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.
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.
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.
Discover how to use extension tubes to shoot great close-up and macro photography without all the hefty costs.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for winter photo ideas. Find out how to take stunning macro pictures of ice this winter, with tips from shooting to photo editing.
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.
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.