Inside the Close-up and Macro Guide
Eradicate smartphone shake and become rock solid, creating the sharpest images.
Get past placing your subject dead center.
Sometimes nature doesn’t cooperate. Reinvent your environment.
Eliminate your photographic inconsistencies and unleash the power of my process.
Like any good pilot, you need to master the controls of your smart phone.
Light is the photo, and the photo is the light. Master light and bend it to your will.
Stop wondering why pros have compelling shots and uncover theme and style.
The guide to any accessory that a smart phone closeup and macro photographer needs.
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The #1 missing element of most other photography resources.
Taking amazing close-up and macro photos on your smart phone that will look like a pro took them with their fancy camera is actually possible. Anyone’s shots will move from “meh” to “wow” and will impress your friends and family.
The secrets on how to take them are within anyone’s reach. But first, read more on this page and continue to learn some of the techniques I’ve used to take all these images. While they all look like fancy DSLR quality photos, all of them were actually shot with an iPhone 4 or an iPhone 5. But they can all be done with any smart phone.
TECHNIQUE #1: Turn your flash off
You’ve probably read about macro flashes on various photography blogs and assumed that it just makes sense to use flash all the time, right? Well, you’re dead wrong! While using a specialized flash on a DSLR for the right shot will work wonders, it usually sucks big time on a smart phone.
The simple reason is this: the smaller a light source and/or the closer the flash is to the subject, the harsher the light will look. Given you’re using a smartphone, the flash IS very tiny and you WILL be very close to your subject. In my experience, a flash almost NEVER works well with smartphone close-up and macro photography. On occasion your artistic design may want harsh light, but that is a rare exception.
TECHNIQUE #2: Reading glasses turn into your own macro lens
I’ll admit that while macro shots do require a helping hand when it comes to smart phones, there are a lot of options you probably didn’t know about.
Th obvious approach is to buy a lens attachment, like Olloclip or the Macro Band. But what if you don’t have the money, or don’t want to spend any money until you really know you like macro photography?
No problem. Try this simple TRICK - use the lens from a pair of reading glasses. If you have an old pair at home that you don’t use any more you can pop out the lens and use that over your smart phone lens. This will allow you to focus on your subject closer. Use some tape to secure the lens in place so that the cellphone camera lens is centered in the middle of the reading glass lens. Give it a try! If you don’t have readying glasses at home, see if you can get a cheap pair from the dollar store or a yard sale.
You’ll notice that with reading glasses the magnification isn’t that strong. It works well if you need a little boost for objects that are only a little too close.
There are a lot of other items from around the house that can be used, some very powerful, which will act as your free (or cheap) macro lens. Read on to find out how I’ll show you several ways to make your own macro lenses.
TECHNIQUE #3: Use both hands to get stability
This may seem obvious, but I have seen MANY, MANY people take one-handed photos. And not just for macro and close-up shots. I’ve seen people do this for weddings, shots of their kids, for beautiful sunsets, and the list goes on. Yet they wonder why their photo is all blurry and sucks.
The answer is simple. A shaky camera, especially a smart phone camera that doesn’t have sophisticated stability control, will not be able to compensate for the movement a single arm provides. The solution is to always use two hands on your cellphone camera.
There are a host of other ways to improve the stability above that, but if you are a one-hand camera holding enthusiast, just start with this and you will see a world of difference.
If you found these little teaser tips for smart phone macro and close-up photography interesting, then you need to keep reading so that your smart phone photography skills breakthrough to the next level.
To: My Smart Phone Photography Friends,
If you’re like me, you love taking stunning photographs. Ones that are breath-taking, creating oohs and ahhs from your friends and family, and just look damn good on your wall when you print them out.
I originally got starting taking macro and close-up photos on my first point and shoot camera that I bought years ago (over a decade now). The quality wasn’t great on my camera back then (at least compared to cameras now), but it was fun.
Since I’ve progressed through a few DSLRs, many point and shoot cameras, and then moved into taking lots of photos with my smart phone. And while I do enjoy my DSLR, it is heavy to lug around and frankly, I have my smart phone with me all the time. Who doesn’t?
Because of the smart phone convenience, I wanted to be able to get shots as good as I was doing on my DSLR, but with the device in my pocket. The rest was reading lots of books, reading online, and lots and lots of practice, until I found the formula and core principles that I use today.
The result was success!
…and you can even do them WITHOUT buying pricy lenses and specialty equipment!
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Because I want you to get value from this ebook, and I’m confident that you will, I am guaranteeing you 100% of your money back, no questions asked, up to 60 days after you buy the book, if you are are not happy with it.
My guarantee is simple with no strings attached.
Guarantee: if, after you read this book and practice all of the lessons, you don’t take better close-up and macro photographs with your smart phone, then you get your money back. In fact, if you are just plan not happy with the product, you can ask for a full refund.
