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Pick Up Our Brand New Portrait eBooks & Get a Free Companion One [Limited Time]

Portraits_cover-350.jpgToday I have great pleasure to announce a brand new dPS eBook that I know is going to help a lot of people improve their portrait photography!

Every time we survey our readers on what type of photography they do most – Portraiture comes in as the #1 response.

So over the last year I’ve been on the look out for a great portrait photographer to write a comprehensive guide to the topic. When I met Aussie celebrity photography Gina Milicia last year I just ‘knew’ she’d be great at it and was so excited when she agreed.

Gina’s new eBook is available today – it is called Portraits: Making the Shot and if you pick it up during its launch we’ll throw in a special bonus eBook with it for free.

What this Portraits: Making the Shot Covers

Gina has broken down her guide to portraiture into 5 great sections:

  • The Rules: learn the 10 commandments that Gina uses to guide her photography to consistency (and brilliance)
  • The Gear: discover the best portrait gear with some tips on buying great second hand additions to your kit.
  • The 3 Amigos: This is where many beginner photographers get themselves into a twist, but it’s a lot simpler than you might think. Learn how aperture, ISO and shutter speed work together.
  • The Lights: Step-by-step instructions on using light meters, balancing daylight and flash and creating beautiful skin tone.
  • The Moves: Every pose you’ll need and how to create it, as well as tips on finding inspiration, the importance of preparation and insider tricks on directing the shot.

Free Bonus Portrait Recipes eBook

As a companion to Portraits: Making the Shot Gina also put together a 2nd great ‘Recipes’ eBook in which she shows 14 of her favourite portraits and shows you the ingredients she used to take the shots. In each recipe you’ll learn about how Gina set the scene, what gear she used, how she lit the image, what settings she chose and how she posed her subject.

Once you understand how these different ingredients work together, you can begin to create your own signature style of shooting portraits.

This Recipe eBook will normally retail for $9.99 but pick up Portraits: Making the Shot today for $19.99 and we’ll throw it in for free as an early bird bonus (effectively a 33% discount).

Pick Up a Copy Today

As usual Portraits: Making the Shot is covered by a 60 day money back guarantee (if you don’t find it helpful just let us know and we’ll refund your money) so you can have confidence that it and the bonus Recipes eBook will be a worthwhile investment in your photographic learning.

Learn more about the eBook here or pick up a copy by clicking the ‘Download it Now’ button below.


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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • James

    Has anyone downloaded this and went through it yet? Curious to the degree of difficulty and what it offers.

  • James

    What does it mean when it says “Guaranteed for 2 full months”? Is this just a rental or am I purchasing the book?

  • http://digital-photography-school.com/ Darren Rowse

    James – it means if you don’t find it helps your photography in the first 60 days after you buy it you just need to email us and we will refund your money.

  • http://digital-photography-school.com/ Darren Rowse

    James – if you have trouble getting your download please email our support team at support@digital-photography-school.com and with your paypal email address and they’ll get it sorted for you! Thanks for your interest

  • Lionel

    the book is well done but not very useful if you already know about the topic.
    The first part is devoted to general advice (Manual, RAW …). The second of the material is useful for those who do not have knowledge on this point. The third part is completely useless if you know how to use a camera (explains the relationship ISO / shutter speed / aperture). Finally, part of the light is interesting but not enough developped for my taste. Finally, part of the poses is completely overflown and speaks only about 3 poses (start, sitting, lying). From my point of view the bonus book is more interesting that the main book … I recommend for beginners, but certainly not to those who have already done a little photo.

    I will request a refund. Can you tell me how ?

  • jtcdesigns

    I normally don’t deal with ebooks.. and I know some places have a special format for an ebook.. was wondering if this is just a downloadable PDF file for each when I order?

  • Steve

    The books offered here are usually worthwhile. I have purchased several in the past (but at a $10 price point) and was very satisfied. This one at $20 with the bonus book struck me to be a similar deal, but the first reviewer’s comments have put me off. I had seen the books offered here a couple of days ago and I came back here today specifically with the intention of making a purchase. I have been taking pictures for some years – but never portraits. As such, I do not need help with general advice (RAW vs. JPEG, etc.), nor the exposure triangle of ISO, shutter speed and aperture – I’m here for these books due to the title – Portraits. But it seems that I would be paying for a great deal of what I already know.. It would be nice to have a few pages from each section that can actually be read – instead of a page filled with thumbnail sized versions of the pages. Although there is a money back guarantee, so I suppose you really can’t go wrong.

    To “jtcdesigns” question; the eBooks offered here are indeed simple PDF file downloads. No special / proprietary reader software is required. I use the free Adobe Reader version on both my PC and iPad – and can view the eBooks with ease on either device. I do not know how compatible the eBooks are with 3rd party PDF readers though.

  • jtcdesigns

    Thanks Steve for the input.

    It would be nice to skim through and maybe get a better overall of what it is.. or maybe it could be worded that this is a beginner book since what you and lionel stated.. it appears to be an entry level book but very well done.

    DPS should put together a book with their free tips and tutorials they offer. That would be worth something for the ideas alone and a little setting information to get you started quick.

  • Barb Blithcock

    I wanted to thank Gina and DPS for this eBook. It is just what I needed as the owner of a new DSLR who mainly takes shots of my family and friends. I bought this the day you announced it and already my shots have improved so much!

  • http://www.digital-photography-school.com Darren Rowse

    jtcdesigns and Steve – you’re more than welcome to grab a copy and if you find it doesn’t suit your needs just let us know at support@digital-photography-school.com and we can refund your payment. We’re more than happy for you to have a read and see what you think.

