Flash Techniques for Macro and Close-Up Photography: A Guide for Digital Photographers

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A presentation of the varied solutions to the many unique challenges faced in macro and close-up photography, this work discusses issues such as selecting a specially designed lenses and positioning flashes in order to avoid casting shadows. While tackling the main issues that this advanced application presents, such as correct focus, maximum depth of field, and optimal lighting, this guide walks through numerous indoor and outdoor shoots and includes step-by-step sequences and techniques for single- and ...
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Overview


A presentation of the varied solutions to the many unique challenges faced in macro and close-up photography, this work discusses issues such as selecting a specially designed lenses and positioning flashes in order to avoid casting shadows. While tackling the main issues that this advanced application presents, such as correct focus, maximum depth of field, and optimal lighting, this guide walks through numerous indoor and outdoor shoots and includes step-by-step sequences and techniques for single- and multiple-light setups. Advanced amateurs and professional photographers will learn how the pros conceptualize and carry out their lighting strategies to ensure expertly lit small and close-up photography from this indispensable guide.
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"Photographers and instructors Rod and Robin Deutschmann explain how to photograph small subjects for macro or close-up images using an off-camera flash." —www.BookNews.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608952908
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 596,681
  • Product dimensions: 10.76 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author


Rod Deutschmann and Robin Deutschmann are award-winning fine art photographers, veteran newspaper editors, and acclaimed photography instructors. They are the coauthors of "Off-Camera Flash." They live in San Diego.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    Another Winner!

    Rod and Robin are amazing instructors and their books are almost just as good as being in a workshop of theirs. They cut to the chase and give you real info in friendly, fun, and clear language. This book is no exception! Lots of amazing images, and all SOOC! No PhotoShopping to make up for lack of skill. They are the real-deal, true photographers and artists. If you want to improve your craft check this and any of their other books out. You won't be dissapointed! Follow them on Facebook to at In Focus Learning Center for lots of great insights, too!

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Refreshing!

    I'm not an expert but I enjoy photography, learning more and trying new things. This book is a great resource for learning to be more creative with whatever camera and flash you own. There are tons of tips and advice, with easy-to-understand walk-throughs, equipment details and inspiring examples. I appreciate the refreshing perspective that encourages photographers to push their vision and see themselves as artists- it isn't just about buying a bunch of gear but expressing something unique and personal. That's what it's all about, right? Most photography books I own all sound the same while this one has become my absolute favorite for the authors' passion and dedication to making these techniques accessible to anyone who wants to make beautiful images. I'm surprised by how inexpensively this can be done because other resources push pricey lighting set-ups and lenses. Not so! In a McGyver-like move, the author demonstrates how a $40 radio transmitter/receiver can be used to trigger a set of off-camera flashes, eliminating the need for costly lighting system. That trick alone is worth the cost of the book! Tons of inspiration, gorgeous photos and excellent information you won't find anywhere else. You won't be disappointed- buy the book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2011

    Very helpful! Beautiful images

    I read this book from cover to cover the night it arrived. The photography you'll find inside is inspirational, and got me feeling a little intimidated, because obviously I wanted to get similar images. Thankfully the authors give a lot of instruction for how you can achieve similar results. Not only does the book cover using off camera flash for macro images, but they review a lot of the basics that are so vital to getting artful images from your camera. I love the watercolor like images that they have as examples, it's another way to look at photography other than just point, frame a subject and shoot. Spoiler Alert: go to page 42 to learn how you can FLIP your lens to use it backwards. It's amazing. I tried it with just holding the lens and had so much fun with my "new" lens. I am going to go buy a reversing ring tomorrow!

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