Welcome to the Adaptalux Studio Tutorial and Demo Zone.

Here we showcase how to get the most out of your Adaptalux Studio. If you’re new to the studio, click play on the main demo video for a feature walkthrough with Adaptalux Founder and Product Designer Sam Granger.

Scroll down to see a selection of video tutorials with ideas and inspiration for various macro photography subjects, you can find more on our blog.

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Adaptalux Studio Tutorials, Ideas & Inspiration

Shell Macro Photography Tutorial

Shell macro photography tutorial – Watch on YouTube Shells and sea life grow and erode in interesting ways under the forces of the ocean. This makes them a fantastic macro subject! In this shell macro photography tutorial, we are going to be getting up close to the textures of some seashells, and adding some of…

Minimalist Wood Texture Photography

Minimalist Wood Texture Photography – Watch on YouTube In this wood texture photography tutorial we’re capturing a minimalist photograph of a simple piece of driftwood. The goal is to capture a single photograph of the wood on a clean white background. This is the final image we are aiming for; Wood Texture Photography We want…

Monthly Macro Photography Challenge – May 2021

Welcome to the Monthly Macro Photography Challenge for May 2021. This is where you can get involved with the Adaptalux Community and flex some of your own macro photography skills. Monthly Macro Challenge The theme for May is; WOOD How to Enter To enter an image into this month’s challenge, you need to post your…

Smoke photography tutorial on a black background

Smoke Photography Tutorial on a black (or white) background – Watch on YouTube Learning how to photograph smoke on a black background is a simple and quite relaxing process. In this smoke photography tutorial, we will walk you through everything you need to get started. Smoke Photography Tutorial Smoke photography is a very relaxing shoot.…

Coloured Background Photography Tutorial

Coloured Background Photography Tutorial – Watch on YouTube We have previously looked at how to achieve white backgrounds and black backgrounds for macro and product photography. In this coloured background photography tutorial, we are going look at some alternatives! Coloured background photography tutorial Filling your background with colour is often less desirable than a solid…

Money macro photography – Currency from around the world.

Money Macro Photography – Watch on YouTube The beautiful artwork and designs featured on banknotes around the world are often overlooked. Money, especially uncirculated currency, is easy to get hold of on ebay. The varied colours and patterns make money macro photography an easy and interesting pastime. Money Macro Photography We didn’t travel the world…

Water Splash Photography Tutorial Using MIOPS Splash

Water Splash Photography Tutorial Using MIOPS Splash – Watch on YouTube In this water splash photography tutorial, we will be using the MIOPS Splash and the new Adaptalux Flash Arm prototypes (see our update last week) to create some stunning splash art! Water Splash Photography Tutorial Water splash photography is a tricky subject to master!…

Ultraviolet Mushroom Photography – Fluorescent Fungi

Ultraviolet Mushroom Photography – Fluorescent Fungi – Watch on YouTube Ultraviolet Induced Visible Flourescance (UVIVF) photography can often surprise you. The results you see on the back of the camera after a long exposure are almost always unexpected. Fungi are known to have strange properties sometimes, so some ultraviolet mushroom photography is sure to be…

Mushroom macro photography – How to light Mushroom Gills

Mushroom macro photography – Watch on YouTube Mushrooms are strange. Unlike the flora you find basking in the sun’s light, they choose to grow in the dark, damp areas of the forest. Their unique shapes and structures are very interesting under a macro lens. In this article, we are exploring the complexities of mushroom macro…

The basics of macro texture photography

The basics of macro texture photography – Watch on YouTube Texture is something we mention often when it comes to macro photography. After all, most subjects have some sort of texture up close. What if you want to exploit that texture and capture it up close? In this article, we are looking at the basics…