The basics in photography free ebooks and PDF.

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eBooks about the basics in photography.

Free ebooks about the basics in photography, because there is a minimum to know about photography to get rid off from the snapped images, plus you will increase your knowledge about photography and get immediately better pictures which you can call "photographs".

With those free ebooks speaking about the basics in photography, you will put a ray of light on your future pictures.

Creative Lens Techniques.

With the Creative Lens Techniques eBook you will learn all the basics in photography.


This booklet is here to help you get more from whatever lenses you own and perhaps suggest a few you might choose to invest in later on.

With the right lens for the job, an understanding of its capabilities, and some simple camera skills, you can start to photograph anything imaginatively.

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Creative Lens Techniques ebook

The free ebook: Just pictures.

The free eBook "Just Pictures" from Rick Prokosch is made with a collection of photo with the story behind them, and the tips and tricks the author used to shoot those pictures.


This ebook is a 90 pages book which cover a lot of different topics and subjects in photography, by telling the story of the pictures from behind the camera.

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Just pictures ebook from Rick Prokosch.

National Geographic Photography...

The Ultimate Field Guide to Photography, from the National Geographic Photography Basics, is more a sample of the photography very basics than a book covering the all the basics of photography.


Having said that, there is still plenty enough tips, in this eBook, for a beginner to have a good start learning photography.

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Ultimate field guide to photography

The textbook of digital photography.

Dennis P. Curtin wrote here a very complete and comprehensive ebook about digital photography.


The author speak about all aspect of the digital photography, as well as all the aspect of the material, the digital workflow, the post processing, how exposure affect your images, the controls vs automatics mode and so on...

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The textbook of digital photography.

E-Book Essential Photography.

Essential Photography: Pro secrets for unleashing your creativity from Ian Plant.

Professional photographer, writer, and adventurer Ian Plant is a frequent contributor to and blogger for Outdoor Photographer Magazine, a Contributing Editor to Popular Photography Magazine, a monthly columnist for Landscape Photography Magazine, and a Tamron Image Master.

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Essential ebook From Ian Plant

My 5 Easy Steps to shoot in Manual.

By Kimberly Gauthier : I'm a self taught photographer and was surprised to find very few resources for people, like me, who were learning how to use their DSLR on their own.

Today, I write a photography blog sharing everything that I've learned.

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My five easy steps to shoot in manual

The basics of photography.

By Jeff Davies, is a PDF eBook which cover the very basics of photography, where you will learn what is depth of field, shutter speed, ISO and aperture, all that in a very simple and easy way.

Once you have read this ebook, you will not have anymore excuses to fail when you take a picture.

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The Basics of Photography

The basics of photography.

By Adam Dachis, is a PDF eBook which cover the very basics of photography, starting with the camera and how the camera works.

Overall you will learn how to take better photos by understanding how your camera is working.

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The Basics of Photography

Basic principles of photography.

This digital PDF ebook, by David Capel, will introduce you to the principles of photography and why you get an image.


In a very simple way you will also learn the basics of composition, and how to get different effects with your camera.

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Basic principles of photography

Free guide to digital photography.

This digital PDF ebook, by Dan Feildman, is made like you have a question and Dan answer to it.


So this PDF book is a 20 Q&A (a bit less than 30 pages) aimed for beginners.

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Free guide to digital photography

Basic photography PDF eBook.

This digital PDF ebook, by JongPil Cheon, might be a little bit old when he speak about the materials, but he is spot on for everything else, like the composition or how to set up your white balance.


This free eBook has plenty of images and photos as example, which make this PDF file very easy to read and understand.

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Basic photography using a digital camera

Basic photography iBook pdf.

This PDF ibook, by Jeff Curto, is a 70+ pages free book readable on any devices, and a very comprehensive ebook about photography.


Photographer Jeff Curto is Professor Emeritus of Photography at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he has taught from 1984 to 2014.

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Basic photography by Jeff Curto

 You might also be interested with the last entry in the blog:

Photophone: How to do great pictures with a smartphone or a tablet.

How to take great pictures with a smartphone
How to take great pictures with a smartphone?

Nowadays our smartphones have more computer power than a 10 years old desktop computer. Technology is evolving fast and with it, the language acquiring new words like  smartphone or selfie.

We are doing everything with our phone, from a GPS assistant to photograph or record a movie in full 1080p HD, even post processing those images, and i don't even speak about playing 3D games, read some news on internet and so on...


At the end, when we compare how we use our phone the most, in percentage, I can say safely that we barely use it to call someone, and this is why i call mine a photophone.

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    Camman (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 10:03)

    thanks for this - will help me with some beginners needing instruction