If you’ve been to Faded + Blurred before, you probably know we love eBooks. We have been fans of the Craft & Vision Collection
of eBooks since we started Faded + Blurred and last year even wrote our own eBook, all about ice cream, called chill
. For photographers, eBooks are the perfect solution to stay inspired or learn new techniques that you can add to your photographic toolkit. As a rule, they can be read in one sitting and referred to again and again. Plus, they can be kept on your phone or tablet, so they are always with you when you find yourself needing a little creative jump start.
Julia Kuzmenko McKim
Digital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography
With Digital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography, celebrated photographer and retoucher Julia Kuzmenko McKim peels back the curtain on retouching to teach you skills that will dramatically improve the quality of your photographs. Packed with tips, techniques, image galleries and case studies, as well as links to behind the scenes videos and a four-part video workshop on the retouching behind the fantastic cover image, it’s more like a masterclass in portrait and beauty retouching than just another eBook. Julia has also included her own fantastic set of custom beauty brushes and beauty actions to help you create skin texture, enhance hair, even add digital false eyelashes.
Here’s what will you learn:
- Cover image text workshop + Video
- Photographing & retouching faces + Video
- Photographing & retouching hair + Video
- Image galleries & pro retouching tips
- Tips for shooting on location, in studio & working with models
- BONUS MATERIALS: Custom beauty brushes & actions
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The Photographer’s Workflow
The Photographer’s Workflow
is a 130-page, 10-step guide to establishing a reliable and consistent photography workflow. Chapters include Data Management and Data Risk Analysis, Working in the Field, Colour Calibration, Naming files and Folders, Configuring Adobe Lightroom 4, Importing Images, Image Processing and more. The contents of this eBook will give you a comprehensive guide, with lots of tips and realistic advice, from which you can build a process which suits you. It will reduce the amount of time you have to spend managing your digital photos, leaving you with more time to do what’s really important – taking photos. Watch a video introduction
to The Photographer’s Workflow.
Also included with the eBook downloaded are:
- 65 Lightroom 4 Development Presets to help give your processing a more consistent linear structure
- A series of Lightroom Smart Collections which build a step-by-step workflow for managing digital photographs
- Links to a series of free, online video tutorials
Craft & Vision
The Craft & Vision Collection
features more than 40 fantastic titles, from authors and photographers, including: David duChemin, Alexandre Buisse, Darwin Wiggett, Dave Delnea, Eli Reinholdtsen, Andrew S Gibson, Corwin Hiebert, Martin Bailey, Trevor Meier, Michael Frye, Mitchell Kanashkevich, Nicole S. Young, Piet Van den Eynde and Stuart Sipahigil.
TEN by David duChemin
was David duChemin’s first eBook and still the most popular by a landslide. The premise is simple, if photographers could cut through the noise and work on their craft without being bombarded with the need to buy more gear, we’d become better at our craft and create more compelling images. TEN
is exactly what it says it is, an exploration of ten techniques and ideas that can improve any photographer’s work.
was written in response to the question, “so where do I go from here, once I’ve learned how to use my camera?” TEN
responds to that and gives you ten solid steps to take on your photographic journey, each with accompanying creative exercises, and none of them asking you to buy new gear.
Andrew S Gibson
Andrew S Gibson
travels the world making photographs and writing about both the art and craft of photography. He has traveled throughout South America, the UK, China and New Zealand, which is now his home. He is the author of some of our favorite Craft & Vision eBooks
and has also written for EOS magazine, Peachpit Press and Digital Photography School. If you are a Canon EOS user, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable about getting the most out of your camera.
Are you new to photography? Are you wondering what all the buttons and dials on your camera are for? Do you want to know how to use the potential of your EOS camera to take creative photos? Then Understanding EOS
is for you. It teaches you how to use your EOS camera to take beautiful photos by exploring the settings that you need to know how to use to get started. You’ll learn what exposure modes, Picture Style and white balance do and how you can use them, plus the importance of composition, lighting and post-processing.
Other eBooks by Andrew S Gibson:
Understanding Lenses II
Understanding Lenses I
is a travel/documentary photographer. He travels the world, photographing nomadic shepherds in India, life in the last traditional villages of Eastern Europe or sulfur miners working in a volcanic crater, intent on capturing the human element. He shoots documentary photo stories and writes eBooks, mostly in collaboration with Craft & Vision
as well as Digital Photo School
. Much of his travel/documentary photography is represented by Getty Images, while his cultural portraits, both colour and black and white are in the private collections of photo lovers and collectors worldwide.
Rabari – Encounters With the Nomadic Tribe
If you have ever thought “I wish I knew how they did that” when you saw a professional travel magazine shot, then you will love the exact, detailed explanations of every part of the process of getting these award-winning shots. This guide lays open the whole playbook of a professional travel photographer in minute detail. Nothing is held back. Each of the ten examples in Rabari – Encounters With the Nomadic Tribe
has gone on to either win awards or be seen in magazines.