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David Busch’s Close-Up and Macro Photography by Rob Sheppard, David D. Busch

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Chapter 2Controlling Sharpness

In the last chapter, you learned about the basics of shooting close-ups and macro images. That included information about sharpness as related to camera movement during exposure. Certainly you want to minimize camera movement, because that is going to ensure that you get the sharpest pictures possible. But sharpness up close is much more than controlling that potential problem. How you control sharpness up close can really make a big difference in your final results.

There are three reasons why sharpness is such a big deal when you are shooting up close:

Image Depth-of-field is very shallow (Figure 2.1). No matter what ...

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