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Digital Macro and Close-up Photography is a revised and expanded edition of a book first published back in 2007.
It has been updated to feature all the latest cameras and technology that gifted wildlife photographer and author of this book, Ross Hoddinott, now uses.
The book begins with what macro photography actually is, before moving on to look at modern equipment that can be used for close up work, including camera phones with adaptors, bridge cameras, and DSLRs.
The book then moves on to look as basic camera settings, such as white balance, ISO sensitivity and exposure modes, before going on to look at lenses and accessories that are useful for macro and close-up photography.
Different types of lenses, close-up filters, extension tubes and reversing rings are looked at, as well as other accessories, with detailed explanation of how and why they are useful for macro work.
Technique and lighting are looked at next, with lots of handy pro hints and tips from Ross. In the middle of the book is a montage of stunning images from Ross, along with a few words on what you should do to try and make your images stand out like his.
The book also looks at more specialist subjects, such as still life photography, photographing butterflies and damselflies, as well as bugs, beetles and all sorts of other mini-beasts and creatures. Ross also looks at capturing abstracts and textures in the landscape with macro photography, including the coast, working with water, and capturing decay in your shots.
Finally, there is a chapter on post-processing, to help you understand how to process your work and stay on top of your workload.
Overall, this a great book, full of stunning images from Ross, and well worth a look if you are into macro and close-up photography.