The Essence of Close-up Photography

This is a well-organized book that contains every aspect of close-up photography, which lays the groundwork to becoming a successful nature photographer. Its informative and evocative text aims to enlighten both beginners and experienced photographers.

Author: Nasrul Eam
Photographs by Nasrul Eam
First Published | July 19, 2009
Second Edition | September 16, 2012
Pages | 89 pages

Harnessing artistic potential.
The photographs in the book express the beauty, wonder, and importance
of the natural world, and its text helps harness your artistic potential.

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The Essence of Close-up Photography
The Essence of Close-up Photography; A guide to capturing the splendor of the unseen world is one of a kind, which deals with amazing visual life of the zoomed-in world, and teaches you the craft of capturing it.

pairing it with perfect composition
Photography purely depends
on the understanding of light.
How you interpret light and
its moments help to make
you a successful photographer.
This book explains how you can
use the knowledge of light to
frame the subject while pairing
it with perfect composition
filled with ever-glowing natural
tone. Learn this without doing
any post-processing or alternation.

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The Essence of Close-up Photography
This illustrated guide will take you on a journey into the true artistic world, where you learn how to transform the ordinary into
something extraordinary, and bring forth the textural nuances that portrayed through the photograph.

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Chapter Two
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The text not only illuminates
the key areas of close up
photography and its composition,
but it explains preciously about
the use of natural ambient light,
from basic to advanced technical
understanding, equipment
choice, and the all-important
interpretation, that will help
to transform your photography
into something extra ordinary so
that it glows with true passion.

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Nasrul Eam

An award-winning web designer and worked as an art director for many years, Nasrul Eam left advertising to pursue a career as a photographer, photography writer, and instructor. He has a unique eye for observing nature and the lifestyle of people. Eam’s passion for photography, designing, writing, and art is absorbing and illuminating in a remarkable way. Besides Essence of Close-Up Photography, Nasrul wrote books like The Quintessence of Photography: Understanding Composition for developing artistic vision, Illuminating Nature: Moments in Reflection, with more vivid examples for nature photography, and The Happy Children of the Third World, for touching the meaning of life to its core.
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19 replies
  1. Tim Baker
    Tim Baker says:

    If you are looking for a book to learn the technique of close up photography then this is the right book. This book masterfully explains the techniques and expertly recommended the required equipment needed to accomplish the task.

  2. Michael Adams
    Michael Adams says:

    Though this book mostly revolves around the artistic and compositional aspects of close-up photography in the second chapter, but in chapter one I have explored so much basic that I have never learned in my past 10 years of photography. .

  3. James
    James says:

    This is an excellent book for beginners to advanced. It is really easy to read, entertaining and quite comprehensive.

  4. John Duval
    John Duval says:

    My friend Eddie teaches photography in college, and he recommended this book to me. I have just recently owned a copy, this is just simply great. Thanks

  5. Brian O'Dell
    Brian O'Dell says:

    Close up photography requies special techniques, and often equipment as well. This book covers them all. If you are looking to get started in Close-Up then this is the book for you.

  6. Alicea
    Alicea says:

    Nasrul Eam is a great writer on photography. All of his books are great instructional aids and this one I like most.

  7. Jean
    Jean says:

    This book helped me create some great shots that I otherwise would never have seen. With the vast number of photography books on micro and close up, I’d put this one way top on the priority reading list.

  8. Cecil Bogema
    Cecil Bogema says:

    The contents of this book are masterwork. The writer have done a wonderful job on this topic! I totally rediscover closeup photography.

  9. Jamel Maciej
    Jamel Maciej says:

    Good Book on Close-up and straight to the point. This is a book to read, and work on its concepts and ideas.

  10. Cyrus Baker
    Cyrus Baker says:

    I browsed this author’s other book about composition and thought he had amazing photos. Then, I bought this book too, I hope it’s better than that one. Nasrul puts everything you need to start in close-up photography together into one book. Chapter one is not for an advanced photographer, but it is a great way to get started. There are lots of technical parts, which is helpful for close-up. I can tell you from experience that figuring out close-up and macro ratios can be pretty confusing if you start on your own. This is the book for you to get start with.

  11. Sharon L.
    Sharon L. says:

    I have read a lot of books on photography in past 6 years, but this has definitely been the easiest one that I have read. I like the fact that most of the photos are taken with Nikon, without using any flash. Nasrul really knows close-up photography and I would recommend this to anyone interested in that subject. You will learn from this book a lot, and if you practice the methods nasrul advocates, you will become a better photographer. Highly Recommended!

  12. Sam Wooster
    Sam Wooster says:

    Photos are awesome. Sometimes I look at them without reading. Certainly an excellent book with clear, easy to understand concepts and instructions.

  13. Carol Klingel
    Carol Klingel says:

    Awesome book for any new photographers. I found it very helpful and have already incorporated much of the lessons into my own work. If you want a step by step guide on close-up photography, then this book you’re looking for. Yes, I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.

  14. Yasef Imroze
    Yasef Imroze says:

    When I first bought my DSLR, I had no idea what photography is. So, I was browsing through websites for tips and then I found a link to L&C and I bought this book. And since then, it helped me get knowledge of the simplest of stuffs on photography. Buying this book was definitely one of the best decisions I have made!

  15. Candy JaCquet
    Candy JaCquet says:

    I just finished reading this book by Nasrul Eam, and it was so inspiring to me!

    Photographs in the book are extremely beautiful, gives numerous ideas for exercises. When I read each section, I immediately wanted to go. This book has helped me seeing more in nature around me. I’m very happy with this book.

  16. Georg Eriksen
    Georg Eriksen says:

    I have attended many workshops taught by renowned photographer, but never really pleased. This book caries all of the lessons I need. Nasrul has a real knack for presenting subjects at a level where you can easily grasp the ideas. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking detailed instruction to get genuine photograph.

  17. Katy Heinze
    Katy Heinze says:

    Very good book to start with. It explains everything you need to know to enter photography would. Every page is loaded with useful photography terms, tips, suggestions that make you want to get out and start shooting. Thank you Nasrul.

  18. Frank Orford
    Frank Orford says:

    I bought this book same time I ordered Bryan Peterson, Understanding Close-Up Photography. I was extremely disappointed with Bryan Peterson book. What’s the difference? If you are looking for a book printed in nice paper and has good binding, few useful tips, not much on macro photography, then go for Bryan Peterson, but if you are looking for learning close up photography, then this “Essence of Close-up Photography” is the best.

    Nasrul is the best photography authors I have come across. I’ve never before read anything so easy to understand! I highly recommend this book.


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