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A simple flash technique is described for taking macro shots at f/16 without worrying about calculating the proper exposure, when using a manual flash unit.
CAMERA 35 Oct 1976 (v.20#7) pg. 52

Scanning light photomacrography. Maximize sharpness and contrast in deep-field photomacrography.
Added Info DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES Sep-Oct 1990 (v.11#5) pg. 3

Tip on using a tent-lighting technique when taking close-up photos of jewelry.

Lighting reflection control. Part 1. Lighting and reflections, surface reflections and how to use them, and direct light.

Lighting reflection control. Part 2. Light source and size, reflections from glass surfaces, and color saturation.

Lighting reflection control. Part 3. Reflection intensity, polarizers, common conversions (sprays, etc.), windows and glass, using mirror images, red-eye, and using creative reflections.

Working fast with a ringlight. How to quickly calculate the correct exposure by making a supplementary scale for your macro lens which shows the proper f-stop for each camera and film combination.

Winky. A small flashing strobe light, powered by 6- or 12-volts dc source. Use as an attention getter, a warning signal, or as the light source in close up (macro) photography.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS May-Jun 1975 (v.15#3) pg. 61

Small object photography. Part 1. Tent illumination techniques.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1971 (v.20#4) pg. 22

Small object photography. Part 2. Lighting requires a different visualization technique.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY May 1971 (v.20#5) pg. 18

Small object photography. Part 3. Using transilluminated light.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1971 (v.20#7) pg. 22

The delicate difference. Specialized close-in lighting. Consideration of alternative lighting techniques for close-up photography of very small objects. Many diagrams illustrate light setups.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY May 1974 (v.23#5) pg. 26

Using tent lighting techniques to control unwanted reflections.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1974 (v.23#11) pg. 26

Lighting techniques for small product photography.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1981 (v.30#7) pg. 27

Penetrating light's mystery. Some valuable formulas take the guesswork out of photomacrography with an electronic flash.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1986 (v.35#7) pg. 40

Macro-flash-lighting systems: Ringlights and beyond. Lighting equipment for closeups. What is available and tips on its use.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.36#1) pg. 25

TTL closeup flash. Off-the-film exposure measurement simplifies the complex procedure of taking flash closeups. General questions on flash closeups. How to get the film exposure correct when making flash closeups.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1987 (v.36#10) pg. 21

Closeups with non-dedicated flash. Use this simple formula to determine flash-to-subject distances.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1988 (v.37#1) pg. 28
Correction INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1988 (v.37#4) pg. 10

Easy, inexpensive methods for lighting macro-sized subjects. Shows how to modify setups to produce the effects you want.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1975 (v.39#4) pg. 88

How to overcome the problems of using automatic flash in extreme close-up situations.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1975 (v.39#7) pg. 36

Build your own ring light for macro photography out of an inexpensive strobe unit.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1976 (v.40#6) pg. 108

Reduce the light output of automatic flashes by putting Kodak lens tissue over flash tube. Very useful for close up flash pictures.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1977 (v.41#2) pg. 103

Super close. Diagrams illustrate where to locate flashgun when making close-up photos of insects and animals.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1979 (v.43#9) pg. 86

Tip: Placing neutral density filter material over the sensor of an automatic electronic flash will extend the range. Useful for taking close-up photos using the automatic feature.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1980 (v.44#2) pg. 112

Make a small-size soft light box for use when doing close-up photography of flowers, etc. Made from a cardboard box, aluminum foil and opal glass. Uses your existing flash unit.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1981 (v.45#3) pg. 89

Tips on taking close-up photos of glass bottles using a simple lighting technique.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1981 (v.45#9) pg. 98

How to "trick" your autoflash unit so that it can be operated close to a subject with small lens apertures.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1982 (v.46#5) pg. 108

Tips on using plastic bags for close-up tents, reflectors, etc.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1982 (v.46#9) pg. 97

How to take closeup photographs of flowers which are sharp throughout the image area using natural light. White sheets, mirrors and black cards help direct the light.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1983 (v.47#3) pg. 64

How to convert your flash unit into a fiber optic flash unit for lighting up the tightest macro situations. Est. cost: $20
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1984 (v.48#7) pg. 58

Use a white garbage bag as an outdoor tent for nature photos. It diffuses light and keeps wind from moving plants.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1985 (v.49#7) pg. 61

Tip: Unusual way to photograph small objects without casting a shadow on the background.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 16

Tip: Bounce light from mirrors when photographing small objects.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 16

Close-up shots from 6" to 6 ft. away can be evenly lighted using this flash attachment bar which holds two pocket-size strobes and the camera. The strobes are swivel-mounted for extra versatility.
PHOTO METHODS FOR INDUSTRY Feb 1974 (v.17#2) pg. 28

A look at the problem of flash guide number fall-off when using relatively wide angle lenses on 35mm cameras at close range.
PHOTO METHODS FOR INDUSTRY Jul 1974 (v.17#7) pg. 18

Dual flash macro lighting techniques using the Lepp bracket.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jul-Aug 1999 (v.20#4) pg. 20

