Writing with Light

Up Close – A Guide to Macro & Close Up Photography

Talk about good timing. If you’ve been following this blog for a few months, you’ll know that I purchased a new Tamron 90mm Macro lens over the Christmas holidays.  I’m really enjoying this lens but quickly realized that I had a bit of a learning curve when it came to macro photography. Understanding depth of field and focusing techniques when getting very close to a subject isn’t as simple as one might think. I’m still working on mastering macro photography but I still have a lot to learn so the release of Craft & Vision’s newest ebook, Up Close – A Guide to Macro & close Up Photography by Andrew S. Gibson couldn’t have come at a better time. 

Gibson really covers all his bases in this new ebook. He discusses the different types of equipment that you can use in close up photography from the obvious macro lens, extension tubes and close up lenses to the reverse macro lens. This was completely new to me. I had no idea that you could take a lens and with a simple reversing ring mount the lens with the front element attached to the camera in order to increase magnification. What I really useful was his detailed overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the different tools.

In the latter part of the book Gibson discusses technique and lighting and this is really the meat and potatoes of this ebook. Focusing, creating sharp images and depth of field are techniques a photographer must understand in order to create stunning macro images and through his detailed explanation of all these topics and more photographers of every level will find they’ve just learned something new.

Included in the book are two case studies featuring the gorgeous close-up work of photographers Mandy Disher and Celine Steen that will really inspire you to explore smaller worlds.

I’ve always said that Craft & Vision books are a great value and Up Close is no exception. For the next six days only, the PDF version of Up Close is just $4, use the promotional code CLOSE4 when you check out  OR use the code CLOSE20 to get 20% off when you buy 5+ PDF eBooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm PST June 24, 2012. Click Here to Purchase

11 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing your review


    June 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

  2. Thank you dear Edith Levy for this review, seems that amazing… Right now I don’t have a macro lens but in the future could be… With my love, nia


    June 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

  3. doephotog

    Nice review. Love macro, might have t check this one out.


    June 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

  4. Thanks for the review. I have the same macro lens and I really like it.


    June 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

  5. This eBook seem very interesting!


    June 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

  6. Great review, I must read the last book I purchased after one of your reviews, I have a four hour flight this afternoon, what better time.


    July 9, 2012 at 4:09 am

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