Free eBooks as marketing incentives are so plentiful, that many people ignore them as mere hype. Not so with a new free street photography eBook published by PhotoWhoa called The Street Photography Collective. The cover makes it look like a fashion photography book, but don’t let that fool you. It’s chock full of good street photography info and images.Like most free online stuff, the cost of admission is your email address, which is a small price to pay for a book with some real quality content. It’s 61 pages with 10 articles featuring some excellent interviews with photographers like Lee Jefferies, Laura Pannack and Thomas Leuthard. The interviews are very well done and when you read some of the tough questions you’ll see that they didn’t throw any softballs. I liked it because the author asked the types of questions I would like to ask.
My favorite article is an interview with Brian Formhals titled “How to Lose Yourself and Take More Compelling Photos.” This is a subject I’ve been giving a lot of thought to of late, so this one came along at the right time.
Another favoirite of mine is an interview with Kazuo Sumida about the importance of loving people and sharing your stories. Sumida, a Japanese photogrpaher, has a very compelling personal story combined with a haunting photographic style.
Did I mention it has good pictures too? Of course it does. Check out the Lee Jefferies’ article titled “How to Create Hauntinly Beautiful Portraits.” Even if you don’t read a word, it’s worth seeing his his lighting style and B&W treatment.
True to the cover they did sneak in a couple articles about fashion photography, but so what, we can learn from everybody.
Grab a copy before they start charging for it. Here’s the link: https://www.photowhoa.com/street