The Practicing Photographer (print)


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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?

The printed version of The Practicing Photographer; 124 pages in length, with 53 essays (each 1 to 2 pages in length) in seven sections. (Table of Contents is linked below.)

Shipping options

We are only shipping the book to US and Canadian addresses at present.

  • US shipping options are as follows: First-Class Mail, $3.00; Priority Mail, $8.00.
  • Canada: $10 (USD) International First-Class.

We’re trying to find reasonable shipping options for other countries, but right now, all of our options are higher than the cost of the book itself, which seems excessive. The book will be available from Amazon in most countries ( link), so that might be the best option if you aren’t interested in the ebook (which is also available worldwide.) See the ebook page for more information.

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.

If you have any other questions, send us an email via our Contact Us page. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Additional information

Weight 10 oz


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