Free E-book: Learn From the Masters of Street Photography

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Check out the updated book: “100 Lessons From the Masters of Street Photography.”


Dear streettogs,

I am excited to announce my new free “open-source” e-book: “Learn From the Masters of Street Photography.” This book is a compilation of all the lessons I’ve distilled from my “Learn From the Masters Series” on the blog, in a convenient PDF for you to read, learn from, edit, remix, and share.

This project is very close to my heart, because I think it is my greatest work to date. I have poured my entire heart, blood, and soul into this work (along with drinking close to 100 espressos in total). I truly hope that this book helps stimulate some new ideas, helps push you outside of your creative zone, and for you to embrace these timeless lessons from the masters of photography.

Free Sample Chapters: “Learn From the Masters of Street Photography”

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I am currently working on a new book: “Learn From the Masters of Street Photography”, which is a distillation of all of the lessons that I’ve learned from the masters of street photography.

You can get a free sneak peak by downloading the PDF of the sample chapters here.

If you want to learn more, read all of the in-depth articles from the “Learn From the Masters” series on the blog here.

FREE EBOOK: Street Portrait Manual

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Dear streettogs, I am excited to announce my new free book: “The Street Portrait Manual.” If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to build your confidence approaching strangers, how to direct your subjects, and not make photos that look “posed” — I think you will enjoy this one!

Download:

You can download this book for free below in the following formats:

PDF:

This version has all the pictures and examples:

  • PDF (direct download, 24MB)
  • PDF (small size, 7.5MB)

Text:

This version has only text, no images. Use these files if you want to read the book on a Kindle, e-reader, or if you want to edit, change, translate, or modify the text (as this book is “open source“).

Read more if you want to read the full text online (or save it to a service like Pocket or Instapaper):

Free E-Book: How to Overcome Photographer’s Block

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I am excited to announce that I just finished writing a new book titled: “How to Overcome Photographer’s Block.” If you have ever felt lack of motivation, inspiration, or direction– this is the book for you!

If you’re in a creative rut, learn how to break out of your “photographer’s block” with this comprehensive and practical manual. In this book, I share practical tips, guidance, and assignments to break out of any creative barrier you have with your photography, no matter how severe.

You will learn how to overcome perfectionism, “paralysis by analysis”, giving yourself the permission to make “imperfect photos”, learn how to integrate your life with photography, how to focus on the process (not the outcome), how to add more novelty and randomness to your life, and more.

The book is “open source,” meaning you can share it, remix it, and do anything you want with it for free. Feel free to share it with a friend, print it out, or even translate it into a different language!

You can download the book for free in these formats:

Enjoy :)

Other free ebooks:

  1. Street Photography 101: An Introduction to Street Photography (translation into Portuguese here)
  2. The Street Photography Project Manual
  3. 31 Days to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography
  4. The Social Media Blackbook for Photographers
  5. Letters from a Street Photographer
  6. Street Photography Aphorisms, Heuristics, and Sayings

You can also read the full book for free below, and you can save it to Pocket or Instapaper:

Free E-Book: On Being an Artist and Photographer

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Dear streettogs, I am excited to share that I have a new free e-book to share with you guys: “On Being an Artist and Photographer“. The chapters include:

  • Chapter 1: How to Succeed and Survive as an Artist and Photographer
  • Chapter 2: The Role of the Artist and Photographer
  • Chapter 3: How to Express Yourself as an Artist and Photographer
  • Chapter 4: How to Have a Creative and Flexible Mind as an Artist and Photographer
  • Chapter 5: How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone in Art and Photography
  • Chapter 6: How to Be Self-Compassionate as an Artist and Photographer
  • Chapter 7: Conclusion

This free e-book is a compilation of all of the previous blog posts I’ve been writing on the book: “Akademie x Lessons in Art and Life“. I know the blog posts are a bit difficult to download and access, so I put them together in an easy-to-access free download file.

Free download:

This book is “open source” meaning you are free to distribute, edit, change, remix, or share this with your friends (freely and openly). Enjoy:

  • PDF
  • Google Doc (please help me edit this text with your suggestions).

If you want to read the full e-book on this blog, “read more”. You can also save the book to “Pocket” and “Instapaper“.

Other free e-books:

Here are some other free e-books on street photography you might enjoy:

  1. Street Photography 101: An Introduction to Street Photography” (translation into Portuguese here)
  2. The Street Photography Project Manual
  3. “31 Days to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography
  4. The Social Media Blackbook for Photographers
  5. Letters from a Street Photographer
  6. Street Photography Aphorisms, Heuristics, and Sayings

Free E-Book: “Street Photography 101: An Introduction to Street Photography”

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Update: I re-edited this book with new images and design / April, 2016

Hey streettogs, I am excited to announce that I’ve finally published my free e-book: “Street Photography 101. If you’re new to street photography, want to learn the fundamentals, or refresh your existing knowledge– check it out. As always, this book is “open source” — meaning you can freely edit, remix, and distribute this information as you would like.

