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

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Chapter 4Making the Most of Lighting

You have a distinct advantage with close-up and macro photography for how light is employed. With many subjects, you have limited ability to change your position relative to the light. For landscapes or cityscapes, the only thing you can do is come back at a different time. But for close-up work, this changes completely. It is very easy to move around your subject to change how the light is affecting your subject. Sometimes moving only a few inches can totally alter the light on your subject (Figure 4.1).

Figure 4.1 When you are this close to a subject, even a slight change in your angle will make a big change in the light.

In addition, it is very easy to control the light on your close subject. You can usually ...

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