In The Practicing Photographer, Ben Long’s message is clear: if you want to become a better photographer, you have to think about practice. Musicians, dancers, actors and other artists incorporate practice into their work, yet most photographers want to talk more about camera settings and gear than they do about their practice.
The short essays contained within this slim volume are designed to help you develop your own photography practice. It lacks a single photograph between its covers, and there is no mention of a camera company, a camera type, or any other type of gear. The goal of The Practicing Photographer is to help you think about practicing your photography in a more holistic way, from field to print, and in between. The result is quite different from the standard “how to” photography book, but one that can be as important to enriching your craft.
What do I get?
This ebook comes in two unprotected ebook versions: PDF, which can be read on all computer platforms and most tablets, and ePub, which works in the Books app on Apple and iOS devices, as well as with various free e-readers on Windows. The ebook versions include all of the text and formatting of the printed version, with live links to online content where appropriate.
To install the appropriate file type, refer to your device or app guidelines. (Instructions are provided with the download links.) The PDF version is printable for individual use only.
(Regarding the Kindle version: Amazon has dropped support for the older MOBI format, and it’s not as easy as it used to be to create Kindle versions that we can provide for download, so, if you’re interested in that platform, the best thing to do it to purchase it directly from them.)
The Practicing Photographer ships on August 16, 2021. Preorder emails, with links to the downloadable files, will be sent on that date. Your card will not be charged until the book ships.
Need more information?
Want to check the book out before you buy? Read the first essay in the book, Why Practice? or check out the Table of Contents for a full list of the essays in the book. Sample pages from the book can be viewed by clicking on the images below.