There are two sorts of eBooks here:
Mini eBooks which I am offering for a 'pay whatever you want' option. I'm going to be adding new titles regularly, so check back often to see what new eBooks have appeared.
A more detailed eBook 'Don't be Afraid of the Dark' - a general introduction to low light and astro photography.
Find out more below.
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
21 Top Tips for Night Photography
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark is a 50 page, 9500 word guide to night time photography. Each of the 21 tips is illustrated with a range of my images and each tip comes with further explanations to help you improve and develop your skills as a nocturnal photographer.
The eBook is broken down into four sections:
Night Photography in Urban Areas
Photographing the Night Sky
Photographing the Aurora Borealis
Many of the tips are illustrated with real life tales of the stories behind the shots, as I seek to bring you back with me to the times and places when I was perched on a mountain top in the dark, or by a ruined castle in the middle of the night, seeking just that perfect shot for that evening. As such, I've sought to make this more that simply a 'how to' book, but rather something that is a bit more autobiographical, one that gives you an insight into the whole process behind the thrill of being a landscape photographer.
The eBook is available as a high quality pdf (14.1MB) and can be viewed on computers, tablets or smart phones.
"Once picked up, ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ is hard to put down thanks to Alistair Hamill’s fresh and engaging writing style which takes the reader on a journey experienced through the viewfinder of a photographer who has cast aside the comforts of sleep to capture the mysteries of our night sky and enthralling landscapes across N. Ireland.
Relax in a cosy seat and let Alistair take you on a tour across Co. Antrim and Co Down while learning valuable tips which can only be learned by one who has spent hundreds of hours in the ‘field’ learning his craft first hand while battling the elements through all four seasons of the year. This pleasant book is filled with stunning imagery ranging from night panoramas of Belfast City, to the wonderful celestial delights in our skies, such as the Milky Way from the Mourne Mountains and the spectacular Aurora Borealis over the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle.
Don’t be surprised if you feel the urge to reach for a coat after reading this book, for Alistair is one of the few writers out there who makes the reader feel they are there with him laying in the snow or getting whipped by gales in order to get that perfect image. ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ is so much more than a ‘how to’ for this book is really about passion and one man’s quest to experience nature first hand while balancing his love for both his family and his photography. I read it all in one go and couldn’t help but feel inspired with a warm smile as my own thoughts turned towards the night sky and my camera bag thanks to Alistair’s profound passion for photography and the outdoors."
Night Sky Hunter - Astro & Severe Weather Photographer