Our Books

Besides being our principle photographer, Jeff is also the author of several popular photography Kindle eBooks, all available on Amazon.

 

The Essentials of 35mm Black and White Film Photography

Do you love photography? Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and skill by diving into the world of film photography but don't know where to start? This book is for you.

You will learn:

  • how to use 35mm cameras
  • what film to use in different shooting situations
  • how to measure light using a camera's internal light meter
  • how to measure light using hand-held meters
  • how to compose shots for effective black and white images
  • how to use developing chemicals to develop negatives
  • how to photograph negatives with a digital camera
  • how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to create positive images

Get it here: 35mm Film Photography

 

Urban Photography With Small Digital Cameras

Urban environments constantly change- people, attitudes, fashions, buildings, storefronts, you name it. It’s always dynamic, which is one of the great enticements of urban photography. There is always something unusual and interesting to photograph in the most obscure nooks and crannies of a city or town, if you take the time to look.
Urban Photography Using Small Digital Cameras shows you how, using simple point-and-shoot cameras.
Pure street photography is all about timing and capturing people in moments that will never exist again. Urban photography is wider in scope, where you still have the spontaneity of shooting people on the street, but you can take a little more time looking for and composing environmental and cultural shots. Both are certainly not leisurely activities- you have to be ready to instantaneously shoot whatever is revealed to you at any moment.
By practicing the methods provided in Urban Photography Using Small Digital Cameras you can become a quality urban photographer creating awesome images.

Get it here: Urban Photography With Small Digital Cameras

 

 

Medium Format Film Photography

This book introduces photographers to the wonderful world of medium format film photography. It teaches how to select and use a medium format film camera, how to develop negatives and create digital images from the negatives.

Get it here: Medium Format Photography by Jeff Stefan

Check out the blog at mediumformat.pictures

 

Exploiting Your Point and Shoot

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) and film photographer, but I finding myself more and more attracted to the simplicity and street photography convenience of digital point-and-shoot cameras. Point-and-shoots are not simple “birthday party” cameras (although I’ve used them for such). They are remarkably capable light processing machines. Point and shoot features coupled with their small footprint make them an excellent choice for tons of shooting situations.

You can do a lot with a point-and-shoot. For example, how is it that some people can take a cheap pencil and copy paper and produce striking and substantial art? Simple: a little talent and lot of practice. The same goes for taking photographs. Here’s a secret- the more you practice, the more talented you become. By following a few basic rules and using some relatively inexpensive or free tools, you can dramatically improve your photographs and create art.

Get it here: Exploiting Your Point and Shoot by Jeff Stefan

 

This is our first book that started it all.

The DSLR Artist

Instead of merely a means of taking snapshots of the kids at the zoo or summer vacations, you see a camera as a means of expressing yourself in relationship to the visual world around you. It’s an urge that’s hard to suppress. Guess what? You’re an artist, and the news is good. There’s never been a better time to be an artist with a camera. Why? Lots of reasons:

– Affordable, sophisticated equipment, particularly DSLRs (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras are readily available

– Instant, practically unlimited image feedback is at your disposal via your DSLR’s LCD display and histogram (unlike waiting to process film)

– Great open source post processing tools are free and abundant

– A wealth of advice and tutorials are free on the Internet

– A worldwide outlet for your work via the Internet, your blog and website

No one can make you an artist- that comes from within and takes dedication and practice. Armed with your DSLR, this book may help you become one by showing you how to use your DSLR, what to look for before you buy one and how to compose killer shots by following a few guidelines.

Get it here: 

The DSLR Artist by Jeff Stefan