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Close-Up and Macro Photography by Adrian Davies

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CHAPTER 4

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Camera Supports

Holding the camera still at the point of exposure is critical in all areas of imaging, but especially with close-up or macro photography, where the slightest movement may be magnified and exhibited as camera shake. There are several forms of camera supports applicable to macro imaging, but the crucial characteristic of them all must be to hold the camera still at the moment of exposure, and enable precise movement of the camera when composing and focusing the image.

Tripods

For studio work it may be useful if a tripod has a central column that can be raised or lowered easily. For work in the field, particularly with subjects ...

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