Mastering Macro Photography – Ideas, Tips, Tutorials & DIY Equipment
Learn macro photography tips and techniques to become a master macro photographer
Do you want to learn macro photography but don’t know where to start? Or are you frustrated because your macro photos are average looking no matter what you do? If this sounds familiar, then this book is for you. Unlike other books, this book is not about showing you pages of beautiful macro photos. The main purpose of the book is to equip you with the right knowledge to help you to become a better macro photographer. It will put the focus on the important skills that you need to develop in order to transform into a master macro photographer.
For the macro photography beginner, you will learn how to get started in macro photography by understanding the basics. This includes –
• Learning what macro photography is about and how it is different to close-up photography
• Discovering the type of macro photographer that you are as this will dictate the type of photos that you should be taking
• Knowing what macro photography equipment you REALLY need and how to choose the right macro photography gear
• Understanding the importance of depth of field and how to control it
• Helping you to develop the macro photographer’s mindset
Unfortunately, many people do not try macro photography because they think macro photography is expensive and that they need a macro lens. If this is you, this book will dispel that myth and show you some of the lesser known ways to get started in macro photography! This book will even guide you through step by step on making your own macro photography equipment. So why spend the money when you can make your own equipment?
If you are a macro photographer who is struggling to capture great macro photos, this book will help you to understand the common problems in macro photography so that you can avoid them. You will discover how to identify the type of blur in your macro photos and learn tips and techniques to achieve tack sharp photos. We will also introduce you to the ‘Focus Stacking’ technique that is used by many advance macro photographers to extend the depth of field in their macro photos.
To further help you capture better macro photos, we highlight what you need to consider before pressing the shutter button. By adhering to some basic color harmony and composition principles you can take your macro photos to the next level. A minor adjustment to how you currently photograph could make a big difference to all your future macro photos.
Being macro photographers ourselves, we know you love to photograph insects and flowers. That’s why we have dedicated a whole section in this book to share practical macro photography tips and tricks on photographing insects and flowers . And if there are no insects or flowers around you, we have you covered. In the book, we share some of our favorite places to find macro photography subjects. For those who are interested, we will even give you tips on how to transform your garden into a magnet for macro photography subjects!
As you know, there will be times when you just run out of macro photography ideas. As such, we have shared the very best and unique macro photography tutorials with you. So for times when you just don’t know what to shoot, just try one of the unique macro photography ideas. All you need to do is to follow the step by step tutorial covering what is required, the camera settings to use and other creative ideas to try in order to spice things up.
If you are keen to master macro photography quickly, then you will need ‘Mastering Macro Photography – Ideas, Tips, Tutorials & DIY Equipment’ by your side. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so –
PS: For the month of December 2014, we will be donating 50% of all profits from the sale of our book to support The National Children’s Cancer Society. Please help us to improve the quality of life for children with cancer!