Macro Photography: Zero to Sixty
In this comprehensive guide I'm going to teach you the joy of macro photography, that is shooting images up close for maximum detail. We will learn what constitutes a macro image, what a lens does to achieve it, how to expose our images properly, controlling focus in a macro environment, how to light a macro image for dramatic impact, and proper technique when shooting objects up close for online sales. Throughout this comprehensive guide we'll also be talking about proper shooting technique in any variety of lighting conditions.
Travel Photography: Zero to Sixty
In this comprehensive guide I'm going to teach you the joy of travel photography, which I consider the gateway drug to the greater hobby of photography. We will learn about exposure theory, exposure mechanisms, focus techniques, white balance, and image quality. You'll also follow along as I travel to a new destination and put our concepts into practice. Throughout this comprehensive guide we'll also be talking about proper shooting technique in any variety of lighting conditions.
Seven Photos to Make You a Better Photographer
After you learn the basics of photography, where do you go? For many photographers, the answer is, sadly, nowhere. Many photographers become stuck in ruts of either habit or subject matter. To continue on your path of growth, I present to you seven challenges. These are seven images that will challenge your skills as photographers. Accompanied with each image, you will find discussion of the particular skill set needed to bring it to life. By tackling this series, you will grow the repertoire of what you can create as a visual artist.
Little Books on Lenses
The Little Book on Prime Lenses
In recent years prime lenses have gained in popularity, especially as photographers learn that this variety of lens offers improved image quality and light gathering. But what makes them so special? In this small book, part of the Little Books on Lenses series, you will learn about why prime lenses provide such good image quality, why they do so at smaller weight and cost and with greater longevity, and how to think about focal length and angle of view. For anyone looking to expand his or her understanding of lenses and optics, this is a great introduction.
The Little Book on Telephoto Lenses
The most common second lens that photographers own is the telephoto lens. In this small book, part of the Little Books on Lenses series, you will learn about how to think of focal length, how to blur background with them, what features they might have, techniques for shooting subjects at distance with them, and more. For photographers just learning about about how lenses operate, this book will help you get the most out of your telephoto lens.
The Little Book on Macro Lenses
To achieve the up-close images that photographers strive for in macro imagery, they need macro lenses. But what are they, what are their characteristics, and how do they operate? In this small book, part of the Little Books on Lenses series, you will learn about the macro ratio, minimum focusing distance, focus limiters, and shooting techniques to improve your workflow when photographing the very small and the very close. Getting the most out of your macro lens is easy with this short and simple guide.
The Little Book on Wide Angle Lenses
One lens that most photographers seek out, whether they shoot real estate or landscapes, is a wide angle lens. In this small book, part of the Little Books on Lenses series, you will learn about lens distortion, perspective distortion, framing subjects at wide angles, how sensor size affects angle of view, and much more. For photographers looking to expand beyond their first two kit lenses, this book offers an introduction.