Discover Your Cameras Potential With DPS Resources
Digital Photography School is a site dedicated to helping photographers of all levels get the most out of their cameras. Part of the way we do this is to produce quality E-Books and Training Resources for Readers.
To this point we have eleven Photography E-Books which have been enjoyed by many thousands of our community:
- Portraits: Making the Shot (Comes with a Free Bonus Book this Week)
- Photo Nuts and Bolts: Know Your Camera and Take Better Photos
- Photo Nuts and Shots: Tools and Techniques for Creative Photography
- Photo Nuts and Post: A Guide to Post Processing
- Transcending Travel: a Guide to Captivating Travel Photography
- Buy Captivating Color: a Guide to Dramatic Color Photography
- The Art of Self Portraiture
- Going Pro: How to Make Money from Your Photography
- Click! How to Take Gorgeous Photos of Your Kids
- Natural Light: Mastering a Photographer’s Most Powerful Tool
- iPhone Photography: How to Shoot, Edit and Share Great Photos with Your iPhone
iPhone Photography: How to Shoot, Edit and Share Great Photos with Your iPhone
If you have an iPhone you’re already taking one of the most important steps to getting great photos – you’re taking your camera everywhere with you.
But are you just taking opportunistic ‘snap shots’ or are you creating beautiful images?
Written by world renowned Mobile Photographer – Misho Baranovic – our iPhone Photography eBook will step you through the 3 main skills you’ll need to take creative control over your iPhone – Shooting, Editing and Sharing.
It’s packed with great examples of the lessons being taught, iPhone screenshots, interviews with the world’s best iPhone photographers and some simple exercises to help you practice what you’re learning.
By the time you’re finished you’ll be taking photos that people just won’t believe were shot on an iPhone!
Natural Light: Mastering a Photographer’s Most Powerful Tool
After the Camera, Your most Powerful Photographic Tool is Light.
But are you making the most of it to create beautiful images?
In Natural Light, pro travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich reveals his secrets for using natural light to enhance the mood, atmosphere, and quality of images.
Over 96 lavishly illustrated pages, you’ll learn how to create stunning images wherever you are, and whatever your subject—without spending a dime on fancy equipment. This is an eBook that has the potential to transform your photography for years to come.
Beautiful photography… just like nature intended it.
Click: How to Take Gorgeous Photos of Your Kids
Kids are one of the most photographed subjects by users of digital cameras – however they’re also one of the most challenging.
Click! is an eBook all about empowering parents, grandparents and others with kids in their lives to take kid portraits that are both beautiful and which reflect the children in the shots.
Author Rachel Devine – a commercial children’s photographer and mother of 3 – teaches how to not only take photos of your kids – but how to take photos that you’ll treasure forever because they communicate something that transports you back to that moment in time through the stories they tell.
Rachel walks you through everything from preparation, to learning to ‘see’ photographic moments, to the shoot itself and post production.
The Art of Self Portraiture
Self-Portraiture in photography can similarly help improve your photographic technique as well as give you a way to show off who you really are.
The Art of Self-Portraiture – an eBook by renowned Self-Portraiture Photographer Anna Gay – will walk you through many aspects of this topic.
From tools, to lighting, to posing, to composition and more – you’re guaranteed to come to the end of this eBook both educated and inspired by Anna’s tips and photography.
Captivating Color: A Guide to Dramatic Color Photography
Do you dream taking photographs that go beyond simply recording a scene – images that evoke emotion, making people feel as connected to the images as you are…
The type of images people pay real money for.
Then Captivating Color is for you.
Inside Captivating Color you’ll discover 48 gorgeous pages where award-winning photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich shows you how to see color like you never thought possible and use it to create stunning photographs of your own.
It’s a book you’ll read cover-to-cover in a couple of hours, but your new found wisdom on how to unleash the power of color and capture photos that really “speak” to people will last a life time.
Portraits: Making the Shot
When surveyed – our readers told us that portraits are what they take most shots of….
Yet so many of us struggle to take portraits with the ‘WOW Factor’.
We wanted to help you achieve your true potential as a portrait photographer, so we’ve released a comprehensive downloadable e-book to teach you the secrets of stunning portraiture.
Portraits: Making the shot has been authored by renowned celebrity portrait photographer Gina Milicia and we guarantee it’ll help you improve your portraits! – grab your copy today!
Transcending Travel: A Guide to Captivating Travel Photography
Transcending Travel is a dPS downloadable eBook designed to give you the skill, knowledge and inspiration to take riveting travel images, the kind that are so striking you’re friends won’t be able to stop talking about and sharing them.
Transcending Travel is written by experienced and award winning Travel Photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich
It is filled with new actionable teaching on many aspects of travel photography, practical exercises to help you prepare for your trip and some truly inspirational images to illustrate the principles Mitchell talks about.
If you’re taking a trip – whether it be international or local – this is an eBook to read before you go (and even take with you).
Photo Nuts and Bolts: Know Your Camera and Take Better Photos
These results from a recent poll of readers highlight a challenge that many camera owners face – they’re unable to use their camera to its fullest potential because they don’t understand the basics of how to use it.
If you wish you had a better understanding of your camera and how to get it working to its potential – this is the resource for you.
Covering 10 Lessons on the basics settings of camera (complete with homework tasks to go away and try for yourself) you’ll walk away from this resource better equipped to take control of your camera and use it to its potential.
Want to get more control over that camera? Photo Nuts and Bolts is the eBook for you!
Photo Nuts and Shots: Tools and Techniques for Creative Photography
While our first Photo Nuts ebook was all about understanding how cameras work – this new ‘Shots’ eBook builds on that knowledge and gives you some great tools and techniques to tap into your creativity and start shooting in a way that takes you away from just shooting ‘snapshots’ and start shooting gorgeous images.
Over 100 pages and 9 chapters – Neil Creek introduces readers to an array of topics including how to:
- harness light to convey emotion
- know the rules of composition … and when to break them
- take the sharpest possible photo every time
- adapt the camera’s exposure to produce the shot you want
- master the concepts of shot perception, planning, and execution — in any setting
- tap into your unique creativity to take evocative photographs that
- reach out to viewers
- be the best photographer you can be.
Photo Nuts and Post: A Guide to Post Processing Your Images
In our previous Photo Nuts eBooks we help you understand how cameras work and share techniques and tips for taking great shots – they’re both really about how to use your camera to its potential.
Photo Nuts and Post answers the question – “what do I do with my images once I’ve taken them?”
Inside this beautifully designed eBook you’ll learn about topics such as:
- Why even process your photos?
- How do image files work?
- How to manage workflow and thousands of photos
- The cull and select of a photo shoot
- How different processing tools work
- Common problems and how to deal with them
- Creative processing
- The output process
Do you want to lift the photos you take to the next level? If you answer yes – Photo Nuts and Post is for you.
Going Pro Kit: How to Make Money from Your Photography
This kit (two eBooks and a series of downloadable audio interviews) is designed with the goal of helping those with a passion in photography to take the leap and begin to generate an income from their craft. It includes:
- Going Pro: How To Make Money From Your Photography, 91 pages of first-hand experience to help you sell your images the way you want, by experienced magazine photo editor Kelly Kingman.
- 2 hours of Audio downloads of interviews with pro photography experts Susannah Conway, Charles Borst, Suzanne Sease, and Christina Villaflors.
- Getting Published in Photography Magazines, a 28-page practical primer on getting your photos published, by DPS pro Mitchell Kanashkevich
This kit is packed with pro tips, advice, and insights. It’s an investment that could pay for itself many times over on your first sale.