Art, Architecture & Photography Photography Books

The History and Practice of the Art of Photography.

1970 Reprint by Morgan & Morgan of the 1849 Edition by G P Putnam. 139 pages with 31 figures

13 BAD HABITS that can ruin your photography: Plus dozens more inspirational tips

This book covers five topics related to eliminating errors or developing new photographic habits. There are 45 tips listed on these pages, so you will have no excuse for leaving your camera in the cupboard. Let's get you motivated!

Topics include:

13 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Photography

5 Habits Of Highly Effective Photographers

12 Ways To Find New Inspiration

10 Commandments For Landscapers

5 Resources & Courses

Jump-Start Your Photography In 30 Minutes: Introduction To Digital Photography

Back to basics guide to improve your knowledge of and practice of photography.

Topics include camera and lens types, lighting, exposure, composition and image editing.

Picturing the family

This 12-hour free course explored how photographs can reveal important information about the past, and require careful analysis and interpretation.

7 Steps to Stunning Images: A Guide to Mastering Your DSLR Camera

7 Steps to Stunning Images: A Guide to Mastering Your DSLR Camera by Heather Hummel, land and seascape photographer, demystifies your DSLR camera and delves into the following steps/topics.

Step 1: Shedding Light on Light Sources

Step 2: Conquer ISO Settings

Step 3: Understanding Aperture/Depth of Field

Step 4: Choosing a Shutter Speed

Step 5: Composition

Step 6: Tripods

Step 7: Filters

Heather Hummel Photography Spreads Pixel Dust on Land and Seascapes. Her photography has been on exhibit at Agora Gallery in the Chelsea District of New York City, C'ville Coffee in Charlottesville, VA and Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO. Additionally, she licenses her photos through ImageBrief.

8 Types Of Natural Light That Will Add Drama To Your Photographs

The first step to becoming a better nature photographer is to understand light. This eBook will help new photographers learn how to make the most of any type of light.

Discover the 8 types of natural light and learn techniques you can use to increase the quality and dramatic effect of your images.

BACKLIGHT - make flowers glow, make dramatic silhouettes

SIDELIGHT - emphasize texture and shape

FRONT LIGHT - great for sunset shots

REFLECTED LIGHT - make peaceful water reflections

DIFFUSED LIGHT - great for close-ups

DRAMATIC LIGHT - there's nothing like a storm to create a dramatic image

TWILIGHT - beautiful blues and pinks in the sky

NIGHT - great for capturing city lights

Learn techniques you can use to increase the quality and dramatic effect of your images simply by understanding how light works.

Turn your snapshots into fine art.

Insights From Beyond the Lens: Inside the Art & Craft of Landscape Photography

Insights from Beyond the Lens is a short new book from landscape photographer Robert Rodriguez Jr that explores the art and craft of landscape photography from a holistic perspective. Based on real world experiences as a photographer as well as an instructor, speaker, and blogger, Robert distills his approach to capturing evocative images in a series of essays based on his popular Beyond the Lens blog.

Beautifully illustrated with Robert's original photographs, you'll get an inside look at the mental process Robert uses when he's in the field scouting and making his images.

While many books focus on the gear and technology, the aim here is to look inside the motivation, passion, and vision involved in successful landscape photography. Go behind the scenes as Robert explains how several images were made, how he draws inspiration from the Hudson River School of painters, and what resources he recommends for further exploration.

Natural Portraits

Learn how to take stunning portraits using just natural light. I'll take you through photography basics and teach you techniques of exposure and composition for creating the most natural looking portraits without any form of light modifier.

If you have an interest in children and family portraits or any form of portraits using natural light then take a look at this book.

Any readers of portrait photography should enjoy this book.

HANDS: Gift of a Generation

Hands: Gift of a Generation is a book born from the multi-sensory exhibition of the same name by the Singapore Memory project (SMP) held between August and October 2013 at the National Library in Singapore. Comprising 45 individual profiles, each accompanied by a striking photograph, this book is a valuable collection of stories that reflects the transformation of Singapore through the years. These anecdotes encapsulate a diverse cross-section of everyday Singaporeans, each connected through their unique experiences and perspectives of Singapore.

Reflecting this diversity, the book contains 10 translated profiles in each of Singapore's mother-tongue languages of Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

About the photographer

Sean Lee is a teller of short stories through his photographs. He was a winner of the 2011 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu and a member of the Reflexions Masterclass (2011-2013). His work has been exhibited all over the world.

DB30YEARS: Special Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Magazine

Kanzenshuu, the leading Dragon Ball fansite, provides an in-depth look at and celebration of 30 years for our favorite Japanese manga and anime series.

Feel Namibia - A Travel Guide for the Soul: 50 WAYS to Feel & Experience the Magic of Namibia with All Your Senses

Here is more information for TRAVELERS and PHOTOGRAPHERS to Namibia about another FREE eBook:

Download our pdf eBook in FULL COLOR with insider information on 7 TIPS to FIND and PHOTOGRAPH WILDLIFE in ETOSHA, here: (just copy and paste into your browser).

'FEEL NAMIBIA - A TRAVEL GUIDE FOR THE SOUL' is a travel guide for the soul that shows you the best ways to experience the essence and beauty of Namibia on your special journey through the country (also available as a FULL COLOUR pdf eBook here: (just copy and paste into your browser).

It's a great photo guide with valuable information and insider tips to inspire you to travel to Namibia and feel, smell, hear & see this wonderful country and its magnificent wilderness for yourself. It tells you what you need to know so that you don't miss the best moments.

"I downloaded the book and the photos are out of this world .... fantastic, amazing, I just want to pack my bags and go there ..... check it out ...."' (Elizabeth K.)

Expect cloudless sky, ever present sun, lots of open air activities ... a feeling like eternal summer. Add endless horizons and breathtaking views on your travel through the country and it's evident why YOU, just like most first time visitors to Namibia, might fall in love with the country at first sight.

Claudia & Wynand du Plessis know Namibia as few others. They've lived and worked in Namibia for over 20 years as professional wildlife & landscape photographers and also as environmental ecologists in the Etosha National Park. Their love for wild Namibia and their deep insider knowledge on nature photography and on Namibia's ecology are truly reflected in their eBooks.

Have a great journey to Namibia!

A Little History of Photography Criticism; or, Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography? (Chicago Shorts)

In A Short History of Photography Criticism; or, Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography?, Susie Linfield contends that by looking at images of political violence and learning to see the people in them, we engage in an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence. For many years, Linfield's acute analysis of photographs--from events as wide-ranging as the Holocaust, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and recent acts of terrorism--has explored a complex connection between the practices of photojournalism and the rise of human rights ideals. By asking how photography should respond to the darker shadows of modern life, Linfield insists on the continuing moral relevance of photojournalism, while urging us not to avert our eyes from what James Agee once labeled "the cruel radiance of what is."