We have decided to put all the FREE Photography e-Books together on one page. You can find E-Books about photography basics, tips and techniques, landscapes, flowers, portraits, photoshop, lighting, composition, and much more.
I’ll be updating this list of resources from time to time when I come across new free E-Books, so be sure to check back soon.
Page updated on August 2021 – all Free Photography E-Books links are working.
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The first part of this book covers basic ideas and tips on how to improve your cycling pictures, plus provides links to several other inspirational photographers. Since you’ll want to photograph more than just your bike, it also recommends various travel, landscape, and portrait photo tip websites.
The second section contains information on submitting images to magazines and companies – including some basic how-to’s, pitfalls to watch out for, and information on getting your images published.
Why tell stories with your camera? Well, for one thing, people who look at pictures will enjoy looking at a story over a snapshot any day.
Telling stories with your camera forces you to slow down and think about what you are doing. What is it about this scene that makes you want to make a photograph? What moves you or attracts your eye? Is there a point of view that you want to capture and preserve?
Relax. Take a deep breath. This is not life or death. The problem can be exacerbated if you put a lot of pressure on yourself to overcome the lack of motivation.
It happens to just about everyone at some point in time. While this may or may not be helpful, know that you aren’t alone in this problem.
Rethink what you are photographing. Stop shooting ANYTHING that doesn’t excite you. Shoot only things that interest you. Photographing people, places, or things that you love may be all you need to get you over this hump.
Today, the profession of photojournalism as we know it is threatened by technological transformation, by the rise of video, by fragmentation of the media.
It’s under fire from a suspicious public – watchdog bloggers, cable and radio pundits, and other critics who question the profession’s credibility and authority to bring us an accurate picture of the world.
The Heart of Portraiture has 20 images and discussions on what I was thinking about when setting up the portrait, what the ‘moment’ was all about when I made the image, and what camera/lens I used to shoot it. Very simple gear. There are no lighting diagrams, and there is a reason why.
Any composition will produce a poor image if the lighting is wrong. Bright or dull, hard or soft, sunlit or cloudy, sunrise or midday; all these give different light qualities that need to be used, in the best way to generate the best images.
In this first lesson, I help you understand what light is, why it acts the way it does, why things don’t always come out the way you hope them to, and how the digital camera goes about controlling the color of light, under a range of lighting conditions.
What is street photography or for that matter, street photography? There are as many definitions as there are ‘street photographers’. The genre certainly lends itself to considerable flexibility, but I think there are limitations. It’s something more than simply a photograph taken on the street.
Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden is often quoted as saying, ‘If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.’ But this too is open to interpretation.
From an overview of the components of a camera to an exploration of exposure, aperture, shutter speed, lenses, depth of field, composition, and more, this book will help you get started on the path to mastering the medium of photography.
Whether you’ve just picked up a camera for the first time or you’ve been photographing for a long time, you’ll find the details of how photography works, both technically and aesthetically from an author with more than 30 years of experience teaching photography at the college level.
You’ve probably tried your hand at portrait photography before—many times—without really thinking about it. Any posed snapshot of family and friends is a portrait, but with a little practice and a few easy tips.
You can turn those snapshots into wonderfully flattering portraits that you’ll be proud to share, frame, and hang on your wall. The best part? You can get started with the camera you already own, no matter how basic.
The first step to becoming a better nature photographer is to understand light. Discover the eight types of natural light and learn techniques you can use to increase the quality and dramatic effect of your images.
BACKLIGHT – make flowers glow, make dramatic silhouettes
Do you want to take better photos? Lluís Ribes has adapted his tutorial on Photography Composition for iBooks. Download it for free, and in 13 chapters you will be able to go over the most essential composition rules and take more…
High Dynamic Range Photography by Steve Huskisson shows images captured by Steve in South Florida. Using multiple exposures or bracketed shots, Steve combines the photos to make truly magnificent photos.
I started the road of photography, repairing some film cameras. But soon I've realised that I need some knowledge on how the photos are formed inside the camera. This road is tougher than I thought, but life is always a learning experience, and I am hoping that you could join me in this wonderful world of photography.
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