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Rocky Nook Releases Guide to Closeup, Tabletop, and Macro Photography

Santa Barbara, CA, May 2, 2007 - Closeup photography is one of the most fascinating photographic genres. "Closeup Shooting: A Guide to Closeup, Tabletop, and Macro Photography" takes the reader on a journey into this fascinating world of small, smaller, and smallest objects, and shows how to capture their beauty with photographic images. Each step of the way is carefully explained; choosing the right equipment, using ambient or artificial lighting, and conceptualizing and framing the perfect shot.

The "table top photographer" is trying to shoot a small object, a product, or a tiny treasure for display on the web (e.g., eBay) or in print. This book teaches the importance of choosing the appropriate lighting and backdrop, as well as the creative use of the camera's features, which are key to getting a perfect image.

Cyrill Harnischmacher explains all aspects of closeup shooting for inside the studio, as well as outdoors. This book is filled with beautifully illustrated examples and detailed instructions on how to set up a system and workflow for successful close-up photography.

Filled with captivating, beautiful pictures that make this book not only educational for the photography enthusiast, but also worthy of finding a place on your coffee table where it will be enjoyed by all.

About the author:

Cyrill Harnischmacher is a photographer and designer who lives and works in southern Germany. His first book "lowbudgetshooting" won him the prestigeous Fotobuch-award of the German Booksellers Association in 2005. Cyrill is a studio photographer by profession and a nature and infrared photographer by passion.

Additional Resources: For more information about the book and about Rocky Nook, see:, ISBN 978-1-933952-09-3, 200 pages, $24.95 US, $32.95 CA Hardcover Sales & distribution by: O'Reilly Media 1-800-998-9938