• Expert tips on photographing insects, reptiles, wildflowers and manmade textures
• Professional guidance on choosing cameras, lenses and accessories
See the world from a totally new viewpoint with this comprehensive guide to close-up and macro photography. From guidance on choosing cameras, lenses and accessories, to advice on lighting, exposure, shutter speed, composition and post-production techniques, this book provides everything you need to create stunning images of insects, reptiles and wildflowers, as well as the inspiration to look at ordinary objects from an entirely new angle. You don’t need to invest in expensive kit to start taking impressive close-up images, or travel far to find interesting subjects – move in closer on the world around you and the possibilities are virtually endless.
About the Author
Ross Hoddinott is an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer, the author of several photography books, and a regular contributor to the photo press. Based in North Cornwall, England, Ross is best known for his beautiful macro and close-up images, and for evocative landscape photographs. He co-runs the photography workshop company Dawn2Dusk Photography and also provides bespoke one-on-one tuition. As well as judging major nature photography competitions, Ross has been a brand ambassador for leading photography equipment brands including Nikon UK, Manfrotto, and F-stop Gear.
“Originally published back in 2013, Digital Macro & Close-up Photography has been revised and updated to include everything you need to know about this fascinating sphere of nature photography. It covers basic techniques including fieldcraft, exposure, composition and post-processing, as well as more specialised topics such as LED lighting, handheld focus stacking and macro focusing rails. And, of course, the book is illustrated with Hoddinott’s excellent photographs of insects, reptiles, plants and fungi to show the amazing results that can be achieved. Whether you’re new to close-up and macro photography or an expert in the field, there are plenty of great ideas in this book to help you take your pictures to the next level.” —Outdoor Photography
"This is an excellent book, and the quality of images makes it worthwhile for any level of user, but the beginner in macro will benefit most…the book makes a first-class introduction to shooting macro at moderate levels of magnification but once you wish to progress beyond that (and your technical problems increase) you might need to face up to some more homework."