CHAPTER 6

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The Macro Studio

I have used a wide variety of “studios” over the years for close-up and macro photography, from conservatories and glasshouses, to kitchen tables and windowsills, to fully equipped photographic studios.

To start with, don' t underestimate the space you will need for macro photography. Even though your subjects are small, you will need enough space to separate the subject from a background and decide the distance from camera to subject, as well as space for lights, subject supports, and the like. You may need to place a light behind the subject to backlight it, for example. Very often, the main problem encountered with ...

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