Free eBook: North Shore Impressions: Favorite Photos of 2012
Over the last week, I’ve been looking back at the photos I took in 2012 trying to identify my best images of the year and my favorite images of the year. I also compared this year’s photos to last year to see how my style has changed (and it has changed!). My pictures in 2012 maintain a more consistent style then my 2011 favorite pictures — I was all over the place in 2011, which was pretty fun. I can also see some significant growth in my skills as I look at the images from the beginning of the year to the end (not to mention a better camera and the higher quality coming out of it). The primary difference between 2011 and 2012 is that I shot more in 2012. If I picked one thing I did in 2012 that improved my photography, it would be shooting almost daily. The old saying “Practice. Practice. Practice.” holds true.
Instead of posting the images in an online gallery or newsletter, I decided to collect the images and put them into a short eBook. I’m giving away the eBook to you. It includes one image from each month of 2012, and each of the selections is my favorite photo from that month. I really like how it turned out. At the back of the book, I include brief, and I mean brief, notes about each photo. I also included the settings for each photo even though I believe that settings without the understanding of the concepts mean nothing (and settings only tell you what worked for the lighting I had when I took the photo). The settings do tell me something interesting though. In 2012, my favorite shots came from approximately two focal lengths, about 24mm and 105mm. That means I could have made the images I did with just two primes.
This eBook is in a PDF format, so you’ll need the free Adobe Reader to view it. You can download Adobe Reader here. I hope you enjoy this eBook as much as I enjoyed making it. And I hope you have a great photographic year.
- North Shore Impressions: Favorite Photos of 2012 [PDF – 8MB] – Right click and select “Save As” for the best download experience.