Below is an overview of some of the chapters I will cover:

  • Chapter 1: What is street photography?
  • Chapter 2: Why street photography?
  • Chapter 3: What to look for when you’re shooting street photography
  • Chapter 4: How to overcome your fear of shooting street photography
  • Chapter 5: Lessons I’ve learned from the masters of street photography
  • Chapter 6: Street photography equipment, technical settings, technique
  • Chapter 7: Street photography exercises
  • Chapter 8: Conclusion

Free Download

PDF (Normal/91MB)

PDF (Small/15.9MB)

iBooks Author (353.MB)

If you want to edit, translate, or remix the book, below is the original “iBooks Author” file (free to download for anyone with a Mac):

Also check out the Portuguese translation.

You can also “read more” to see the full text of the book below.

Free E-Book: The Street Photography Project Manual

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Dear streettogs, I am really excited to share that I have (another) free e-book for you guys (because I love you) titled: “The Street Photography Project Manual

The concept behind the e-book was this: I wanted to put together all the information I knew regarding coming up with ideas with street photography projects, how to shoot it, how to edit and sequence it, and how to publish it. Here is a quick overview of the chapters in this e-book:

  • Chapter 1: Why pursue a street photography project?
  • Chapter 2: What makes a great photography project?
  • Chapter 3: How to come up with a street photography project idea?
  • Chapter 4: How to stay motivated when pursuing your photography project
  • Chapter 5: How to edit/sequence your photography project
  • Chapter 6: How to publish your photography project
  • Chapter 7: Conclusion

Free download:

This book is “open source” meaning you are free to distribute, edit, change, remix, or share this with your friends (freely and openly). Enjoy:

If you want to read the full e-book on this blog, “read more”:

Here are some other free e-books I published:

Free Open-Source Online Street Photography Course: “All the World’s a Stage: Introduction to Street Photography”

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In the spirit of the “Open Source Photography” approach, I present to you the free online street photography course: “All the World’s a Stage: Introduction to Street Photography.” The majority of this course material was made in 2012, and many of my thoughts and beliefs on street photography have changed since then. However if you are starting off in street photography and want a primer to start, this might be a helpful resource for you.

Also because this is an “Open Source” course, feel free to edit, remix, and distribute this course however you would like!

You can download the syllabus for the course here (.docx file). 

Update: I have also setup an informal Facebook group for this course. Unfortunately I cannot moderate it at the moment, but you can collaborate with other students here: All the World a Stage: Introduction to Street Photography Facebook Group

FREE EBOOK: 31 Days to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography

Around a year or two ago I had this idea to write a free e-book on street photography, particularly one that was focused on overcoming your fear of shooting street photography. Over the course of that time, I have written a substantial amount on the topic, yet it sat in my folder on my computer. It simply felt too overwhelming in terms of how much I needed to edit the text, how to format the e-book, as well as what images to include.

However when I was in Berlin, my friend Andreas Weeber mentioned the book – and when I was going to release it. I stopped dead in my tracks, and thought to myself: “Oh yeah, what ever happened to that book?”

On my plane ride home, I then started editing it down further, and trying to prepare around an 80% completed project that I would simply share with others. After all, I think perfection is the enemy of getting things done.

Info about the book

As a disclaimer, the bulk of what I wrote for the book was several months ago – and some of my opinions have changed drastically during the time. However, I still think it will be a helpful resource to anybody who is having a difficult time overcoming their fear of shooting street photography. It is also unedited, full of typos, and grammatical errors.

What I ask for you guys is if you could help me edit the book, make some suggestions, and leave them in the comments below. Also if anyone is interested in helping design a pretty-looking PDF version of it, please leave a comment below!

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These are the rough cuts of what I have available so far. I am releasing this content as open-source, free for you to pick apart, edit, and distribute freely. However what you are not allowed to do is to charge money for any part of the content in this book. Also I kindly request if you post any part of this book anywhere, please mention my name and link back to my blog.

Below is the text of the excerpts of the book, in-case you don’t want to download the Doc file or the PDF file:

Download Thomas Leuthard’s (85mm) NEW Street Photography Book: “Collecting Souls: What Street Photography Means to Me” For FREE!

I am excited to announce that Thomas Leuthard (85mm) has just released his second book on street photography titled: “Collecting Souls: What Street Photography Means to Me“. This book is much more advanced than his previous book, and contains more of his personal thoughts and ideas when it comes to street photography. It includes more than 30 short chapters about street photography, and should help with your own story-telling and style.

As with Thomas’ other street photography book, it is totally FREE and available for download here.

If you haven’t checked out Thomas’ first book “Going Candid“, you can also download that here as well.

Show Thomas some love by leaving a comment below and telling him what you think about his book/generosity!