To me, there are three fundamental things that help you make better pictures. The first is knowing and understanding light. The second is trying to convey a sense of time and motion into this fraction of reality a photograph is. And the third is getting more depth in your pictures. And that last point is what Craft & Vision, the educational eBook project of photographer & author David duChemin has just released a new title about.
It’s aptly called ‘A Deeper Frame’ and it’s David’s first eBook in about half a year and also the first since his fall of a wall in Italy. Luckily, the fall only hurt his body, because after reading the eBook it seems his mind is still as lucid as ever. In ‘A Deeper Frame’, David lists a number of ways to add depth into your pictures. He discusses use of optics, focus perspective and lots more and includes exercises for you to try out.
It’s a highly recommended read for anyone that wants to make more compelling pictures, that better translate the threedimensional reality into a two dimensional photograph.
To accompany the launch of this book, there are the usual discounts plus an unusual one:
For the next three days only you can have A DEEPER FRAME for $4 (discount code DEEP4). Or you can buy 5 eBooks for the price of 4 (discount codeDEEP20). That’s the usual Craft & Vision deal. But this being David’s 12th eBook he wrote himself, on a total of over 20 C&V titles, C&V are offering their deepest discount yet. 12 eBooks (either David’s or other C&V authors’) for $40.That’s about 34% off the already ridiculous price. That’s $3.33/eBook! Use discount code DEEPER12 when you Visit Craft&Vision, fill your shopping cart and check out. These codes expires at 11:59pm PST July 2, 2011.
As usual, this deal only works for the PDF versions of the eBooks. If you have an iPad, you can also get the iPad versions but they don’t have the discounts. Personally, I just read the PDF’s on my iPad through GoodReader. This is a great PDF reader for iPad and it even lets you make annotations to your PDF’s!