[PDF,EPUB] Macro Photography From Snapshots to Great Shots - Rob Sheppard

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    Close-up and macro photography is one of the most popular types of photography among digital photographers today. After the big-range zoom, a macro lens is typically one of the next purchases considered by serious outdoor photographers and amateur photographers looking for close-up capability in all zoom lenses.

    Yet hobbyist photographers struggle. Many macro shots just don’t make it–not sharp, confusing backgrounds, muddled compositions, misplaced sharpness, and distracting light. Even more advanced photographers find challenges working with depth of field, dealing with light, and using different focal lengths up close.

    You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use various lenses to take great macro shots. This guide by pro photographer Rob Sheppard will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures.

    Sheppard starts with the basics. He discusses factors such as depth of field, perspective, and compression and which types of lenses are right for your style of shooting. You will have a better understanding of your equipment and understand your choices for investing in lenses.

    Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

    About the Author
    Rob Sheppard is a photographer, author, naturalist and nature photographer, editor and videographer. He has written and photographed many books and magazine articles but what is most important to him about them is knowing that he has helped people become better photographers and gain a better connection to nature. Rob is a Fellow with the North American Nature Photography Association, and many people also know him as the long-time, previous editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine. Some of the books he has done: Landscape Photography: From Snapshot to Great Shot, Macro Photography: From Snapshot to Great Shot, The Magic of Digital Nature Photography, National Geographic Field Guide to Digital Photography, and Reports from the Field (an iBook). His website is at joyofnatureandphotography.com, blog at natureandphotography.com.


    Super well written and lots of photos. What I liked best about this book is each photo has all the camera settings listed. That in and of itself, allowed me to get a better idea of what to do with aperture as well as a ISO.
    Not a bunch of difficult dialogue to crowd your mind. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!
    Great book for anyone looking to learn the basics of macro photography. I consider myself an experienced amateur; having purchased a D3300 from a local camera shop on 2/25/16 and since have close to 40 pictures on two stock photo sites. I know not that many but it's only the start of my posting on the sites.

    Anyways this book starts at the basics and I found it really helpful that it reinforces that you don't need a dedicated macro lens to shoot macro. I own a macro lens (85mm micro Nikkor) and I think it is great. Takes some getting used to and is a pretty heavy lens but for starting out all you need to get decently close is the kit lenses that came with your camera. The books also shows and describes tools such as ring flashes, extension tubes and things like that. Lighting, composition, depth of field, light types, background types and even photographing specific subjects.

    I found it helpful and even go back and re-read specific chapters just to keep what I learned fresh in my mind. As being self taught in the art of photography I can say this book is a great first step in learning macro photography. Does it have all the techniques and answers? Of course not but like if you're looking to get your feet wet in the area of macro photography it's a perfect place to start. Take what you learn in the book, put your own spin on it and go out there and create macro/micro photos that show your photographic style.


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