Photo eBooks from Andrew Gibson
Andrew Gibson, Technical Editor of EOS magazine, has written a number of eBooks to help you improve your photography. Click on the links below to read more about each eBook and to make your purchase. You will usually be able to view some of the book pages and see a complete list of contents.
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Understanding EOS The idea for Understanding EOS came from my personal belief that photography is best kept simple. There’s no need to learn what every button and menu function on your camera does, especially when you’re starting out. That’s too complicated. So I created a guide that tells you just the stuff you need to know. The idea is to teach you the basics and give you the tools you need to go out and do what all creative photographers want to – take some beautiful photos.
Understanding Lenses part 1 Roughly half of this eBook explores Canon's range of wide-angle and kit lenses. This section explains the differences between Canon lenses and gives you the information you require to decide which lens (or lenses) to buy. The other half is dedicated to helping you get the best out of your kit and wide-angle lenses.
Understanding Lenses part 2 This eBookis divided into two parts. The first shows you how to use standard and telephoto focal lengths creatively for taking photos of subjects like portraits, landscapes, travel and close-up work. It also contains tips for getting the best out of your lenses using functions like autofocus microadjustment and IS (Image Stabiliser). The second part is a buyer’s guide, looking at some of the more interesting lenses in Canon’s range along with some tips for buying new lenses.
Understanding Exposure This eBook explains the principles of exposure so that you understand why your camera doesn't always get it right. Your camera has many advanced tools to help you get exposure spot on. This eBook shows you how to use them and gives practical steps to handle any lighting situation.
Understanding DPP The eBook is written for anybody who uses a Canon EOS camera and wants to learn how to get the best out of their Raw files with DPP. It will also appeal to photographers who would like to use Raw, but are put off by the complexity or expense of more advanced software.
Square Before digital cameras, the only way you could use the square format (cropping excluded) was to buy a 6×6 medium format camera. Now, digital cameras have opened up the square format to anybody who doesn't mind taking the trouble to crop their images in post-processing.
Andrew's books on his own website
Andrew's books on the Craft & Vision website
Black and white photographs are a different medium than colour and require an ability to see in monochrome. Becoming aware of the differences between black and white and colour images, in both how they are seen and what makes a great black and white image, is the first step to capturing images that will work powerfully in monochrome. Part One of 'The Magic of Black & White' discusses what makes a great black and white photograph, what to look for when learning to see in monochrome, elements of a black and white image, and potential subjects for black and white photographs. Part Two examines the means of creating the black and white image in the digital darkroom.Part Three teaches advanced techniques to give your images more subtlety and power.
Learn how to build better photographs using leading lines, balance, and thoughtful composition. This ebook gives the conventional rule a major overhaul - a practical book about the way we build our photographs within the constraint of the frame.
'The Evocative Image' is an inspiring introduction to the processes and techniques specific to making photographs that express what we feel. Andrew offers his unique perspective on how he injects mood and atmosphere into his photographs.
This is a must-have guidebook for photographers who want to create fresh and stunning photographs of things often overlooked. This eBook zeroes in on how to make exciting macro and close-up photographs and is packed with inspirational images.
Slow takes you through the creative possibilities of using slow shutter speeds, from blurring motion with a shutter speed of 1/30 second all the way to long exposure techniques using shutter speeds of five minutes or longer. Techniques such as panning, slow-sync flash, intentional camera movement and long exposure photography using neutral density filters are all covered. Slow also showcases the work of two talented photographers, Doug Chinnery and Joel Tjintjelaar. Both are artists as well as photographers, and use intentional camera movement and long exposure techniques to create beautiful, expressive images.