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    ​Add impact to still lifes using baking sheets for backgrounds

    | Photography Tips | 22/05/2013 11:00am
    ​Add impact to still lifes using baking sheets for backgrounds

    In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we revisit the kitchen as an ideal hunting ground for the DIY photographer. Here we show you how to use a baking sheet as a background texture to add impact to your still life photography.

    Lastolite ePhotomaker review: the light tent designed for eBay photos

    | Accessories, Reviews | 06/05/2013 11:00am
    Lastolite ePhotomaker review: the light tent designed for eBay photos

    The ePhotomaker light tent packs flat and is designed to diffuse simple light sources to create a perfect environment for eBay photos, product or still life photography. But can it deliver on its promises? Find out in our Lastolite ePhotomaker review.

    Shadow Art: abstract photography effects with everyday items

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 13/04/2013 14:00pm
    Shadow Art: abstract photography effects with everyday items

    Find out how you can use common household items to create striking shadow art. These simple photography effects can be achieved by anyone and can be shot anywhere, using anything!

    9 creative photo ideas to try in April

    | Photography Tips | 31/03/2013 00:00am
    02 Shoot still life photography with personality

    Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in April.

    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: interior photography tips for ideal homes

    | Photography Tips | 15/03/2013 11:49am
    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: interior photography tips for the ideal home

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post we set up indoors, as our pro shares his best interior photography tips for taking perfectly lit photos at home.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a table-top studio for easy still life photography

    | Photography Tips | 06/03/2013 12:16pm
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a table-top studio for easy still life photography

    In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post, find out how to use a few common items from around the house to make a simple table-top studio that’s perfect for still life photography.

    Cyanotype Process: digital photography using traditional techniques

    | Photography Tips | 04/02/2013 12:32pm
    Cyanotype Process: digital photography using traditional techniques

    Living in an age of sophisticated digital technology it’s easy to forget the extraordinary origins of the photographic process. In this tutorial we’re going to combine elements of digital photography with one of the medium’s oldest techniques, the Cyanotype process. We’ll capture an image using a DSLR and then make a cyanotype print in the beautiful hues of Prussian blue.

    The still life photographers’ guide to lighting: 4 techniques, 4 different effects

    | Photography Tips | 30/01/2013 11:29am
    The still life photographers' guide to lighting: 4 techniques, 4 different effects

    Still life photographers often tell us that lighting their scenes is the biggest challenge they face. In fact, lighting is one of the most common photography problems in any genre. In this tutorial, Ali Jennings of our testing team singles out 4 foolproof still life photography lighting techniques that you can use anywhere.

    Car Photography: simple, creative ways to make your Toyota look like a Ferrari

    | Photography Tips | 24/01/2013 16:00pm
    Car Photography: simple, creative ways to make your Toyota look like a Ferrari

    Car photography often conjures images of flash sports cars and models in bikinis, but unless you’re a very famous photographer, we’re guessing you’re like us and drive something a little more modest.

    Whatever it is you drive, many photographers don’t realise the potential their cars have for great still life photography. In this tutorial we show you some simple ways to shoot creative car photography that’s safe at any speed.

    Ring heart shadows: how to make fine art photos you’ll love

    | Photography Tips | 24/01/2013 12:30pm
    Ring heart shadows: how to make fine art photos you'll love

    Ring heart shadow pictures are some of the most commonly bought stock photos and a staple of greeting cards. In this simple still life photography tutorial we show you how to set up and light your own ring heart shadows from the comfort of your living room.