Here is a list of the best Macro Photography books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Mastering Macro Photography (2017)
- The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography (2016)
- Understanding Close-Up Photography: Creative Close Encounters with Or Without a Macro Lens (2009)
- Close Up Photography in Nature (2014)
- Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques (2008)
- Extreme Close-Up Photography and Focus Stacking (2014)
- Close-up and Macro Photography: Its Art and Fieldcraft Techniques (2017)
- The Art of Macro Photography Book (2018)
- Learning to See Creatively, Third Edition: Design, Color, and Composition in Photography (2015)
- Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (2011)
- Beyond Extreme Close-Up Photography (2018)
- Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters (2017)
- Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (2009)
- Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (2012)
- Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots 1st edition by Sheppard, Rob (2015) Paperback ()
Mastering Macro Photography (2017)
With more manufacturers than ever before producing macro lenses and accessories, and digital technology offering fresh creative possibilities, there has never been a more exciting time to explore this macro world with your camera.
The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography is a comprehensive handbook on macro and close-up photography, offering both ambitious beginners and veteran photographers all the information they need to create great macro photographs. Experienced photographer and author Cyrill Harnischmacher covers: The book also offers insights about macro photo composition, discussing light, color, camera position, and focus.
In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes. You’ve seen the dewdrops, but what about dewdrops on a bird’s wing or raindrops on a car windshield? You’ve seen the bumblebees on vibrant flowers, but what about the fluid edge of just one petal or the colorful rusting metal at industrial sites?
Capturing the grandeur of landscapes or mood of a certain natural light is challenging but often the simple details of a texture or color evade photographers most of all.
Gardeners and nature lovers delight in taking pictures—especially close-ups of flowers, butterflies, and insects. And though advances in digital camera technology have made taking, storing, and sharing photos easier than ever, taking top-quality pictures requires familiarity with both digital technology and the general principles of photography.
This practical book explains what is meant by macro photography and how to get even closer to your subject: not just a close-up of a butterfly, but details of the eye and wing scales. These techniques, suited to any budget, look at ways to photograph virtually any creature, whether terrestrial, marine, or from freshwater.
Focusing on fieldcraft techniques for macro and close-up photography, Thompson covers the vital but often overlooked skills necessary to achieve consistent professional results in the field. Case studies covering a broad and often challenging group of subjects from the seashore to your back garden form the core of the lavishly illustrated book. Biology, life history, subject behaviour and ethics along with best practice approaches are discussed in detail and underpinned with photographic tips.
There is an incredible “wow factor” when one looks at images that show small pieces of the natural world. If you enjoy viewing a bug’s eyes, flower pistils and stamens, or lacy details of frost then macro photography is for you.
Fully revised with all new photography, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity by explaining that it is not an inherent ability but a skill that can be learned and applied. Using inventive photos from his own stunning portfolio, author and veteran photographer Bryan Peterson deconstructs creativity for photographers.
Capture stunning macro floral images with this gorgeous guide by acclaimed photographer Harold Davis. You’ll learn about different types of flowers, macro equipment basics, and the intricacies of shooting different floral varieties in the field and in the studio. Harold also shows you techniques in the Photoshop darkroom that can be applied to flower photography to help you get the most out of your images.
Extreme macrophotography opens up a new world for photographers, particularly biologists. By photographing subjects way beyond just life size magnifications, this book takes you a step closer to the very cells that make up organisms. Written with clarity and detail, Julian Cremona's enthusiasm for and knowledge of his subject makes this book an essential companion for everyone interested in photography and discovering the minutiae of the natural world.
Advancing Your Photography is an easy to use handbook packed with tips from some of the world's best photographers. Now you can apply their secrets for capturing amazing photos. Marc Silber has interviewed some of the world's best photographers and learned their secrets for stunning composition. Now he passes their wisdom along to you in an easy to understand handbook.
The essential guide for digital macro photographers everywhere. The art of macro photography-photographing small objects or super close-ups of small sections of big objects-yields fascinating results, but shooting at this level brings its own set of challenges.
Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (2012)
Capturing the fleeting, dynamic world contained within the tiniest of water droplets is one of the most challenging photographic endeavors. Like many things, the challenge is worth the effort – when done with skill, these images can become some of the most unique shots you’ve ever taken. In this gorgeous guide packed with creative insipration alongside technical expertise, award-winning photographer Harold Davis shows you how he creates his stunning water drop images.
Best Macro Photography Books Everyone Should Read
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Veda Austin Collective Molecular Photography Step by Step - The Secret Intelligence of Water: Macroscopic Evidence of Water Responding to Human Consciousness
Author(s): Veda Austin
ID: 3215662, Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press, Year: 2021, Size: 16 Mb, Format: pdf
Close-up and macro photography: its art and fieldcraft techniques
Author(s): Thompson, Robert S
ID: 2769157, Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group;Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 105 Mb, Format: epub
Macro for Smarties: Bug-Free Macro Photography
Author(s): Pamela Cowdery
ID: 1561464, Publisher: , Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.