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Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography

Focus on the Fundamentals

By Clive Branson

© 2013 – Focal Press

200 pages

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About the Book

Want to get the best out of your digital camera? Not quite sure how to capture up-close shots? Want easy to follow, expert advice on the best ways to creatively capture macro shots you can be proud of?

This is your ticket to go beyond a snapshot to create a fine art print that you'll be so proud of. Macro and close-up photography involves a unique skill set in terms of exposure, lighting, and of course, composition in particular. You can take a quick photo of a sunflower in your back yard that will look mundane and typical OR you could learn how to take a picture of just a part of it-up close-and create a work of art. Let this book be your guide!

Table of Contents

PART 1: What Is Macro Photography?

. The Difference Between Close-Up and Macro Photography

. The Difficulty with Macro Photography

. Extension Accessories for Close-Up Photography

. Choosing the Right Lens and Camera

. Tripods

. Flash and Reflectors

PART 2: Composition

. Your eye isn't the camera's eye

. Framing

. Focus the mind as much as the camera

. Rule of Thirds

. Depth of Field

. Bracketing

. Shutter Speed


. Digital Noise

. Histogram

. White Balance

PART 3: Flower Photography

. Fun or Ser!ous?

. Photography is all About Observing

. The Anatomy of a Flower

. Why is the Background so Important?

. Eliminating Distractions

. Positive & Negative Space

. Horizontal versus Vertical

. Lines, Shapes and Patterns

. Color, Black & White and Sepia

. Leaves

. Filters

. Aesthetics

PART 4: Lighting

. Front lighting

. Back lighting

. Silhouettes

. Side lighting

. Diffused lighting

. Weather

. Studio lighting

PART 5: Subjects to Photograph

. Automotive Photography

. Falling Droplets

. Smoke Trails

. Lit Matches

. Water Refractions

. Water

. Ice

. Glass

. Fabrics

. Synthetic Textures

. Fruit

PART 6: Publishing Your Images

. Magazines

. Book Publishers

. Self-Publishing

. Stock Photography

. Advertising and Promotions

. Greeting Cards and Calendars

About the Author

Clive Branson is a photographer living in Canada.

About the Series

The Focus On Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Digital (see also COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Photography)