Digital Macro & Close-up Photography (Revised and Expanded Edition)

Author: Ross Hoddinott

Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD

ISBN: 1781451028

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Ross Hoddinott has completely revised, and also expanded upon, his hugely successful Digital Macro Photography book published by GMC Publications in 2007. This book takes you on an incredible journey into the macro world where you can see insects that look like aliens or the hidden symmetries of plants. Technical terms, the basic techniques and how to get the best from your camera are all explained in an easy-to-follow way, accompanied by stunning example shots and invaluable tips.

Digital Macro Photography

Author: Ross Hoddinott

Publisher: Photographers Inst Press

ISBN: 9781861085306

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Due to its popularity, Digital Macro Photography is now available in paperback and contains fantastic images taken by the multi-award-winning macro photographer Ross Hoddinott, who showcases his particular talent for the world of macro photography with an impressive collection of close-up images. Written in an easy-to-understand style for those new to both digital and macro photography, it covers everything from equipment, techniques and subjects and showcases Hoddinotts skill in discovering the hidden symmetries of plants, insects that look like aliens and the normally invisible workings of a machine blown-up to huge proportions.

The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography

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 and Macro Photography

Author: Tracy Hallett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907708008

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Close-Up & Macro Photography is a essential guide to a fascinating technique, beginning with an explanation of the difference between close-up and macro work. Aimed at the novice or more experienced amateur, the book describes the equipment for capturing true macro images, the 'macro' mode on standard DSLRs and the use of zoom lenses, wide-angle lenses and dedicated macro lenses, among others. The theory of exposure and metering, light, colour and flash is explained and there's practical advice on composition and focusing. Project ideas include success with flower photography, capturing the textures of materials such as bark and lichen, abstracts from everyday objects, photographing insects and studio work with food and jewellery. Information on post processing explains file formats, raw conversion software, adjustments to contrast, brightness and shadows, understanding levels and curves, white balance and saturation, with helpful tips on removing imperfections, cropping for impact and printing.

Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

Author: Tony Northrup

Publisher: Tony Northrup

ISBN: 0988263408

Category: Photography

Page: 250

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The top-rated and top-selling photography ebook since 2012 and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers: Free video training. 9+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.Classroom-style teacher and peer help. After buying the book, you get access to the private forums on this site, as well as the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.Lifetime updates. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you’ll ever need.Hands-on practices. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.500+ high resolution, original pictures. Detailed example pictures taken by the author in fifteen countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. Most photography books use stock photography, which means the author didn’t even take them. If an author can’t take his own pictures, how can he teach you? In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master: CompositionExposureShutter speedApertureDepth-of-field (blurring the background)ISONatural lightFlashTroubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad picturesPet photographyWildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)Sunrises and sunsetsLandscapesCityscapesFlowersForests, waterfalls, and riversNight photographyFireworksRaw filesHDRMacro/close-up photography Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for: Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)Remotely triggering flashesUsing bounce flash and flash modifiersUsing studio lighting on any budgetBuilding a temporary or permanent studio at homeShooting your first weddingHigh speed photographyLocation scouting/finding the best spots and timesPlanning shoots around the sun and moonStar trails (via long exposure and image stacking)Light paintingEliminating noiseFocus stacking for infinite depth-of-fieldUnderwater photographyGetting close to wildlifeUsing electronic shutter triggersPhotographing moving carsPhotographing architecture and real estate

The Complete Guide to Close-up & Macro Photography

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.

Numismatic Photography

Author: Mark Goodman

Publisher: Zyrus Press

ISBN: 9781933990095

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 153

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Available in March 2008 from Zyrus Press, Numismatic Photography by Mark Goodman, is a step-by-step guiding tool that teaches how to image quality photos of coins with your digital camera. You don¿t need an expensive camera or costly equipment. This book will guide you through the secrets to becoming a skilled photographer, for both the novice and the experienced. This book brings together Mark Goodman¿s two passions: digital photography and coins. As a self-taught seasoned expert in digital coin photography, Goodman reveals everything you need to know: photo concepts and language, techniques and methods for best quality imaging, and how to use lighting to your best advantage. Some of the chapters include are Imaging Concepts, Color and Luster, High Contrast Coins, Low Contrast Coins, Toned Coins, Special Imaging Techniques, Image Presentation, and more!

Extreme Close-Up Photography and Focus Stacking

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.

Closeup Shooting

A Guide to Closeup, Tabletop and Macro Photography

Author: Cyrill Harnischmacher

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457118106

Category: Photography

Page: 124

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Close-up photography is one of the most fascinating areas in photography. This illustrated guide will take the reader on a journey into the wonderful world of small, smaller, and smallest objects and show him how he can capture their beauty with photographic images. Each step of the way will be carefully explained; how to choose the right equipment, how to use ambient light or create artificial lighting, and how to conceptualize and frame the perfect shot. Whereas the nature photographer is exploring facets and structures in his environment, the "table top photographer" is trying to shoot a small object, a product, or a small treasure for display on the web (e.g., eBay) or in print. Here, the choice of the appropriate lighting and backdrop, and the creative use of the camera's features are key to a perfect image. Cyrill Harnischmacher explains all aspects of close-up shooting for both inside the studio, as well as outdoors. This book is filled with beautifully illustrated examples and detailed instructions on how to set up a system and workflow for successful close-up photography.

Extraordinary Everyday Photography

Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are

Author: Brenda Tharp,Jed Manwaring

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 081743593X

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Demonstrates how to recognize subjects for extraordinary photographs in everyday places, providing discussions and exercises about light and composition, and offers coverage of DSLRs, compact digital cameras, and iPhones.

