Close-Up for nerds

Good Close-Up Reference

Toronto. Almost two decades later, in 1979, Lester Lefkowitz of NYC published this profusely illustrated soft cover text on the art of close-up photography. Lefkowitz has a masters degree in optics and is a practicing photographer. When he published this comprehensive AMPHOTO book, he was the Associate Director of Education at the International Center of Photography in New York City.  Even today you can visit his macro website and learn the about the techniques he uses.

A decade after it was published, I loaned it to our then editor, Ev Roseborough, himself a commercial photograph and owner of ER Associates Studio. In returning it to me, Ev included a brief note of thanks.

Ev said, ” Thank you! Very technical book, good reference. Some interesting sections”.

Like Otto Croy’s 1960 book, this one too is quite relevant in many ways in this digital era for those of us who relish closeup photography with a good technical understanding of the art.

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