Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques

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pGardeners and nature lovers delight in taking pictures-especially close-ups of flowers, butterflies, and insects. And though advances in digital camera technology have made taking, storing, and sharing photos easier than ever, taking top-quality pictures requires familiarity with both digital technology and the general principles of photography. iMacro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers/i provides exactly the information that aspiring photographers—no matter their level of skill—need to take their photos to the next level. Clear and concise chapters cover the basics of macro (close-up) photography, explain the features of current digital single-lens reflex cameras, show the many ways images can be composed, and share tips on digital effects, storage, and manipulation of imagery. Throughout the text, helpful tips, definitions, exercises, and case studies serve to demystify digital photography. Each lesson is supported by examples of the author’s stunning photography. Whether taking photos of flowers and insects, compiling a photographic record of your garden, or simply sharing beautiful images with friends and family, everyone can become accomplished photographers of the world’s small-scale wonders. /p


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Reviewed by :-

Robert E. Panick (Detroit)

Nice photos, limited information

The book has some very nice pictures, but also quite a few that didn’t impress me, but that could simply be taste. The organization of the book was very irritating with a lot of pictures interlaced with the text often with no correlation with the subject. What information there was of limited use, I don’t know why every author feels the need to cover basic stuff that is handled by other books. I don’t buy a macro photography book to learn about workflows, JPEG and raw files. What I want is insights into things related to macro photography. Such as setups, lighting, tricks for making things easier.br /br /I did get some ideas to help with my photography, but that was more from looking at the pictures to figure out how they were shot. I could have gotten that from looking at any web site specializing in flowers. Overall I wouldn’t recommend the book.


Reviewed by :-

Zeggy 95 ()

Very disappointed

The copy I received was a pre-production issue in poor black and white print. I threw it out as it was a total waste of the paper it was printed on. Yhe final copy might have been of some use.


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Brian Paust (Petersburg, Alaska)

Macro Photography

A good basic review of the subject. Lots of carefully documented photographs. Also, several concluding chapters dealing with digital file basics. Much helpful information to be found here. My basic criticisms involves my need for more detailed digital file information. The author provides rather critical information for the intermediate photographer, but would have been nice to have even more detail, particularly raw file to PhotoShop work flow. How does the author handle typical projects? I encourage this purchase and am looking forward to an expanded edition.


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M. Cirella (Cape Cod)

Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques.

This book is truly THE essential guide to digital techniques for macro nature photography. I have been applying many of the techniques Alan Detrick suggests, resulting in much improved images. His firsthand, detailed description of the many superior images in each sidebar add to the enjoyment and effectiveness of this guide. My visualization of an image before actual capture has become a key step along the path to successful capture, thanks to Alan’s good example as described for each shot. The inclusion of technical information is also useful and treated at just the right level of detail and complexity; not distracting the reader from the essential message (for me), maintaining emphasis on making artful macro images. The author clearly is a master of his craft and an outstanding teacher. Thank you for making it available.br /br /Mike Cirellabr /Juried fine art photographer member of the Cape Cod Art Associationbr /[…]


Reviewed by :-

Dave Roberts ()

Beautiful book with great info for newbies and pros.

This book is chocked full of beautiful photos and info on how they setup and took the photos. Lots and lots of great tips and ideas. I would think that beginners as well as professionals could learn from this book and get creative ideas sparked by these amazing photos. A wonderful purchase and fast delivery by Amazon.


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  1. Amazon Review By :- Robert E. Panick ( Detroit ) says:

    Reviewed by :-

    Robert E. Panick( Detroit )

    Nice photos, limited information

    The book has some very nice pictures, but also quite a few that didn’t impress me, but that could simply be taste. The organization of the book was very irritating with a lot of pictures interlaced with the text often with no correlation with the subject. What information there was of limited use, I don’t know why every author feels the need to cover basic stuff that is handled by other books. I don’t buy a macro photography book to learn about workflows, JPEG and raw files. What I want is insights into things related to macro photography. Such as setups, lighting, tricks for making things easier.br /br /I did get some ideas to help with my photography, but that was more from looking at the pictures to figure out how they were shot. I could have gotten that from looking at any web site specializing in flowers. Overall I wouldn’t recommend the book.

  2. Amazon Review By :- Zeggy 95 says:

    Reviewed by :-

    Zeggy 95

    Very disappointed

    The copy I received was a pre-production issue in poor black and white print. I threw it out as it was a total waste of the paper it was printed on. Yhe final copy might have been of some use.

