Creative Guide to Photography

Download my Creative Guide to Photography and learn to be more creative with your camera

Would You Like to be More Creative?

  • Would you like to try night photography?
  • Or create more impressive shots of buildings?
  • Do you understand the principles of light?
  • How about making some still-life shots or a vanitas?
  • Trying out macro?
  • Improving your landscapes?
  • Want better shots of your children?

These are just some of the topics you will find in my Creative Guide to Photography. This downloadable eBook is richly illustrated and clearly explained.

This ebook will help you to develop your photography in ways that you may not have imagined yet. It is my aim to help you succeed in becoming a better photographer through inspirational ideas, concrete tips and techniques, and great photographs.

This is a really good all-round guide for anyone who wants to get more creative with their camera.

It covers so many different aspects of photography and makes you want to try out things you wouldn't normally have thought of.

I am just a beginner but I already feel so much more confident taking photographs that just a short while ago I wouldn't have had the courage to try. This book really gets you going!

Jim Matheson

What You'll Discover in This Book

1. How to Take Good Pictures

  • Using the Horizon Effectively
  • Competing Colours
  • Macro Mode
  • Available Light
  • Keep it Simple
  • Leaving Space
  • Go on a Photoshoot
  • Using Low Angles
  • Vertical Shots
  • Shooting Details

2. Composition

  • Creating Foreground Interest
  • Choosing the Best Angle
  • Correspondence
  • Using Lines

3.Outdoor Photography

  • Backgrounds
  • Going Against the Flow
  • Asking Permission
  • Model Releases
  • Property Releases
  • Talking to Strangers
  • Overcoming Shyness

4. Lighting

  • Diffuse and Direct Light
  • Low-level Light
  • Prime Lenses
  • Wide-angle Lenses
  • Increasing the ISO

5. Strong Light

  • Which Direction?
  • Top Lighting
  • Side Lighting
  • Back Lighting

6. Black & White Photography

  • Buildings
  • Desaturated Colour
  • Black and White Thinking
  • Film or Digital?
  • Colour or Convert?

7. Taking Moon Photographs

  • Vignetting
  • ISO Settings
  • Telephoto Lenses
  • Prime Focus Photography
  • Exposure Times & Shutter Speeds

8. Night Photography

  • Looking at Contemporary Photographers
  • When is the Best Time to Shoot?
  • Using Long Exposures
  • Bridges by Night
  • Reflections
  • Everything in Motion
  • Foggy Mysteries

9. Exploring Colour Photography

  • Harmony
  • Spot Colour
  • Contrast
  • Primary Colours

1. How to Photograph Buildings

  • Handling Scale
  • Enhancing the Sky
  • Finding the Abstract in the Concrete

11. Still Life Photography

  • Learn from the Past
  • Keep it Simple
  • Still Life Objects
  • Lighting
  • Create a Vanitas
  • Create a Miracle!

12. Photographing Children

  • Have Fun in the Park
  • Enter Their World
  • Interacting with Other Children

13. Macro Photography

  • Macro Nature Photography
  • Insect Macro Photography
  • Art Macro Photography
  • Macro Photography Lighting

14. Landscape Photography

  • Find a Bridge
  • Use the Shadows
  • Harbour Lights
  • Winter Landscape Photography
  • Get on Your Camel
  • More Desert
  • Slow Down!
  • Look for Rhythm
  • Look Up!
  • Don't be Afraid of the Storm
  • Get Your Walking Shoes On

15. Infra-Red Photography

  • What is Infra-Red?
  • Near Infra-Red
  • Infra-Red Cameras
  • Halation: that Mysterious Glow
  • Cost
  • Film & Fogging

16. Aperture and Depth-of-Field

  • Shallow or Large?
  • What is Bokeh?

17. ISO Explained

  • Using ISO Effectively
  • Film versus Digital
  • After the Event

18. How to Create a Photo Essay

  • The Four Types of Photo Essay
  • A Sample Photo Essay
  • Photo Essay Ideas

Why this book?

tips for taking digital photography eBook

I have been taking photographs since I was a child and down through the years I have had many different cameras including my first love, an old Zenith B SLR camera which weighed a ton but opened up new creative possibilities to me. I am now mostly digital although I do have a Mamiya RB67, a medium-format film camera which takes great studio shots.

I was initially self-taught and read everything I could find on aperture, depth-of-field and so on. Street photography and art photography in particular interested me the most and over time I began to sell my work, through exhibitions and various publications, and I was also offered several opportunities as photographer-in-residence which gave me the chance to create work in a new environment without the pressure of selling. To cut a long story short, this eventually led me to study for an MA in Internationl Photojournalism, Travel & Social Documentary Photography.

I have also led workshops and courses, and taught one-to-one - and I've always loved the teaching aspect of my work. I get great satisfaction out of communicating technical subjects in a clear, easy to understand way and derive pleasure from knowing that my knowledge has benefited someone else.

Anne writes in such a clear way and the book includes so many tips and techniques ...If you follow even just a few of her suggestions you are bound to expand your knowledge and discover new ways of looking.

Grace Austin
Eastcote, Middlesex

All this led me to set up a website and put together this Creative Guide to Photography in which my skills as a photographer and teacher are brought together. The tips and techniques are illustrated with over 70 photographs, most of them in colour and all high resolution. Some images are my own but you will also find great photos by a wide variety of other photographers.

There is a wealth of information on my website and this book is derived from the best of the tips and techniques sections. I have collated this information as a downloadable eBook for viewing directly on your computer or eBook reader or for printing out as an A4 booklet for your convenience and ease of use, and at a very affordable price. The eBook is fully indexed so you can look things up easily then just click the link and go directly to that page. There is also a full table of contents at the beginning. If you scroll further down the page you can see what is in store for you.

I really do hope that you find the experience of reading the book enjoyable but even more importantly I hope you find it inspires you to try out new things, look at the world in a new way, and create amazing shots that you will still look at in years to come and say: I really like that!

Anne Darling's "Creative Guide to Photography" is a must for anyone who wants to develop their creativity. It offers an easy way into taking great photographs but doesn't compromise on quality, both in terms of analysis and presentation.

It is practical without being too technical, and at the same time shares with the reader Anne's incredible enthusiasm which is inspiring. When you follow her Creative Guide to Photography, it makes you realize that being creative need not be difficult.

Anne's expert tips and techniques explain exactly what to do and how to do it. The photographs in themselves are as informative as they are beautiful, and often there is no need for explanatory text. Armed with this 60 page guide, you are sure to be full of fresh ideas and raring to go.

Don't miss this chance to learn from someone who knows what she is talking about and knows how to communicate it too.

John Hudson
Editor of Markings Magazine

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Good luck with your photography!

This book is amazing! Anne is not only a terrific photographer with years of experience, she has the ability to convey her techniques and ideas in an easy to understand way. This Creative Guide to Photography does indeed give you loads of inspiration backed up with just enough technical to support the tips without making you feel overwhelmed - no pain but lots of gain!

I am amazed at all the great new ideas I found in this book. The photographs are excellent too, and with so much information in it, I think it is well worth the price.

Well done Anne!

Catherine Anderson

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