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Close-Up and Macro Photography by Adrian Davies

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CHAPTER 5

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Lighting

The success of any photographic image is determined largely by the lighting—its quality, quantity, and color. There is no such thing as perfect or standard lighting for close-up and macro photography. Each subject will require something different, and different photographers will photograph the same subject using different lighting techniques to create different images. There also will be instances where a standardized lighting setup is required— for example, for a series of comparative images of coins. It is highly likely that, in many cases, you will need to use a combination of lighting techniques, such as daylight with flash ...

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