The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A simple Google search for “free photography ebooks”, for example, churns up well over 14 million pages. Sound overwhelming? Fortunately, we've done all the dirty work for you and compiled a list of 23 awesome ebooks to help you get your education on. And the best part of it is, they won't cost you a single cent. Dig in!
Adorama Guide To Lighting
This free guide covers all the nuts and bolts of studio lighting including the different types of lights, how to use them, and even includes some bonus material on backdrops. (Bonus: Adorama also has 3 other handy ebooks available simply by following the link!)
The Photographer's Guide to Copyright
Photoshelter hits it out of the park with this easy to understand guide on a very complicated subject.
The Photographers Guide To Instagram
We shared some of our favorite Instagram accounts with you, now here's a guide to get you on the road to making our next Must Follow list!
Photography Tips For Beginning Photographers, Amateur Photographers, & Experienced Amateur Photographers
Consider this one all inclusive as it covers such a wide range of topics for almost all skill levels.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Vs. Adobe Photoshop
All the information you need to get in on the classic debate!
Five Easy Steps To Shoot In Manual Mode
Unleash the power of your DSLR, break free from Auto mode.
8 Types Of Natural Light That Will Add Drama To Your Photographs
Do your photos need a little more oomph? Try these natural light options.
20 Indispensable Photo Tips
Commercial photographer, Ian Plant shares 20 of his most valuable photography tips.
Creative Lens Techniques
Get a primer on aperture, depth of field, and other tips that will have you snapping creative photos like a pro.
Lightroom Tips and Tricks eBook Volumes 1 & 2
Learn how to master Lightroom, a popular editing software from Adobe, with two volumes of this handy tool. See also our own Lightroom presets.
Join renowned photographers Jay and Varina Patel as they take you on a photographic exploration of France.
Beginners Guide To Landscape Photography
Pretty self explanatory, but the ebook covers a lot of important details for aspiring landscape photographers including using filters, composition tips, and a whole bunch of essential tips.
Namibia: Two Photographers, One Vision
“In this ebook, Ian Plant and Richard Bernabe present their vision of this untouched and primal land, with its towering red dunes and wild animals struggling to survive.”
HDR Top Tips
Klaus Herrmann shows us 10 of his most useful tips for creating stunning HDR images.
The Photographer's Eye: Composition And Design For Better Digital Photos
Flip through the pages of this online ebook and pick up some tips on the art of composition.
The Camera Buying Guide
An up to date edition of an essential book for anyone thinking about purchasing a digital camera. Talks about DSLR's, Micro Four Thirds, and even compact cameras.
Get More From Your DSLR
And now that you've picked out your new camera, pick up this guide which helps orientate new camera owners with all the features and functions that are found on DSLR's.
11 Ways To Improve Your Photography
Because who doesn't want to improve their photography!
Exposure: Understanding Light
This gem is part of a 4 week course that teaches photography students all about the ever important light.
Street Photography For The Purist
Brace yourselves, this 160 page ebook may be all you need to become the next Henri Cartier Bresson.
Post Exposure: Advanced Techniques For The Photographic Printer
This book is a bit older–back from the days of film–but it still has ton of sound and relevant information that will have your photos looking better in no time. Also see our article on printers to get the best results.
Shooting Black & White On Your DSLR
Because colors do not always add value to a photograph.
The Textbook Of Digital Photography
The title says it all. This ebook packs over 270 digital pages into your eReader and covers just about everything you need to know from shooting tips to digital workflow advice.
You may have already read a few of these ebooks by now, but if you see one you haven't be sure to check it out. Some are more like slideshows with simple tips, some are photo books (for when you just want to look at pretty pictures), whereas some read more like textbooks. Regardless, there should be something included on the list for everyone! If you haven't checked out our earlier post on free eBooks, you can see it here.
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