Seeing close (Close Up Lenses)
The close you approach a subject, the larger
its image becomes. When this image is then further magnified by means of
an enlarged print, unsuspected form, texture and complexity are
Many other hobbies also lend themselves to
close up viewing and enjoyment through photographic techniques. If you
build models (trains, airplanes, boats, dollhouses, and so on), details
of construction as well as pictures of the finished product can add
considerably to your pleasure and to that of other hobbyists with the
same interests. Picturing the intricate inner workings of small
mechanisms like watches can be a hobby in itself.
Flowers, butterflies and other small and
lovely subjects can also be captured beautifully and permanently with
close up photography.
Close up photography can have more practical
applications too. It is a means by which you are able to copy and
reproduce old faded photographs so that they are available to future
generations. The same techniques will allow you to preserve old letters,
drawing, book pages or important documents.
Close up techniques can also play a large
role in presenting to insurance companies evidence of loss or damage.
Color pictures of jewelry, silverware, coins, stamps and other small
valuables, for example can save you a great deal of trouble in
collecting on a claim.
More about close up lenses
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