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A Couple of New eBooks

Say Hello to Suburbia Press

I’m excited to announce the launch of a new site – Suburbia Press. Having spent the past few months developing new eBooks, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to create a separate storefront from this blog.  Partly due to technical eCommerce reasons, and partly due business reasons. Some of the eBook and video ideas I have for future projects aren’t necessarily about photography or me, so a separate site seemed appropriate.

Would you mind doing a favor for me?  I could use your help in spreading the word about Suburbia Press and the eBooks on the site.  Won’t you please share this post with your friends & followers?  I can even make it worth your while if you’re interested in participating in as an affiliate with Suburbia Press.  Just send e-mail to info@suburbiapress if you’re interested in becoming an affiliate.  Thanks!

There are two eBooks available now and more are in the pipeline.

Professional Photography Workflow with Aperture

Apple Aperture 3 is a great tool for organizing your photos and controlling your workflow. There’s more to workflow than having a tool, though. You need a process to manage your photos from import to output. Having spent most of my life designing and implementing processes for information systems, I’ve developed a workflow that’s easy to understand, implement and operate.

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • Understand Aperture’s tools and how to use them to organize your photos and other digital assets
  • How to create a good workflow environment with your storage and backup strategies
  • How to create presets that do most of the work for you as you import your photos
  • Simplify your review process to make it fast & easy to spot your best photos
  • How to make the most of metadata to find the images you want
  • Learn how to build a library once that you can re-use many times over again

This eBook doesn’t just show you what tools exist in Aperture. You’ll learn how to use these tools as part of a comprehensive workflow that you can build to simplify your workflow, yet remain flexible enough to use any criteria you want to organize and retriever your photos.

Professional Photography Workflow with Aperture

What Every Photographer Should Know

Designed for people who want stop relying upon automatic exposure modes and learn how to take control of the camera, What Every Photographer Should Know is a foundation eBook that discusses the elements you need to understand to capture your creative vision.

The good news is that the mechanics of photography are easy to learn. It’s something everyone should know how to do, like riding a bike, tying your shoelaces, or flipping a pancake. It only seems complicated until you try it.  You shouldn’t have to struggle with your tools because of a mere lack of information. It’s important to understand what goes into making a photograph so you can concentrate on the creative aspects of creating a compelling image.

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • How to use your camera’s internal light meter
  • Understand the exposure triangle – Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed
  • How to make a correct exposure
  • How to change the variable to make a creative exposure
  • How your focal length affects your composition

What Every Photographer Should Know

The Congressional Reading Room

This seemed like an appropriate photo to share today.  Take a peek inside the private reading room for members of Congress inside the Library of Congress. It’s a warm & inviting room, complete with a large marble fireplace on the other end of the room. It’s nice to know that you can have a comfy seat in one of the world’s greatest libraries – assuming you can get elected to Congress.

 

Congressional Reading Room inside the Library of Congress

Congressional Reading Room – © Copyright 2012 by William Beem

About William

Author, Photographer and IT Manager. I have a fondness for chocolate. I also own Suburbia Press and Aperture vs Lightroom. Follow me on Twitter at @wbeem.

Comments

  1. ReflectionsbyRoni says:

    Passed it on, my friend.  Ordered my copy of the Aperture eBook.  So impressed with your ventures…

    • Roni,

      Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy the book and find it useful. I have a plethora of ideas for other books, so it’s just a matter of time to get them produced and posted.

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