The eBook industry has skyrocketed recently as more people acquire tablets and other digital reading devices. Many high quality photography eBooks are now available that offer extremely valuable information. For photographers they can be especially helpful for ongoing training because they are digestible on a computer and then can also be carried for reference on location via a mobile reading device. Here are the most popular eBooks consumed by our readers:
Description: A best-selling instructional eBook that explains how to do amazing photography tricks and photoshop effects. It is very detailed and includes extensive explanations of many complicated methods that are very fun to learn. There is valuable information here for photographers of any experience level. The 2nd edition was just recently released and has been well received by readers.
- Author: Evan Sharboneau
- Length: 300 Pages & 9 Hours of Video
- It can be found here: Trick Photography eBook
Description: Written and lavishly illustrated to provide a complete, comprehensive guide to using natural light in photography. Master the technical components you’ll need to work with specialized situations, including exposure, metering, and the histogram. Grasp the potential of harsh light, diffused light, fog, twilight, etc. Learn to sculpt light, create light interplay, reveal silhouettes, and more.
- Author: Mitchell Kanashkevich
- Length: 96 Pages
- Price: $19.99
- It can be found here: Natural Light Guide
Description: Complete guide to shooting, processing and rendering time-lapses. Covers everything from start to finish including shooting, processing and rendering. Balancing time-lapse image settings. Shooting time-lapse: composition and exposure. Preventing timelapse flicker. Creating the time-lapse movie: codecs and frame rates, software workflows and walkthroughs.
- Author: Ryan Chylinski
- Length: 146 Pages
- Price: $14.99
- It can be found here: Time-lapse Photography Guide
Description: Street photography is a broad subject with many different opinions, styles and techniques involved. This eBook covers everything about the genre even down to specific post processing techniques that can bring the best out of street scenes (& includes a bonus eBook of interviews with famous street photographers). Focusing on both the equipment settings and technical concepts that are involved in the craft.
- Author: James Maher
- Length: 141 Pages
- Price: $19.95
- It can be found here: Essentials of Street Photography
Description: Takes an in-depth look at how to get the most from your off-camera flashes. The author takes you beyond sync speed and softboxes and gets into the details on working with multiple flashes, modifiers, and triggering systems. Learn how to fill in harsh shadows, balance ambient light, rescue fading evening light, substitute for a complete lack of light, and many other common situations.
- Author: Piet Van den Eynde
- Length: 63 & 77 pages respectively
- Price: $8 for both
- They can be found here: Making Light I & II
Description: A very popular instructional eBook for any photographer who feels that they would like to know more about how their camera works, and how to become more confident at using it to take better photos. By the end of it you’ll understand camera settings and be in a much better position to make decisions on how to best use them rather than just sit in Auto mode.
- Author: Neil Creek
- Length: 61 Pages
- Price: $29.99
- It can be found here: Photo Nuts and Bolts eBook
Description: A complete guide to Adobe Lightroom 4 and it is in-depth to say the least. At 312 pages this PDF eBook is full of high resolution detailed step-by-step instructions, and the tips, tricks and ideas that make digital darkroom work productive and more enjoyable. Includes 60 case studies that puts the tools and features into context, helping you learn and apply what you read along the way.
- Author: Piet Van den Eynde
- Length: 313 Pages
- Price: $20
- It can be found here: Lightroom 4 Unmasked
Description: Comprehensive instructional eBook package for aspiring wedding photographers and has guidance on virtually everything needed to start a professional wedding photography business. With 189 pages of information and many other materials such as shot lists and sample contract templates, there is immense value here for any level of photographer interested in wedding photography.
- Author: Nick Smith
- Length: 189 Pages
- Price: Starting at $49
- It can be found here: Wedding Photography Secrets eBook
Description: As the sun nears the horizon – either at sunset or at sunrise – the light begins to dramatically transform the landscape before you. To capture this kind of light requires some skilled knowledge to overcome the limitations of your camera. That is what this eBook is for – a detailed guide on how to successfully translate what your eyes see during one of the most challenging times of day to photograph.
- Author: Christopher O’Donnell
- Length: 66 pages
- Price: $8.00
- It can be found here: The Golden Hours
Description: A downloadable multimedia tutorial with videos that teaches you how to take control over your camera, and get creative and confident with your photography. By combining illustrations, text, photos and video, it will help you get control in no time. Includes a bonus Field Guide—a printable pocket guide with some of the most essential information beautifully laid out inside.
- Author: Lauren Lim
- Length: 89 Pages & 7 Videos
- Price: $49.95
- It can be found here: Extremely Essential Camera Skills
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