This summer I began working on a book about landscape photography. I wanted something big, beautiful, and full of the little things I’ve learned over the past few years as I’ve chased the light across the land on seven continents. That book was published today, in PDF format, and available for download now. Portraits of Earth, An Introduction to Landscape Photography is on the larger size of books we’ve done at Craft & Vision, numbering 65 spreads long – the equivalent of 130 pages the way we once numbered them. In between photographs, displayed large and with relevant EXIF data, are sections on Gear, Composition, Light, Land, Water, Snow, and Detail Shots. There’s also Behind the Shot sections that talk about things like exposure blending, and there are random pages full of random tips about things like maximizing sharpness, using grad and polarizer filters, and shooting in weather like fog.
I laid this one out myself, something I haven’t done in a while, and I’m excited about it. I get excited about them all, I know. I’m unrestrained that way. The thing is, Craft & Vision is still just a couple of folks passionately trying to teach what we love to other passionate folks; we get excited when we create something beautiful and put it out into the world knowing it’s going to help others make compelling, beautiful photographs of their own. Speaking of beautiful things, there’s a discount, as there often is, and you can read more about that at the bottom of this post, but there’s more. I’m also going to print and sign 3 copies of the cover photograph and send them – anywhere in the world – to 3 people, randomly chosen, who buy Portraits of Earth. It’s not much, but it’s a thank you to a few lucky folks who – month after month – give me the chance to do what I love.
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For the next five days use the promotional code EARTH4 when you checkout so you can have the PDF version of Portraits of Earth for only $4 OR use the code EARTH20 to get 20% off when you buy 5+ PDF eBooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm (PST) September 9, 2012.