Beyond Portraiture

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400273

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Beyond Portraiture, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those “ah-ha!” moments and capture them forever. A teary child...old people laughing together...a smiling girl with big, big hair. Everyone remember pictures like these, usually taken by a mother, a father, a friend holding a camera, forever preserving small yet revealing vignettes of our personal histories. But we always relied on pure luck and chance to catch those moments. Peterson’s approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and the joy of everyday moments. Beyond Portraiture makes it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Close-up and Macro Photography

Its Art and Fieldcraft Techniques

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

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.

The Underwater Photographer

Author: Martin Edge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136098615

Category: Photography

Page: 480

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The award-winning third edition of 'The Underwater Photographer' dragged the topic kicking and screaming in to the digital age and with the fully updated fourth edition highly respected photographer and tutor Martin Edge takes you deeper in to the world of Underwater Photography. Practical examples take you step-by-step through the basic techniques from photographing shipwrecks, divers, marine life and abstract images to taking photographs at night. Brand new chapters cover not only highly specialist Underwater Photography techniques such as low visibility/greenwater photography, but also the digital workflow needed to handle your images using the latest software such as Lightroom. Packed with breathtaking images and an easy to read style honed from over twenty years of diving photography courses, this book is sure to both educate and inspire underwater photographers of all skill levels.

Close Up Photography in Nature

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!

Photographic Multishot Techniques

High Dynamic Range, Super-Resolution, Extended Depth of Field, Stitching

Author: Juergen Gulbins,Rainer Gulbins

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457165805

Category: Photography

Page: 220

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Photographers are just beginning to realize the potential of high dynamic range imaging (HDRI). Now, the newest techniques based on a bracketed series of exposures make it possible to go beyond HDRI: photographers can increase resolution for ultra-sharp, detailed images, and they can extend the depth of field in a way that was never before possible. Photographic Multishot Techniques provides a thorough introduction and is a hands-on guide to these various techniques. Using a series of example images, the authors explain and illustrate the use of each technique. Included are lessons on HDRI, super-resolution, focus stacking, and stitching images. Moreover, the reader will learn how to effectively combine these various techniques to create amazing images. Throughout the book, the authors use tools such as Photoshop, PhotoAcute, Photomatix Pro, FDRTools, CombineZM, DOP Detail Extractor, and Helicon Focus to illustrate the workflow with detailed, step-by-step instructions. Most of these tools offer free trial versions that are available for download at the Rocky Nook Website at the book description of "Photographic Multishot Techniques". Learning to use these cutting-edge techniques is sure to expand the repertoire and improve the photographic skills of the professional, as well as the advanced amateur, photographer.

The Wildlife Photography Workshop

Author: Ross Hoddinott,Ben Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907708572

Category: Photography

Page: 175

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Wildlife watchers and aspiring natural-history photographers – collect up your kit and get ready for a practical course with a difference. Photographic workshops are exceptionally popular but not everybody has the time or budget to attend one in person. This 'workshop in book form' allows you to absorb the benefits of the workshop experience without actually being on location with the professionals. Whatever your level of experience, this comprehensive book will help you improve and capture better photographs whether you are a beginner or an enthusiast who wants to brush up on some skills. Be guided by the authors' breadth of knowledge and follow the progression of technical advice. Chapters dedicated to different types of wildlife give hands-on advice of how to locate, approach and photograph your subject using insider tricks of the trade. • A 'workshop in a book' to follow at your own pace• Suitable for any level of expertise• Chapters cover: equipment, exposure, composition, lighting, close-up photography, birds, mammals, plant life and post-processing• Includes a section of reader assignments to promote practical learning• Answers given to frequently asked questions • A '

Cinematography: Theory and Practice

Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors

Author: Blain Brown

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317359275

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 422

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The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has in 1929, when sound recording was introduced. New technology, new tools and new methods have revolutionized the art and craft of telling stories visually. While some aspects of visual language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, workflow and cameras have changed radically. Even experienced film artists have a need to update and review new methods and equipment. These change affect not only the director of photography but also the director, the camera assistants, gaffers, and digital imaging technicians. Cinematography: Theory and Practice covers both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling. Few art forms are as tied to their tools and technology as is cinematography. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown. Whether you are a student of filmmaking, just breaking into the business, currently working in the industry and looking to move up to the next level, or an experienced professional who wants to update their knowledge of tools and techniques, this book provides both a basic introduction to these issues as well as more advanced and in-depth coverage of the subject. The companion website features additional material, including lighting demonstrations, basic methods of lighting, using diffusion and other topics. Topics Include: Visual language Visual storytelling Continuity and coverage Cameras and digital sensors Exposure techniques for film and video Color in-depth Understanding digital images Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video Image control and grading on the set The tools and basics of film lighting ASC-CDL, ACES and other new methods Optics and focus Camera movement Set operations Green screen, high speed and other topics

Close Up & Macro

A Photographer's Guide

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.

The Art of Photography

An Approach to Personal Expression

Author: Bruce Barnbaum

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457111934

Category: Photography

Page: 364

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This is a newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography (first published in 1994), which has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and comprehensive textbook on photography. In his accessible style, Barnbaum presents how-to techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Yet he goes well beyond the technical as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography. This book is geared toward every level of photographer who seeks to make a personal statement through their chosen medium. Bruce Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world’s finest photographers as well as an elite instructor. This newest incarnation of his book, which has evolved over the past 35 years, will prove to be an invaluable photographic reference for years to come. This is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer. Filled with over 100 beautiful photographs, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables.