Jon Cox, author of the top-selling Digital Nature Photography is an instructor at the University of Delaware. In his Digital Nature Photography Closeup he lets everyone – from amateurs to professionals – learn in deep the macro power to create truly breathtaking nature photography. Firsts, he guides you through the macro equipment – like lenses, extension tubes, teleconverters, microscopes, then uses dozens of full-color examples and clear explanations to illustrate exactly how he got that shot. Some hard topics are touched: aquarium and underwater photography, even shooting through a microscope.
What I like most about Jon Cox’s teaching style, is that he shows the photographs in duplicates of the same image, shot with different “lenses” or “field of depth” or “white balance” or “exposure” etc… so the reader instantly sees identical photographs “change” when settings are used. Of course, he first explains what all those therms mean for begginers, so the book targets a lot of people (half of the book is devoted to basic photo equipment and concepts). Overall, it’s well organized, clearly written and very attractively designed with beautiful pictures.
[tags]photography book, nature photography, digital nature photography closeup, jon cox[/tags]