Cover Idea 3 Red Upload small for WebLast week I released a new eBook, The DSLR Survival Guide: The Beginner’s Guide to Digital SLR Photography.  I have been avidly working on it for the last 6 months.  I started with a simple idea in mind, “Blake, write this book, nothing convoluted and long, just a 30 page book on beginning photography…” 

Yeah, if you have been on my site enough you know that would never happen!  30 pages turned into 45, which slowly crept up to 90 and by the end of six months I had over 270 pages of photo info packed into one MS Word document.  It is difficult to write a short book about something so very important. 

I wanted to capture the most important elements of digital photography and put them all in a simple language to understand.  I teach Beginning Photographer at a local career center and I receive a lot of questions that I am sure everyone else with a DSLR has asked themselves at one point or another.  

I figured it might be a good idea to put all of my thoughts and images together to try and contribute to those all over the world who need help with their cameras.  It is tough to survive in the DSLR world when you feel like your Owner’s Manual throws you to the wolves.  However, it is really no fault of theirs.  If they tried to pack 270 pages of information into their already 80-150 page manuals, they would have novels that no one would read!

As you read through The DSLR Survival Guide  keep in mind it was written with the beginner in mind.  The language and topics may seem mundane to the experienced photographer, however, you can still learn something from it.  A few months ago I asked fellow photographers what they thought should be included in a beginning photo book.  I listened to their suggestions and sprinkled my response to those thoughts throughout the book.

You really cannot beat the price, $5.99!  That is cheaper than a six pack of beer, an extra value meal, or a water bottle at the airport!  If you have learned something here on EverydayHDR and want to show your support, the purchase will be well worth your $6.00!

If you happen to pick it up, please leave a review so I know what I am doing well and where I may need to improve!  Thank you for your continued support.

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Blake Rudis

f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.


For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.


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