Photography Foundations: Macro and Close-Up
Photography Foundations: Macro and Close-Up is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, written by an expert, Ben Long. This study is an absolute base for anyone who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation skills. It gives you a strong understanding on Cameras + Gear, 3D + Animation, Photography Foundations, Photography, Lighting, Video, Photoshop, Cameras + Gear, 3D + Animation, Photography Foundations, Photography, Lighting, Video and Photoshop.
It’s a small world, and capturing it with a photograph can be challenging. In this course, photographer, author, and teacher Ben Long takes you on a fantastic voyage into the realm of the tiny, detailing the gear and shooting techniques necessary to capture extreme close-ups of everything from products to posies.
After touring the possibilities of macro photography, the course details essential gear at several price levels, including lenses, flashes, and other accessories. Next, Ben explores the special challenges of macro photography: dealing with moving subjects, working with extremely shallow depth of field, focusing, lighting, and more.
The course also explores advanced close-up tools and post-processing techniques, such as using Adobe Photoshop to “stack” multiple shots to yield wider depth of field than a single shot can convey.
- What is a macro photograph?
- What is a macro lens?
- Finding good subject matter
- Evaluating macro gear like extension tubes and tilt-shift lenses
- Composing and framing shots
- Exploring depth of field
- Lighting macro shots
- Working with light tables
- Editing macro shots