Digital Macro and Close-Up Photography For Dummies
Macro photography uses specialty lenses and advanced digital cameras to capture stunning up-close images. This book helps you understand the nuances of macro techniques so you can take unique and remarkable close-up digital photos. Equipment recommendations, helpful tips, and coverage of specialized elements that are exclusive to macro photography all aim to make you more savvy and comfortable with macro and close-up techniques. In addition, the easy-to-follow steps and suggested exercises go a long way to make you more familiar with your camera's capabilities so that you can take fantastic photos.
- Introduces the techniques of macro photography and explores how to capture stunning close-up digital photos
- Reviews using macro lenses, extension tubes, reversing rings, and other camera equipment and accessories
- Shares tips for exposure and lighting techniques in the macro format
- Addresses depth of field, working distance, and framing when shooting
- Covers where to find subjects to shoot and setting up your macro studio
With full-color examples and technique comparisons, this fun and friendly book presents step-by-step guidance for taking your close-up photography skills to the next level.
Part I: Getting Acquainted with Macro and Close-Up Photography.
Chapter 1: Discovering the Basics of Macro and Close-Up Photography.
Chapter 2: Close-Up, but No Cigar: How Macro and Close-Up Photography Differ.
Chapter 3: Developing an Eye for Details.
Part II: Equipment: What You Need, What's Nice to Have.
Chapter 4: Lenses and the Tools That Enhance Them.
Chapter 5: Choosing the Right Macro Lens for You.
Chapter 6: Grasping the Gear That Gets You the Shot.
Chapter 7: Macro Photography and Your Point and Shoot Digital Camera.
Part III: Creating Successful Images: Light, Composition, and Exposure.
Chapter 8: Making the Most of Natural Light.
Chapter 9: Shooting in the Studio with Artifi cial Light Sources.
Chapter 10: Composing Macro and Close-Up Images to Suit Your Subjects.
Chapter 11: Choosing the Appropriate Exposure Settings for Your Subjects.
Part IV: Techniques for Shooting Subjects of All Types.
Chapter 12: Macro and Close-Up Photography in Nature.
Chapter 13: Close-Ups of People (And Other Animals).
Chapter 14: Small Product and Still-Life Photography.
Chapter 15: Tricks of the Trade for Jewelry and Other Refl ective Subjects.
Chapter 16: Extreme Macro Photography: Working with Tiny Subjects.
Chapter 17: Improving Your Macro and Close-Up Images in Postproduction.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Close-Up Photography with Your Digital Point and Shoot.
Chapter 19: Ten Subjects to Explore with Macro and Close-Up Photography.