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In Understanding Close-up Photography Bryan Peterson turns his attention toa topic that is an ongoing favoritewith photographers. But where most macro photography books focus on capuring subjects in nature, Peterson promises to go beyond, teaching you to photograph a range of subjects from animals andplantsfromthe garden, beach, or mountains to objects found in the kitchen,supermarket, even thejunkyard. In addition to information on equipment, exposure, light, and composition, his book will feature elements of technique that go beyond the norm, teaching you to shoot not just what is generally considered close-up, but to go even closer to the point of abstraction. He will also show you how to produce the intimacy of a close-up within a larger shot--how to capture the look in your subject's eyes without compromising the clarity of the surrounding scene. And as always, Peterson offers his signature touch with hispersonal terminology: in what he likes to call "Pop Junk" he shows how combining creativitywith the right digital technology can turn close-up photos of the most ordinary objects into surprising pieces of art.

Synopsis:

In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes. You’ve seen the dewdrops, but what about dewdrops on a bird’s wing or raindrops on a car windshield? You’ve seen the bumblebees on vibrant flowers, but what about the fluid edge of just one petal or the colorful rusting metal at industrial sites? Even when Peterson does capture the more traditional subjects, it's done in untraditional ways–and often with minimal specialized equipment! Most important, he moves beyond the commonplace to inspire new ways of getting close, using your lenses, and discovering unconventional subjects.

About the Author

Bryan Peterson is a professional photographer, an internationally known instructor, and the best-selling author of Understanding Exposure, Learning to See Creatively, Understanding Digital Photography, Beyond Portraiture, and Understanding Shutter Speed. In addition, he is the founder of the online photography school The Perfect Picture School of Photography (www.ppsop.com). He divides his time between the United States and France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817400224
Subtitle:
Creative Close Encounters with or without a Macro Lens
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill
Author:
Peterson, Bryan
Subject:
Photography : Techniques - General
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Photography, close-up
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Subject:
Photography -- Technique.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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"Synopsis" by , In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes. You’ve seen the dewdrops, but what about dewdrops on a bird’s wing or raindrops on a car windshield? You’ve seen the bumblebees on vibrant flowers, but what about the fluid edge of just one petal or the colorful rusting metal at industrial sites? Even when Peterson does capture the more traditional subjects, it's done in untraditional ways–and often with minimal specialized equipment! Most important, he moves beyond the commonplace to inspire new ways of getting close, using your lenses, and discovering unconventional subjects.
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