In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes. You've seen the dewdrops, but what about dewdrops on a bird's wing or raindrops on a car windshield? You've seen the bumblebees on vibrant flowers, but what about the fluid edge of just one petal or the colorful rusting metal at industrial sites? Even when Peterson doescapture the more traditional subjects, it's done in untraditional ways and oftenwith minimal specialized equipment! Most important, he moves beyond the commonplace to inspire new ways of getting close, using your lenses, and discovering unconventional subjects.
Reviewed by 3 customers
This book broadened my insight to composition, taught me the use of my camera's depth of field button, and demostrates the difference between correct and creately correct exposures in close up photography. On perhaps a negative note, some people may find some photographic subjects not very interesting. I would like to rate the book at 4.5 but that is not an option.
Wanted to learn about what it takes to take great close-up pictures, this book does a great job in explaining equipment and style.
I like the Adorama courses, but didn't care for the book.