Friday Kindle eBook: “Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks” (DK, 359pp, Jan2021) for $2

This is a recurring Kindle daily deal, this time around it is back until Friday 4/29/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, it is the “Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks” Kindle ebook by DK (359 pages, January 2021, Penguin) going for $2.

Kindle sample is available. On the “Hardcover” view there’s 12 images from the book (no separate “Look Inside”). As of the time of writing it averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 4642 customer ratings.

PS: and a freebie to help you with your reading sessions. During this weekend, members of the Lucky Rewards program can get a FREE Rockstar tin at your local Lucky’s brick and mortar store…

Friday: National Geographic The 21st Century: Photographs From the Image Collection for $33 [hardcover]

Nat-Geo time at the Friday 4/22/22 Amazon USA Gold Box. You can have the new condition hardcover “National Geographic The 21st Century: Photographs From the Image Collection” (November 2021, 400 pages, 4.5 out of 5 on 37 ratings) for $33 with free US shipping.

Elsewhere, at the NewEgg daily deals there’s another bonus Adidas gift card option along with the Bose 700 headphones for $329 which has also been price-match at Amazon’s

Meanwhile if you want to low-cost dabble into non-famous kinda-smartwatches, the Friday Meh daily deal is the Virmee VT3 IP68 Waterproof Smart Watch for $15 plus shipping…

Sunday (Kindle ebook): Photoshop Elements 2022 For Dummies 1st Edition for $5

Good until Sunday 4/10/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, as one of the Kindle daily deals you can get the “Photoshop Elements 2022 For Dummies 1st Edition” by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova for $5. This has 446 pages and as of the time of writing it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 50 ratings…

Wedn: “How to Photograph Everything” ebook for $2

We have an e-book as one of the Kindle daily deals running until Wednesday 3/9/22 at 11:59pm pacific time (e-books don’t/can’t sell-out 99.999% of the time). It is the “How to Photograph Everything”, Simple Techniques for Shooting Spectacular Images Kindle Edition, from the editors of the Popular Photography magazine, going for $2.

This is 528 pages long, from Weldon Owen (publisher), came out November 2014, and as of the time of writing it averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 156 customer ratings.

I bought this the last time it was on sale (earlier in 2022) but it pains me to say I haven’t e-opened it yet, so I can’t tell you much about it. If I manage to go through it before the deal expires, I’ll post an update {don’t hold your e-breath though!}

Elsewhere at the Amazon USA Gold Box there is a TechOrbits standing desk converter sale, with options ranging from $48 to $184. Converters are cheaper and more flexible than replacing your existing desks with standing desks… On the other end of the price spectrum, an unopened kitchen roll can be a standing desk converter for small laptops 😉

Wanting to remind people that Microsoft had a Surface Studio before it was cool, they have a Surface tablets sale ($170 to $650) under “Computers” at the Woot daily deals.

Then at the NewEgg dailies they have, among others:

+ 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $49 after promo code
+ 10% off Samsung internal SSD
+ 128GB Samsung EVO A2 V30 U3 microSDXC for $16
+ Core i9 and i5, 32″ Gigabyte, WD blue, ASUS Strix R10, etc

eBook: “Sontag: Her Life and Work” for $3

The ebook Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser is on sale for $3 at Amazon for the Kindle. This is 793 pages, September 2019, published by Ecco [no, not the shoe company?]…

As of the time of writing this averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 221 ratings. This is part of a limited time Kindle sale but it is not part of the daily deals, so I do not know the exact expiration date of the offer…

Friday: Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks for $2

Good until Friday 9/3/21 at 11:59pm pacific time [ebooks do not run out, technical issues aside], for $2 you can have the “Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks” ebook by DK, publication date January 2021, 359 pages.

You can take a look at the first pages of the ebook using the Kindle sample, or use the “Look Inside” feature on the webpage to jump around inside the ebook. This is a rich content/images/graphics ebook, best read on bigger tablets and computer screens…

As of the time of writing this is #1 in the Digital Photography ebooks category…

Among the other Friday Kindle daily deals they have of potential interest the How Asia Works: Success and Failure In the World’s Most Dynamic Region by Joe Studwell…

Saturday eBook: “The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters” for $2

A photography-learning ebook is among the Kindle daily deals running until Saturday August 14 in 2021 at 11:59pm pacific time! The book is The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters by Marc Silber going for $2. As of the time of writing it averages 4.3 out of 5 on nearly 200 customer reviews…

Of potential interest among the other 50+ Kindle daily deals is another $2 ebook, 100 Hoaxes & Mistakes That Fooled Science by the editors of Popular Science…

Thursday: Nikon D3500 Dummies Guide eBook for $4

Into the Amazon Gold Box of Thursday 12/24/20 we go where among their Kindle daily deals they have a camera-guide-book on sale for $3.99! It is the Nikon D3500 for Dummies, Kindle edition ebook by Julie Adair King! This has 352 pages (just over a penny per page!), it is a larger file size obviously (lots of diagrams and such) and was published almost exactly two years ago.