  • Ian Gill

    Thanks for another great ebook. This is my 3rd ebook from this website and I am pleased to say that I learned as much from this one as your other publications. I’m more advanced in landscape photography but always struggled to photograph people and didn’t realize why until I read what Gina wrote about posing subjects. It was a lightbulb moment for me and I look forward to practicing what she teaches on my family and friends.

  • http://www.allenbrosimaging.com.au Nicholas

    Just finished the Portraits ebook and felt compelled to comment about it. The information in it is good and has some great tips though doesn’t go into great detail. However, what took me by surprise was not about portraits. In the chapter on Inspiration, at the end, Gina says, ” What inspires you will ultimately become a part of your personal style. Right now, you may not know what your own style is. That’s ok. Be patient and just keep shooting things that inspire you. Eventually all the quirky little things that are unique to you will start influencing your images.” I am so in that zone! And the same for the quote from Ira Glass at the end of the book. So thank you Gina for some great inspiration!

  • http://bloggingmizdaisy.blogspot.com Daisy

    I agree with many of the comments above. I didn’t feel like it was all that it was hyped up to be. Rather disappointed. But it did have some great beginner points, but left me wanting more substance out of the book.

Some older comments

  • Daisy

    February 21, 2013 12:21 pm

    I agree with many of the comments above. I didn't feel like it was all that it was hyped up to be. Rather disappointed. But it did have some great beginner points, but left me wanting more substance out of the book.

  • Nicholas

    February 12, 2013 06:06 pm

    Just finished the Portraits ebook and felt compelled to comment about it. The information in it is good and has some great tips though doesn't go into great detail. However, what took me by surprise was not about portraits. In the chapter on Inspiration, at the end, Gina says, " What inspires you will ultimately become a part of your personal style. Right now, you may not know what your own style is. That’s ok. Be patient and just keep shooting things that inspire you. Eventually all the quirky little things that are unique to you will start influencing your images." I am so in that zone! And the same for the quote from Ira Glass at the end of the book. So thank you Gina for some great inspiration!

  • Ian Gill

    February 6, 2013 11:01 am

    Thanks for another great ebook. This is my 3rd ebook from this website and I am pleased to say that I learned as much from this one as your other publications. I'm more advanced in landscape photography but always struggled to photograph people and didn't realize why until I read what Gina wrote about posing subjects. It was a lightbulb moment for me and I look forward to practicing what she teaches on my family and friends.

  • Darren Rowse

    February 4, 2013 07:51 pm

    jtcdesigns and Steve - you're more than welcome to grab a copy and if you find it doesn't suit your needs just let us know at support@digital-photography-school.com and we can refund your payment. We're more than happy for you to have a read and see what you think.

  • Barb Blithcock

    February 3, 2013 06:55 pm

    I wanted to thank Gina and DPS for this eBook. It is just what I needed as the owner of a new DSLR who mainly takes shots of my family and friends. I bought this the day you announced it and already my shots have improved so much!

  • jtcdesigns

    January 26, 2013 11:13 am

    Thanks Steve for the input.

    It would be nice to skim through and maybe get a better overall of what it is.. or maybe it could be worded that this is a beginner book since what you and lionel stated.. it appears to be an entry level book but very well done.

    DPS should put together a book with their free tips and tutorials they offer. That would be worth something for the ideas alone and a little setting information to get you started quick.

  • Steve

    January 26, 2013 09:58 am

    The books offered here are usually worthwhile. I have purchased several in the past (but at a $10 price point) and was very satisfied. This one at $20 with the bonus book struck me to be a similar deal, but the first reviewer's comments have put me off. I had seen the books offered here a couple of days ago and I came back here today specifically with the intention of making a purchase. I have been taking pictures for some years - but never portraits. As such, I do not need help with general advice (RAW vs. JPEG, etc.), nor the exposure triangle of ISO, shutter speed and aperture - I'm here for these books due to the title - Portraits. But it seems that I would be paying for a great deal of what I already know.. It would be nice to have a few pages from each section that can actually be read - instead of a page filled with thumbnail sized versions of the pages. Although there is a money back guarantee, so I suppose you really can't go wrong.

    To "jtcdesigns" question; the eBooks offered here are indeed simple PDF file downloads. No special / proprietary reader software is required. I use the free Adobe Reader version on both my PC and iPad - and can view the eBooks with ease on either device. I do not know how compatible the eBooks are with 3rd party PDF readers though.

  • jtcdesigns

    January 25, 2013 03:30 am

    I normally don't deal with ebooks.. and I know some places have a special format for an ebook.. was wondering if this is just a downloadable PDF file for each when I order?

  • Lionel

    January 25, 2013 02:39 am

    the book is well done but not very useful if you already know about the topic.
    The first part is devoted to general advice (Manual, RAW ...). The second of the material is useful for those who do not have knowledge on this point. The third part is completely useless if you know how to use a camera (explains the relationship ISO / shutter speed / aperture). Finally, part of the light is interesting but not enough developped for my taste. Finally, part of the poses is completely overflown and speaks only about 3 poses (start, sitting, lying). From my point of view the bonus book is more interesting that the main book ... I recommend for beginners, but certainly not to those who have already done a little photo.

    I will request a refund. Can you tell me how ?

  • Darren Rowse

    January 24, 2013 07:59 am

    James - if you have trouble getting your download please email our support team at support@digital-photography-school.com and with your paypal email address and they'll get it sorted for you! Thanks for your interest

  • Darren Rowse

    January 24, 2013 07:58 am

    James - it means if you don't find it helps your photography in the first 60 days after you buy it you just need to email us and we will refund your money.

  • James

    January 24, 2013 03:46 am

    What does it mean when it says "Guaranteed for 2 full months"? Is this just a rental or am I purchasing the book?

  • James

    January 24, 2013 02:34 am

    Has anyone downloaded this and went through it yet? Curious to the degree of difficulty and what it offers.

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