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

Chinese Lantern plant photography – Physalis alkekengi

Chinese Lantern plant photography – Physalis alkekengi – Watch on YouTube Physalis alkekengi (the scientific name) has many other names including the bladder cherry, Japanese-lantern, strawberry groundcherry, winter cherry, or Hozuki in Japanese. We know them as Chinese lantern fruit for their distinctive “lantern” like surround. In this article, we have been practicing some Chinese…

Wild Mushroom Macro Walk: Tips for macro photography in the woods.

Wild Mushroom Macro Walk: Tips for macro photography in the woods – Watch on YouTube We have been on a trip into the woods for a wild mushroom macro walk! We don’t often shoot outside, but with the arrival of the Adaptalux Flash Lighting Arms, it’s the perfect opportunity to go into the field for…

HO Scale model photography – A fun macro photography Idea!

HO Scale model photography – A festive macro photography Idea! – Watch on YouTube For this year’s Christmas macro photography shoot, we have been trying a very popular subject – HO Scale model photography!  It’s a common sub-genre to use HO or 00 gauge figures in macro scenes, so let’s give it a go! HO…

Close-up Product photography – Make product details stand out!

Close-up Product Photography – Watch on YouTube We have covered product photography on a white background, and how to achieve black and coloured backgrounds too. However, there is more than one aspect to product photography. In this article we will explore how to capture important details and features using close-up product photography tecniques. Close-up Product…

How to create fire and explosions effects for toy photography

How to create fire and explosions effects for toy photography – Watch on YouTube Toy photography is a genre that can greatly benefit from both photoshop skills and practical effects. In this LEGO photography tutorial, we will be using only practical effects to create realistic-looking explosions and fire in the background of our images. LEGO…

Low-key macro key photography.

Low-key macro key photography – Watch on YouTube If you’re looking for an easy and fun macro photography idea to try out around the house, look no further than your keyring. Keys are another one of those household objects that hide lots of detail in plain sight. Macro key photography can reveal the story of…

15 tips to improve your macro photography

15 tips to improve your macro photography – Watch on YouTube Macro photography is a rabbit hole that many only scratch the surface of. The more you delve into the genre, the more subjects, techniques and effects you discover! In this article, we have gathered together some of our top tips to instantly improve your…

Caterpillar Macro Photography 🐛

Caterpillar Macro Photography 🐛 – Watch on YouTube Caterpillars are a common sight for any keen gardener. Although a menace for your vegetable patch, they are great subjects for photography! We’re bringing one inside for some caterpillar macro photography in a controlled environment. Caterpillar Macro Photography Caterpillars are strange critters, but very interesting up close.…

Wheat macro photography with colourful LED lighting

Wheat macro photography with colourful LED lighting – Watch on YouTube Adaptalux HQ is based in the heart of Lincolnshire, a rural part of the Uk where cereal farming is big business. It’s wheat harvest time here, so what better time to photograph some crops! In today’s shoot, we are  are doing using colourful LED…

Anaglyph 3D Photography – How to create stereoscopic 3D photos!

Anaglyph 3D Photography – How to create stereoscopic 3D photos! – Watch on YouTube Anaglyph 3D photographs are those iconic red and blue images that require the classic “3D” glasses to see. In this tutorial, we are going to walk through how to create your own red & blue stereoscopic 3D photos! Anaglyph 3D Photography Most…