Short cut to macro. A simple formula or equation to calculate the correct exposure when using flash lighting on macro subjects. The equation takes into account all of the variables which must be considered.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1978 (v.7#1) pg. 84
Correction PHOTOGRAPHIC Sep 1978 (v.7#5) pg. 16

Two lighting setups for filming bright metal objects, such as coins, are described. Includes tips on metering and determining correct exposure.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1978 (v.7#2) pg. 128

Make a light tent out of any styrofoam container (coffee cup, flower pot, etc.) and use it to make close-up photos of jewelry and other small objects. Tips on construction, lighting and exposure.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1979 (v.7#12) pg. 14

How to construct a photographic tent for uniform lighting of close-up photographs. Made from a white bed sheet, shower curtain rings and a hula hoop.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Dec 1979 (v.8#8) pg. 109

Field lights. How to use small electronic lights mounted on a bracket that fastens to the underside of your camera in order to give studio-type lighting to close-up photos made in the field.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jul 1982 (v.11#3) pg. 40

How to use flash exposure for simplified close-ups.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1982 (v.11#4) pg. 48

Macro flash. Special lighting for close-ups.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1983 (v.12#7) pg. 75

Macro-soft. A close-up electronic flash lighting system you build yourself.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1985 (v.14#2) pg. 28

Macro lighting. This close-up flash technique involves calculating exposures for various film speeds and camera lens combinations.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1985 (v.14#7) pg. 18

Comp book. On-axis photomacrography. Close-up photograph of a coin uses a beam splitter to direct shadowless light directly onto the subject.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1990 (v.18#10) pg. 74

Low-tech macro. Homemade gadgets for perfect outdoor lighting when taking closeup photos of flowers, leaves, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1990 (v.18#12) pg. 66

Skipping the light fantastic. Get exciting macro shots of flowers and plants by just "skimming" the subject with the edge of the light. Technique involves shooting a series of frames with a flash at different positons.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1996 (v.25#1) pg. 32

Axial lighting. How to eliminate shadows that are cast by three-dimensional objects, especially in close-up photography.
PHOTOMETHODS Jul 1980 (v.23#7) pg. 38

Deep-field photomacrography. Describes a one-light deep-field photomacrography system that uses a slide or filmstrip projector as the light source.
PHOTOMETHODS May 1986 (v.29#5) pg. 16

Light-scanning photomacrography. Basic principles. An introduction to orthographic imaging, the production of photographic images that are totally lacking in perspective.
PHOTOMETHODS May 1988 (v.31#5) pg. 14

Light-scanning photomacrography. Details of the "Dynaphot" system of othrographic projection.
PHOTOMETHODS Jun 1988 (v.31#6) pg. 12

Prototype control box has switches for modeling lamps and flashes that provides a high degree of flexibility. Included in an article describing the modification and use of various pieces of equipment for macro photography.
PHOTOMETHODS Aug 1990 (v.33#8) pg. 10

Make a simple flash bracket for a 35mm camera that will allow you to take close-up photographs using a flash. Lets you tilt flash at any angle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1971 (v.136#2) pg. 112

Simple close-up camera and light setup uses a plastic bowl around the object being filmed to diffuse the light.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1976 (v.145#6) pg. 52

How pros take those "impossible" photos. Lighting set-ups for high-speed, multiple exposure, close-up, and "painting with light" photos.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1980 (v.153#4) pg. 120

Build this fluorescent ring light for close-up photos.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1981 (v.156#5) pg. 24

Using auto-flash units in close-up photography.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1972 (v.71#5) pg. 102

Five close-up lighting problems and how to solve them.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1973 (v.72#4) pg. 76

How to shoot close-ups with electronic flash. Techniques and equipment reviewed.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1973 (v.73#6) pg. 106

Tips on using rubber erasers, tongue depressors and other gadgets to hold objects at just the right angle for close-up photography. Also, how to make your own circular fluorescent light which rings your camera lens. Other tips on lighting and positioning included.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1977 (v.80#2) pg. 16

How to use double-sided reflectors (mirrors) to control illumination when shooting insect close-ups.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1981 (v.88#3) pg. 93

Plastic mixing bowl is converted to a flash diffuser (light tent) for use with outdoor macro subjects.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1990 (v.97#7) pg. 38

Simple axial lighting setup for close-up photography of old coins. A handmade frame and adjustment device supports a glass "beam splitter" which directs light from a slide projector straight down to illuminate the coin.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1990 (v.97#12) pg. 39

How to get details in closeup photographs relies on proper lighting.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1996 (v.60#9) pg. 50

How to use backlight for drama in closeup and macro photography of birds, butterflies, insects, etc.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 2001 (v.65#8) pg. 62

Taking close up photos of bugs and butterflies outdoors using natural light.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 2002 (v.66#6) pg. 15

Lighting macro subjects using reflectors and diffusers.
SHUTTERBUG #289 Oct 1994 (v.23#12) pg. 18

Ringlight and macro flash systems. What is available and tips on their use.
SHUTTERBUG #338 Nov 1998 (v.28#1) pg. 106

Night close-up. Adapting the Sunpack Readylite 20 for use in framing and focusing insects, amphibians and reptiles during night close-up photography.
SHUTTERBUG #362 Nov 2000 (v.30#1) pg. 58