Shortcourses Does eBooks!|
(Monday, April 30, 2001 - 08:49 EDT)
Shortcourses' digital photography guides are now available in FULL COLOR eBook form!
Many of our readers will already be familiar with Dennis Curtin's excellent "Shortcourses" books: Picking up where the typical camera manual leaves off, his texts not only show you what all the controls on your new digicam do, but what to do with them! (What a concept!) Each Shortcourses guide is really a tutorial in basic photographic principles, crafted around the features of your particular digicam. (He also has a "generic" book, for owners of all the cameras he hasn't developed a custom guide for yet.)
Dennis' books are great, because they don't just tell you how to work your camera, but how to use it to take better photos. - They're one of the few products we've really gotten behind and endorsed directly: If you own a digicam, don't even think twice, buying a Shortcourses book will be the best $20-25 you could possibly spend.
One limitation of the Shortcourses books though, has been that they're all in black & white. Dennis uses hundreds of illustrations in them, so color printing would mean that virtually every page would have to be printed in full color, and the books would end up costing $500 each instead of $20, due to the absurd costs of color printing and Dennis' short press runs.
To address this, Dennis has now come out with full-color "eBook" versions of his books. - He has two out already, one on the Canon Powershot S300, plus a version of his "generic" book. Next up, he says he'll have eBook versions of his guides for the Olympus C-2040 Zoom and C-3040 Zoom.
Check out the Shortcourses site for a general description of the eBooks, or check out the Using Your Camera guide, or the Canon PowerShot S300 guide. HIGHLY recommended!