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Ebook: Photography 101

The fundamentals of photography and photoblogging

Do you want to learn the nuts and bolts of using a camera? Are you interested in honing your visual eye to help improve the way you take photographs and display images on your blog? In this guide that compiles our popular Photography 101 series, some of our favorite WordPress.com photographers introduce the basics of photography — from composition to focus to light — and their own tips and techniques for taking better images. Download and get clickin’.

Note that because the book features dozens of stunning photos taken by our experts, the file sizes are large and downloading them might take a few minutes.

File sizes

* PDF: 92MB
* .mobi: 65MB
* .epub: 31MB

Comments

  1. Oh my gosh! This is just what I need. I am not a skilled photographer (at all!). When I published my blog post yesterday (of some gorgeous gardens in bloom in SoCal), I actually thought, “What would Carolyn and Kerri say?” They are friends of mine who follow my blog. Both are professional photographers. Maybe I will feel less silly if I can successfully hone my “skillz.”

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  2. I’m really excited to start reading this ebook but the pdf isn’t downloading and then it says cloudup is under maintenance? Does anyone else encounter this problem? And is there anyone other way I can download the ebook? Thanks!

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  3. Thank you for providing this and free as well. I realized the other day working on a dp challenge that I need to refine my picture taking ability.

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  4. Such a generous gift! Can’t wait to finish the book!
    I was waiting to download the PDF but failed, finally got the eBook, it was
    so worth the wait! Gorgeous photos, really precious! This is
    priceless, thank you so much!
    atureaud

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  5. I’m happy to be part of this terrific ebook. I too had trouble downloading the pdf on 2/10 but today it worked fine. It’s wonderful to see the book starting off with the Broken Light interview, and it’s great to have it all pulled together so neatly – bravo WordPress!

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  6. Being a photographer, I find that when people mention the storytelling factor and answering the quintessential “so what” question that it’s something worth reading.

    Great work!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I’m gonna read this before my vacation next week! Hopefully I’d be able to post awesome photos!

    Check my newly renovated blog: franzdomasian.wordpress.com

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  8. I thought I was going to read something else today, but now I KNOW this is what I’ll be reading. Can’t wait to learn how to improve my photography. Thank you for all the great tips about blogging and photography.

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