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Digital Macro & Close-Up Photography For Dummies

Handbook / ManualPopular Science
  • Introduces the techniques of macro photography and explores how to capture stunning close-up digital photos
  • Reviews using macro lenses, extension tubes, reversing rings, and other camera equipment and accessories
  • Shares tips for exposure and lighting techniques in the macro format
  • Addresses depth of field, working distance, and framing when shooting
  • Covers where to find subjects to shoot and setting up your macro studio

Series: For Dummies

By: Thomas Clark(Author)

312 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Sep 2011 | #197635 | ISBN-13: 9780470930632
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NHBS Price: £21.99 $28/€25 approx

About this book

Macro photography uses specialty lenses and advanced digital cameras to capture stunning up-close images. Digital Macro & Close-Up Photography For Dummies helps you understand the nuances of macro techniques so you can take unique and remarkable close-up digital photos. Equipment recommendations, helpful tips, and coverage of specialized elements that are exclusive to macro photography all aim to make you more savvy and comfortable with macro and close-up techniques. In addition, the easy-to-follow steps and suggested exercises go a long way to make you more familiar with your camera's capabilities so that you can take fantastic photos. With full-colour examples and technique comparisons, this fun and friendly book presents step-by-step guidance for taking your close-up photography skills to the next level.



Part I: Getting Acquainted with Macro and Close-Up Photography
Chapter 1: Discovering the Basics of Macro and Close-Up Photography
Chapter 2: Close-Up, but No Cigar: How Macro and Close-Up Photography Differ
Chapter 3: Developing an Eye for Details

Part II: Equipment: What You Need, What's Nice to Have
Chapter 4: Lenses and the Tools That Enhance Them
Chapter 5: Choosing the Right Macro Lens for You
Chapter 6: Grasping the Gear That Gets You the Shot
Chapter 7: Macro Photography and Your Point and Shoot Digital Camera

Part III: Creating Successful Images: Light, Composition, and Exposure
Chapter 8: Making the Most of Natural Light
Chapter 9: Shooting in the Studio with Artifi cial Light Sources
Chapter 10: Composing Macro and Close-Up Images to Suit Your Subjects
Chapter 11: Choosing the Appropriate Exposure Settings for Your Subjects

Part IV: Techniques for Shooting Subjects of All Types
Chapter 12: Macro and Close-Up Photography in Nature
Chapter 13: Close-Ups of People (And Other Animals)
Chapter 14: Small Product and Still-Life Photography
Chapter 15: Tricks of the Trade for Jewelry and Other Refl ective Subjects
Chapter 16: Extreme Macro Photography: Working with Tiny Subjects
Chapter 17: Improving Your Macro and Close-Up Images in Postproduction

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Close-Up Photography with Your Digital Point and Shoot
Chapter 19: Ten Subjects to Explore with Macro and Close-Up Photography


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Thomas Clark is a professional photographer whose portfolio has landed him gigs with Sony, Nike, Puma, and Subliminal Records.

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