Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers by Alan L. Detrick
The way petals glint in the morning sun. The threads a spider strings up in the corner of your garden. Dewdrops, pollen dust, and shadows.
Learn to capture these tiny moments with Alan Detrick’s Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers.
Filled with nearly 200 beautifully composed photographs, each carefully labeled with plant names and camera settings, this book is a suitable and practical guide for beginning and advanced photographers alike. While Detrick aims the book toward users of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and describes the many different kinds of cameras, lenses, tripods, and filters available, his tips and techniques are just as helpful to the owner of a point-and-shoot camera.
Detrick covers flowers, foliage, and insects, from the backyard to the public garden. Not only is Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers a stunning coffee table book, it is also technologically comprehensive. The glossary is a quick reference, and the final chapters provide an introduction to the processing of your digital images.
Five case studies show why Detrick took certain photos the way he did. He also includes numerous sidebars to help you understand the concepts of lighting, exposure, and more. Detrick’s book will teach you how to take a closer look at nature, capture your vision, and tell a story through macro photography. As he writes, “Macro photography is the visual portal to a world most people walk by without a glance.”
(Timber Press, 2008)