Today, I’m happy to announce that my new eBook, Examples, is now available. It’s a collection of 23 of my images and the stories of how those images were made.
The idea was inspired by my firm belief that the best way to learn something is by example. As Albert Einstein put it, “Learning by example isn’t the best way to learn. It’s the only way to learn.”
I remember countless times back in school when I was struggling to understand something, but as soon as the teacher gave us an example or stepped through a problem detail by detail, I finally began to understand.
Examples help us pull concepts together and see how those concepts apply to actual problems. And, that’s my goal for this eBook. Throughout the book, you’ll find a number of links to blog posts I’ve written, or other helpful websites I’ve found that explain a concept I used to create an image.
For each image, you’ll learn about:
- Camera settings used (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc)
- Equipment used (camera, lens, filters, etc)
- How the composition was chosen
- Lighting conditions and how they affected the image
- Special considerations for wildlife (e.g. the importance of knowing their behavior)
- Summary of any post-processing actions
- And, many more lessons I’ve learned from making these images!
Each image and story is presented on the same page, so with the table of contents and everything, the book is a total of 30 pages.
Preview of the eBook
Download the free preview (8-page PDF)
What other readers have said about the book
I sent the eBook to a few readers of PhotoNaturalist to get some feedback on it (and to make sure it all made sense!), so here’s what a few of them had to say:
“I consider myself to be a somewhat experienced outdoor photographer, but in reading this eBook I was surprised at how much I learned. While I cannot speak for the master photographer, anyone below that level will benefit from its lessons and a beginner should consider it essential. The author’s writing makes you feel like you are right there with him.”
“Steve Berardi’s new e-book is really terrific. Steve uses 23 beautiful images he has photographed and explains the background of the image and how he captured it. He not only has the camera’s technical information but how the shot was set up and executed. His friendly and self-disclosing style makes this book very informative and a great read. I highly recommend this book for beginners, hobbyists and professionals.”
–Frank Damon / www.frankdamonphotography.com
Buy the eBook now for just $8!
The eBook comes in the standard PDF format, which you can view with Adobe’s free Reader software. Feel free to print the eBook, but please do not redistribute copies.
If you experience any problems with payment or downloading the eBook, or would like a refund, please contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Also available as a print edition for $13
I realize that not everyone enjoys reading eBooks on their computer screens (or if you’re lucky, an iPad!), so I decided to offer this book as a magazine style print edition as well, through the MagCloud print-on-demand service.
The print edition is printed on high quality magazine style paper, and is available for $13.
Buy the Print Edition – $13.00 (link to MagCloud)
Note: Since I’m using a “print-on-demand” service, it may take up to two weeks to print and deliver the magazine. Although, most orders take less than a week.
How to become an affiliate
If you’d like to tell your friends about this eBook and earn a 50% commission for any sales you refer, then please consider signing up as an affiliate. Here’s how it works:
- Sign-up to be an affiliate seller through e-Junkie (the service I use to handle purchases).
- You’ll earn a 50% commission on every sale you refer. I pay affiliates within the first week of each month via PayPal.
- Feel free to use photos from the book to help with promotion (check out this set on Flickr for higher resolution versions).
- Consider writing a review about the eBook on your blog or share your thoughts on Facebook. But, please do not spam anyone about the book. Nobody likes spam!
- If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Note: this affiliate program only applies to the eBook version–it is not available for the print edition.
About the Author: Steve Berardi is a naturalist, photographer, computer scientist, and founder of PhotoNaturalist. You can usually find him hiking in the beautiful mountains and deserts of Southern California. His photographs have been used by Nature Photographer Magazine, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Sierra Club. He’s also written numerous articles for the Digital Photography School and PhotoYou Magazine.