With more manufacturers than ever before producing macro lenses and accessories, and digital technology offering fresh creative possibilities, there has never been a more exciting time to explore this macro world with your camera. This book explains the basics of equipment, focusing, exposure and magnification ratios alongside such topics as lighting for effect, employing color as a compositional device and using depth of field creatively.The author explores digital techniques such as focus stacking and the use of smartphone apps both to compose shots on a camera via WiFi connection and to trigger cameras when shooting at high speed. With subjects ranging from classic close-ups such as plants and insects to micrographics and abstracts, plus showcases of the greatest exponents of close-up, this is a complete manual for achieving creative and professional results.
This completely updated fourth edition of DAVID BUSCH'S MASTERING DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is a comprehensive guide to taking great photos with digital SLR cameras. Today's digital SLRs are more affordable--and more powerful--than ever, letting you create stunning images with technology that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. If you're comfortable with the basic operations of your digital SLR camera and are eager to explore more advanced creative concepts, this book will help you expand your knowledge of the many new capabilities and improvements that are now standard on today's cameras. Suitable for pros and hobbyists alike, this book takes you beyond the coverage found in most general camera books and includes helpful how-to info on new technologies such as autofocus innovations, HDTV movie-making, and new tools from Wi-Fi to GPS. This fully-illustrated, full-color guide also covers the basics, including file formats, resolution, aperture/priority exposure, and much more. Master the art of digital photography, with DAVID BUSCH'S MASTERING DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY, FOURTH EDITION.
No photographer was more deeply engaged with the transformative interaction of light and landscape than Galen Rowell. The preeminent outdoor photographer of his time, he spent his career chasing magic light in the high places of the planet. Into this landmark volume he poured all his insights gleaned from those adventures, assembling galleries of his most memorable images to illustrate them.
The photographs are arranged in eight exhibits according to the many qualities of light found in mountain environments. Rowell also shares the stories that went into their creation—what he was after and how he achieved it, from preparation and "previsualizing" to the physical challenges of being in the right place at exactly the right time. In addition to explaining how he worked with optical phenomena and natural light, the book traces his development as a photographer—in terms of both philosophy and technique—and recounts his adventures in some of the most remote, dangerous, and beautiful places on Earth.