Learn how to create stunning, beautiful wide-angle portraits of small plants and animals in this detailed and comprehensive eBook from well-known nature photographers Paul Harcourt Davies and Clay Bolt. The ‘close and wide’ approach not only generates images with impact but can convey maximum information about a subject and its habitat. This makes it an excellent way of imparting information, especially when it comes to conservation and education. When used in conjunction with other ‘macro’ approaches it becomes an essential part of the bag of varied tricks that creative photographers can have at their disposal.
This book is divided into two main parts:
Part 1: The stage is set with an detailed, but highly accessible text ranging from the purely technical side of the hardware (e.g. how various lenses such as fixed focal length, zooms perform) through the tricks and trials of lighting to general approaches for different classes of potential subject.
Part 2: Something different with a series of personal accounts about specific images: with subjects such as plants, insects, spiders, reptiles and amphibians. We discuss how and why they were conceived and then achieved with encouragement to readers to go out and create their own. We are outdoor photographers after all and that is where we feel people should be!