Understanding Close-Up Photography: Creative Close Encounters with Or Without a Macro Lens

February 25, 2020 - Comment

In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes. You’ve seen the dewdrops, but what about dewdrops on a bird’s wing or raindrops on a car windshield? You’ve seen the bumblebees on vibrant

In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes. You’ve seen the dewdrops, but what about dewdrops on a bird’s wing or raindrops on a car windshield? You’ve seen the bumblebees on vibrant flowers, but what about the fluid edge of just one petal or the colorful rusting metal at industrial sites? Even when Peterson does capture the more traditional subjects, it’s done in untraditional ways–and often with minimal specialized equipment! Most important, he moves beyond the commonplace to inspire new ways of getting close, using your lenses, and discovering unconventional subjects.

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Anonymous says:

Good, but needs an update Anything that Bryan Peterson is involved with in terms of photography will certainly be good. This book is no exception. It is well laid out and presents well done sections about close-up photography. What I didn’t like about the book is that it seems rather dated. Some books could have be written many years ago, but for some reason withstand the test of time. This book is in need of a severe update imho and should include more about the gear used for macro photography. Other than that,…

Anonymous says:

Fantastic Close Up Reference and Learning book! This is a great book and I am finding that I thumb through it several times a photo shoot to ensure I have learned the techniques. It defines the difference between Macro and close up shooting very well, and provided great technical information on the use of a close up filter, extension tubes along with some lighting tips with pop up reflectors.As always Bryan explains techniques and stresses the realistic examples so that beginners to professionals can understand and gain some from…

Anonymous says:

Great Macro/Close up Book! I have long been interested in close up photography. My photos are mostly landscape and flowers (I bracket photography by the large and the small!). I have been limited in close up work though by not having a macro lens for my Nikon D7000. I recently decided to bite the bullet and purchase a macro lens. I used this book to help me decide what equipment is needed, and how to use it. The book succeeded very well in informing me of what I need … After reading the book I pulled the trigger…

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