Improve Your Craft: 10 Must-Have Free Photography eBooks

Photography is a rewarding hobby, and with the wealth of digital cameras available in the market, it’s one that’s well within everyone’s reach. But as any photographer will tell you, there’s a lot more to photography than having a nice camera. You need to have a lot of skill and knowledge to become a successful photographer, some of which you can’t learn just through trial and error. That’s where eBooks and tutorials come in handy

In today’s article, we’re going to share a list of 10 free eBooks that are perfect for beginner and intermediate-level photographers who are looking to take their passion to the next level. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s an eBook or two to help you out.

Enjoy!

 

Urban Exploration Photography by Neil  Ta

Urban Exploration Photography by Neil Ta

Are you interested in taking photos of abandoned or not-so-common building and ruins? If you don’t know how to get started, this eBook is a must-read. Neil Ta will guide you through the basics of urban exploration photography, from suggested equipment and planning your exploration, down to composing and framing your shots.

 

Lightroom 5 Quick Start Guide by Victoria Bampton

Lightroom 5 Quick Start Guide by Victoria Bampton

This quick start guide to Lightroom 5 is an essential eBook for those who are into digital photography. Author Victoria Bampton provides an easy-to-read eBook that will introduce you to all the options available in Adobe Lightroom. It’s a good place to start if you want to familiarize yourself with Adobe Lightroom 5.

 

Ten by David duChemin

Ten by David duChemin

This eBook by David duChemin consists of ten techniques and ideas that photographers can look into to improve their photography skills. Through these techniques, the author will show you that you can indeed take better photos even without the latest and most expensive camera gear.

 

The Shy Photographer’s Guide to Confidence by Lauren Lim

The Shy Photographer’s Guide to Confidence by Lauren Lim

As the title suggests, this eBook doesn’t concern itself with matters of technique and equipment. It focuses on how you can build confidence in yourself and your photography, especially when it comes to commercial photography. It’s a must-read for new and experienced photographers alike.

 

Before the Shutter: Planning Your Next Travel Photography Adventure by Anne McKinnell

Before the Shutter Planning Your Next Travel Photography Adventure by Anne McKinnell

There’s more to taking great travel photos than just whipping out a nice camera during your next trip. Anne McKinnell will teach you all about travel photography; that it takes a lot of planning, from making sure you have a creative vision to planning your trip. Make sure to read this eBook before you head on to your next photography trip.

 

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

Going Candid An Unorthodox Approach to Street Photography by Thomas Leuthard

Thomas Leuthard’s Going Candid is a comprehensive introduction to the world of street photography. The eBook features a great balance between technical discussion of equipment, workflow and post processing, and other important factors, such as travelling and making the most out of Flickr.

 

Exposure Blending: The Complete Guide from Camera to Process by Christopher O’Donnell

Exposure Blending The Complete Guide from Camera to Process by Christopher O’Donnell

This eBook by Christopher O’Donnell is a step-by-step guide on blending multiple exposures to create perfectly-exposed photos. There are various techniques and methods, including auto-bracketing on cameras, as well as basic and advanced exposure blending techniques using Adobe Photoshop.

 

Digital Photography Basics: Taking the First Step Off Full Auto by Kat Sloma

Digital Photography Basics Taking the First Step Off Full Auto by Kat Sloma

This is a great eBook for budding photographers or for anyone who’s starting to feel constrained by shooting on auto. Author Kat Sloma touches on the basics of digital photography, such as capturing light, working with aperture and shutter speed, as well as some intermediate-level photo editing.

Insights from Beyond the Lens –Inside the Art and Craft of Landscape Photography by Robert Rodriguez, Jr.

Insights from Beyond the Lens – Inside the Art and Craft of Landscape Photography by Robert Rodriguez, Jr

Insights from Beyond the Lens explores landscape photography from a slightly different perspective. Instead of focusing on technical and equipment-related discussions, Robert Rodriguez, Jr. will take you through a journey to discover the art, craft, and passion that lies behind landscape photography.

Lighting 101 by David Hobby

Lighting 101 by David Hobby

Lighting 101 is the best place to start if you’re interested in using off-camera flash in your photography. From the most basic bare essentials, down to advanced artificial lighting techniques and methods, this eBook by David Hobby will get you covered.

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