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Macro Photography Photo Workshop

Macro Photography Photo Workshop

Haje Jan Kamps

ISBN: 978-1-118-07930-0

May 2011

272 pages

Select type: E-Book

$19.99

Description

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.
About the Author.

Credits.

Acknowledgments.

Foreword.

Introduction.

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.

Tripods.

Chapter 3: Lighting in Macro Photography.

Why Do You Need Good Lighting?

Making the Most of Natural Light.

Minimizing Vibrations.

Artificial Lighting.

Using the Light to Set the Mood.

White Balance.

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.

Lighting Techniques.

Chapter 6: Textures.

What are Textures?

Putting Textures into Context.

Photographing Textures.

Lighting Considerations.

Composition.

Ideas for Textures Worth Trying.

Chapter 7: Insects.

Photographing Insects.

Approaching Insects.

Working with Insects in Their Environment.

Moving Subjects and Shallow Depth of Field.

Photographing Insects in Flight.

Chapter 8: Abstracts.

Exploring Colors.

Using Selective Focus for Artistic Expression.

Introducing Grain.

Painting with Light.

Emphasizing Obscure Details.

Taking a Closer Look at Magazines.

Chapter 9: People.

Taking a Closer Look at Eyes.

Macro-Inspired Portraiture.

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.

Glossary.

Index.