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    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.

    Photo of the day: 15 August

    | Inspire | 15/08/2012 15:59pm
    Digital Camera World's photo of the day | www.digitalcameraworld.com

    Click the image to find out what we think of our photo of the day.

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