I have always been able to promote ‘causes’ with passion when I believe in them. However, I confess I feel really awkward when trumpeting any personal venture – I was programmed as a small child ‘not to boast’.
However, that is not the way of the world these days so:
….Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce you to my latest book issued in time for a Christmas wish list. A real hold in the hand, turn the pages kind of book….
Digital Close-up Photography Q&A
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Lark;
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 1600598994
- ISBN-13: 978-1600598999
- Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 21.3 x 1.3 cm
RRP: £14.99 but available for £12.74 on Amazon
NB it does not seem to be released yet in the UK but it is obtainable from
Please don’t be put off by a Question & Answer format – I know that 101 of this, 2001 that and endless ‘best of’ lists are guaranteed to shout TRIVIA to some people. However, A great deal of time and effort went into assuring that this book does not commit that sin.
The challenge for me was to make questions valid and content as full and detailed as I could within the limit of 144 profusely illustrated pages. Working with editor Kevin Kopp, one of the best around, at publishers Lark / Pixiq was a huge bonus in attempting to achieve that.
I have tried to include basic material in a way that is accessible whilst not patronising the reader and then there is a great deal for the enthusiast and even the ‘pro’. Many books glue on the word DIGITAL to a book on close-up-cum macro just as a sales tool.
This book is unashamedly digital, deals with cameras of all types BUT most important explores the potential of your digital camera in a way you won’t find elsewhere….such things as wide-angle close-ups, insects in flight, white backgrounds, using water drops as lenses, image-stacking and much, much more. Everything I could think of, in fact, to help readers exploit their capabilities and get create stunning imagery.
My intention has to bring you the ideas and techniques so that you can go on to make them your own…this is stuff I love, it is what I have worked on for decades in books articles and courses – and it is not finished yet. So, if you’ve enjoyed my posts on this blog and on Pixiq order a copy
The material is slanted towards the natural world where I find most of my subjects and underlying it all is the need to care for the things around you. The joy of discovery close to home is evident everywhere. To make this as complete as possible I have also prepared spreads on how I use Lightroom for tweaking of images as quickly and effectively as possible…well; we all want to get back outside taking photos, don’t we ?