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Macro Photography

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ISBN-10: 0470118768

ISBN-13: 9780470118764

Edition: 2007

Authors: Haje Jan Kamps

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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, 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. Haje Jan Kamps (Bristol, England, UK) is a freelance writer and photographer. He runs and currently writes for Make Magazine.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Haje Jan Kamps has established himself as one of the best-known names in the photography-web, owner of the popular Photocritic blog and a key contributor to He's also ace on a motorbike and, during a stint living in the UK, he's been a volunteer policeman who saw action in the London riots.

About the Author
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
Macro on a Digital Compact Camera
Macro with a dSLR Camera
Flash and Lighting
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
The Macro in Everyday Objects
A Different Way of Looking at the World
Action Macro Photography
Photographing Shiny Objects
Challenges when Photographing Outdoors
Selecting Flowers to Photograph
Working with Depth of Field
Lighting Techniques
What are Textures?
Putting Textures into Context
Photographing Textures
Lighting Considerations
Ideas for Textures Worth Trying
Photographing Insects
Approaching Insects
Working with Insects in Their Environment
Moving Subjects and Shallow Depth of Field
Photographing Insects in Flight
Exploring Colors
Using Selective Focus for Artistic Expression
Introducing Grain
Painting with Light
Emphasizing Obscure Details
Taking a Closer Look at Magazines
Taking a Closer Look at Eyes
Macro-Inspired Portraiture
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
Internet Resources
Contributing Photographers