Photography ebooks are great, and free ebooks are even better! Check out this list of the best free photography ebooks on the internet, and start learning!. Has any fellow Nikonites had experience or recommendations on the Josh Dunlop, "Photography Unlocked", ebook? What I am looking for is something that picks a setting and goes on to tell you how they chose the camera settings to achieve the optimum picture. For instance, when you're. A collection of free ebooks for photographers to learn from. Featuring tips about street photography, the business aspects of photography, and.
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The problem with learning how to shoot, whether you use a book, tutorials or whatever, is that while they indeed can teach you how to take a decent shot, what they seldom provide is an understanding of what your cam is capable doing and what it can't.
Experimenting provides you that. Instead of doing things as they are supposed to be done, or as the books says, you try whatever comes to your mind, change whatever settings you prefer and check the results. It doesn't matter that many of those shots will be bad if that makes you understand why they are bad. You'll occasionally stumble upon things that might not be in the book. Evidently you can do both simultaneously; learn from whatever source and experiment but lazy as we humans are, we often neglect the experimenting the moment we get what we want.
However, during experimenting we could discover that we very much want this thing we not knew to be possible before we discovered ourselves.
These days the basics are simpler. You have to know how to expose correctly. If you don't meter light yourself, manual mode isn't that important unless you go beyond the capacities of the cam's lightmeter. The cam will use the setting required for the other to expose correctly.
Correctly as what the cam considers correct.
Then try things. It doesn't matter what. Just try something, find out what it does and whether it works or not and then try something else. In the end you get an understanding that goes beyond how to take a good shot. Hark, That is the book I was referring to.
I will look into Understanding Exposure. I have downloadd some online video classes, from Craftsy, Great Courses and also iphotography, which did go over the basics - I guess it just didn't sink in far enough. It seems that my main problem is indoor low lighting, so that is where I will have to go and just take pictures. What they don't understand is how learning truly works. I have an education degree teaching music , but the fundamentals of learning are the same. By dialing in the settings to use to replicate a scene, it is the most basic of learning which is rote.
They can sing the letters to a melody, but they really don't understand what the letters are. They can neither write the letters nor can they read them. You won't learn a whole lot this way yet down the road you will gain the understanding as to why those settings work. Here are the basics of photography: The aperture will control the depth of field. Shutter Speed: If you want to intentionally show some blur, you will want to use a slower shutter speed.
If you want to make sure you achieve sharp focus, any possibility of motion must be frozen using a faster shutter speed. The ISO dictates the amount of noise and measures the amount of light hitting the sensor. Take a look at this article which explains it further: Last edited by hark; at Location MD,US. Blog Entries 4. Camera Nikon Df , D Camera won't help you get anything but set shutter speed and release it.
You have to think even if you want to take a snapshot and just sheer thinking about how to set the camera gets you thinking about whatever you're about to shoot more so than you would with assists. It makes you slow down, stand and stare which end up being quite beneficial in the longer run.
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Instead of focusing on technical and equipment-related topics, the author takes you through a journey to discover the art, craft and passion that lies behind landscape photography. Before The Shutter: Travel photography takes a lot of planning ; from making sure you have a creative vision to planning your trip, give this ebook a read before you head on your next photography trip. Over the course of 50 pages, Prathap touches on 15 general topics that beginners in bird photography should be aware of.
The rule of thirds, camera settings and post-processing are all touched on in this ebook. This guide to sports photography by Adorama lets you in on some sports photography secrets , including tips and guides for specific sports. Urban Exploration Photography by Neil Ta. Neil Ta guides you through the basics of urban exploration photography , from suggested equipment to planning your exploration to composing and framing your shots.
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This ebook features a great balance between technical discussion of equipment, workflow and post processing and other concerns such as traveling and making the most out of Flickr. Collecting Souls by Thomas Leuthard. This ebook has a clear and definite focus on street photography, but here the author focuses more on issues related to mentality and motivation. Topics discussed in this ebook include how to handle criticism , the importance of passion and general street photography practice.
The book is structured as a day-by-day guide aimed at helping you overcome common beginner issues and blossom into an awesome street photographer. Lighting by David Hobby. From the most basic bare essentials all the way to advanced artificial lighting techniques , this ebook has got you covered.
Topics discussed include selecting and using light sources , triggering strobes and choosing studio backgrounds. Taking advantage of natural light can turn a good photo into a great one , and this ebook focuses on helping you do just that.