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.
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.
Learn how to recreate a zoom burst effect in Photoshop using the radial blur filter to add extra drama to your pictures.
When you focus on a subject part of the scene in front and behind it is also sharp. This sharp zone is known as the depth of field – or DoF – and understanding how to control the size of your depth of field is one of the most important aspects of photography to get your head around.
Here we take a look at the factors that affect depth of field and how you can control DoF in-camera.
Learn how to improve your macro flower photography with this simple tutorial on lighting and tips for keeping your camera steady.
Your garden is ripe with subjects this time of year. Read our garden photography tips and find out how to give your close-up photography a lift.
In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we appeal to macro lovers everywhere and show you how to make a simple tabletop studio from paper and lamps.
We test 6 specialist macro flash units and rate how well each gives you controllable and highly effective lighting for your macro photography.
Are you annoyed by cluttered backdrops? Find out how to remove background distractions in your close-up shots of nature.