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Digital SLR Pro Secrets by David D. Busch

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Chapter 5. Close-Up, Macro, and Product Photography

One thing that digital SLRs do especially well is capture images of subjects from relatively close distances. A dSLR might be your tool of choice, whether you’re shooting a close-up detail of some component of a classic automobile, a macro shot of a flower, or attempting to portray your company’s bread-box-sized product in an attractive way (even though it happens to be about as photogenic as a bread box).

Digital SLRs are eminently suited for this kind of photography because they address the three most challenging technical barriers facing anyone who wants to shoot up-close and personal. Other kinds of cameras might not be quite up to overcoming these potential roadblocks. Indeed, digital SLRs ...

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