Something much better than Photography Gear (Win a FREE Book!!)


Photography gear is fascinating.

Most people day dream about having a better camera. Or a better lens. Or that fancy filter. No! not you? that awesome sleek tripod perhaps? ok wait… it is perhaps a camera bag?

But I have to tell you that there is something out there that is much better.

It does not scratch or wear with time. It just gets better.

The longer you have it, the better it becomes.

Today, we are giving you some of that stuff.

A decent lens needs some investment. Newest DSLR camera also isn’t cheap.

Rather than investing in a photo gear, why not invest fraction of that into something that will last forever – educating yourself.

If you have been around, you know that we love these guys.

They create amazing stuff. They have top notch books on all aspects of photography.

They even have some amazing books on lighting. They have a book on macro. Lightroom. Creating depth in photos.

So now to the main part of this post – the reason why I am even writing… to give a book away for FREE.

How to Win a FREE Book

This giveaway is very straight forward. Visit Craft and Vision and tell us which book you need and why. So again… winning a FREE Book is very easy. Only three simple steps:

1. Visit Craft and Vision by clicking here.

2. Decide which book you would like.

3. Come back to this post, and in the comments tell us what book you will like and why. If you would like to learn about a certain aspect of photography, tell us that in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner and send you the ebook.

Contest void where prohibited by law. Open everywhere where legal. Last date to leave a comment Mar 28th.

Update: Hidden FREE book for Everyone, once you are on the Craft and Vision website, search for the book called Craft and Vision. It is FREE for everyone.

Photo courtesy: allerleirau

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  1. So many interesting books I see. I really would be happy to read Making Light II Advanced Use of Off-Camera Flash. Really like the natural lightened photography but want to improve my off-camera flash skills. It is still a slight mystery. Greetings

  2. I would like to have the Growing the Vision Monger Bundle. This is because i’m going to start a business but i have no idea on how to do it. I think this book will help and light up the way for me.

  3. I would love to check out ‘Beyond Thirds’ or ‘Close To Home’. Two things i always struggle with are composition and getting inspiration in and around my own city. I think these could give me a nice swift kick in the bum. :)

  4. I really would like to read Growing the Visionmonger 2. Photography makes me happy. Seeing my images. Seeing other people’s work. It all excites me and makes me want create and learn and then create some more.

    Almost two years ago now, I decided to take the plunge into commercial food photography. Telling stories about food and the people who make magic from just a few simple ingredients is very rewarding. Where I am falling down is the “commercial” part of it all. I have a vision, I need help finding my way to the people who would like me to help them tell their food stories – the business of food photography.

  5. I like the book “Your Creative Mix-Growing Your Photography Business Through Creativity & Collaboration. By Corwin Hiebert”
    I really like this book because i want to make my photograph better by different approach, not only how to take a better photo or to edit them, but make it by great concept.

  6. I would love to get a copy of Up Close. I have two rules of photography that have served me well…Rule 1 – after taking a picture, take it again closer. Rule 2 – refer back to Rule 1. As a food photographer, I love images that are up close and would love to improve how I do that.

  7. Jenni Morrisroe says:

    I would love the Lightroom 4 Unmasked. I know it would be of great help to my editing workflow. I already know a great deal about Lightroom but I keep finding something new I was ignorant about. Recently I’ve spent too much time going back and fixing what I thought was good and then fixing another once again. Maybe this will always happen to a certain extent, but how much better it would be if I could have all the useful information all in one place instead of me randomly finding out the info spread out over the internet.

  8. I’d like to learn from the book, Beyond Thirds to improve the composition of my food photographs. Still life photography leaves a lot of scope for playing around with composition. I would also enjoy reading any tips on food photography that do not involve buying gear.

  9. I would really like to have: Slow: The Magic of Long-Exposure Photography by Andrew S. Gibson.
    My wife and I love low light photography but need help getting it right. This ebook looks like it is full of useful information that will improve and inspire our low light slow shutter inages.

  10. I choose Essential Development 20 Great Techniques for Lightroom 4, and if you could give it for free, I’d very appreciate it.

    The reason why I pick that one book is sometimes just taking pictures is not enough because the picture taken is way too flat and ordinary. The post-process stage is always needed to make a work of art become more and more impressive, both for the photographer and for the public, that’s why a guide is needed so that we could learn within range of dos and don’ts while using lightroom.

    For the certain aspect of photography I’d like to learn more, is about lighting and strobist, because i think it’s the hardest aspect in advance photography in my opinion.

  11. Portraits of Earth looks interesting. I have been shooting landscapes more often lately and trust me, I need all the help I can get!

  12. I am eager to learn more about lighting and the book Great Light, Easy Light by Kevin Clark would help a lot. Thank you.

  13. A Sense of Place is the ebook I would like to get. As I am a traveller by my nature and my Canon needs to keep up with me.


  14. I would love to have your “The Inspired Eye III” book. I am totally running out of ideas on what to shoot anymore. I would also like to see you have a book about ultra wide lens in the future. (Just bought one and the learning curve is I could use all the help I can get. :-)

  15. I’d like to win: The Vision-Driven Photographer I feel I have a good grasp at the technical, but don’t always “see” as well as I’d like. I feel vision is the area I need the most improvement.

  16. Leah Hamilton says:

    I’d like to read Finding Focus because I have not seen in-depth coverage of focus modes and how to apply them in any other publication. This is an area relevant to good exposure that I would like to know more about.

  17. I really need all the help I can get (feel like a photography klutz…), and I would LOVE the book, TEN.

  18. I would love to win the Vision-Driven Photographer book to improve my “vision” in the creativity.

  19. Forget Mugshots – I am an aspiring Portrait photographer and I am sure this book would help me improve my craft and learn more techniques about portrait photography. Thank you very much!

  20. Gosh!!! So many books to choose from. I would love to have two books, light room 4 unmasked and up close. I like these books coz, as a food photographer, I love to work on fine details of food. And I believe that a book on light room 4 will help me a great deal in improving my post processing

  21. HENNIE BARNARD says:

    Black and White photography will always have a special place in my heart,because my first photo that I took was in black and white.The colours of black and white is so match
    richer.I think the best book to learn more of this medium would be:The Power of Black and White by PietVan den Eyde.His books have very good material that will improove your photography

  22. I find “Vision is better” interesting as I would love to develop a better sense of thinking in photogrphy!

  23. This was a tough decision considering the vast selection. I would love to have “Making the Print” as this is all about producing, what in is in most cases, the important final product(s).

  24. All of the books look very interesting and I am sure I could learn something from each and every one. It was very hard for me to make a choice, but I would choose
    “Close To Home
    Finding Great Photographs in Your Own Backyard”
    Stuart Sipahigil

    Some of my photographs I take outside just don’t have what I envision them to be. Hopefully this could help me.

    Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win one of the books!

  25. Great Light, Easy Light
    Strobe Techniques That Don’t Look Lit
    Kevin Clark
    I really think am not making the full use of the magician of photography i.e light – I would absolutely love to have this book and understand, experiment and learn on how light can help me become a better photographer.

  26. Great Light, Easy Light
    Strobe Techniques That Don’t Look Lit
    Kevin Clark
    I need to understand the mystery of light so it helps me become a better photographer

  27. (micro)STOCK From Passion to Paycheck by Nicole S. Young really resonated with me. I’m embarking on a new career and stock photography peaks my interest

  28. Macro photography is my favorite. I’d like Up Close! I’d love to learn how to manipulate my camera to get better close up shots.

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