Special techniques for creating unique, artistic, close-up images
Macro, or close-up, photography is gaining popularity, and this book covers all of the challenges associated with taking great close-ups: depth of field, focus, and exposure. Copublished with Photoworkshop.com, a leading online educational resource for both beginning and professional photographers, this task-oriented reference allows readers to learn by doing and offers outstanding examples and instructions.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
Chapter 1: First Steps Into a Macro World.
What is Macro Photography?
Can I Afford to be a Macro Photographer?
Why Anyone Can Take Great Macro Photographs.
Try It Now.
Chapter 2: Equipment.
Macro on a Digital Compact Camera.
Macro with a dSLR Camera.
Flash and Lighting.
Chapter 3: Lighting in Macro Photography.
Why Do You Need Good Lighting?
Making the Most of Natural Light.
Using the Light to Set the Mood.
Chapter 4: The Macro in Everyday Objects.
A Different Way of Looking at the World.
Action Macro Photography.
Photographing Shiny Objects.
Chapter 5: Flowers.
Challenges when Photographing Outdoors.
Selecting Flowers to Photograph.
Working with Depth of Field.
Chapter 6: Textures.
What are Textures?
Putting Textures into Context.
Ideas for Textures Worth Trying.
Chapter 7: Insects.
Working with Insects in Their Environment.
Moving Subjects and Shallow Depth of Field.
Photographing Insects in Flight.
Chapter 8: Abstracts.
Using Selective Focus for Artistic Expression.
Painting with Light.
Emphasizing Obscure Details.
Taking a Closer Look at Magazines.
Chapter 9: People.
Taking a Closer Look at Eyes.
Chapter 10: The Digital Darkroom.
Building a Digital Darkroom.
Understanding What All the Buttons Do.
Fixing Common Issues in Macro Photos.
Photographing in RAQ Format.
High -Level Digital Editing Techniques.
Appendix A: Internet Resources.
Appendix B: Contributing Photographers.