What if you could produce great photos right away – without learning all the technical details first? This is the eBook that will get you there.
This highly anticipated eBook from professional photographers Varina and Jay Patel offers 40+ tips and tricks that will help you improve your photography by leaps and bounds… without a lot of technical knowledge.
You’ll get pro tips on camera settings, equipment, light, and creativity in bite-sized pieces designed for beginners. The Photographers Companion is one ‘Aha! Moment’ after another.
If you are just starting out in photography, mastery can seem overwhelming. The Photographer’s Companion is the hand of a pro on your shoulder when you aren’t sure of yourself – and the steady voice in your head when you are fumbling with your controls.
When my daughter was 13, we took her to Florida for a special ‘coming-of-age’ experience. She swam with the dolphins, discovered the Keys and the Everglades… and learned to use a Digital SLR in manual mode. Kids pick up the basics quickly, and by the second day, Nora was photographing birds in the early morning light along the Anhinga Trail. Suddenly, right in front of her, a cormorant dove into the water and came up with a fish. It fumbled wildly, trying not to lose its grasp on the slippery creature, and Nora started shooting in great excitement. Standing beside her, I could see that her photos would be extremely underexposed because she hadn’t taken the time to adjust her camera settings. I touched her shoulder and gave her a quick bit of advice. “Check your histogram,” I said. She was worried that she’d miss “the shot”, but she followed my advice. She saw the trouble right away, and flicked her aperture button to make a quick adjustment. Then, she was shooting once again. She got the shot she wanted – properly exposed and beautifully executed.
Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time isn’t enough. It’s that personal touch – the voice in your ear that whispers, ‘try this’ when you don’t know what to do. We can’t all walk beside a professional photographer every time we shoot… but this book is born from the idea that those little nuggets of advice are invaluable.”– Varina Patel