As of the time of writing it averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 739 customer ratings (mix of written reviews and star-ratings-only). You can “Look Inside” to jump around the ebook, and you can also send a sample to your Kindle. The Kindle samples are almost always the start of the book, while the “Look Inside” allows you to randomly jump around.

PS: if you have the Kindle Unlimited Subscription, one of the Nikon D3500 ebooks can be borrow-read from there, the Nikon D3500 User Guide by Owen Giden. This is 99 pages long, published a couple of weeks ago. This book does not offer a jump-around “Look Inside”, just the Kindle sample. It has zero customer ratings but if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription you lose nothing by borrowing it…

PS2: also part of the Thursday daily deals is another Dummies ebook, iPad for Seniors (12th edition, 415 pages, 4.2 out of 5 on 198 customer ratings) by Dwight Spivey for $5.

PS3: speaking of the D3500, the Neewer Battery Grip for select Nikon D3X00 and D5X00 APS-C dSLRs is on sale for $25 (4.6 out of 5 based on 1228 customer ratings as of the time of writing). This is an old-fashioned sale, not a lightning-deal.

Sunday: Presidential Photography of Pete Souza, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” for $7 [Kindle, eBook]

Presidential Photographer Pete Souza [Wikipedia], chief white house photographer for two presidents, Reagan and Obama [one film, one digital we can assume], is one of the Kindle daily deals for Sunday, with his presidential photography e-book “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” covering all eight years (327 pages, November 2017). The sale price is $7 but you get a $0.70 “Great On Kindle” promotional store credit as well. You can “Look Inside” to see if this mix of presidential photography and text is something of interest. Offer ends Sunday at 11:59pm pacific time. eBooks don’t sell out… This is currently #1 in the Photography & Video category at Amazon…

Spend $25+ on Kindle ebooks, Get $6 promo credit

It’s that time of the year for the Kindle ebook offers as well! This promotion runs between November 23-30 in 2020. If you purchase $25+ in Kindle ebooks in any combination [eg one expensive ebook, or multiple ebooks on different days] during the promotional period, you will earn a $6 promotional Kindle ebook credit.

First, you must activate the promotion. If you are logged on, it may activate simply by visiting or reloading the page, or by following the link mentioned over there.

Once activated, any purchases you made during this promotional period [even before you activated the offer] count towards the $25 minimum.

Your $6 bonus will be applied to your Amazon account within two days of reaching the $25 minimum.

Once applied to your account, you have 21 days to spend the $6 ebook credit (you can use it on one ebook or multiple ebooks).

There are plenty of photography ebooks out there, from camera guides, to post-processing, to inspirational, to “Understanding Exposure” type of books, and so on. OR you can buy any other ebook sold at Amazon.

To make the most of it, plan also how to spend the $6 credit before jumping in on the offer, so it won’t be left to expire unused.

Some ebooks also have a “Great On Kindle” store credit, which is stackable with this $6 credit…

BOOK CLUB TIP: If you are looking for a long complicated epic fantasy that can be read by the whole family during the socially-distanced winter holidays, try The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson [there’s Kindle sample and look inside]. Not brutal or convoluted or uber-complicated or sexually charged as “A Song of Ice and Fire / Game Of Thrones”. From what I recall the most sexual thing that happened in book #1 was a kiss between two mature adults. Infact it’s so nonsexual you have to wonder whether most of the characters are eunuchs 😉 Note that this is planned as a 10-book series but Sanderson is writing fast fast fast fast.

Wedn: “Picture This: How Pictures Work” by Molly Bang for $3

The number of ebook offers are increasing in the Amazno gold Box, and as such, the net may grab more photography-related ebooks. Such as this offer, good until 11/25/20 [one month until COVID Christmas!] at 11:59pm pacific time [ebooks rarely ever sell out]. It is a classic, Molly Bang’s “Picture This: How Pictures Work” going for $3. This is a 154-page book. As of the time of writing it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 131 customer ratings…

You can request a free Kindle sample [and send it to your favorite Kindle app or Kindle ereader or tablet] or you can go to the Hardcover version and “Look Inside”.

