Miscellaneous Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques
Learn how to create unusual and striking close-up images both in the field and in your own backyard with this fun, practical new eBook. Charles guides you through all the necessary steps to discover magical treasures in tiny worlds that are ordinarily overlooked by the human eye and inspires you to capture them creatively, with heart and vision.
Using step-by-step illustration photos, stunning full-color examples, and clear understandable text, Charles shares professional tips and techniques he has developed in his 10+ years of teaching macro photography.
Chapter 1: Mindful Photography - Learn how to observe and strengthen your visual acuity.
"Making" vs. "taking" a photograph. Shooting from the heart.
Chapter 2: Equipment - A comprehensive description of available tools and macro accessories, including unusual hard-to-find gadgets.
Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Macro Photography - Practicing basic macro concepts, such as: depth-of-field, exposure, focusing techniques, composition, creative lighting and fill-flash.
Chapter 4: Using Props to Enhance Your Close-up Photography - 20 different creative macro techniques using everyday household objects, illustrated and explained with step-by-step instructions.
Chapter 5: Selective-Focus Macro - How to direct the viewer's eye to areas within a macro photograph using selective focus. Shooting close-ups with a telephoto lens, extension tubes, wide-angle lens, or Lensbaby.
Chapter 6: Creative Camera Techniques - How to create Impressionistic, painterly photographs in-camera using multiple-exposures, montages, camera movement, and other techniques. Appendix & Resource Guide - Macro accessories Other Useful Equipment Links, Sources for Macro Props Helpful Books Magazines & Newsletters Photography Organizations Online Macro Resources Inspiring Photographers & Their Websites Public Gardens to Visit & Photograph Mac and PC compatible. This publication is produced in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.