Something To Look Forward To.
By the time you read this I’ll be hip-deep in Las Vegas at Photoshop World. If I’m still alive. Hey man, I’ve seen CSI, I know what goes on in that town. If I get a hotel room at the end of a hallway, I’m outta there!
I’ve been wanting to do a quick post about the whole eBook thing, so now’s my chance. Just over a month ago I released “Ten” and the reception it got was incredible. Then last week I released “Ten More” and the response has been as good, if not better. So at the end of this month I will release another one, this time without the word Ten in the title. It’s called Drawing The Eye, Creating Stronger Images Through Visual Mass, and it looks at the role of visual mass, or things that pull the eye, and how we can harness that to create more compelling images. I know, it sounds egg-headish and academic, but it’s not. Like the others, it’ll be offered for $5, it’s 32 pages long, and it’ll change the way you look at image-creation, both in-camera and in the digital darkroom.
I’ve also decided not to raise the price of “Ten” for another month. Then I’ll raise both Ten and Ten More to $10/each but also offer them together in a combined PDF for $15. For those of you worried about this whole money thing, I want you to know that I’m still, and always will be, a fan and champion of the amateur – the enthusiast who does this for love. My commitment is to produce great material, keep it cheap, and not let that pull me away from writing the blog and contributing to this growing community we’ve got going here. Putting these ebooks out is first a labour of love, but it’s also a way for me to begin earning a few dollars from the countless hours I put in on this thing. If you love this blog and want to support it financially, this gives you a way to do that. If you can’t afford it but still want to be part of things, then it’s still all yours for free. Except the books
Anyways, after Drawing The Eye, that’ll be it for a while. Visionmongers is due at the printers on October 15th, then released November 16th. So y’all should be getting them about a week-ish after that if you pre-ordered. Then I’ll be tucking into the third of the vision series (Within The Frame, VisionMongers, Vision&Voice) and giving that all my attention for a while. And I’ve still got clients to attend to, travel to do, and family to love and spend time with.
Wow, all that just to tell you what’s up and to tell you how grateful I am for your support, suggestions, and participation in this community. Thank you so much. See you when I’m back from Vegas, or on the next episode of CSI. Have a great weekend.