UPDATE: of popular science interest, Brian Greene, one of the “physics/space science popularizers” has a daily deal ebook as well, it’s “Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe” for $4 (408 pages, February 2020, 4.5 out 5 with nearly 1000 ratings, you also get a $0.40 Great On Kindle credit)…

Friday: Photoshop Elements 2020 Dummies ebook for $5

Reading is FUN-da-mental! Of the Friday Kindle daily deals one is of photography interest, it is the Kindle edition of the Dummies Photoshop Elements 2020 by Barbara Obermeier and Tad Pavoda for $5. This has 425 pages and as of the time of writing it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 260+ ratings…

Of “6 degrees of interest” to photography, and a wordplay on the more famous books, of math interest, it’s the The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz for $3…

Monday: “Picture This – How Pictures Work” Expanded Molly Bang classic for $3 [eBook]

The 1991 classic book “Picture This: How Pictures Work” by Molly Bang is now available in an expanded and revised edition (2016, 154pp, Chronicle Books), and it is one of the Monday 7/6/20 Kindle daily deals going for $3. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 170+ ratings [rating is the (weighted? who knows) sum of written reviews and plain star-ratings].

Speaking of Amazon, it’s a very busy day of tech in the Germany Gold Box where the sales including a stunna ASUS Zen Ultrabook for 899 euro, MSI gaming, TP-Link, 15 euro multimeter kit, Oppo’s Find X2 smartphone line (PRO, NEO, Lite), Huawei MateBook 13, EGLO lighting, refurbished iPhones, IBRA cables, Amazon hardware, SodaStream, Melitta shiny coffee machines, Fitbit, Sennheiser, Bosch and Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphones…

Thursday: Zen Camera by David Ulrich for $2 [ebook]

Good until Thursday 6/4/20 at 11:59pm pacific time [I almost forgot to post it!], as one of the Amazon Kindle daily deals, you can get the 224-page Kindle ebook “Zen Camera” by David Ulrich for $1.99 but you also receive a $0.30 store credit towards future purchases of “Great on Kindle” ebooks. The store credit is applied automatically and expires automatically if not used.

The ebook averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 74 customer reviews. The price was right so I just purchased it but obviously I can’t read it and digest it and review it before the expiration time. I’m not a 32-core system after all, I’m just a Celeron 🙂

As the Zen in the title hints at, this is a blend of photography and (Westernized) Zen, so prepare for some spiritual materialism 😉

If you want to take a shot at the book but you are not sure whether it’s something you’d like, and you are going to have the time in the next few days to dive into it, note that Amazon offers refunds of ebooks within a few days after purchase. Locate the purchase under amazon.com/myk [myk = my kindle] and request a refund.I think it’s seven days but I’m not 100% certain.

Tuesday: “Picture This: How Pictures Work” eBook for $3 [Molly Bang, August 2016, 154pg]

Among the Tuesday 4/28/20 Amazon Gold Box deals of the day is a photography ebook on sale for $3! It is the “Picture This: How Pictures Work” ebook by Molly Bang, 154 pages, published in August 2016. As of the time of writing, it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 160 customer reviews…

You can read the first few pages of the ebook with the Kindle sample, or you can jump around inside the book when you use the “Look Inside” feature at the Print Book page

This book was originally published in 1991…

Sale ends on 4/28/20 at 11:59pm pacific time. eBooks do not sellout 🙂

Sunday: “Understanding Exposure” [4th ed, 2016] ebook by Bryan Peterson for $2

Don’t want, RUN to Amazon! Good until Sunday 4/5/20 at 11:59pm pacific time [ebooks don’t run out], you can get the 4th edition of Bryan Peterson’s “Understanding Exposure” for $2 as one of the Sunday Kindle deals of the day. The 4th edition came out in 2016 (Random House).

If you haven’t seen this book before, you can get a Kindle sample for the beginning of the book, and you can use the page for the print edition of the book to “Look Inside” which allows you to jump around a book, very helpful in trying to figure out whether this is something that might interest you. o/~ Jump, jump, jump around! o/~

Used Print Book: “Instant: The Story of Polaroid” for $5

If you like print photography books but don’t want to pay new condition price, in “Used – Good” condition you can get the book “Instant: The Story of Polaroid” by Christopher Bonanos (2012, 192 pages, 4.5 out of 5 based on 70+ customer reviews) for $5~ by a 3rd-party seller at Amazon Warehouse Deals with free shipping from the seller (not fulfilled by Amazon, so more people get free shipping). Better conditions go for slightly more ($6~ in “Used – Very Good”)

Tuesday: Dorothea Lange ebook for $3

One of the Tuesday Kindle deals of the day at Amazon is an e-book written by Dorothea Lange’s grand daughter about her grandmother, “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” for $2.99.

