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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579906528
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: A Lark Photography Book Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Defining Close-Up Photography 12
What You Need to Know Before Beginning 14
The Range of Close-Up Photography 15
A Remarkable Range of Subject Matter 16
The Language of Close-Up Photography 18
Critical Factors in Close-Up Photography 18
Explore Your Subject by Varying Magnification Ratios 20
Working with Depth of Field 24
Working Distance 26
Steady Camera Position 26
Tripods: Keeping it Sharp 28
Exceptions to the "Tripod Rule" 30
The Pollution Photography of Kevin G. Coulton 32
Cameras, Lenses, and Close-Up Accessories 36
Compact Digital Camera or Digital SLR? 40
Advanced Compact Digital Cameras and Available Light 42
Non-Removable Lens Compact Digital Cameras 44
Working with Depth of Field 46
Using Compact Digital Cameras for Close-Up Photography 48
Digital SLRs 50
D-SLR Cameras and Close-Up Photography 50
True Macro Lenses vs. Zoom Lenses with a "Macro" Setting 52
Extension Tubes and Bellows 57
Close-Up Lenses 59
Tele-Extenders 60
Reversing Ring 60
The Telephoto Close-Up 61
Making Your Choice 62
BUGS! The Close-Up Photography of Rob Sheppard 64
Lighting Basics for Close-Up Photography 70
The Photographic Qualities of Light 73
White Balance, Color Correction, and RAW Files 80
Finding the Right Light 84
Summing up the Qualities of Light and Their Influences 89
Relectors and Diffusers 90
Documenting a Collection of Miniature Box Cars 92
Ten Close-Up Lighting Arrangements 96
Natural Light (Setups 1-4) 98
Artificial Light Sources (Setups 5-9) 106
Flowers: Up Close and Personal 118
Commercially Available Small Product Tables 121
Basic Scanner Methods 124
From Utilitarian to Prolific 126
A Scanner Overview 127
Scanning Reflective Art 128
Basic Technique for Using a Flatbed Scanner 129
Using Your Flatbed Scanner as a Close-up Camera 132
Re-Recording the History of a Town's Main Street 136
Using the Scanner as a Close-Up Camera 138
Overview 140
Considerations and Precautions 141
Setting Up 142
Experiment with Light 145
Lighting and Color Correction 148
A Few Tips 149
Selecting a Backdrop 149
Organic Studies 152
Conclusion 160
The Black-and-White Scan Photography of Joanne Urban 162
Copy Stands and Copy Close-Up Techniques 166
Camera vs. Scanner 169
Anatomy of a Basic Copy Stand 171
Lighting for Copy Stand Work 173
Cameras and Lenses 176
Some Useful Accessories 176
The Multiple-Function Copy Stand 178
Feather and Ficus Leaf Skeletons 180
Appendix 184
Index 188
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    It was ok, but a little to much on the gadgets. I would have liked to see more examples of pictures and what the settings were.

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