Extreme Close-Up Photography and Focus Stacking


  • This practical book explains what is meant by macro photography and how to get even closer to your subject: not just a close-up of a butterfly, but details of the eye and wing scales.


A guide to achieving superb close-up images and going beyond macro and into the realms of the micro-world

These techniques, suited to any budget, look at ways to photograph virtually any creature, whether terrestrial, marine, or from freshwater. All the key elements to achieve extreme close-ups are built in a clear way, for both outdoor and studio use, and special attention is given to focus stacking, with both software and further enhancements covered. Aside from explanations on equipment and technique, advice is given on different lighting and support equipment, including the practicalities of tanks and aquatic organisms, and suggestions are offered on how to achieve sharpness, detail, and ultimate depth of field.