Title: Close-Up and Macro Photography
Author: Clive Branson
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2012
Format: E-Book - PDF
Source: ARC via NetGalley
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! (Goodreads Synopsis)
Focus on Close-Up and Macro Photography is an interesting read with many good tips for both the novice and the more advanced photographer. Some areas overlapped things I have read elsewhere in more general photography manuals. Perhaps I would have preferred less of that general information and more detailed information on macro photography, but it was still a good refresher in any case.
As you'd expect, this book offered plenty of beautiful example shots that really show off the expertise of the photographer. I would recommend this book for mid-level photographers who are looking to improve their close-up work.