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    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.

    Pictures of ferns: master your plant photography skills with this one subject

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 11/11/2012 14:00pm
    Pictures of ferns: master your plant photography skills with this one subject

    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.

    Radial blur: fake a zoom burst effect from your fixed focal length lens

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 16/10/2012 11:45am
    Radial Blur: fake a zoom burst effect from your fixed focal length lens

    Learn how to recreate a zoom burst effect in Photoshop using the radial blur filter to add extra drama to your pictures.

    DoF defined: controlling depth of field in photography

    | Photography for Beginners | 10/10/2012 12:12pm
    DoF vs subject distance: subject far from the camera

    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.

    Macro flower photography: a simple setup for perfect pictures

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 07/10/2012 07:00am
    Macro flower photography: a simple tutorial for perfect pictures

    Learn how to improve your macro flower photography with this simple tutorial on lighting and tips for keeping your camera steady.

    Garden macro photography: tips for shooting stunning pictures at home

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 28/09/2012 02:00am
    Garden macro photography: tips for shooting stunning pictures at home

    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.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a macro studio with paper and table lamps

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 13/09/2012 11:00am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a macro studio - Step 1

    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.

    6 top macro flash units reviewed and rated

    | Accessories, Reviews | 23/08/2012 02:00am
    6 top macro flash units reviewed and rated

    We test 6 specialist macro flash units and rate how well each gives you controllable and highly effective lighting for your macro photography.

    Remove background distractions from your macro photography

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 21/08/2012 17:29pm
    Remove background distractions from your macro photography - step 1

    Are you annoyed by cluttered backdrops? Find out how to remove background distractions in your close-up shots of nature.

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