Close-up and Macro Photography

Its Art and Fieldcraft Techniques

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Author: Robert Thompson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317218043

Category: Photography

Page: 308

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Focusing on fieldcraft techniques for macro and close-up photography, Thompson covers the vital but often overlooked skills necessary to achieve consistent professional results in the field. Case studies covering a broad and often challenging group of subjects from the seashore to your back garden form the core of the lavishly illustrated book. Biology, life history, subject behaviour and ethics along with best practice approaches are discussed in detail and underpinned with photographic tips. The book is divided into four sections—Digital Fundamentals, Fieldcraft & Methodology, Portfolio Case Studies, Digital Workflow & Presentation—covering the full photographic process from capture through to editing, captioning, development and storage are discussed. Moving beyond the surface-level approach to macro instruction, this book provides readers with techniques that work in the field. Illustrated with over 250 of the author's own inspiring images, this publication is a must for photographers, naturalists and anyone interested in improving their macro skills in the field.

Close-Up and Macro Photography

Art and Techniques

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Author: John Humphrey

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975984

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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High magnification photography is immensely exciting and rewarding. Through the close-up lens, everyday objects produce striking images, and small creatures show amazing detail that usually goes unnoticed. This book is both a practical guide to each step of the close-up process, as well as a source of inspirational ideas and subjects for producing high-impact images. Topics covered include: cameras, lenses and equipment; step-by-step techniques for high quality results; ideas for close-up subjects, including flowers, insects and still life; composing close-up pictures for maximum impact; using software for creative effect and suggestions for presenting macro photographs.Superbly illustrated with 229 stunning colour photographs.

Flash Techniques for Macro and Close-up Photography

A Guide for Digital Photographers

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Author: Rod Deutschmann,Robin Deutschmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608952908

Category: Photography

Page: 126

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An indispensable guide for shooting macro and close-up photography.

Insect Photography

Art and Techniques

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Author: John Bebbington

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975011

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Insect photography is a challenging and stimulating art. Well-shot images give stunning results, which can aid study and enhance enjoyment of the natural world. This practical book explains how to reliably take those photographs. Through introducing insects and their behaviour, it advises on when and how to see nature at work and, by instructing on techniques, it shows how to capture the moment to dramatic effect.Advises on buying and using equipment for both compact camera and SLR users.Describes how to find and understand insects, and encourages responsible photography and good fieldcraft.Instructs on composition, exposure, lighting and advanced techniques.Suggests ways of sharing images, cataloguing and caring for them, and backing them up.Aimed at amateur and professional naturalists and photographers, as well as artists.Insect photography is a challenging and stimulating branch of the photographic art.This practical book introduces you to the world of insects, teaching you to take reliably stunning photographs through good fieldcraft, honed technical skill and an understanding of the subject.Aimed at amateur naturalists who would like to be able to use basic equipment; professional entomologists and naturalists and serious amateur and professional photographers.Beautifully illustrated with 292 colour photographs.John Bebbington is a teacher of photography, fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and chairman of the RPS Nature Group.

Extreme Close-Up Photography and Focus Stacking

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Author: Julian Cremona

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977200

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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This practical book explains what is meant by macro photography and how to get even closer to your subject: not just a close-up of a butterfly, but details of the eye and wing scales. The techniques described explore ways to photograph virtually any creature, whether terrestrial, marine or from freshwater. All the key elements to achieve extreme close-ups are built in a clear way, for both outdoor and studio use, and special attention is given to focus stacking, with both software and further enhancements covered. Topics covered include an explanation of the equipment and techniques needed to gain extreme close-ups; advice on different lighting and support equipment, including the practicalities of tanks and aquatic organisms; suggestions on how to achieve sharpness, detail and ultimate depth of field; and coverage of all aspects of focus stacking with ideas for improvement. Step-by-step examples cover a wide range of wildlife. Superbly illustrated with 219 colour photographs.

The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography

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Author: Cyrill Harnischmacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681980522

Category: Photography

Page: 334

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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.

