If you are studying beginner’s photography and are interested in taking your photography to the next level, you will soon realize that you need a few well written books on photography for beginners.
There’s a complete listing of MUST HAVE e-books below!
Did you know that in digital photography, ALL of the photo principles are virtually the same as in film?
It’s true. You still need to select the right exposure… shutter speed, aperture, ISO, lenses and so on. The only difference is that the image will be captured and stored on a digital sensor rather than on film. That’s it.
Far too many photography books spend most of their time advocating a “take the shot and fix it later in Photoshop” attitude. While Photoshop is a handy tool for fixing a minor problem, if you are spending more than a few minutes in Photoshop trying to get the image you visualized, you are doing it all wrong.
In fact, most shooters are getting worse shots because they are ignoring good photo principles and relying on Photoshop to “fix it”.
Photoshop should be used for minor tweaks… The CAMERA should be used to create your vision.
So, what is the best book to learn photography?
First – surprisingly – you already have a great one to use as a starter! The camera’s manual!
Yes, I know it is boring but… Read the camera’s manual!
I think your manual is the best book to start your photo education.
Faster than you could imagine, you will have mastered all the buttons, switches and knobs on your camera. You will not only know what they do, but you will know exactly when and how to use each one.
Then, you can start learning and experimenting with more advanced techniques.
That’s when your beginner’s photography “hobby” will truly become a major, fulfilling part of your life. AND, all your friends will soon be – mistakenly – asking you for Photoshop pointers.
To get started check out my books. They are designed to take you from complete novice into some pretty advanced techniques.
Here is a COMPLETE set of photography books I’ve written for beginners (and pros too!) – as well as a couple non-photography books that I’ve written. Each one builds on the ones that came before – but at the same time can stand on its own if you just want a quick photo tutorial on a specific area.
Most of my books are designed to be read on a Kindle reader but if you don’t have one, just download the free app from Amazon and you can read them on your phone, tablet, computer or whatever.
Check them out!
Books By: Dan Eitreim
“Master Photo Essentials” 4 Volume Bundle!
- Photo Composition Mastery!
- Master Photo Exposure
- Master Photo Aperture
- Master Photo Shutter Speed!
“Portrait Essentials” – 4 Volume Bundle!
- Stunning Portrait Photography – Posing and Lighting
- Correcting Facial Flaws – And Other Photo Tips
- 50 Keys To Better Photography
- Model Release Templates
“Photo Posing Essentials” 4 Volume Bundle
- Essential Posing Secrets
- Posing Mastery – Sitting, Kneeling & Lying Down
- How To Pose… Legs
- Strategic Posing Secrets – Hands & Arms
“Master Photo Lighting” – 4 Volume Bundle!
- Master Photo Lighting – Light 101
- Master Photo Lighting – Hard Light!
- Master Photo Lighting – Soft Light
- Photo Mastery – Shadows, Form and Texture
“Specialty Photography Series” 4 Volume Bundle!
- Photographing Landscapes And Nature
- Macro Photography – How To Shoot Tiny Stuff
- Photographing Wildlife
- Travel & Adventure Photography
Volume 2: Master Photo Exposure
Volume 3: Master Photo Shutter Speed
Volume 4: Master Photo Aperture!
Volume 5: Master Photo Lighting… Light 101
Volume 6: Photo Mastery – Shadows, Form And Texture
Volume 7: Master Photo Lighting… Hard Light!
Volume 8: Master Photo Lighting… Soft Light
Volume 9: Photo Composition Mastery!
Volume 10: Control Viewers! Make Your Color Photography “POP!”
Volume 11: Shazaam! Effectively Using Photo Reflectors and Photo Filters!
Volume 12: Photo Backdrop Secrets – DIY!
Volume 13: Building A Portrait
Volume 14: Essential Posing Secrets
Volume 15: Posing Mastery – Sitting, Kneeling & Lying Down
Volume 16: How To Pose… Legs
Volume 17: Strategic Posing Secrets – Hands & Arms!
Volume 18: Stunning Portrait Photography – Posing and Lighting
Volume 19: Correcting Facial Flaws – And Other Photo Tips!
Volume 20: Photographing Children – Tips, Tricks And Ideas!
Volume 21: How To Shoot Weddings Like A Pro
Volume 22: Model Release Templates!
Volume 23: 50 Keys To Better Photography
Volume 24: How To Shoot Breathtaking Sunset Photographs
Volume 25: Macro Photography – How To Shoot Tiny Stuff
Volume 26: Shooting Fireworks And Lightning
Volume 27: Photographing Landscapes And Nature
Volume 28: Photographing Wildlife
Volume 29: Photographing Weddings – Knowing WHAT To Shoot!
Photographing Weddings – Knowing WHAT To Shoot!
Volume 30:Photographing Families and Groups
Volume 31: Create Stock Photos That Sell…
Volume 32: Photographing Pets
Master Photo Essentials 4 Volume Bundle!
Volume 34: Travel & Adventure Photography
Volume 35: Flash Photography – Get The Most Out Of Your On-Camera Flash
How To Pay The Rent With Your Camera – THIS MONTH! Volume 1
How To Pay The Rent With Your Camera – THIS MONTH! Volume 2
How To Pay The Rent With Your Camera – THIS MONTH! Volume 3
Other Useful – Non Photography – E-books
The Photographer’s Apprentice (My First Novel!)
Additional Non- Fiction:
54 Ways To Save Money On Gas!
Back Pain Death
How To Cure Backache Caused By Disc Problems!
To learn more about a great online class, check out – Photography Master Class
For a bit of fun check out – Trick Photography
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