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

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Chapter 3Composition for the Close-Up

When photographers discuss composition, they are often referring to how they work with landscape photography. There is a long tradition of discussion about how to compose a landscape image that started way before photography. Landscapes have long been a great subject for talking about composition because the landscape stays in place and allows the photographer to consider many things about how to organize the image within the photograph. This is not so true for close-ups.

Composition is about organization of your photograph. Composition is not talked about as much for close-up and macro photography simply because the subject is often so dramatic. Having beautiful subjects enlarge before your eyes as you get ...

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