Many books on close-up photography deal with shooting flowers and bugs, but Bryan Peterson's Understanding Close-up Photography: Creative Close Encounters With or Without a Macro Lens from Amphoto shows you how to see this kind of image capture in a different light. Peterson teaches the art of shooting traditional subjects in non-traditional ways--and often with minimal specialized equipment. Perhaps you've snapped close-ups of dewdrops, but have you shot them on a bird's wing? You've captured many images of flowers, but have you ever focused on just a single petal in the summer sun? Peterson inspires you to go beyond the ordinary, finding different ways of getting close and using your lenses to shoot the things you've shot before. He also opens your mind to the possibilities presented by subjects you may never have thought to photograph before.