The Photography Guide

The Photography Guide


Book 1 - Get the best start in photography.

This photography e-book covers all of the essential skills a photographer needs to begin their journey.
Learn technical skills and use thought exercises to ensure that every photograph carries the meaning and story that made you reach for your camera.

Take control of your photography and avoid the frustration of missed moments.

  • A brief history of photography
  • The exposure triangle - how to control exposure
    If you are to learn one thing today, make it the exposure triangle. This is the first step toward controlling your camera.
  • Aperture
    Learn about how lens aperture effects exposure and sense of depth in your photograph and how to use it to achieve the results you want.
  • Shutter speed
    Whether you want to freeze the action or create special effect motion blur, you'll need to understand how shutter speed works and how to control it.
  • ISO
    Digital cameras have a major advantage over film, adjustable ISO. Don't let your camera mess up your photos with auto ISO, learn what it is, and how to use it.
  • Metering methods
    Metering methods can make or break a photograph and are the number one reason for AUTO ruining your photographs. Learn how to get it right every time.
  • Exposure modes
    Your camera has a number of modes from Full Auto to Full Manual, know when to take control and what control to hand over to the camera.
  • White balance
    Don't settle for yellow or overly blue photos any more, learn how to correctly white-balance your photos. 

You will also learn about:

  • Creating a connection with the viewer
    Photographs are just snapshots until they spark and emotion or meaning with the viewer. Learn how to create an emotional connection through your photography.
  • Story telling in photography
    Learn how to tell a story with every photograph, making your photos more appealing and meaningful. Learn how to capture not only the moment, but the whole story.
  • Intent
    Are you even aware of the reason why you took your last photograph, and did that reason drive your decisions before you clicked the shutter? 
  • The meaning behind the elements in a photograph
    Understand how every single thing in a photograph influences its meaning, story, and emotional impact, allowing you to better craft every shot
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