Close Up Photography in Nature

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Author: John and Barbara Gerlach

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135046581

Category: Photography

Page: 214

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Capturing the grandeur of landscapes or mood of a certain natural light is challenging but often the simple details of a texture or color evade photographers most of all. In Close Up Photography in Nature, best-selling authors and nature photography pros, John and Barbara Gerlach, share the tips and techniques necessary to successfully photograph the beauty all around you. The Gerlachs are celebrated teachers who understand a photographer's mind so they begin this book with a brief overview of the fundamentals before delving into some of the more advanced and unique challenges of close up photography. Topics covered include: advanced flash techniques specific for close up shooting, as well as a discussion on focus stacking strategies and tilt-shift lenses for getting maximum depth-of-field. The Gerlachs also discuss their strategy of mixing flash with natural light when shooting close up, which opens up all sorts of photographic possibilities – opening up shadows, creating shadows, separating the subject from the background, reducing contrast between the subject and the background, improving the color rendition, shooting sharper images, and much more. This book will change the way you see the world as well as the way you share it through your work! the world through your work!

Macro Photography

From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Author: Rob Sheppard

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134057457

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Close-up and macro photography is one of the most popular types of photography among digital photographers today. After the big-range zoom, a macro lens is typically one of the next purchases considered by serious outdoor photographers and amateur photographers looking for close-up capability in all zoom lenses. Yet hobbyist photographers struggle. Many macro shots just don’t make it–not sharp, confusing backgrounds, muddled compositions, misplaced sharpness, and distracting light. Even more advanced photographers find challenges working with depth of field, dealing with light, and using different focal lengths up close. You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use various lenses to take great macro shots. This guide by pro photographer Rob Sheppard will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures. Sheppard starts with the basics. He discusses factors such as depth of field, perspective, and compression and which types of lenses are right for your style of shooting. You will have a better understanding of your equipment and understand your choices for investing in lenses. Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

Close Up & Macro

A Photographer's Guide

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Author: Robert Thompson

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715319055

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Close-Up and Macro: A Photographers's Guide is a comprehensive sourcebook of photographic techniques, with advice on subject matter, creative ideas and inspiring images. Packed with Robert Thompson's superb pictures, the book gives expert guidance on equipment and accessories and looks closely at the techniques for photographing all the most popular close-up subjects, from flowers and fungi to insects and patterns in nature.

Photographing Birds

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Author: Mark Sisson

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977146

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Bird photography is one of the most challenging genres of photography, and can test even modern high-specification cameras to their limits. This practical book guides you through both how to understand your camera and how to develop your own style and approach. With technical, practical and creative insights throughout, it also emphasizes the importance of fieldcraft and understanding your subject. The book advises on cameras and equipment, explains the importance of light and composition, encourages experimentation and a creative approach, suggests project ideas and locations and demonstrates post-capture processing. This practical book helps you master the challenges of photographing birds and to capture their beauty, flight and behaviour and will be of great interest to bird photographers, bird enthusiasts, artists and ornithologists. Beautifully illustrated with 160 stunning colour images.

Close-Up and Macro Photography

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Author: Adrian Davies

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136097899

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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In this exhaustive guide to macro photography, respected author and Photographer Adrian Davies takes a comprehensive approach to the subject, covering every aspect of the multi-faceted and often complicated world of close-up Photography. Everything about Adrian's approach is both practical and diverse, with optimal output always in mind. His coverage of equipment, for example, goes beyond cameras to cover the application of flatbed and film scanners for close-up shots (2D, 3D, reflective and translucent subjects). Seperate sections cover cameras and equipment, lenses, lighting, workflow and image processing. Additionally, a seperate section on 'special subjects' covers techniques for shooting both common macro subjects (including insects, fossils and coins), as well as a range of technical elements such as shiny surfaces, texture, and polarised light. The appendix includes a technical discussion on depth of field, including detailed tables, and a range of optical formulae. Clear, concise and comprehensive, and packed with stunning images, this is a must-have purchase for all photographers looking for professional quality macro results.

Creative Bird Photography

Essential Tips and Techniques

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Author: Bill Coster

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553659325

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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This beautifully illustrated, inspirational guide to bird photography is packed with practical advice for how to photograph birds presented in an informative but accessible writing style. Creative Bird Photography offers a fresh approach to its subject, looking closely at how to photograph specific aspects of birds’ lives, such as eating and drinking, courtship, and flight. The author gives examples, demonstrating particular points and approaches for taking great shots of all of these daily bird activities as well as taking "mood" photographs at dawn and dusk. Each shot is accompanied by detailed technical data, information about locations, and advice about other challenges that will need to be surmounted in order to achieve the perfect shot. Coster also shares fascinating anecdotes about his encounters with the birds featured. There are also up-to-date sections on bird photography basics, including equipment and storage of digital images.

