The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography is a comprehensive handbook on macro and close-up photography, offering both ambitious beginners and veteran photographers all the information they need to create great macro photographs. Experienced photographer and author Cyrill Harnischmacher covers:
•Explanations of all the concepts behind close-up and macro photography
•Equipment, including camera systems, macro lenses, close-up lenses, extension tubes, and reversing rings
•Shooting techniques such as high-speed photography using photoelectric sensors, light painting, focus stacking to extend depth of field, panoramic and infrared macros, extended contrast with HDR technology, and multiple exposures
•Tackling subject matter both in the field and in the studio
•Working creatively with ambient and artificial light
•Countless hands-on shooting tips
•Post-processing your macro images
The book also offers insights about macro photo composition, discussing light, color, camera position, and focus. With more than 600 images and figures illustrating the various ways readers can document the world of the infinitesimal, this book is not only a technical guide, but also a source of inspiration giving readers ideas to run with and make their own. Finally, the book also includes do-it-yourself projects, offering solutions both for everyday shooting as well as for dealing with specific situations unique to macro photography.
8 x 10in
Vicky (verified owner) November 15, 2018
I first ran across a Rocky Nook photography handbook several years ago and have been adding to my library since.
At first, I was leery of purchasing a “dated” manual but the authors have been very adept at distilling their knowledge into succinct lessons which I have found to be readily “updated” if so needed. They have seized the “inner” core, the basis of which all is built, therefore timeless in applicability.
One of my most recent purchases was, The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography, a most excellent decision as this guide is answering questions I didn’t realize I needed to be asking in addition to breaking down the barriers I had run across while delving into macro photography.
I am a very satisfied customer. 😀
Doug (verified owner) June 18, 2020
If you are into macro photography then this book is is a must. Well written with plenty of images showing how to achieve the best images possible. A gold mine of information. On a scale of one to ten this book is a ten.
sthsenior (verified owner) February 23, 2022
I’ve been a loyal Rockynook customer for years and this book is a great reason why. Many times you’ll see the word “Complete” in the title of a book, but when you get into it you find it’s anything but. The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography is about as complete as you’d like or need. From step by step setups to dozens of examples, I don’t think you’ll find a better all in one guide anywhere right now.
I love the fact you can purchase electronic editions right along with the hard copies. I keep these on my laptop and phone for access in the field (or waiting rooms).
Another must have addition to your photography library. 6 Stars!
Scott Cowlin (verified owner) February 24, 2022
Thank you for you kind words, you made our day! Enjoy the book!
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