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

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Close-up photography is one of the most fascinating areas in photography. This illustrated guide will take the reader on a journey into the wonderful world of small, smaller, and smallest objects and show him how he can capture their beauty with photographic images. Each step of the way will be carefully explained; how to choose the right equipment, how to use ambient ligh ...more
Hardcover, 124 pages
Published May 11th 2007 by Rocky Nook (first published January 1st 2007)
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Dec 24, 2011 Eric rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people with DSLRs, experience, and money
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The book is decent. It opened my eyes to the breadth and depth of macro photography. While it had some useful tips (the section on where to place secondary lighting toward the end of the book was informative), it was generally lacking in practical advice.

Part of the problem is that the book made a feeble attempt to pander to the point-and-shoot amateur. I'm sure that the publisher needed to expand the potential audience...but throwing the occasional bone to the point-and-shoot while otherwise c
Jan 29, 2011 Ron rated it liked it
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Not bad for basics on close shooting as per the first chapter. A few interesting tables (e.g. depth of field at various magnifications) and explanations of concepts (e.g. aperture and diffraction).

Good clear description of closeup and macro accessories and how to use them. Though I felt that some of the material was dated (surprising given the Rocky Nook publication copyright of 2007), I still enjoyed the practical and money saving aspect of DIY construction of equipment such as lightboxes and
Dec 08, 2010 Laura rated it liked it
Great Addition to Your Camera Library: Nice hardcover book for your camera library. Photos tell the shutter speed, aperture, lens, tripod use etc. Those new to macro photography will love this book. Covers every possible situation for the macro lovers out there.
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