What’s the best macro flash kit you can buy? We found six of the best options for close-up lighting to test how well they deliver controllable power and versatility.

    Best camera settings for macro photography

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 16/03/2013 14:00pm
    Best camera settings for macro photography: manual focus

    Are you struggling to get sharp macro photos even though you’re using a tripod? While every shot is different, there are some specific camera settings for macro photography that every photographer should use.

    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: close-up photography tips you can trust

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 15/02/2013 01:00am
    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.

    Take stunning pictures of ice this winter

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 04/01/2013 01:00am
    Take stunning pictures of ice this winter

    Looking for winter photo ideas. Find out how to take stunning macro pictures of ice this winter, with tips from shooting to photo editing.

    Cropping photos: how to enlarge small subjects at printable sizes

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/12/2012 12:10pm
    Cropping photos: expand small subjects at printable sizes in any version of Photoshop

    Photographing small subjects often requires cropping photos later on the computer. Our latest Photoshop tutorial shows you how to expand your smaller subjects and enlarge subjects the safe way – at printable sizes – in any version of Photoshop CS or Elements.

    Mirror Lock-up: the easy way to get sharp, close-up photos

    | Photography Tips | 26/11/2012 16:30pm
    Mirror Lock-up: the easy way to get sharp, close-up photos

    Whether you’re shooting close-up macro pictures or sweeping landscape photography, you’re always going to want crisp images. Pin-sharp macro images are particularly hard to achieve because they often require small apertures, which in turn means using slow shutter speeds. Thankfully your camera’s Mirror lock-up function can help rescue your photos from camera shake.

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