John Shaw's Closeups in Nature
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John Shaw's Closeups in Nature

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One of the country's foremost nature photographers offers closeup techniques and covers exposure, equipment and composition along with special equipments and lenses.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 1st 1987 by Amphoto Books
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Joe Silber
Covers techniques, equipment, theory, and other photographic considerations for shooting macros and closeups, primarily out in the field. A decent amount of material is either obsolete or at best optional, as this book was written in 1987. The book is technical and sometimes clunky (the author will get into wordy explanations or calculations best set in an appendix or sidebar) but is still conversational and reasonably accessible. I'd also liked to have seen more coverage of softer topics such a...more
Kevin
Closeups In Nature may seem a bit dated but the techniques still apply to the digital world. The information on exposures is still very useful and anybody using off camera flash will find the information still applies.

Exposure is exposure and that’s what this book deals with among many other things that still apply in the digital age.

I feel every photographer should put their digitals in full manual and shoot, and quit relying on auto everything.

Exposure dosent change , light transmittance dose...more
Gary
A little old, primarily focused on photographing with film, but most of the information provided is still relevant to photographing in close-up with a digital SLR.
Leslie
Out of date, due to the switch from film to digital camera, but still contains useful advice.
Anup
The bible for macro photography
Wade
Excellent book though outdated.
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