Exposure ebook, the (mini) review

Last week I posted briefly that Michael Frye ‘s new ebook with Craft & Vision was out. Since I didn’t want to miss the official announcement, I simply put the information out there and didn’t get into specifics regarding the book itself. I wanted to remedy that as soon as possible.

So should you be buying this ebook? How good is it really? Who does it target?

Let me start by saying that this is as good an ebook as they come. In true C&V fashion, it is superbly written and beautifully laid out and presented. Michael presents here a wealth of information largely geared towards the beginner to beginner/intermediate photographer. If you are wondering how to get consistent exposures or how to work your histograms this book is for you. Michael is a fantastic teacher and presents these concepts in a very straight-forward and easy to understand way. He also goes beyond these basic concepts and explains how to apply them to represent your creative vision.

If you are very familiar with these concepts, you may want to take a pass on the ebook, although in my opinion, the photography alone is worth it. Michael’s examples are simply outstanding and the ebook showcases his great talent. Michael also goes through the zone system in some detail ( a section that I found quite interesting myself).

All in all: great photography, great teachings geared mostly towards the beginners. A very solid book. You can’t find a better way to spend $5…

Exposure for Outdoor Photography

Michael Frye ‘s new ebook with Craft & Vision is out.
Michael is a master landscape photographer and a great teacher if you want to explore the concept of exposure beyond the usual “meter, shoot”, but rather to pursue your creative ideals, this is the book for you! And if the instructional part isn’t enough, Michael’s outstanding photography alone is worth it…

Special Offer on PDFs
For the next five days only, use the promotional code EXPOSURE4 when you checkout so you can have the PDF version of Exposure For Outdoor Photography for only $4 OR use the code EXPOSURE20 to get 20% off when you buy 5+ PDF eBooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm PST February 20, 2012.

Win 30×20″ Prints on Canvas

My friends at CanvasPop are running a little contest over on their facebook page, where you can win one of two 30×20″ prints on canvas from my travel image collection. All you have to do is go to their page, vote and you are automatically entered to win one of the two prints (click on the image to be taken directly to their page).

I am not here, I am…here. And here

woman looking out window of Gaudi's Casa Milo in Barcelona

Looking out of Gaudi's Casa Milo in Barcelona

I just wanted to point you to a couple of things going on the interwebs these days, with my name attached to them (yup, there are people who post stuff about me out there…kinda nuts if you want my opinion). Anyhow, here you go:

First, my Sigma Pro Gallery page is now up and running. I look pretty good in my white shirt. Yes I do. (my mom and my wife say I do). You can see it here (the page not the shirt, well the shirt too…).

Second, FstopGear is also featuring me in their “Week in the Life Series”. This is a six episode recounting of a scouting tour I did a couple of years ago in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Episode 1 to 6 are already out. You can start at episode 1 here.

Last but not least, my work  (16 images) is featured in the latest issue of the super awesome web photography magazine Camerapixo. My work appears alongside some other fabulous photographers. Hi-Res spreads and really neat page design showcases the photography in a unique way. Check it out here.

It’s Free AND it’s Great!

I think we have just hit the limits of the possible. There is a business principle that essentially states that between Cheap, Good and Fast, you can only pick two at a time. Which would entail that you can NOT have good, fast and FREE. Well that was until now. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the crew at Craft & Vision may have just set foot in unchartered territory for humanity and delivered on, wait for iiit, THE IMPOSSIBLE!

Today, Craft and Vision is releasing a new addition to their fantastic line-up, and you can get it, wait for iiit, FOR FREE!

“11 ways to improve your photography” is a fabulous collection of a fabulous hands-on, practical articles written by the following C&V photographers (David duChemin, Piet Van den Eynde, Andrew S. Gibson, Nicole S. Young, Alexandre Buisse, Stuart Sipahigil, Eli Reinholdtsen and Michael Frye). We are not talking here about some re-hashed, recycled materials. This is all new, all fresh, ready to help you take your photography to the next stage. The ebook explores topics as diverse as the power of the print and working on collaborative projects.

If you have read this far and still haven’t gotten to see it, I don’t really know what you’re waiting for ;) .