Writing with Light

8 Ways to Accelerate Your Photography – A New eBook by Anne McKinnell

I just spent last weekend attending a landscape photography workshop; I read a lot of photography books, I follow other photographers blogs that I respect and admire and I go out and shoot, shoot, shoot. That’s how it is when you’re a photographer. You’re always striving to fine tune your craft. There’s always something new to learn even though you may think there isn’t.

Last year I came across a photographer that had just quit her job, sold her house, bought an RV and embarked on a year long adventure as a photographer, writer and nomad. I was enthralled at first with her decision to do this (don’t we all wish we can make a change like that). What kept bringing me back to her blog, post after post, were her images. I travelled with Anne McKinnell for the year, revelling in her adventures that she shared both through the written word and through her photographs.

When Anne asked if I was interested in a review copy of her latest ebook I thought to myself “are you kidding me?” yup I’m interested. Now just as a side bar, her email came to me at 1:00AM my time so when I woke up the next morning I said to myself (just for a second)…”oh my god what if I don’t like it.” (yes I talk to myself quite a bit). Well my moment of concern was unfounded.

8 Ways To Accelerate Your Photography is a book that you’re going to read and keep close by so you can refer to it every so often. Anne McKinnell does a wonderful job of taking the reader through (well) 8 ways to not only accelerate your photography but improve your technique and become a better photographer.

In the first half of the book Anne discusses topics such as composition and how to create a compelling image; techniques for nailing exposure especially in difficult situations, different natural lighting situations and how the quality of light will affect your images and processing your images. The second half deals with developing your portfolio; sharing your images on the web and making money with your photography.

This is where this book differs from so many others before it. Whether your just starting out in photography or you’ve been doing it for a while we all ask ourselves whether we’re good enough to sell our images. You’ll have to answer that question for yourself but Anne not only provides direction on how to capture the best images possible she also reveals what methods she uses to select her best images and create a comprehensive portfolio.

Anne’s easy conversational style writing makes the reader feel like they’re sitting in a room having a one on one discussion with her as she eases in to the topics at hand. This ebook, at 88 pages, is one that you’ll read and keep referring to for a long time.

8 Ways To Accelerate Your Photography is being launched with a special introductory price of $7.99 but, for a limited time, you can get 25% off by using the discount code “accelerate25″ in the cart. That brings the price down to only $5.99! Click here to purchase.

15 responses

  1. Len

    Excellent review Edith. I have followed Anne in her travels and I am glad that she is pursuing her dream. I hope she knocks it out of the park.


    October 4, 2012 at 10:04 am

    • Thanks so much Len. I think she will knock it out of the park she’s done a terrific job.


      October 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm

  2. Another excellent review Edith, thanks


    October 4, 2012 at 11:14 am

  3. Well reviewed Edith. I’m buying. Anne is a remarkable photographer and like you I have followed her journey over the last year and admired both her work and her leap of faith.


    October 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm

  4. Well selling your house, buying an RV and embarking on a yearlong adventure as a photographer, writer and nomad would definitely be one way to accelerate one’s photography! 🙂 Sounds like an interesting read.


    October 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    • Thanks Phillip…it really is.


      October 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    • Hi Phillip, I would have to agree on that 🙂 I really noticed a big difference after having time to experiment with all the techniques to find ones that worked for me.


      October 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

  5. Thank you Edith for writing such a nice review of my eBook. I really appreciate the time you took to put into it and all your kind words.


    October 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    • My pleasure Anne. You really did a fabulous job with the book. I know I’ll be referring to it all the time.


      October 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

  6. What an inspiring story – thanks for bringing her to my attention!


    October 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

  7. Sounds pretty cool. I’ll have to check it out!


    October 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

  8. Pingback: The Compelling Photograph – Techniques for Creating Better Images | Edith Levy Photography

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