Digital Nature Photography Closeup

Digital Nature Photography Closeup

by Jon Cox
     
 

Some 59.3 million digital cameras will be sold this year-and most comes fully equipped with close-up features that let users get up close and personal with all the wonders of nature, from birds and trees to flowers and insects to underwater plants and fish. But few buyers know how to get the most from these exciting features. Digital Nature Photography Closeup…  See more details below

Overview

Some 59.3 million digital cameras will be sold this year-and most comes fully equipped with close-up features that let users get up close and personal with all the wonders of nature, from birds and trees to flowers and insects to underwater plants and fish. But few buyers know how to get the most from these exciting features. Digital Nature Photography Closeup lets everyone-from amateurs on up-harness this new macro power to create truly breathtaking nature photography. The author also offers advice on purchasing and using all manner of special macro equipment, i.e., lenses, extension tubes, teleconverters, microscopes, etc. In this logical follow-up to his best-selling, Digital Nature Photography, author Jon Cox uses dozens of full-color examples and clear explanations to illustrate exactly how he got that shot-and how other photographers can, too. From basic techniques, to action shots, aquarium and underwater photography, even shooting through a microscope, Digital Nature Photography Closeup is the perfect guide to exploring the fascinating world of nature.

• Many digital cameras come equppied with close-up features-but few users understand them

• Combines two of the hottest topics in photography today: digital and nature

• Perfect companion to Digital Nature Photography

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Editorial Reviews

Travel Photographers Network 2005
"Digital Nature Photography Closeup, by Jon Cox will be a very useful new book for any digital photographer since working with a digital camera has many variations to taking a picture than when shooting with film, and this book covers them all. The cover image and those inside shows that pretty clearly, and you would be hard pressed to tell what they were shot with. Fortunately this new book is full of information on how an image was shot, and even why it was done that way. It could turn out to be your main reference in the field. "
Shutterbug
"This is a nice book on nature photography that seamlessly weaves in digital techniques along with close-up photography techniques that work no matter what kind of camera you use. The book is composed of easily digestible sections with topics such as "Focusing for Close-ups." Unless you have practiced this particular discipline you will find it is a bit more complicated than working at a normal focusing distance. Jon Cox's explanatory text is clear, concise, and fun, and although I am personally not a fan of macro photography of bugs, those who are will find plenty to enjoy. Bugs aside, and I don't consider butterflies to be bugs, the large colorful illustrations that populate the book make this an enjoyable and pleasant read."
Midwest Book Review
"Macro nature photography is seldom given its very own book, much less digital macro nature photos; so any seeking to learn close-up techniques for flowers, insects and more must have DIGITAL NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLOSEUP: it comes packed with in-depth discussions of all macro techniques, color photos examples fill the pages, and details on file formats, Photoshop editing, and more offer macro photographers plenty of tools of the trade. Excellent depth and scope."
KLIATT
In Digital Nature Photography Closeup, Jon Cox (author of Digital Nature Photography) introduces the reader to the advantages and incredible opportunities provided by digital photography. Another good book for beginners, this one highlights types of cameras and lenses, as well as other important tools. This book includes 200 color photographs to help explain and illustrate the topics discussed, such as flash and composition (which the other book leaves out). There is some overlap between the two books, in particular the information on how to use the digital darkroom, but Cox's book focuses more on how to take a better photograph instead of how to make a better print. He includes a resource list of websites. This book is particularly recommended for beginning digital photographers but will interest experienced photographers as well. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2005, Watson-Guptill, Amphoto, 160p. illus. index., Ages 12 to adult.
—Joanna Solomon

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817436742
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Jon Cox, author of the acclaimed and top-selling Digital Nature Photography (0-8174-3791-6), is a well-known digital photographer. His work appears in major photography magazines, and he is the adventure photographer/writer on staff at Digital Camera. An instructor at the University of Delaware, he lives in Unionville, PA.

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