||Andrea Shetley, APSA
||Close-up photography is usually defined as the range of magnification from 1/10 life size (1:10) to 1/2 life size (1:2). Macro photography is generally regarded as life size (1:1) to 3 times life size (3:1). Most close-up photography can be done with standard lenses. Macro photography usually requires special lenses and/or attachments to achieve high magnification.
Hickory Horned Devil Regal/Royal Walnut Moth by Barbara Lewis-White, PPSA, December 2010, PSA Journal
Dragons That Fly by Andrey Antov, PPSA, May 2010, PSA Journal
by Andrey Antov, PPSA, August 2009, PSA Journal
Macro Photography Made Easy by Andrey Antov, PPSA, August 2009, PSA Journal
Aquarium Safaria by Garry Walter, (as published in the February 2006, PSA Journal
and provided here with permission of the author and PSA).
"Close Up and Macro" by Robert Thompson
Close-Up on Nature: Robert Thompson
"Close-up Photography in Nature" by Tim Fitzharris
"Digital Nature Photography Closeup" by Jon Cox
"Digital Photography Expert: Close-up Photography" by Michael Freeman
"How to Photograph: Close-Ups in Nature" by Nancy Rotenberg, Michael Lustbader
"John Shaw's Closeups in Nature" by John Shaw
"Macro and Close-up Photography Handbook" by Stan Sholik, Ron Eggers
"Photographing Nature: Insects" by Heather Angel
"Photographing Butterflies" by Andrey Antov, PPSA, as published in the January 2009, PSA Journal
Heather Angel wildlife photography
"The Complete Guide to Close-up and Macro Photography" by Paul Harcourt Davies
||Natural Tapestries (Nancy Rotenberg and Michael Lustbader)
||To understand how extremely limited the depth range is in close-up and macro photography, photograph a non-flat object (such as a rose or iris) with different apertures. Keep the camera on a tripod and in the same spot between shots. To further illustrate the depth range, include a detailed ruler in the shot. Remember that at about life size (1:1), the depth range is half in front and half behind the point of focus.
You can send your set of images to me for discussion if you wish.