still life photography

Photographer creates pin-up styled movie heroines with colorful milk splashes [NSFW]

Dec 5, 2017
Dunja Djudjic

Photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz has shared his splendid work with us before. His signature technique is high-speed photography of models “dressed” in milk splashes. After Milky…

An A-Z guide for making fantastic water droplets splash photos

Nov 13, 2017
Dunja Djudjic

There’s something special about photos of water droplets. I personally like the element of surprise, because you can’t predict the exact shape you’re going to…

How to turn smoke into low lying fog for your next spooky photo shoot

Aug 29, 2017
John Aldred

Low lying fog can be fantastic for those creepy photo shoots, especially out on location. Or, perhaps you’re trying to recreate the look of a…

Get perfect Martini splashes in the studio with just a couple of speedlights

Aug 25, 2017
John Aldred

Liquids are a great source of photographic fun. It’s a topic which fascinates many photographers. There’s so much to experiment and play with. Splashes are…

Make simple and cheap DIY smoke for photos and videos

Mar 15, 2017
Dunja Djudjic

There are several ways of creating smoke for your photos and videos. Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter will show you how to make an awesome smoke…

Photographer turns to light bulbs for this fantastic “Yin Yang” themed image

Mar 1, 2017
John Aldred

Photographing light bulbs is a long established photographic technical exercise. They present pretty much every lighting problem a photographer can face. You have to deal…

Make your own light tent out of a cardboard box and household items

Feb 7, 2017
John Aldred

Light tents can be a wonderful thing. They’re certainly not going to get your best product photos, but they’re a great way to photograph a…

How to photograph and post process water splashes using minimal equipment

Jan 23, 2017
John Aldred

Photographing splashing liquids is great fun. There’s all kinds of things you can do with it. Moving the lighting around, using coloured gels, or swapping…

500px’s new Splash tool lets you search through images simply by making a sketch

Aug 19, 2016
John Aldred

Search capabilities have come on leaps and bounds over the last few years. As processing power increases, so does the speed at which software can…

It’s amazing what you can do with cutlery, a glass ball and a perforated metal sheet

Mar 28, 2016
John Aldred

Howard Ashton-Jones has often spoken about the importance of personal work outside of his main work as the official photographer for Scottish Gymnastics.  Personal work allows us…