If you feel that this eBook has not delivered on any of these promises I made or you are generally not happy with it, all you need to do is request your money back within 60 days of your purchase, and we will refund it to you…HASSLE-FREE!
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You may be wondering…why am I so sure that you’ll succeed? Well, that’s simple. I’ve found that the best, fastest way to learn is to “do”; to “take action”. So when you buy my guide, you are signing up to TAKE ACTION.
The secret of the “action” has two parts.
First, my 10-Step approach will help all novices take better macro and close-up shots right away! All you need to do is follow my 10-Steps each time. In fact, even if you’re not a true novice, you may stand to improve by implementing my process. Following these 10-Steps will super-charge the speed of your improvement.
Second, my Lesson Plan that I have created is unique among these types of educational eBooks. I have created a series of lessons that will help reinforce what you have learned, and will help you understand the “why” of many of the techniques. I have yet to personally read any photography book that gives you drills to get better. Which surprises me. Why wouldn’t other books want you to practice to get better? We all know that’s why as students we had homework and assignments – to help with the learning.
And that’s why I am confident you will get better with the Ultimate Smart Phone Photography: Close-up and Macro Guide, and that’s why I can guarantee it.
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You’re new home made equipment will help not only your close-up and macro shots, but many of the gear you make can be used to almost any style of photography.
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Q: Do I need to buy anything at all to do any of the photos you talk about?
Let’s start off that I assume you have a smart phone with a camera because, well, you wouldn’t be on this page if you didn’t.
To do any of the close-up shots, it is all about technique and not about special equipment. You can absolutely do all of these shots without buying any attachments of extra equipment.
Now, some of the equipment I show you how to make may help improve the shots, but it’s not required.
For macro shots, you will need some optics to allow you to focus at a closer distance than your camera allows. However, I will show you several methods of using items you may have around the house to achieve this, one of them is in fact FREE to you. Only if you really want to get some uber high quality images will I suggest you buy a macro lens for your smart phone.
Q: What kind of smart phone will these techniques work on?
My techniques that you are about to learn will work on any and all smart phones that have a camera. That means it will work on:
Did I make my point? If your smart phone has a camera, then you can do these shots.
However, I must warn you. Not all smart phone cameras are made the same. Depending on your brand and model, the quality of the camera will vary greatly. So you may not have as crisp pictures as you like. I’m good, but U can’t make your phone’s camera any better than it currently is.
All of my sample photos are made with an iPhone 4 or and iPhone 5. I am not saying that the iPhone is better than other smart phone cameras. They all have the pros and cons. That is just want I own.
Q: Do I need any special software on my phone to take great photos?
The simple answer is no. All you need is the basic camera app that your phone came with and you can do most, if not all, of the shots you will read about.
Of course, there are many free and paid for apps that you can get for your iOS, Android, and BB OS phones that will allow you take more control and do more editing. You don’t need them, but I recommend you try at least some of the free ones out there are there are some nice effects you can get.
In most cases, I have not done any processing to the photos. However, there are a few shots where I did some processing on the phone. However, there are only a few of those.
I did not do any processing in software outside of the phone (i.e. no Photoshop, LightRoom, MS Paint, etc.). Everything was on the phone.
Q: How much time will I need to get better?
That is solely to you. I believe if you are truly inexperienced in this, just by reading the book once, you will be come much better at close-up and macro photography on your smart phone. So the question is, how fast can you read the manual?
Of course, as you put more of the techniques in practice and they become second nature, you will of course get even better.
Q: Do I really need to do practice drills to get better? I don’t like homework or assignments.
Well, if you don’t want to spend any time at all doing the assignments and homework I have in my program, you will still improve form just reading everything. But then, if you don’t want to practice, why would you want to buy the program anyway? This is meant for those who really want to learn, no posers.
So I highly recommend you do all the practice drills, homework, and assignments that are in my program. It will propel your ability into the next level (and beyond)!
If you don’t want to do them, maybe it’s best that you click the back button now and say goodbye.
Q: Is this program suited for someone with no knowledge of close-up and macro ability?
In short, yes. You are whom I made this book for! My goal is to help people with no (or little) knowledge of taking these sorts of pictures with smart phone and getting you up to the level where you feel confident to take any macro or close-up photo with your smart phone.
Q: Is this program suited for advanced smart phone photographers?
If you are advanced smart phone photographer but don’t do much close-up and/or macro shots, then you may get a few things out of this book and it will be worth your while.
However, if you are a pro at this stuff and take macro shots with your smart phone all then time, then you would be hard-pressed to justify buying this. Unless you are looking for more reference material, I’d suggest you stick with what you know.
Q: What if I just don’t get any better?
Then the book is FREE!
As my guarantee states, if you don’t get any better after you have gone through my program, you can simply request a refund within 60 days of your purchase and we will refund you with no hassles! (We may ask why you didn’t like it, but that’s just so I can improve the book for version 2).
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