Craft & Vision eBooks

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:12+00:00 April 12th, 2011|3 Comments

I’ve recently started working with an eBook publishing company, Craft&Vision, who will be publishing an eBook of mine in the very near future. If you are familiar with David duChemin (photographer and author of “Within the Frame“, and he’s also the guy who started up Craft&Vision) then you may already know of these eBooks, but if not … you have to check them out.

All of the books have something to do with photography, and they are very, very diverse. You’ll see many of them written by David himself (who is already a very well-known author with Peachpit), but he also has a lot of other amazing authors and photographers add to the collection as well. But you know what the coolest part is? Each eBook is only $5! I usually don’t “promote” stuff on my blog, but I feel a real dearness with this brand and think it’s a great investment for photographers.

The newest of these, hot-off-the-press as of this morning, is “The Power of Black & White” by Piet Van den Eynde. This is a must-have book if you edit photos in Adobe Lightroom and want to know some of the best ways to convert them to B&W. He goes into great detail about using the Lightroom Develop module to convert a colour image, and also shows a few tricks on editing with Lightroom Plug-ins like Nik and Photomatix (for B&W HDR). And, BTW, it’s only $4 through April 16 (see info at the bottom of this post). Also, if you buy this book in the first five days of its release (starting today) you are automatically entered to win a copy of Nik Silver Efex Pro … I have this software and TOTALLY love it. And, they’re giving away three copies. :)

The books come in either PDF format, or as an iPad app. If you ask me, even if you have an iPad, go ahead and get the PDF document. It’s really easy to throw the PDF into a reader (I use GoodReader) or iBooks. Plus, when you buy the PDF then a chunk of your money doesn’t go to Apple … it alls sticks with the authors (always a nice thing, right?). :) So take a look and, if you have any feedback, let me know what you think.

And, check back here in a few months … my eBook should hit the digital shelves with a probable early summer-time release. :)

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Kristina April 12, 2011 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I JUST downloaded craft&vision for my ipad over the weekend and picked up a David DuChemin issue right away – long time follower of his work. So exciting that you’re going to be featured. Congratulations! :)

  2. Joyce April 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    In the past couple of years I have been trying to learn all I can in photography and was trying to learn photoshop at the same time. To make things easier I thought it was best just to get photography under my belt first. smile… I will take a look at his work.
    OK, don’t laugh, but I have a silly question- what is the difference between photoshop and Adobe Lightroom? Thanks. xo

    • Nicole April 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      Lightroom is file-management and also RAW editing. You can also print and make web galleries with it. I mostly just use it to edit my RAW files and keep them organized. You can’t really do any in-depth craziness or editing, mostly global changes to the overall photo.

      Photoshop is a “pixel editor”. You can do pretty much anything in Photoshop when it comes to retouching and editing photos (among a few other things, but mostly images). Much of what you do in Lightroom can be done with Photoshop, but if you work with a lot of files then using Lightroom WITH Photoshop can make your work-flow easier.

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