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Understanding Close-up Photography: Creative Close Encounters With or Without a Macro Lens

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    Bryan Peterson writes a classic to stand alongside "Understanding Exposure"

    Bryan Peterson writes a classic to stand alongside "Understanding Exposure". That earlier work is THE book that belongs in every photographer's bookcase, and while this book is not quite up those lofty standards, compared to just about any other book on the subject it is a must-have. Peterson does not dwell extensively on technique here, rather he shows a bunch of different approaches to close-ups (wide-angled, reversed lens, macro, close-up diopter, etc.) and then shows how you can creatively use them. In the end the book is more about inspiration than a how-to guide, but it is the desire he ignites in the reader that makes this such a special book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2009

    An excellent book that surprises, entertains and educates.

    This is an outstanding book. The information is clear, very much right on point and prepares you to jump into close-up photography. And it is important to note that it covers both macro and close up, and teaches the difference.

    Also, it is no coffee table book, but that's good. Lots of good pictures, but they are more about opening your mind on the topic, not just beauty shots for their own sake. Some very creative shots here.

    One of the best photo books I've read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    A great book to learn about Macro (Closeup) Photograpy

    I really enjoyed this book and i reviewed it a few times before taking photos. A must for learning macro(closeup) photography.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2012

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    Awesome book!!!

    Awesome book!!!

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