The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography

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336 pages

Book Description

The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography is a comprehensive handbook on macro and close-up photography, offering both ambitious beginners and veteran photographers all the information they need to create great macro photographs. Experienced and author Cyrill Harnischmacher covers:

  • Explanations of all the concepts behind close-up and macro photography
  • Equipment, including , macro lenses, close-up lenses, extension tubes, and reversing rings
  • Shooting techniques such as high-speed photography using photoelectric sensors, light painting, focus stacking to extend depth of field, panoramic and infrared macros, extended contrast with HDR , and multiple exposures
  • Tackling subject matter both in the field and in the studio
  • Working creatively with ambient and artificial light
  • Countless hands-on shooting tips
  • Post-processing your macro images

The book also offers insights about macro photo composition, discussing light, color, camera position, and focus. With more than 600 images and figures illustrating the various ways readers can the world of the infinitesimal, this book is not only a technical guide, but also a source of inspiration giving readers ideas to run with and make their own. Finally, the book also includes do-it-yourself , offering solutions both for everyday shooting as well as for dealing with specific situations unique to macro photography.

Table of Contents

Chapter 01 The Basics
Chapter 02 Equipment
Chapter 03 Shooting Techniques
Chapter 04 Macro Photography in the Studio
Chapter 05 Macro Photography in Nature
Chapter 06 Special Shooting Techniques
Chapter 07 Searching for Subjects
Chapter 08 A Day at the Zoo
Chapter 09 Image Editing
Chapter 10 Working with Light
Chapter 11 Composition
Chapter 12 Do It Yourself

Book Details

  • Title: The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography
  • Author:
  • Length: 336 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-04-29
  • ISBN-10: 1681980525
  • ISBN-13: 9781681980522
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