David duChemin's recently published ebook Ten Ways to Improve Your Craft. None of Them Involve Buying Gear reminded me of something a well-known academic writer once said at a conference: most academic books of 300 pages have less than 40 pages of real content. DuChemin's ebook gives you 33 pages of content in a 33 page ebook. An ebook is a PDF version of a fully produced book, downloadable immediately on purchase.
I enjoyed the book in part because of its focus and avoidance of the peripheral. The descriptions resonated with me and I understood what he meant. DuChemin offers exercises that are deeper and more thoughtful than go out and take pictures. After reading this book I understood the relationship between Shutter Speed, Focal Length, Aperture and what they mean to composition. My drawing below represents that understanding.
David duChemin is a photographer located in Vancouver British Columbia, his web site is named the PixelatedImage: The Travel and Humanitarian Photography of David duChemin, and his ebooks can be found on that site under the books menu for a cost of $5. I purchased all 4 of his ebooks.