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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 photos clearly show the author has a skill in macro, not just insects but product photography etc.
What also makes this book special are the thoughtful tables showing the +/- of which camera and which accessory to use, clean diagrams, and some very good illustrative photos showing equipment used and in real life situations. Just when you thought that was about as good as it gets you end with a selection of inspirational imaging techniques with lighting diagrams.I can't recommend this book enough. Even if you've never considered close up photography Cyrill will make you want to!