5 Tips Every Photographer Needs to Know Before Going Freelance

September 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

5 Tips Every Photographer Needs to Know Before Going Freelance

by Patrick Del Rosario from Open Colleges Australia

 

 


eBook Review: Going Candid… An Unorthodox Approach to Street Photography by Thomas Leuthard

December 30, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

Going Candid is a fairly easy book to read with very little use of technical jargon. The author takes special care to explain all the aspects of street photography in great detail so that even those new to the idea of street photography are able to follow. There are a few areas where one may feel that the same content has been covered earlier in the book and that there is a bit of unnecessary repetition which could have been left out though.
 

Unless you are dabbling with the idea of street photography, you may find this book useless as its sole focus is on street photography and the techniques used therein.   Thomas covers everything from his thought process before going out on a shoot and the equipment he uses to whether or not he obtains permission from his subjects and what how he shares or markets his final product. He has even included a section on submitting photos to photo sharing websites such as Flickr and a brief view of his opinions on the legal aspects of both obtaining permission to photograph subjects as well as publishing their photos online.

The techniques and advice offered in this eBook is a mix of commonly used techniques and doesn't offer anything new or cutting edge. If you are looking for an eBook with ground-breaking ideas that will help you take your street photography to the next level, then this eBook may not be for you. Instead, it may help you to gain the expertise and confidence needed to approach strangers on the street and obtain natural candid and up close portraits. 
 
If you are either into street photography or would like to give it a go, then this is definitely the book for you, covering everything you could possibly need from A to Z.  The author goes into great detail with help and advice on the entire image process from setting out with your camera to getting the final shots out into the big world. He has even included a section promoting your photos on websites such as Flickr as well as a brief view of the legal aspects of obtaining permission to photograph subjects as well as publishing their photos online.
 

For more of my own and other Photography eBook reviews, go to   photographyebookreviews.com  


eBook Review: Extreme Perspectives by Alexandre Buisse

September 13, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

I was a little disappointed having felt that I was misled by the title. At present I live in an area surrounded by mountains and hills and thought this eBook may come in handy. I was expecting an eBook dedicated to the use of extreme perspectives or advice on the use of different perspective when it comes to photographing mountains; something that I may be able to adapt and use in my own photography. Perhaps a way to capture the mountains around me in a different perspective, but instead the book focuses mainly on photographing mountaineers and hikers.

 

It is a very easy book to read with very little use of technical jargon with the author making use of sample photographs to help explain the angles used in many of the photographs of climbers to help bring his point across.

 

The techniques and advice offered in this eBook is a mix of commonly used techniques and doesn’t offer anything new or cutting edge. If you are looking for an eBook with ground-breaking ideas that will help you take your photographs to the next level, then this eBook may not be for you, however it will be visually appealing to anyone who loves mountaineering with its great photos of dramatic rock faces, snow-capped mountain tips and abseiling.

For more of my own and other Photography eBook reviews, go to   photographyebookreviews.com  


eBook Review: 10 Ways to Improve the Aesthetics of your Photographs by David Duchemin

September 13, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

Chasing the look is a good read for anyone new to photography; whether you’re a first time, beginner photographer wanting to make your photos look less like snapshots, or even an amateur wanting to improve your photography on your way to a more professional look. The eBook covers many of the important and basic principles of photography such as shutter speed, depth of field and light and includes a few creative exercises aimed at helping you, the photographer, discover and understand these principles yourself. There is also some advice on the effect of different focal lengths and how they impact the final photo, as well as how white balance and light can be used to change the mood of a photograph.

For the full review, go to   photographyebookreviews.com  


Mia @ 1 Slideshow

May 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment


eBook Review: Photographing the Fourth Dimension - Time, Jim Goldstein

April 29, 2013  •  2 Comments

 

If you thought this was just another book on changing shutter speed to capture time, then think again; there are some cutting edge techniques such as cinemagraphs, involving video and animated GIFs, as well as detailed explanations and guides on how to capture star rotation, painting with light and time-lapse photography

It is a great eBook with cutting edge techniques and a wealth of information for enthusiast and professional photographers wanting to try something new or make their photos stand out from the crowd. Techniques covered include cinemagraph, time-lapse, stroboscopic flash and star rotation. Due to the technical nature and jargon of some of the topics covered, beginner photographers may find this eBook challenging. 

If you want to experiment with your photography, improve your camera technique and master exposure, then this is definitely the eBook for you. There are some great ideas and techniques to help you produce photos that will make you stand out from the crowd and help you to master your camera in the process.  For the full review, go to   photographyebookreviews.com  


eBook Review: What the Heck is a Histogram? by Jay & Varina Patel

April 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

As with some of Jay and Varina’s other eBooks, this one is to the point and isn’t too short. 

There are plenty of full page photos with only one or two insets to help the reader clearly see the differences being demonstrated by the histogram on the page. 

Despite the technical aspects of working with histograms, Jay and Varina have managed to clearly and effectively explain their use on a level that makes it easy for even the hobby photographer.  The eBook follows a approach is systematic with natural progression; starting with the explanation of what histograms are and ending with their use in different aspects of photography such as bracketing and image processing.  

Everyone from the beginner to the experienced professional will find this book extremely helpful when it comes to understanding histograms and using them to effectively produce better photographs.

 


eBook Review: A Field Guide For Capturing Vibrant Colors by Jay & Varina Patel

March 29, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

It is a fairly short book with only 35 pages front to back with the photographs taking centre focus on each page making the eBook visually appealing.  Jay and Varina use effective explanation of the techniques used which will help even those just dipping their toes into photography, to understand the basics of improving colour in their photos.  

The techniques and advice offered for capturing colour, whether it be on film or digital, using an  Slr camera or just a point and shoot, are timeless. They are the techniques  currently used by most professional and experienced photographers alike to capture great colour and vibrancy in their photos.

Professional  and experienced photographers may find this eBook only moderately useful or even somewhat useless, as the ideas and topics discussed are relatively basic but may serve as a  helpful  reminder on how to obtain rich and vibrant colours in-camera, thus reducing time in post-process work.  However it is extremely useful to new photographers or hobbyist photographers wanting to improve their shooting technique to enable them to capture more vibrant and richer colours in their work. The advice given in the eBook  pertains mainly to camera and shooting technique allowing even those new to photography without any post-processing knowledge to gain great benefit from it.

For the full review go to:

http://photographyebookreviews.com/ebooks/a-field-guide-for-capturing-vibrant-colors-review/


Welcome World

March 28, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to peruse the photos on my site.  

Under the Helpful Videos you will find some exciting and very useful videos by Gavin Hoey with great tips and special effects to make your photographs stand out from the rest.  It is also a great way to learn the basics of Photoshop in the process.

The Useful Links page has links to some of the software and sites I use to keep up to date with training and photography techniques.

Here on the blog you will find some of my photography eBook reviews which I hope will be of great use to you.

Thank you for your support and please feel free to leave comments.

 

Matt