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books on macro
« on: January 28, 2013, 10:27:01 AM »
Can anyone suggest good books on the subject of macro and close-up photography. I`m looking for advice on techniques to be used indoors.

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Re: books on macro
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 12:00:13 PM »
I've only read a few books on macro / close-up photography so I would mention them -

1. Understanding Closeup and Macro Photography by Bryan Peterson;
2. Close-up and Macro Photography by Adrian Davies;
3. Creative Close-ups by Harold Davis;

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Re: books on macro
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 07:16:40 PM »
It depends on your skill level.  If you are new to macro, then the above mentioned books will be useful.  If you are already familiar with macro and want to improve your technique, then there's really nothing I know of that is very helpful.  IMHO this is one area where there is a dearth of quality material.

Your best bet is to find a group of people involved in similar macro photography online.
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Re: books on macro
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 06:03:56 PM »
I'm in the same boat.  Just bought a 100 2.8L IS Macro last week.  Played around with it over the weekend photographing flowers and just getting an idea of what I could do with the lens.  I've seen the same books mentioned but haven't purchased anything.   

My nephew took a workshop with Mike Moats (tiny landscapes: http://www.mikemoatsblog.com ) but Mike only conducts his workshops in the Midwest and Southeast.  So, if you live in that part of the country, you might want to check out his macro workshops.   There are others that give workshops, but Mike Moats doesn't charge you an arm and a leg. 

I'll probably checkout the usual book suspects.

BTW - Mike Moats has an eBook:  "Creating Art With Macro" that's $14.95
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Re: books on macro
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