Six free photography eBooks (+ two halves) for your reading pleasure. Click the title and go to the download link on the as marked at the end of each section.
1. Tinker Tubes - Personal Lighting Systems by Dean Collins
This is where the entire DIYPhotography blog started. A complete tutorial on creating a studio from nothing but PVC pipes, Ripstop nylon and Nikon SBs. Creating studio photography systems like the Ghetto Studio, the Backdrop Stand and Reflector Holders, are all covered in this book.
[26 mind expanding pages, click on "Download the Tinker Tubes book"]
2. Lighting 101 by David Hobby
Or should I say by The Strobist. The complete nothing but a strobe lighting guide. This is a great book for the starting photographer covering the following topics in depth:
- On The Go Lighting Gear: Clamps, Umbrellas, Swivels, ...
- Strobe Lighting Techniques: Bounce, Bare Bulb, Hard Light, Ambient Balancing, and more
- Creative Flashware: Gels, Gobos, Ball Bungees
If you liked the book, you'll surly love the blog.
[36 pages, click the "mirror" on the UPDATE section at the bottom]
2 1/2. JPG Magazine by 8020 Publishing
Jpeg mag is one of the better photography magazines out there. This photography magazine features readers photos (selected by readers), and also great articles (written by readers). In fact JPG mag is very similar to an online forum only it is printed. How cool is that?
In fact it is so cool that you can download a PDF version of any issue right from the JPG mag site. Go to "Issues" on the top banner, select the desired issue and click Download PDF on the right hand side. (Of course, you still order the JPG magazine in print).
OK, so this is not exactly a book, which makes it the first half of the six and three halves.
[pages vary, click the download issue on the right hand side]
3. The Image-Space Tips and Tricks collection by Joe Barrett
This is a great book for any digital photographer using Lightroom (and don't we all). The Image Space is a blog dedicated to Lightroom Tips, and the books covers areas like:
- Using Lightroom full power to organize your images
- Making the best of the develop module
If you liked this book, you can follow the online Lightroom tips and tricks here.
[34 pages, click on "Download the free Lightroom tips eBook"]
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