We’ve combed the web for some of the best free eBooks for travel photographers. The following titles offer a wealth of information, education, and inspiration:
12 Expert Lessons on Digital Photography for Beginners. Twelve top photographers and bloggers share advice on composition, light, and creativity. You’ll need to submit your email address for this one.
Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed by SLR Photography Guide. This is a series of three ebooks that cover basic settings, aperture, ISO and shutter speed.
Beginner’s Guide to Landscape Photography by George Bailey. Hints on choosing camera equipment, minimizing camera shake, landscape composition, lighting, filters, and camera settings for shooting great landscape photography. You’ll need to join an email list for this one.
Business Plans for Photographers by Kristin Korpos. Includes how-to instruction and business plan examples specifically tailored to photography businesses. You’ll need to sign up for Kristin’s newsletter.
Creative Lens Techniques on Your D-SLR. How to shoot images with impact, and creative ways to get the most from your lenses.
Digital Photography Pocket Guide by Derrick Story. This guide has great tips for shooting portraits in a variety of ways, including self-portraits.
Lighting 101 by David Hobby is essential reading. David Hobby (creator of the strobist blog) is one of the gurus of photographic lighting using small portable lights.
Lightroom Tips and Tricks by Joe Barrett. 30+ pages of Lightroom tips and tricks. Library, develop module, and general tips.
National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography A good, comprehensive overview of basic photography from the publishers of National Geographic Magazine.
Photographer’s E-Guide to Making Sharp Photographs by Scott Bourne. Scott gives you a guide to achieving maximum sharpness in your photographs, when you need it. He includes tips on gear, lighting, and technique.
Photography Tips & Tutorials eBook by Bumbles & Light is a great introduction to photography and includes tips on composition, perspective, shutter speed, and finding the right light.
Photoshelter eBooks. Photoshelter puts out a number of free eBooks and every one of them has useful tips and content to help you grow your photography business. You’ll have to enter your email address to get these, but once you do, they’ll send you links to future eBooks. Topics include creating a business plan, social media, developing your portfolio, copyright issues, using Google analytics, and a lot more!
Shooting Black & White On Your D-SLR by Practical Photography. This is a fairly comprehensive eBook that includes tips for shooting and editing black and white photography.
Supercharge Your Photography Website by Photocrati. An eBook with tips from 10 photographers. Each photographer discusses one piece of the photography website puzzle. The topics include the functionality, design, social capability, portfolio, content, search engine optimization and others related to a photography website. You need to enter your email address for this one.
Take Better Travel Photos with Practical Photography. Camera settings explained and creative compositions for iconic places.