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Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography (Focus On series) by Clive Branson

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Chapter 1: What Is Macro Photography?

The Difference between Close-Up and Macro Photography

Although the technical name is micro photography (reduced to a very small size), the popular term is macro photography. What is the difference between close-up and macro photography? If you were to shoot a portrait, a close-up would be a shot of the person’s face in full frame. A macro shot would be the detailing of your subject’s eye or even the person’s iris, enabling you the opportunity to focus on minute specifics less apparent to the naked eye. Close- up and macro photography are actually worlds apart, yet both highlight an intimate view of the subject ...

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