High magnification photography is immensely exciting and rewarding. Through the close-up lens, everyday objects produce striking images, and small creatures show amazing detail that usually goes unnoticed. This book is both a practical guide to each step of the close-up process, as well as a source of inspirational ideas and subjects for producing high-impact images. Topics covered include: cameras, lenses and equipment; step-by-step techniques for high quality results; ideas for close-up subjects, including flowers, insects and still life; composing close-up pictures for maximum impact; using software for creative effect and suggestions for presenting macro photographs.
John Humphrey is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. He runs workshops on macro photography and creative art photography, as well as leading photography field trips. He regularly contributes to the photographic press and his work has been shown in many leading exhibitions.