Speaking of ebooks, for a limited time (but longer than a daily deal), Amazon is running a 99c+ ebook sale

10% off 700+ B&N Photography Outlet books

One of the popular things to do back when there were big-chain bookstores on many street corners was to go inside and browser around the Clearance section where you could find giant photography books at a bargain price.

You can sort of do this online by heading to the B&N Outlet page and more specifically digging down to the Photography Section where they have 700+ books on clearance/sale there. You can further drill down on them using the categories (and then the sub-categories) on the left hand side of their page…

And for a limited time, coupon code FIREWORKS gets you 10% off your purchase over there and for many other items sold at the B&N website ~ with the usual coupon exclusions they have (eg, no Nook books, no LEICA Legos, etc). Check website for details…

Friday Blurb flash sale: 30% off Photography Book purchases with coupon

Blurb is not only selling custom photo books for photographers to print, but also allows photographers (and others) to sell their own books to the general public. Which brings us to this limited time flash sale for Friday 6/21/19, coupon code SUMMERSAVING3RT gets you 30% off the purchase of other people’s books at the Blurb Bookstore which features Photography books, along with other related categories such as Travel and Cookbooks and more. Browse through or use their detailed categories selector.

Or jump directly to the Art & Photography Books page, where they have “just” 110,000 (!!!) options. Happy browsing 🙂

If any of you have photography books published there, post them in the Comments so our other readers can check them out and mayhaps purchase them using the flash sale coupon!

And for the speed-readers, this is a coupon for buying other people’s photography books. It is not a coupon to create your own custom photo books!

Monday eBook: “The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA” for $4

Good until Monday at 11:59pm pacific time, one of the Kindle daily deals is the Kindle e-book The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA (258 pages, November 2017, Chronicle Books) going for $4. You can get a Kindle sample on your device or app OR to go deep inside the book, use the “Look Inside” feature on the Print Book page

Sun ebook: James Aldred Wildlife Cameraman adventures for $3

I almost missed this. There are over 80 e-books featured in today’s Amazon USA Gold Box daily deals. One of them is of camera-photo-video interest, it is a book about wildlife BBC camera man James Aldred, “The Man Who Climbs Trees: The Lofty Adventures of a Wildlife Cameraman” (272 pages, May 2018) going for $3 until Sunday at 11:59pm pacific time. eBooks don’t sell out 🙂 It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews.

Still Good: Photographer’s Guide ebooks by Alexander White on sale for $8 each: Fuji X100S, various Panasonic LX*, Sony RX1/RX10/RX100 models, Etc

Alexander S. White has written a lot of camera guides for various RAWsumers/serious-compacts and a number of his ebooks are currently on sale for $8 for the Kindle! You can find them all under his name.

How useful these type of ebooks can be to you depends on many factors. For example, if you purchased every single Sony RX100 camera since they started coming out, you may have no need for the RX100 Mark V book. On the other hand, if the Sony RX-something is your first ever Sony digital camera, a camera guide can be helpful in getting you familiarized with the world of Sony.

Among the camera guides that are going for $8 as of the time of writing:

+ Fuji X100S
+ Sony RX1R II
+ Sony RX10 IV, I
+ Sony RX100 V, IV, II, I
+ Nikon P900, P610, P600, P510, B700, etc
+ Panasonic LX10/LX15, LX100, LX5, ZS70/TZ90
+ Canon S95
+ some Leica D-Lux models

There are two ways to get a feel for these camera guides before buying them:

1. you can get read Kindle sample (typically the first few pages of the book)
2. if you go to the hardback/print version of the book, it may have “Look Inside” enabled. “Look Inside” often lets you jump all over the book, and that’s the best way to get a feel for it since you can read actual content, not just the beginning

PS: you can find out at any time how much no-rush shipping digital credits you have by doing to amazon.com/norushcredits – it’s easy to remember, no rush credits. As far as I know, there’s no way to tell ahead of time whether an ebook is eligible or not for no-rush-credits.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Susan Sontag’s “On Photography”

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day! Our pick to photographically celebrate this day is to read or re-read, parts or in-whole, the photography classic book from 1973, “On Photography” by Susan Sontag. It is also available on Kindle for instant gratification, or if you want to rest your eyes, there is also an Audiobook version (6 hours and change).

(ENDED) Lightning Deals Round-Up: Nat Pho Book, D-Rebel T7i Book, Etc

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(ENDED) Wednesday: Photoshop CS4 QuickSteps ebook for $2

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