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Digital Macro and Close-up Photography

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 mov...

Digital Macro and Close-Up Photography For Dummies

When it comes to macro and close-up photography, this book doesn't miss a trick! Everything from the equipment you need to technique advice is covered. The book's informative without getting so complex it gets boring and the large, colourful shots used throughout the book really make it easy to understand what the author's telling you. The lessons are further enhanced with the comparison diagrams which can be found with most of the tutorials and the tips the author gives on what equipment you ne...

Close-Up and Macro: A Photographer's Guide

Robert Thompson is an accomplished wildlife photographer, author and entomologist whose photographs have appeared in many books and magazines throughout Britain and Europe. Close-up and Macro: A Photographer's Guide is split into three parts. Part one covers what hardware you'll need including choosing a camera system to accessories such as tripods, lenses and extension tubes. Part two focuses on putting it all into practice, covering backgrounds, finding subjects and how to photograph flowers a...

Closeup Shooting: A Guide to Closeup, Tabletop and Macro Photography

Many books have been written on the subject of close up photography, some intend to show of the authors in-depth knowledge which, in turn, make the subject look like a science/algebra lesson rather than fun, others skim the surface in a superficial way. This book rocks the boat and delivers, in the reviewer's opinion, the best, most practical book ever written on close up photography. The square format gives space for pictures to breathe, the design is simple, type style easy to absorb, and the...

In the Blink of an Eye

This book features around 100 images that are set to astound and amaze with captions explaining facts about the subject. Patterns made by coins falling in water, reflections in water droplets, puthering smoke trails and cross polarisation rainbows are among the subjects covered. Being a regular viewer of the ePHOTOzine gallery would have introduced you to this kind of imagery so there's probably not too much to astound you as our experienced members have a similar technical ability. And, unlik...

Close-up Photography: The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

I've always liked Michael Freeman books and this one looks like no exception. His style is very thorough and his illustrations are always excellent. Here you get a mix of lighting diagrams and fantastic photographs. It's a book brimming with ideas for close up subjects, composition and light and, as the strap line suggests, I'd agree it's the "definitive guide for serious digital photographers".

Small Things Big: Close-up and Macro Photography

One macro book I reviewed recently lacked technical details this one makes up for it and arguably every other book on close ups. Basically it's the best I've come across. Packed with fantastic photos of all types of macro subjects you can be inspired, but, better still, the equipment you need and how to do it is thoroughly covered with everything from tubes to microscope attachments, exposure details in film and digital areas. If you don't understand macro after reading this book, it's time to t...

Close-up: Creative Techniques for Successful Macro Photography

I'm undecided about this book - part of me says it should have more technical information - there's a lack of what equipment was used and captions for pics are short. While the other half says you don't need technicalities...the pictures in this book do the job of providing inspiration and giving you fresh ideas for close ups. The approach is quite radical...close ups with distant subjects also in frame to put the close up subject into perspective...some work really well others are disappointi...