Tips and techniques on macro photography, including what is macro photography, how to shoot great macro photographs, best kit for macro photography, specific macro subjects, and everything else you might need to know about shooting great macro images.

macro flowers

Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips

Macro lighting

Light is key to revealing intricate details of tiny subjects. Macro specialist Colleen Slater shares her top tips and lighting techniques

Macro insects and bugs

Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of insects and bugs. Ross Hoddinott gives his top…

autumn macro tracy calder leaves and berries

Autumn is the perfect season to indulge in some close-up and macro photography, says Tracy Calder. So pack your bag and head out to the…

Swallowtail butterfly macro image

Close-up macro photography is great for really bringing out the detail of your subject. Colin Varndell offers 12 creative macro photography tips

Macro Photography

Alan McFaden explains how to take macro photos in our quick and easy guide. See the equipment, settings and Photoshop tricks you'll need for great…

In our close up flower photography tips John Freeman reveals the equipment and techniques behind some of his favourite flower photographs...

Wildlife photographer Paul Hobson and three AP readers explore the possibilities of studio-based macro still life and show how the simplest of lighting set-ups can…