Professional photographers and casual photo snappers will both likely find a new free book of interest in this collection of photography eBooks.
Compiled by Light Stalking, the digital books cover topics such as studio lighting, copyright, Adobe Lightroom versus Photoshop, and how to shoot in manual mode. Textbook of Digital Photography, pictured above, alone is a gem, with
nearly 300 pages over 100 sample pages of instruction.
Most of the books are PDFs, and some require you to provide your email, but combined with Light Stalking’s previous collection of eBooks, it’s a lot of great information you can download and read at your leisure.
23 Free Photography eBooks and 23 More eBooks for Photographers That Are Completely Free | Light Stalking
Looks like the focus is around educational institutions this time. But free is free. Get them in various formats here.
Posted a new track on SoundCloud “P&J”:
Live recording of SRV’s P&J from a recent show. Band is basically MS Moon minus a couple of members, plus a couple of guests. Bad recording – I just used the sound recorder on my phone propped up on an amp. But I thought I’d drop it out here regardless. The band grooves well.
Wow. You learn something every day. MS Office files post-Office2007 are just ZIP archives. Just open the .docx in 7ZIP or your favorite app. Drill down the folder structure to find embedded items neatly organized. When someone “helps” by sending you a bunch of pictures pasted into a Word document, just drill down to the /word/media folder and pull the originals out.
Posted a new track on SoundCloud “Amore”:
Haven’t played any acoustic in a WHILE, so I decided to pick it up tonight. I was trying to remember how Chanson D’amour goes. It was wrong, but in the same vein. 2 track, no tweaking outside of a touch of reverb.
Band I’ve been playing with lately – great group of folks. We got a few clips from our last show.
Really fantastic paper here by law professor Donald Harris comparing the current state of copyright enforcement/infringement with Prohibition.
The basic takeaway – Prohibition failed through massive civil disobedience, which is to be expected when the law attempts to enforce broad societal norms that are not in line with the values of the populace. And apparently, copyright is headed in that direction.