Cap­ture crisp close-ups

Ja­son Par­nell-Brookes demon­strates how to get macro shots that pop us­ing noth­ing more than a crisps can and some tis­sue pa­per

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We’ve cov­ered a lot of ground so far in our Teach Your­self Flash se­ries, but this is­sue we’re tak­ing it back to ba­sics with a cheap-as-chips light­ing trick for great macro pho­tos. You can lock away your light stand and flash­gun for a well-de­served break; all you need for this fun tu­to­rial are your cam­era’s pop-up flash, an empty crisps can and a bit of tis­sue pa­per. You’ll also need very ba­sic DIY skills – we’ll be get­ting crafty with scis­sors and cut­ting the can down to size be­fore fix­ing it to your cam­era with rub­ber bands – but the qual­ity of light that’s fun­nelled onto the sub­ject is worth the min­i­mal ef­fort in­volved.

The qual­ity of light that’s fun­nelled onto the sub­ject is worth the min­i­mal ef­fort in­volved

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