Best Macro Photography Books

1. Understanding Close-up Photography: Creative Close Encounters with or without a Macro Lens

by Bryan Peterson

In Understanding Close-up Photography Bryan Peterson turns his attention to a topic that is an ongoing favorite with photographers. But where most macro photography books focus on capuring subjects in nature, Peterson promises to go beyond, teaching you to photograph a range of subjects from animals and plants from the garden, beach, or mountains to objects found in the kitchen, supermarket, even the junkyard. In addition to information on equipment,…»

2. Close-Up and Macro Photography

by Adrian Davies MSc FBIPP ARPS

In this exhaustive guide to macro photography, respected author and photographer Adrian Davies takes a comprehensive approach to the subject, covering every aspect of the multi-faceted and often complicated world of close-up photography. Everything about Adrian's approach is both practical and diverse, with optimal output always in mind. His coverage of equipment, for example, goes beyond cameras to cover the application of flatbed and film scanners for…»

3. Macro Photography Photo Workshop

by Haje Jan Kamps

Special techniques for creating unique, artistic, close-up images Macro, or close-up, photography is gaining popularity, and this book covers all of the challenges associated with taking great close-ups: depth of field, focus, and exposure. Copublished with, a leading online educational resource for both beginning and professional photographers, this task-oriented reference allows readers to learn by doing and offers outstanding examples…»

4. Digital Macro Photography

by Ross Hoddinott

With a close-up camera lens, shutterbugs can capture a landscape in a water droplet, a dragonâÄôs face in a dragonfly, an alien planet in a backyard fungus, or a futuristic civilization in a computer circuit board. The magic field of macro photography comes alive through digital cameras and Photoshop programs, as simple instructions combine with jargon-busting tips to demonstrate each essential technique. More than 200 full-color photos and 750 illustrations…»

5. Closeup Shooting: A Guide to Closeup, Tabletop and Macro Photography

by Cyrill Harnischmacher

Close-up photography is one of the most fascinating areas in photography. This illustrated guide will take the reader on a journey into the wonderful world of small, smaller, and smallest objects and show him how he can capture their beauty with photographic images. Each step of the way will be carefully explained; how to choose the right equipment, how to use ambient light or create artificial lighting, and how to conceptualize and frame the perfect shot…»

6. The Magic of Digital Close-Up Photography

by Joseph R. Meehan

Explains every aspect of close-up digital photography, with information on cameras, accessories, lighting, tactical approaches for different subjects and ideas for computer image enhancement. This work includes explanations and a full-colour format.»

7. A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Close-Up Photography

by John Clements

Without expensive specialized equipment, novice and advanced photographers alike can capture extraordinary digital images of the hidden details that make up our world. More than 300 images are explored using a method called "Shoot, Enhance and Enjoy." During the "Shoot" phase, photographers learn the technical and creative steps required to best capture the desired image. The "Enhance" stage offers insight into using photo editing software to modify and…»