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Close-Up and Macro Photography by Adrian Davies

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CHAPTER 2

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Image Capture

Digital Cameras

Digital camera technology has improved vastly over the last few years, and is still rapidly evolving, with new camera designs and features being introduced almost on a daily basis, and relative costs falling too. The image quality nowadays from a good camera can be nothing short of outstanding if used properly, and with all its advantages over film, in particular, instantly viewable images, there has never been a better time for close-up photography.

There are three main types of camera in general use: compact, prosumer or “bridge,” and single-lens reflex. They can all be used very successfully for close-up ...

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