Close-up photography is an astonishing genre crossing both the scientific and the artistic. Through it, the minute and fleeting world of flowers, insects, and everyday household objects can become strange and magnificent in its detail. Photographer and designer Harnischmacher's guiding philosophy here is that the best close-up work can be done in the camera with little if any manipulation of images by software. The book provides detailed and precise information on the technical aspects of cameras, lenses, tripods, filters, and lighting. Highly recommended for the motivated photographer. For a more elementary, software-based approach, see John Clements's A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Close-Up Photography.