Master macro techniques and capture brilliant up-close photos Macro photography uses specialty lenses and advanced digital cameras to capture stunning up-close images. Welcome to the fascinating world of macro photography, where spectacular images are within the grasp of every photographer. It isn't necessary to invest in equipment worth thousands to start taking impressive close-up images, nor do you need to travel far and wide to find interesting subjects.
Digital macro and close-up photography bring new possibilities to your digital images. Where once you saw landscapes and portraits, you might now turn your camera to the tiny bug crawling along the soil or the mole on a subject's neck. You end up with intimate images that show the world anew.
Chapter 16: Extreme Macro Photography: Working with Tiny Subjects. Chapter 17: Improving Your Macro and Close-Up Images in Postproduction. Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Close-Up Photography with Your Digital Point and Shoot. Chapter 19: Ten Subjects to Explore with Macro and Close-Up Photography. Index. True macro photography requires a 1:1 magnification, and you have to be able to get close enough to your subject with the right lens to achieve this.
As well as a decent lens, you also need a camera that's up to the task. We take a look at 8 of the best cameras for macro photography, and what it is that makes them so good. Close-up photography skills enable you to take interesting shots and reveal a proper level of detail for most subjects, but macro photography represents a more scientific approach to photography, that is not useful only as an artistic tool but for making factual statements about a subject.