My Favourite Photography eBooks
It isn’t always possible to be out taking photos so I tend to read around the subject. Obviously the best photography ebook to have on your reader is my own guide to long exposure photography and although I still read print photography magazines I find the majority of my learning comes from eBooks and photography blogs.
Over the last few years have collected a range of low cost eBooks that have been a massive help in learning the craft of photography. The eBooks come as PDF files that work perfectly on the Apple iPad.
The Craft and Vision range is a superb source of learning with each book being packed with approximately 60 pages of tip, tutorials and inspiration and only cost $5 (less that most print magazines).
Reading on the iPad
The books read really well on the iPad. I tend to read the books in portrait view. I haven’t worked out if there is a way of viewing two pages on the screen at any one time which would be useful for double spread images.
What I’m Currently Reading
An inspiring journey and the photographs made along the way. Experience an exciting adventure in the mist-shrouded Andes mountains captured both on film and through DSLR.
Your Creative Mix
Gain new insights and ideas on how to generate demand for your photographs, your creative services, and attract new fans, followers, and clients by leveraging your creative vision.
Microstock (From Passion to Paycheck)
A jam-packed guide to producing, managing, and marketing your photographs for digital distribution.
The Power of Black and White
Learn the workflow and post-production skills you need to create exceptional black and white images through post-production editing.
Iceland a Monograph
Iceland, A Monograph is a showcase of exceptional photographs which holds nothing back with respect to how the images came to look the way they do. I am not sure if this one still comes with the two Lightroom Presets though.
The Magic of Black and White (3 book series).
Part Two looks at the tools needed to turn a colour digital negative into a spectacular-looking black and white image using the software of the digital darkroom, specifically Adobe Photoshop.
The Evocative Image
Inspired insights and creative exercises on how to inject mood and atmosphere into your photographs.[Download]
Learn the techniques to capture movement, timing, and contrast to get the sophisticated and artistic reflection photographs you’ve always dreamed of.
The Inspired Eye (I and II).
Understanding and nurturing our creativity is the first step in breaking out of our ruts.
Below the Horizon
Equally inspiring as it is instructional, Below The Horizon will change the way you look at, and photograph, light.
Light and Land
Take your post-processing to the next level and clarify your own unique vision of the natural world.
Ten Ways to Improve your Craft (and Ten More Ways to improve your Craft).
Improve your craft with the ebook that started it all. The title says it all but the link below will give you more info. [Download]
At $5 per eBook it is an inexpensive series that definitely worth the investment. I find myself returning to each book to discover new challenges and learning experiences. I think the Learning to Light series of eBooks will be a permanent fixture on my iPhone and iPad, I don’t think I will ever master my flash.