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Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best Macro Photography Books and RAW Editing Software

The Best Macro Photography Books and RAW Editing Software

The Best RAW Editing Software – If you’re not Shooting and Editing your photos in RAW, you’re losing half your digital information (8 bit JPEG vs. 16 bit RAW). RAW is the highest possible quality image that your Camera’s Image Sensor is capable of capturing!

The Best Macro Photography Books – Most Photography Books tell you about Camera Settings and Options, but not what they do, or what to set them to, which can be very frustrating for many new Macro Photography Photographers!

Meta reviews only the Best Macro Photography Books and the Best RAW Editing Software!

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Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best RAW Editing Software

Alien Skin Exposure X3 Application – Free 30 Day Trial

– Alien Skin

Tired of paying your Monthly Adobe Bill?

Need to Simplify and Streamline your RAW Photography Workflow?

As an Award Winning Macro Photographer (Sorry, but Awards don’t pay the Bills), Meta can’t afford monthly software rental fees to use Professional RAW Photo Editing Software, a few times a month.

Meta’s Goal was to Simplify and Streamline her RAW Photography Workflow, using as few applications as possible, with no rental software. Meta did a lot of online research, watched a stream of YouTube Videos and downloaded many Demo Mac Software, searching for the Best RAW Editing Software. It had to be powerful, easy to use and quick to learn. Bonus Points went to Single Applications.

Then Meta discovered Alien Skin Exposure X3 – A Single RAW Editing and Workflow Application that Really Works!

Alien Skin Exposure X3 replaced Meta’s Sony RAW Preview, Apple RAW Photo Organizer, Sony RAW Photo Editor, Adobe Photo Software, Noise Reduction and Watermark Plug-In – All with One Single Application!

Alien Skin Exposure X3 is an advanced, non-destructive RAW Editor, that enables you to easily create beautiful images and streamline your RAW Photography Workflow. Fast performance, powerful organizing tools, watermarking, and unmatched creative editing make Alien Skin Exposure X3 the only Raw Editing Application that you’ll ever need. Steamline your RAW Photography Workflow and quickly transform your good photographs into works of art! Also works on JPEGS and PSD files as well!

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Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best Macro Photography Training Classes

Mastering Macro Photography

Mastering Macro Photography – Computer Training Class

– Tim Grey

Macro Photography and close-up photography opens up a whole new world of image-making possibilities. By getting very close to their photographic subjects, viewers will find new ways to express their creativity, create unique images, and better understand the capabilities of their equipment. Book and Computer Disc – For Mac and PC. Highly Recommended Training!

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Sony's Alpha 77 II SLT Cameras

The Complete Guide to Sony’s Alpha 77 II (PDF)

– Gary L. Friedman

This very easy-to-understand yet thorough guide provides a complete Alpha 77 II instruction manual which explains each setting in plain English and provides hundreds of visual examples as well. There is no better way to learn about and get the most out of the Sony Alpha 77 II camera. Sony Camera Expert Gary Friedman includes his Printable Reference Cards. This Detailed Reference Book and Reference Cards are Highly Recommended for all Sony Camera Photographers!

Download Color PDF Version (599 Pages $26.45).

Black and White Paperback Book Edition

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Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best Macro Photography Books

Hummingbirds of North America The Photographic Guide

Hummingbirds of North America: The Photographic Guide

– Steve N. G. Howell

Well known and respected Hummingbird tour leader and author, Steve Howell, has made a particular study of the finer points of Hummingbirds. Over 200 stunning Hummingbird Photographs complement this highly recommended Hummingbird Photography Book. Some Hummingbird species feature as many as 14 different Hummingbird Photographs in each set.

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Hummingbirds of North America The Photographic Guide

Hummingbirds of North America: Attracting, Feeding and Photographing

– Dan True

Professional Hummingbird Photographer Dan True conveys his passion for these buzzing aeronauts by describing all 16 species of North American Hummers, listing their favorite flowers and going into detail about their habits, courtship and distribution. Dan then tells us How to Photograph Hummingbirds as he does with such consummate skill. Here in one Hummingbird book is all you could hope to know about our Hummingbirds.

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Close-Up and Macro Photography: Art and Techniques

Close-Up and Macro Photography: Art and Techniques

– John Humphrey

High magnification photography or Macro Photography is immensely exciting and rewarding. Through the close up lens, everyday objects produce striking images, and small creatures show amazing detail that usually goes unnoticed.

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Close Up Photography in Nature

Close-up Photography in Nature

– John and Barbara Gerlach

Capturing the grandeur of landscapes or mood of a certain natural light is challenging but often the simple details of a texture or color evade photographers most of all. Learn the tips and techniques necessary to successfully photograph the beauty all around you.

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Macro Photography

Macro Photography

– Alan L. Detrick

Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers provides exactly the information that aspiring nature photographers, no matter their level of skill, need to take their nature photos to the next level.

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Extreme Close-Up Photography and Focus Stacking

Extreme Close-Up Photography and Focus Stacking

– Julian Cremoria

This practical book explains what is meant by Macro Photography and how to get even closer to the subject: not just a close up of a butterfly, but details of the eye and wing scales. These techniques, suited to any budget, look at ways to photograph virtually any creature, whether terrestrial, marine, or from freshwater.

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Extreme Macro

Extreme Macro – The Art of Patience

– John Kimbler

A tabletop book on above life size macro photography with tips and tricks on how to take the images. Included is the image that won the Digital Photographer Magazine’s Macro Photographer of the Year for 2009.

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Close Ups In Nature

Close-ups In Nature

– John Shaw

One of the country’s foremost nature photographers offers close up techniques and covers exposure, equipment and composition along with special equipment and lenses.

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North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes

North Carolina’s Best Wildflower Hikes

– Kevin Adams

This book describes hike mileage, types of flowers, and seasons for finding wildflowers in the Western North Carolina Mountains. It recommends certain hikes for specific seasons. It has spring, summer and fall wildflowers, but mostly spring.

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A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Eastern United States

A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Eastern United States

– Tom Knight

This unique book comes with a DVD with screensaver and rolling images of wildflowers, in addition to 182 color photos of wildflowers found throughout the Eastern United States. Detailed text, close up photos of leaf images, and stunningly clear flower detail enhance identification.

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Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best Macro Photography Books and RAW Editing Software

The Best Macro Photography Books and RAW Editing Software

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