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.
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Macro badges are often slapped on lenses that offer a magnification factor of 0.5x or less. However, true macro lenses deliver 1.0x, or 1:1, magnification. This means that if you photograph a small object at the lens’ closest focus distance setting, it will be the same size as the image projected onto the camera’s sensor.
This is perhaps the most important thing to know about using macro lenses. Below we’ve compiled a list of 9 other things you need to know when using a macro lens.