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on 17 December 2012
This slim book introduces the basic techniques of photography, such as depth of field, composition,using available light, cataloging,buying and using equipment, histograms, sharing images,etc. Okay for beginners, but not for the more experienced.
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on 13 January 2014
Beautiful pictures, very detailed and explains fully how to achieve the same results.
Was worth the money.
The book also gave guidelines on cameras to use and on experimenting with lighting, shutter speed etc.
My husband loved it.
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on 2 April 2013
Good advice on the equipment and techniques required for this demanding area of photography. Provides many practical examples
for photographers of all levels of ability.
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on 7 October 2013
Well written and easy to understand book, I found it very inspiring and hope to take much better insect photos.
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on 24 March 2013
This book is excellent - full of practical information and examples of how to improve your insect photography. Suitable for the beginner but with sufficient technical information to keep the more experienced happy as well.
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on 22 February 2013
The author has an obvious detailed knowledge of the subject but felt the actual quality of images shown were rather soft.
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on 10 May 2015
The information provided in this fantastic book is not only very practical and useful, it also inspirational and makes you want to go out and try new techniques and ideas.
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on 1 March 2016
This must be one of the worst books on the subject. The image quality is mostly poor-very poor and the subjects are the easiest you can find - and even those photographs are truly unremarkable. Part of this might be due to poor printing but mostly probably not. Lots of "bumblebees on common flowers". Just check page 8: Daddy long legs hanging from a white ceiling, with no details resolved.Lots of photographs taken with f32-f96, no wonder the image quality looks very mushy. Page 21: incorrectly focused to the leaf, not to the insect. Page 57: bumblebee et al. with really dreadful lighting. Page 88: camera shake has ruined the image. Page 74: Apparently quite heavy-handed photoshopping, sticks out miles away. Page 105: "The image is blurred as the cameras shake reduction function was switched off". Unfortunately not the only blurred image in the book! Page 132: "Image unsharpened". Yes. The image is about the size of a stamp, and it still looks unsharp. Page 136: you can see that the sensor has not been cleaned for ages and the whole image looks like it has been shot through stockings.

These images looks like rejects from stock photo database. Buy John Shaws classic book "Closeups in nature" or if you want the latest in available technology, "Bugs up close" by John Hallmen
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on 14 August 2015
A great addition to my library.
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on 17 May 2013
it made tnteresting reading would recommend it to any one who s interested in photography good clear text and help ful hints
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