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David Busch’s Mastering Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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17Close-Up Photography

Many of the most enjoyable types of digital photography are, unhappily, seasonal. If you love to shoot baseball or football sports action, you’ll have to wait until baseball or football season kicks off. Should your passion be shooting autumn colors as the leaves change after summer’s end, you’ll have to wait until September and October of each year. Wildlife and nature photography isn’t impossible during the winter months, but it’s usually more exciting during the spring. Architectural photos often look their best with leaves on the surrounding trees. Weddings seem to proliferate in June. Just when you get really involved in a particular type of photography, the “season” for it ends.

But close-up photography is a photographic ...

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