My friends Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou, the amazingly talented photographers behind oopoomoo.com, recently spilled the beans about a special photography workshop we are planning in November of next year. As we are still hashing out the specifics, I won’t say much more, but details will be announced soon.
The reason for this post is actually eBooks. In particular, Darwin and Sam’s eBook offerings, which are, in my opinion, some of the best you can find. As we were talking about workshop business, the topic of eBooks came up and I got a chance to review their recent release: The Tilt-Shift Lens.
There are two reasons to purchase a how-to book; one being an interest in the subject, the other being the author’s expertise in the subject. In this case, I can think of no better people to write about Tilt-Shift lenses than Darwin and Sam, who use them extensively to produce incredible landscape images. If you own one of these lenses or if you’d like to find out whether they are right for you, this eBook may open your eyes to the possibilities. Not only is it accurate and concise, but the images used to illustrate it are sure to offer inspiration.
As an author, I have a vested interest in the success of the electronic medium for self publishing. It allows authors to cater directly to their audience, eliminate some of the middlemen, and retain creative control; all of which I consider very good for both writers and readers. The lack of editorial review does, however, create an open field, making it harder to separate the wheat from the chaff. I will make an effort, from time to time, to highlight on this blog eBooks by other authors who I believe provide some of the best offerings out there.