Macro Photography Photo Workshop

Macro Photography Photo Workshop

by Haje Jan Kamps
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Macro Photography Photo Workshop by Haje Jan Kamps

Special techniques for creating unique, artistic, close-up images

Macro, or close-up, photography is gaining popularity, and this book covers all of the challenges associated with taking great close-ups: depth of field, focus, and exposure. Copublished with, a leading online educational resource for both beginning and professional photographers, this task-oriented reference allows readers to learn by doing and offers outstanding examples and instructions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118079300
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/23/2011
Series: Photo Workshop , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 41 MB
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About the Author

HAJE JAN KAMPS has been a freelance writer and photographer as well as an editor. In addition to his popular do-it-yourself photography blog,, Haje is known for creative inventions such as the macro extension tube he made from a Pringles can.

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Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: First Steps Into a Macro World.

What is Macro Photography?

Can I Afford to be a Macro Photographer?

Why Anyone Can Take Great Macro Photographs.

Try It Now.

Chapter 2: Equipment.

Macro on a Digital Compact Camera.

Macro with a dSLR Camera.

Flash and Lighting.


Chapter 3: Lighting in Macro Photography.

Why Do You Need Good Lighting?

Making the Most of Natural Light.

Minimizing Vibrations.

Artificial Lighting.

Using the Light to Set the Mood.

White Balance.

Chapter 4: The Macro in Everyday Objects.

A Different Way of Looking at the World.

Action Macro Photography.

Photographing Shiny Objects.

Chapter 5: Flowers.

Challenges when Photographing Outdoors.

Selecting Flowers to Photograph.

Working with Depth of Field.

Lighting Techniques.

Chapter 6: Textures.

What are Textures?

Putting Textures into Context.

Photographing Textures.

Lighting Considerations.


Ideas for Textures Worth Trying.

Chapter 7: Insects.

Photographing Insects.

Approaching Insects.

Working with Insects in Their Environment.

Moving Subjects and Shallow Depth of Field.

Photographing Insects in Flight.

Chapter 8: Abstracts.

Exploring Colors.

Using Selective Focus for Artistic Expression.

Introducing Grain.

Painting with Light.

Emphasizing Obscure Details.

Taking a Closer Look at Magazines.

Chapter 9: People.

Taking a Closer Look at Eyes.

Macro-Inspired Portraiture.

Chapter 10: The Digital Darkroom.

Building a Digital Darkroom.

Understanding What All the Buttons Do.

Fixing Common Issues in Macro Photos.

Photographing in RAQ Format.

High -Level Digital Editing Techniques.

Appendix A: Internet Resources.

Appendix B: Contributing Photographers.



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Macro Photography Photo Workshop 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book gets you looking at everything as a potenial subject. I used an old rusty tile trowel for different shots. I don't just give a passing glance at plants, insects, or old discards anymore, instead I find myself seeing the potenial for a unique photo op. If you are looking for new subjects this book will show you they have been right in front of you all the time.
BobP More than 1 year ago
I should have looked closer before buying this book. The book has some ideas for subjects for macro photography, but not much more. There are also some annoying things about the book. - The text frequently talks about pictures on a different page. Might sound trivial, but it gets to be real annoying to have to read the text and then flip the page to see the picture. - Most of the pictures selected by the author don't appeal to me. That may be a matter of style. - The book is very lite on technical detail, like lighting. It mentions several techniques, but generally doesn't go into any detail. - A section is devoted to digital darkroom, that is so basic it is for all purposes useless. Given the price of the book, I didn't get anywhere near the value out of it I expected.
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