Photographer Jim Goldstein just released a new e-book, “Photographing the 4th Dimension – Time“, that looks to be an outstanding guide to getting started with slow shutter and video techniques. I haven’t had a chance to read the book in its entirety but from what I’ve seen in skimming through it I’m thoroughly impressed with the quality and quantity of information presented. I’ll post a full review after I’ve spent more time with it.
In a nutshell, “Photographing the 4th Dimension – Time” is written for photographers who are looking to expand their skillset to include light painting, star trails and time lapse photography. If you’ve never experimented with night or time lapse photography, or even if you have but haven’t had much success, this book will quickly get you on the right track to making stunning images. I’m particularly interested in the chapter on time lapse photography.
The book appears to be laid out well, nicely organized, full of valuable information and beautifully designed. Something that sets this e-book apart from many I own are a multitude of interactive features. Links to useful web content and video tutorials make this so much more than your average “how-to” guide. Of course, Jim’s gorgeous photographs fill the book and are more than just eye candy – they’re fantastic examples of each technique. I’m a visual learner and it’s great to read about a technique, and then see a photo that was made using that very technique. It really helps to hammer home what it is the technique accomplishes.
At $20, “Photographing the 4th Dimension – Time” isn’t the cheapest e-book on the market but for those with an interest in learning slow shutter photography techniques, it’s well worth the small investment.