Top 10 Photography eBooks

These are the best of the many photography ebooks that we've read. These ebooks have been carefully selected for serious amateurs, advanced DSLR enthusiasts and professional photographers.

Fellow Photographers, Have you ever seen an amazing photo but could never figure out how it was taken? How would you like to have the ability to create photos just like the one you saw? We're talking about photos that catch people's attention as soon as they see them. Photos so bold and unique that the people viewing them will be caught dumbfounded, shocked, and in awe. If you would like to learn how to use your camera in such a way that captures images that stand out against the crowd, keep reading this page.

My name is Evan Sharboneau and for the past several months I've been compiling a comprehensive how-to guide that explains the techniques some of the best photographers use to create jaw-dropping images. In this e-book I break down each of their tricks and demonstrate exactly how you can replicate their results, step-by-step.

This e-book is in a .PDF file format and can be viewed on any computer, and your iPad for a super enjoyable learning experience. As far as the content in the ebook, it comes with 295 pages of instruction, 9 hours of how-to video tutorials, and contains over 300 creative photographs and illustrations created by some of the most talented photographic artists worldwide.

In this eBook you will learn how to simplify and fine tune the essentials for quality portraiture. Discover how to use facial recognition and what lighting techniques should be used to enhance your subject. Also chapters on window lighting, subtractive lighting, how to find suitable locations, plus techniques for exposure and composition. There are many stunning images and easy to follow charts that will demonstrate what to look for and how to do it.

Portrait Tips and Techniques is suitable for advanced DSLR enthusiasts and professionals wishing to fine tune their portraiture or develop a new style. The tips and techniques apply to both black & white and color portraiture.

The fastest way to get better photos isn’t by buying a new, expensive camera. It’s by learning how to control the one you have! You’ll be able to take amazing photos for the rest of your life, with just a few essential skills! But learning the technical stuff about your camera can be frustrating. All the numbers and terms are overwhelming, and the camera manual seems to be written in Latin. Trying to find the information in books or online takes up way too much time, and can lead to serious information overload!

Extremely Essential Camera Skills is a downloadable multimedia tutorial that will give you all the essential camera skills, in a quick and easy-to-understand format. By combining illustrations, text, photos and video, it will help you get control in no time. You can download it immediately, and start learning right away at your own pace. Bonus: it’s fun!!!

Inside you’ll find a complete tutorial that gives you all the essential skills you need to control your camera! First up, you’ll get an 89 page PDF that guides you through the entire tutorial. There are 7 videos linked in to help you visualize the concepts easier than ever. Written in a casual, “real speak” manner, like a conversation with your photographer friend! It’s filled with original illustrations that make seemingly complex ideas dead simple to understand. Tons of example photos help you see the concepts in action. Can be viewed on any computer, and your iPad for a super enjoyable learning experience. Unique interactive navigation makes it not just a tutorial, but a valuable reference to use over and over again.

Shooting weddings and building a successful business requires a ton of hard work! You take on a huge responsibility documenting this once in a lifetime event. The images you create will be all that is left to tell this story to future generations. Wedding photos are truly valuable. Wedding photographers are lucky. They get to shoot incredible events and spend time with people on one of the happiest days of their lives. And while a wedding is a long and complex event and a business has a ton of different parts, there are just a few simple ideas that underly success: Storytelling, Client Experience, and Preparation.

First up you’ll get a 200 page beautifully designed PDF, filled with practical information you can use. Written in a casual, “real speak” manner, like a conversation with your photographer friend! Packed with over 220 photos to help you see the concepts in action. Includes diagrams and examples to make ideas easy to understand. Can be viewed on any computer, and your iPad for a super enjoyable learning experience. Unique interactive navigation makes it not just a book, but a valuable reference to use over and over again.

This Wedding Photography eBook is full of concentrated top-notch information and visuals, and will save you countless hours trying to piece the info together yourself! It’s an incredible value at only US$39.95.

