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

Colourful Dandelion macro photography

Colourful Dandelion macro photography – Watch on YouTube Dandelions are a common flower, and a common subject to try out in macro. As summer approaches, they come out in force, spreading their seeds in the breeze. If you can find a dandelion clock intact before these seeds blow away, try bringing it indoors for some…

Simple flower photography tutorial with Tulips 🌷

Simple flower photography tutorial with Tulips – Watch on YouTube Tulips have a very recognisable silhouette. Rather than go exploring the insides of the flower as we did in our recent hellebore shoot, we wanted to capture the iconic shape of the tulip. We have put together a simple flower photography tutorial to walk you…

Ice Macro Photography – Growing frost crystals in time-lapse

Ice Macro Photography – Growing frost crystals in time-lapse – Watch on YouTube Adding to our series of science based macro photography subjects, we have been growing some ice crystals. Ice macro photography comes in as many forms as there are types of ice. Today we are creating our own fast growing frost crystals. Using…

Beautiful Abstract Paper Photography Tutorial

Beautiful abstract paper photography tutorial! – Watch on YouTube Macro photography comes in many different flavours. Some like to explore the natural world, some make elaborate scenes from figurines and others enjoy anything that can be done on a Sunday afternoon at home. However, we all have something in common – our love for the…

Creating Abstract Macro Photos using Metal Shavings!

Creating Abstract Macro Photos using Metal Shavings! – Watch on YouTube The Adaptalux Studio uses quite a few CNC machined parts. Turning parts like this creates a lot of interesting metal offcuts known as swarf. Today, we are exploring the joys and challenges of shooting abstract macro photos using metal shavings and creative lighting! Creating…

Getting Light inside flowers – Creative Lighting for Flower Photography

Creative Lighting for Flower Photography – Watch on YouTube The Hellebore is a beautiful flower for some macro photography experimentation. We set out to make the most of the pink and purple pattens of the petals in this shoot. We have used a couple of techniques to get light into the flower to illuminate it…

How to create macro cityscapes using electronic circuit board photography

Electronic circuit board photography – Watch on YouTube Electronics, specifically PCBs, come in a lot of shapes and sizes. Because of this, they can make really interesting macro photography subjects. In this article, we will be using electronic circuit board photography to create cityscapes and aerial shots of futuristic miniature cities! Firstly, you can find…

Ultraviolet Lichen Macro Photography

Ultraviolet lichen macro photography – Watch on YouTube Lichen is a pretty common find in UK woodland. The particularly easy to find variety is the kind we are shooting today – Xanthoria parietina, aka Common Orange, or Maritime Sunburst Lichen. Grab a few hedge cuttings with this stuff growing and lets delve into some ultraviolet…

How to shoot black background product photography without a backdrop!

Watch on YouTube – How to shoot black background product photography One of the most common questions we get resulting from our blogs and tutorials is “How do you get a black background in your photographs?”. We don’t often show how it’s done, and we never use a black backdrop. The reason for that? It’s…

Using potpourri for colourful creative macro photography

Watch on YouTube – Using potpourri for colourful creative macro photography A lot of homes have at least a little Potpourri, but not everyone uses their dried out plant matter for photography. Creative macro photography comes in all shapes and sizes, just like Potpourri! That’s what makes this such an interesting macro photography subject -…