Understanding Close-up Photography: Creative Close Encounters with Or Without a Macro Lens

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Amphoto Books, 2009 - Photography - 160 pages
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In Understanding Close-up Photography Bryan Peterson turns his attention to a topic that is an ongoing favorite with photographers. But where most macro photography books focus on capuring subjects in nature, Peterson promises to go beyond, teaching you to photograph a range of subjects from animals and plants from the garden, beach, or mountains to objects found in the kitchen, supermarket, even the junkyard. In addition to information on equipment, exposure, light, and composition, his book will feature elements of technique that go beyond the norm, teaching you to shoot not just what is generally considered close-up, but to go even closer to the point of abstraction. He will also show you how to produce the intimacy of a close-up within a larger shot--how to capture the look in your subject's eyes without compromising the clarity of the surrounding scene. And as always, Peterson offers his signature touch with his personal terminology: in what he likes to call "Pop Junk" he shows how combining creativity with the right digital technology can turn close-up photos of the most ordinary objects into surprising pieces of art.

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Review: Understanding Close-Up Photography: Creative Close Encounters with Or Without a Macro Lens

User Review  - Clare Malley - Goodreads

Another great Bryan Peterson book brimming with enthusiasm. Explains many different close up photography concepts with clarity. Read full review

Review: Understanding Close-Up Photography: Creative Close Encounters with Or Without a Macro Lens

User Review  - Joe Silber - Goodreads

Very accessible and readable. Gear and technique focused but also some creative ideas discussed Read full review

About the author (2009)

Bryan Peterson is a professional photographer, an internationally known instructor, and the best-selling author of Understanding Exposure, Learning to See Creatively, Understanding Digital Photography, Beyond Portraiture, and Understanding Shutter Speed. In addition, he is the founder of the online photography school The Perfect Picture School of Photography (www.ppsop.com). He divides his time between the United States and France.

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