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The Underwater Photographer, 4th Edition by Martin Edge

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CHAPTER 8

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Close-Up and Macro

Introduction

For some, macro is a passion beyond all other forms of underwater photography. It can be the only reason to dive. If this sounds like you, then consider the purchase of an SLR.

The advantages are significant:

•   Via the viewfinder you get to see precisely what will be recorded

•   They provide the highest quality of image

•   The advantage of a fast and accurate auto focus system

•   Absence of shutter lag

•   A selection of dedicated macro lenses.

Getting Started

The best way to achieve success and capture great macro photos is to let your flashgun light the entire frame. In other words — if the flash ...

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