Macrophotography: learning from a master
The one book that any photographer needs to become an expert in the art of portraying nature close-up, Macrophotography invites readers to explore a magical world in which miniature landscapes are magnified in all their radiant splendor, capturing flora and fauna in exquisite detail. In these pages, in remarkably clear, larger-than-life stop-action images, we see the delicate stamen of an orchid, the intricate pattern of a butterfly's wings, snails climbing on mushrooms, and the eye of a gecko. This splendid how-to manual not only reproduces these images in glorious full-color photographs, but also provides technical information of immense value to nature photographers, both amateur and professional. Topics covered in this outstanding guide range from practical advice about basic equipment and more sophisticated accessories to aesthetic concerns such as composition and color. After explaining how to proceed in the variety of terrains nature photographers may encounter in their travels, the book examines macrophotography in the studio, discussing how animal and plant life can be shot in aquariums and vivariums and using studio backdrops.
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100mm AF macro 90mm MF macro accessories adjustment ambient light angle animals aperture aquarium autofocus automatic background bellows calculation Calumma parsonii camera body capture chameleon circle of confusion close-up color condenser depth of field device diameter distance dragonfly easy electronic flash endoscope environment equipment exposure extended flashes extension tube extreme eyepiece film plane flash meter flower focal length focus focusing framing frog front full aperture Gilles Martin glass habitat high reproduction ratios infrared insects larvae lets light meter light source macrophotography Madagascar Magnification Magnification 1X magnification ratio main subject manual MF macro lens microscope models mounted movement blur multispot nature observation Olympus photograph plants pond reflector ring flash sensor sharp sharp-focus area short focal length shot shutter speed species spiders standard studio supplementary lenses technique telephoto lens tion tographed tripod usually viewfinder X-synchronization zoom