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The complete guide to close-up & macro photography
Davies, Paul, 1950-
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Newton Abbot : David & Charles, 1998.
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160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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TR683 .D38 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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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

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Library Journal Review

Illustrated entirely in color, this solid book provides a fairly comprehensive introduction to the field of close-up and macro photography. In Part 1, the book logically discusses camera systems and lenses, along with special lenses and accessories for capturing flowers and insects in unique miniature worlds. The author then moves on to a discussion of film lighting, exposure, and filters for close-up photography. The third section of the book deals with composition and working in different environments, both indoors and outdoors. Davies concludes with helpful information about organizing one's files, digital photography, and professional work in this fascinating specialty. The appendix features graphs on calculating depth of field, determining exposure values, and other technical information. Beautifully illustrated and clearly written, this book will be of value to both amateur and professional photographers who wish to learn more about the challenges and pleasures of this unique field of photography. Recommended for all libraries.√ĄRaymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.