5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good for newbies to photography, but spread too thin,
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This review is from: Digital Macro Photography (Paperback)
I can't argue with most of the information in this book. However when the book title refers to a specialist area of photography like macros, it's a shame that it spends so much time going through some of the absolute basics of photgraphy in general.
Thus, if you don't know very much, you will learn quite a bit from Mr Hoddinott. However if you have been taking pictures for a while and want to get some detailed knowledge of macro photography, you will find yourself wading through nearly half the book to get to anything new.
By contrast, a book like Close-ups in Nature (Practical Photography Books)" initially appears quite dated (the earlier editions were first written in the days of film cameras). However almost none of the fundamentals of taking good macros have changed with the arrival of digital, so nearly all the material is still relevent.