by Robert Berdan January 1, 2016
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Macrophotography by Robert Berdan 2012. This e-book is in PDF format and contains 79 pages of information. Macrophotography refers to taking pictures that magnify the specimen between about 0.5X and 10X . The e-book focuses on how to use a digital SLR cameras to achieve magnification using filters, extenders, macro-lenses etc. This book is based on over 20 years of teaching macrophotography in my workshops and at local colleges - this ebook is included in all of my macrophotography workshops & classes for free. It will show you different methods to achieve magnification including closeup filters, extension tubes, reversing your lens, bellows and various macro lenses. Before you invest in macro-equipment you want to read this.
Hangin with the Caribou by Robert Berdan 2014. This e-book contains spectacular pictures of Canada's north around Yellowknife and 350 Km further north on the tundra around Peterson's Point Lake Lodge. Pictures include wildlife, Aurora Borealis and the tundra in autumn. It also includes text to two songs by Donna Berdan about the caribou and the aurora.
E-book Cost only $4.95
How to Photograph the Northern Lights by Robert Berdan 2014. This is my most popular e-book. This e-book was designed to be used in the field on a tablet or cell phone in the dark while you are viewing the aurora. It shows pictures of the different types of aurora and shapes, equipment to photograph the aurora, how to set up your digital camera and lens to focus on infinity using Live View and much more in 22 pages packed with photographs, maps and a brief description of the science behind the aurora. Other topics include what to look for in an aurora viewing site, how to prepare for your shoot, suggested exposure times, ISO speed and f-stop settings. It also shows you the best lenses for aurora night sky photography. There is a section on Time lapse photography, colors of the Aurora, how to include people in your shots, best places to photograph the aurora in Canada in and around Yellowknife and links to aurora alerts web sites.
E-book Cost only $2.99
A Quick Guide to the Best Places to Photograph in Banff National Park by Robert Berdan 2014. This e-book features two maps showing the best locations for landscape photography and the best places to view wildlife. It is designed for those visiting Banff that only have a short time. All the scenic locations shown are near the road or accessible by a short walk (under 1 km). There are also tips on what camera equipment to bring to get the best photographs. You can zoom in on the maps and I have marked where I have often photograph specific wildlife like elk, bears, bighorn sheep and wolves. There are also repesentative photos from various scenic locations so you know what to expect. There is a list of the top ten scenic vistas, brief information about the history of Banff, weather conditions you can expect etc. All this information is packed into 14 pages and can be carried with you on your smart phone or tablet. This e-book and its information is based on my 20 years experience photographing in Banff National Park.
E-book Cost ONLY $2.99
A Quick Guide to the Best Places to Photograph in Kananaskis by Robert Berdan 2014. Kananaskis is a provincial park about an hour drive from Calgary adjacent to Banff National Park. Most visitors to Calgary head straight to Banff National park and miss the many scenic visitas and wildlife that Kananaskis park has to offer. For instance you are much more likely to see Moose or Grizzly bears in Kananaskis than Banff National Park. Unlike Banff this area is less crowded and does not require a park pass in order for you to visit. Most locations in the park can be accessed by road within hour and half drive from Calgary and there are many hiking trails where you many not see any other visitors. If you are heading to Banff and have an extra day consider spending one day visiting Kananaskis. This qick-guide will show you where the most accessible scenic vistas are. I have included two maps showing their locations and spots where I have frequently photographed specific wildlife. Common wildlife include: moose, deer, bighorn sheep, elk, grouse, and pikas. Grizzly bears can sometimes be encountered next to the highway feeding on dandelions in June and berries in autumn. Early morning is the best time to photograph wildlife but be sure to pull well over to the side of the road if you stop along the highway or you could encounter tempermental park rangers.
E-book Cost ONLY $2.99
A Quick Guide to Composition and the Elements of Visual Design by Robert Berdan 2014. The first and most important necessity for any photographer is learning to see. Seeing is a skill that needs to be developed. Composition refers to the effective placement of elements within a frame. This ebook provides a guide of what to look for in scene and how to arrange the elements. It shows you how to achieve Unity so that all the elements in the frame are cohesive. Other topics covered include how to use lines, shapes, form and different types of lighting to create effective imaes. . Another topic covered is colour theory and how certain colours affect us emotionally and can be used to make more dramatic images. A big question new photographers often have is where to place your main subject and guidelines and I show examples of using the rule of thirds, golden mean, positive and negative space, balance, and symmetry. Also I show where the best location for placing the horizon and when to consider shooting vertiacally instead of horizontally. If you are already familiar with your camera and want to learn how to take more effective photos this guide will get up to speed quickly.
E-book Cost ONLY $2.99
A Quick Guide To Using Your Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera by Robert Berdan 2014. The Quick Guide is based on my 20 years experience teaching digital photography. It is not a replacement for your camera manual, but instead shows you what the essential controls are and how you can use them to take better photographs. It covers the best settings to use on your camera for example A or Aperture priority, ISO settings, f/stops, colour space (sRGB vs Adobe RGB), exposure compensation, levels histogram, flash modes and more all in a compact 13 page package. The brand of camera you use is not important as all the major brand SLR (single lens reflex) cameras with interchangeable lenses the same basic features. Your main camera controls are: 1) Camera shooting modes P, A, S, M 2) f-stop 3) shutter speed 4) ISO setting 5) exposure compensation 6) metering modes 7) white balance 8) file formats .jpg vs RAW 9) Image preview 10 ) Built in Flash. This ebook focuses on the basics and can be carried with you on your smartphone.
E-book Cost ONLY $2.99
Photoshop I for Photographers by Robert Berdan 2016 - PDF. This e-book contains information on how to use Adobe Photoshop to process .jpg and RAW files. The book describes how to configure photoshop to use color profiles, calibrate your computer monitor, both JPG and RAW workflows, how to convert images to Black and white, use tools to repair images, create panoramas and much more. This recipe type book is based on my teaching of Photoshop for the past 20 years. 88 pages in total. It is ideally suited to those new to photoshop who want to learn how to make their images look the best. Includes tutorial files and videos that you can download.
E-book Cost only $9.95
Photoshop II for Photographers by Robert Berdan 2016. This is the second e-book in the Photoshop series and deals with more advanced topics such as using curves, adjustment layers, blending images, actions, batch files, simulating infrad red photography, painting and coloring photos, edge effects, replacing skies using alpha channels and luminosity masks. 86 pages in total. This book is for those that already have some Photoshop experience and want to learn how to use some of the more advanced features to process their images. Includes tutorials files and videos you can download to follow.
E-book Cost only $9.95
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