10 Most Popular Free Photography E-Books

 

Today I desire to share with you a list of 10 the best free photography ebooks which will help you in your photography learning and improving your skills. All these ebooks are free. Simply download and read it!


 

1. "Going Candid" Street Photography E-Book by Thomas Leuthard

Thomas Leuthard is a street photographer from Switzerland who travels round the World to witness and document life on the streets. His book is about how to shoot strangers while getting really close to them, how to share your work and how to tell a story through the images. It's fantastic information for anybody serious about street photography.


2. Craft & Vision1: 11 Ways to Improve Your Photography

This eBook is jam-packed with 11 articles that will help photographers of all levels improve what they do. Craft & Vision is a collection of hands-on, practical articles written by the following photographers: David duChemin, Piet Van den Eynde, Andrew S. Gibson, Nicole S. Young, Alexandre Buisse, Stuart Sipahigil, Eli Reinholdtsen and Michael Frye. Readers will gain fresh ideas and insights into improving their photographic vision and the skills required to compose the images they want to make.


3. CRAFT & VISION 2: MORE GREAT WAYS TO MAKE STRONGER PHOTOGRAPHS

This 45-page PDF eBook is completely free, consider it a random act of kindness to the photography community we so passionately serve. Inside you’ll find articles by 6 Craft & Vision authors, and 9 unique ways to improve your photography. Topics such as making sharper images and learning to shoot in manual mode, developing smarter, balancing flash with ambient light, learning to see light, developing style and consistency, isolating your subjects, experimenting with B&W, and coping strategies for challenging light.


4. THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EYE: COMPOSITION AND DESIGN FOR BETTER DIGITAL PHOTOS

Design - is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs.


5. ULTIMATE FIELD GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY" BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

This guide by National Geographic can be a serious resource for a beginner in photography as it covers almost every aspect of the basics of photography. From explaining camera settings to tips on composition and perspective, everything is nicely explained. It can also serve as a handy reference guide to refresh your basics. 


6. "EXPLORE FLICKR" BY THOMAS LEUTHARD

Flickr’s Explore is a double edged sword. On one hand, it brings tons of views and activity to your photos, and on the other hand, it makes you want to see all your photos on Explore, for the very same reason, almost to the point of making you addicted to it. A celebrity in his own right on Flickr, street photographer Thomas Leuthard shares some tips to get your photos on Explore.


7. "STREET PHOTOGRAPHY" BY ALEX COGHE

A free e-book on street photography by Mexico City-based street photographer Alex Coghe. He goes over practical tips & techniques, philosophy, and general thoughts about street photography. It has a great wealth of information and inspiration – check it out!


8. COLLECTING SOULS, BY THOMAS LEUTHARD

Street photographer Thomas Leuthard shares his point of view on the numerous facets of street photography and how he’s been capable to learn different lessons along the way.Filled with tons of terrific insights on the craft, this eBook will give you a great deal to think about and offer you plenty of ways to improve your street photography.


9. PHOTOJOURNALISM, TECHNOLOGY AND ETHICS. WHAT’S RIGHT AND WRONG TODAY?

The eBook approaches the issue of ethics in journalism and how digital technology has affected the ‘reality’ in photojournalism. It lays down certain guidelines, sort of axioms for photojournalists, that can guide them. Also included are famous cases of altered photos and staged shots from the past. 


10. 31 DAYS TO OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF SHOOTING STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

"31 Days to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography" is a free book by street photographer Eric Kim. Kim later notes that while most people think street photography might result in you getting arrested or even punched in the nose, he's only had three negative incidents, all relatively minor, while shooting over 300,000 street photographs.

 

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