Shooting Stars has simple instructions for getting you started using your camera under the stars. The only other piece of equipment you need to get started tonight is a tripod. In addition to simple advice about the camera settings to use for each style of night sky photography, Shooting Stars provides detailed discussion of the finer points of imaging in low light conditions. It’s a reference you’ll keep coming back to and will help even professional photographers learn more about their camera and how to use it at night.

Ever wished you could capture stunning images of the night sky? Thought you needed complicated and expensive equipment? Shooting Stars will show you how to shoot the moon and the stars with just your digital SLR and a tripod.

This ebook follows on from NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITURE showing more set up images and diagrams on creating natural light portraits. In addition there is valuable information on how I plan portrait sessions, not just turning up to sessions and working with what’s presented to me, but planning the clients clothing colors to match the theme of their homes. The information is valid for both color or black and white.

I have reduced the text to the necessary and included easy to follow charts and images with explanations. It’s not a text book, it’s more a how and why it was created style.

If you’re new, you should also look at purchasing the previous ebook, NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITURE, as the two ebooks compliment each other. If you already have the previous ebook or you’re an experienced creative portrait photographer, this ebook maybe what you’re looking for to fine tune your craftsmanship.

A couple years ago I started writing a food blog called Pinch of Yum as a hobby for my evenings and weekends. As an amateur cook and photographer, I had a lot to learn. I was using a DSLR camera, but I had no idea how to use it. My blog readers consisted of my mom and a handful of co-workers. I still remember how thrilled I was the first time I had 50 visitors on my site in one day.

Photography is an incredible tool that can have a profound impact on the life of your blog or website. I’ve learned a lot of things – both big and small – in the last few years, and this book is my way of sharing all that with you. My hope is that these tips and tricks will be practical, easy to read, and ultimately help you take food photos that make people say, “I am dying to eat that right now!

SimpleSLR Portrait Lighting is the anchor guide that will help you create portraits at the speed of light. I will show you simple lighting techniques that create powerful results, which can be put together very quickly using the most basic equipment. This is the first guide you should purchase as it contains foundation skills for using speedlights effectively.

In the 3-volume companion guides Portrait Recipes (available individually or as a bundle), various different scenarios are illustrated, and 24 different detailed lighting setups are revealed. You will see why I chose the settings I used, and also be able to see how different settings would have resulted in a different feel in the portrait. Detailed diagrams showing placement of lights (be it speedlights or available light) accompany each scenario, with EXIF settings shown, and my thought process described.

Fellow Photographers, Have you ever seen an amazing photo but could never figure out how it was taken? How would you like to have the ability to create photos just like the one you saw? We're talking about photos that catch people's attention as soon as they see them. Photos so bold and unique that the people viewing them will be caught dumbfounded, shocked, and in awe. If you would like to learn how to use your camera in such a way that captures images that stand out against the crowd, keep reading this page.

My name is Evan Sharboneau and for the past several months I've been compiling a comprehensive how-to guide that explains the techniques some of the best photographers use to create jaw-dropping images. In this e-book I break down each of their tricks and demonstrate exactly how you can replicate their results, step-by-step.

This e-book is in a .PDF file format and can be viewed on any computer, and your iPad for a super enjoyable learning experience. As far as the content in the ebook, it has 190 jam-packed pages and contains over 300 creative photographs and illustrations created by some of the most talented photographic artists worldwide.

When your images come off your camera, and onto your computer, they need some editing to make them really shine. But editing can take a ton of time, and it can be tough to figure out what adjustments to make to enhance your photos. Learning how to use editing programs can be intimidating—they’re packed with features, but what do they all actually do to your images?

Super Photo Editing Skills is a downloadable video tutorial that teaches you how to bring the best out of your images, using Adobe Lightroom 4.

Not only will you gain confidence in your processing skills, and learn to get creative with your edits—you’ll also be able to create an efficient workflow. That means you can spend less time on the computer, and more time out shooting!