Close-up on Insects

A Photographer's Guide

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Author: Robert Thompson

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781861082381

Category: Photography

Page: 204

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As one of Europe's foremost authorities on insect photography, Robert Thompson insists that a medium format camera system is the key to producing quality images in the field. In this definitive study of his renowned techniques, instructive text and 300 color photographs celebrate the glory of the natural world in the most striking way possible-right up close. From choosing a camera system and accessories to understanding principles of composition and design, Thompson offers practical guidance and professional techniques that can make anyone a better photographer. He explains the best places and times of day to locate your insect subjects and detailed technical discussions of such topics as extreme magnification, innovative uses of filters and flash, operating in the field and even marketing your work for publication or sale. Thompson's breathtaking images, broad entomological knowledge, and contagious enthusiasm make this a volume equally appealing to both photographers and naturalists.

Digital Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography

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Author: Adrian Davies

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315515075

Category: Photography

Page: 200

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Digital Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography discusses the growing number of applications of ultraviolet and infrared photography. Scientific and technical photographers, such as those engaged in scientific, medical, forensic, and landscape and wildlife photography routinely use ultraviolet and infrared techniques, and these techniques are growing in use in creative photography. This is the first book to address the application and potential for both ultraviolet and infrared photography in both science and art. The author, Adrian Davies, discusses the how-to of ultraviolet and infrared digital recording with a dissection of techniques, camera requirements and camera conversion, a useful appendix of resources and equipment currently available and inspirational image examples throughout. Digital Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography is an essential read for photographers using these tools either professionally or creatively.

The Complete Guide to Close-up & Macro Photography

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Author: Paul Harcourt Davies

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715312766

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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This guide to close-up and macro photography is designed to provide photographers of all abilities with the tips, hints and technical inspiration they will need to enhance their skills. A full survey of the tools of the trade - camera, lenses, films, and accessories - is followed by explanations of the essential exposure, lighting and composition techniques required to produce vibrant and successful images.

The Astrophotography Manual

A Practical and Scientific Approach to Deep Sky Imaging

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Author: Chris Woodhouse

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351658921

Category: Photography

Page: 432

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The Astrophotography Manual, Second Edition is for photographers ready to move beyond standard SLR cameras and editing software to create beautiful images of nebulas, galaxies, clusters, and the stars. Beginning with a brief astronomy primer, this book takes readers through the full astrophotography process, from choosing and using equipment to image capture, calibration, and processing. This combination of technical background and hands-on approach brings the science down to earth, with practical methods to ensure success. This second edition now includes: Over 170 pages of new content within 22 new chapters, with 600 full-color illustrations. Covers a wide range of hardware, including mobile devices, remote control and new technologies. Further insights into leading software, including automation, Sequence Generator Pro and PixInsight Ground-breaking practical chapters on hardware and software as well as alternative astrophotography pursuits

The Art of the IV Start

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Author: Bob Rynecki MS, RN, CCRN-CMC

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480810908

Category: Medical

Page: 82

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Nurses and paramedics pass down intravenous skills to new employees as best they can, but the fine details are often missed or forgotten. Bob Rynecki, a registered nurse and an award-winning paramedic, wrote this guide so you can establish peripheral intravenous lines easily and effectively. Taking a no-frills approach, he delivers the tricks and tips that will enable you to: - become the go-to person for starting difficult IVs; - boost your confidence no matter what your level of experience; - succeed on the first stick - almost every time. Many medical professionals desperately need to learn this basic skill because it's so often overlooked in school. Many students practice starting an IV on an anatomical arm with bulging veins that doesn't mesh with what they most often find at the bedside or in the field. Drawing upon his nineteen years of experience as a bedside critical care nurse and his fifteen years of experience as an EMT/Paramedic, Rynecki shares personal stories and examples that will help you succeed in even the most challenging circumstances. Whether you're a novice or veteran clinician, you'll improve your proficiency at initiating lifelines with The Art of the IV Start.