  3. Amazon Review By :- Brian Paust ( Petersburg, Alaska ) says:

    Reviewed by :-

    Brian Paust( Petersburg, Alaska )

    Macro Photography

    A good basic review of the subject. Lots of carefully documented photographs. Also, several concluding chapters dealing with digital file basics. Much helpful information to be found here. My basic criticisms involves my need for more detailed digital file information. The author provides rather critical information for the intermediate photographer, but would have been nice to have even more detail, particularly raw file to PhotoShop work flow. How does the author handle typical projects? I encourage this purchase and am looking forward to an expanded edition.

  4. Amazon Review By :- M. Cirella ( Cape Cod ) says:

    Reviewed by :-

    M. Cirella( Cape Cod )

    Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques.

    This book is truly THE essential guide to digital techniques for macro nature photography. I have been applying many of the techniques Alan Detrick suggests, resulting in much improved images. His firsthand, detailed description of the many superior images in each sidebar add to the enjoyment and effectiveness of this guide. My visualization of an image before actual capture has become a key step along the path to successful capture, thanks to Alan’s good example as described for each shot. The inclusion of technical information is also useful and treated at just the right level of detail and complexity; not distracting the reader from the essential message (for me), maintaining emphasis on making artful macro images. The author clearly is a master of his craft and an outstanding teacher. Thank you for making it available.br /br /Mike Cirellabr /Juried fine art photographer member of the Cape Cod Art Associationbr /[…]

  5. Amazon Review By :- Dave Roberts says:

    Reviewed by :-

    Dave Roberts

    Beautiful book with great info for newbies and pros.

    This book is chocked full of beautiful photos and info on how they setup and took the photos. Lots and lots of great tips and ideas. I would think that beginners as well as professionals could learn from this book and get creative ideas sparked by these amazing photos. A wonderful purchase and fast delivery by Amazon.

  6. Amazon Review By :- Robert E. Panick ( Detroit ) says:

    Reviewed by :-

    Robert E. Panick( Detroit )

    Nice photos, limited information

    The book has some very nice pictures, but also quite a few that didn’t impress me, but that could simply be taste. The organization of the book was very irritating with a lot of pictures interlaced with the text often with no correlation with the subject. What information there was of limited use, I don’t know why every author feels the need to cover basic stuff that is handled by other books. I don’t buy a macro photography book to learn about workflows, JPEG and raw files. What I want is insights into things related to macro photography. Such as setups, lighting, tricks for making things easier.br /br /I did get some ideas to help with my photography, but that was more from looking at the pictures to figure out how they were shot. I could have gotten that from looking at any web site specializing in flowers. Overall I wouldn’t recommend the book.

  7. Amazon Review By :- Zeggy 95 says:

    Reviewed by :-

    Zeggy 95

    Very disappointed

    The copy I received was a pre-production issue in poor black and white print. I threw it out as it was a total waste of the paper it was printed on. Yhe final copy might have been of some use.

  8. Amazon Review By :- Brian Paust ( Petersburg, Alaska ) says:

    Reviewed by :-

    Brian Paust( Petersburg, Alaska )

    Macro Photography

    A good basic review of the subject. Lots of carefully documented photographs. Also, several concluding chapters dealing with digital file basics. Much helpful information to be found here. My basic criticisms involves my need for more detailed digital file information. The author provides rather critical information for the intermediate photographer, but would have been nice to have even more detail, particularly raw file to PhotoShop work flow. How does the author handle typical projects? I encourage this purchase and am looking forward to an expanded edition.

  9. Amazon Review By :- M. Cirella ( Cape Cod ) says:

    Reviewed by :-

    M. Cirella( Cape Cod )

    Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques.

    This book is truly THE essential guide to digital techniques for macro nature photography. I have been applying many of the techniques Alan Detrick suggests, resulting in much improved images. His firsthand, detailed description of the many superior images in each sidebar add to the enjoyment and effectiveness of this guide. My visualization of an image before actual capture has become a key step along the path to successful capture, thanks to Alan’s good example as described for each shot. The inclusion of technical information is also useful and treated at just the right level of detail and complexity; not distracting the reader from the essential message (for me), maintaining emphasis on making artful macro images. The author clearly is a master of his craft and an outstanding teacher. Thank you for making it available.br /br /Mike Cirellabr /Juried fine art photographer member of the Cape Cod Art Associationbr /[…]

  10. Amazon Review By :- Dave Roberts says:

    Reviewed by :-

    Dave Roberts

    Beautiful book with great info for newbies and pros.

    This book is chocked full of beautiful photos and info on how they setup and took the photos. Lots and lots of great tips and ideas. I would think that beginners as well as professionals could learn from this book and get creative ideas sparked by these amazing photos. A wonderful purchase and fast delivery by Amazon.