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

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…

Poppy Seed Pod Macro Photography Tutorial

Poppy Seed Pod Macro Photography Tutorial – Watch on YouTube You may be more accustomed to having your poppy seeds adorn bread crusts or bagels, but today we are exploring their origin!   In this macro photography tutorial, we are going to explore some poppy seed pods, both inside and out. Poppy Seed Pod Macro…

Bell Pepper macro photography – Cavernous Capsicum

Bell Pepper Macro Photography – Watch on YouTube While shooting Fruits in a previous article, we discovered the wonders of the interior of the pepper. It’s so interesting, bell pepper macro photography needed to become a shoot of its own. With some simple lighting and some sneaky angles into the pepper, you can get some…

Focus Stacking with Coloured Pencil Macro Photography

Coloured Pencil Macro Photography – Watch on YouTube In this article, we are going to use some coloured pencil shavings to create some macro mountainscapes! Any kid that has ever sat in class sharpening crayons knows that the perfect spiral is a thing of beauty. Today we are going to use some photographic techniques to…