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

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…

Mobile Phone Macro Photography – Macro lenses for iPhone & Android

Mobile Phone Macro Photography Tutorial – Watch on YouTube The know-how and expensive equipment needed to get started with macro can often put people off, but it doesn’t have to be this way! With only a couple of inexpensive smartphone lenses, mobile phone macro photography is a fantastic way to get started with macro. (It’s…

Abstract close-up photography with a Pin Art board

Abstract close-up photography with a Pin Art board. – Watch on YouTube Abstract close-up photography and macro photography are an artform. Blending light, texture patterns, and colour together can create all kinds of images. Images created with a classic desk toy from the 80s and 90s adds a little dash of nostalgia too! Abstract close-up…

Why you need a PURE light source for UV fluorescence photography

Why you need a PURE light source for UV fluorescence photography – Watch on YouTube If you have found your way to this article, it’s likely you have seen some UV fluorescence images before. What you may not realise is that not all fluorescent objects are created equal. The question is if one can purchase…

Creative Feather Macro Photography with Water Drops

Creative feather macro photography with water drops. – Watch on YouTube Feathers of all kinds harbour some amazing detail. Details that can be revealed simply by getting close enough with a macro lens. In this tutorial, we are taking a look at some creative feather macro photography using colourful lighting and water drops!   Creative…

Abstract Macro Photography: Geometric Hexagon Art

Abstract Macro Photography: Geometric Hexagon Art – Watch on YouTube For the first time on our blog, we have a fully 3D printed macro photography subject! Today we are creating some colourful geometric hexagon art using a simple 3D printed toy. Geometric Hexagon Art As you may know from some of our previous tutorials, we…

Photographing a Kiwi under UV Light

Photographing a Kiwi under UV Light – Watch on YouTube Many different plants, insects and objects fluoresce (glow) under ultraviolet light. An entire genre of photography is dedicated to capturing the unseen glow from subjects. In this article, we will be walking through some ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF) photography, by taking a look at a…

Ferrofluid on screws = amazing macro photography

Ferrofluid on Screws = Amazing Macro Photography – Watch on YouTube If you have never seen this amazing magnetic liquid before, keep scrolling, it’s amazing stuff. In this article, we are putting ferrofluid on screws. Using some lighting and a macro lens, we can get up close for some incredible abstract macro photography opportunities. What…

Beating depth of field in macro photography – 150+ photo stacks of screws!

How to beat depth of field in macro photography – Watch on YouTube Depth of field in macro photography is one of the biggest hurdles that can stop people in their tracks. In this article, we are going to explore a well-known technique to combat the extremely shallow depth of field faced when taking close-up and…

Bubble Macro Photography Tutorial using Hand Sanitiser Gel!

Bubble Macro Photography Tutorial using Hand Sanitiser Gel – Watch on YouTube   We love bubble photography here at Adaptalux. It’s a really fun way to get creative and explore light and colour to create amazing abstract photography! Hand sanitiser gel makes for a great subject for our bubble macro photography.   We shot bubbles…