Free Photography Books

By ltsolet / On / In Photography, Read, Stuff

Who doesn’t like free?  Rhetorical question, I know.  Sure I love free as much as the next person but you have have to ask yourself sometimes, if it’s free, is it any good.

Questions answered:  Yes.

So our friends at (from Australia) have compiled a list of Photography books that are 100% free, readily available and pretty darn good.  Some will change the game for you out there who have reached a plateau  and are looking to expand your vision.  For others, it will be a quick reminder of things that you have taken for granted over time.  And for still others, it will be a recommended reading list for those you are passing down your knowledge to.

Many of my friends here me say it all the time: “Knowledge wants to be free and finds a way to be so.”  This excellent compilation shows just that and the generosity of the photographic community in sharing what it knows.  Great job Mark!


The Ultimate List of FREE Photography Books! Get them ALL

There’s no easier way to improve your photography than devouring all the free photography books available on the Internet. Along with watching free YouTube tutorials, you can improve your photography and learn how to run a photography business… all for free. I’ve scoured the web to create what I consider to be the ultimate list of free photography books.

Paperwhite and a Good Read

By ltsolet / On / In Amazon, Podcast, Read, Tech

Travel is good for the soul.  Getting there is great for books.

My iPad is great for many things that sometimes area  great many distractions from ready, the Kindle Paperwhite is none of those things.  Easy to read in any light, especially the starboard seat of an morning flight north, sun coming through the open window that won’t get closed.  Or if you don’t fly, outside at the table during your lunch break.

At $99.99, wireless sync, backlight for might time reading, light as a paperback but hold thousands of books, it’s a no brainer.

Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers

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And while you’re at it, pre-order the Grit by Angela Duckworth and stick to it!

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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Ketogenic for the Weekend

By ltsolet / On / In Amazon, Health, Read

So those of you who know me, know that I am a strong proponent of the Ketogenic Diet.  What is that you say?  Well, think Low Carb High Fat.  “Fat!?!” you say in astonishment making that face people make when they eat kale and pretend to love it.  “High fat!” you say is even worse.

Well, hear me out.  It’s not what you think or perhaps not as bad as you think.  There are several varieties of the diet out there and most can fit even the craziest lifestyle while keeping off the weight and providing a myriad of other help benefits.

Disclaimer time:  I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV.  Consult your doctor and common sense before trying any new health fad or diet recommended by your friends uncle bob or anyone you find on the internet…like this one.

The diet works on a simple principle: use fat for fuel instead of only carbs.  By limiting carbs you force the body to use up its fat stores.  And if you’re like me, you have a few.  By burning fat instead of going for quick carbs you can quickly loose weight while at first restricting calories and later maintain weight by keeping to the diet guidelines.

Here’s a few things to read on the subject for the weekend.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.  I may open a different comment section for this as w grow.

Slow Carb Diet Proponent Tim Ferriss

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

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Strong keto advocate, Maria Emmerich gives good advice if a little heavy handed for the average dieter.


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Jimmy Moore makes is all simple and easy.

Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet

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Happier Clients Now

By ltsolet / On / In Read, Stuff

Ok. I’m guilty as the next guy/gal of running from one place to another.  And when I do, there is always something that slips through the cracks.  Sometimes these things matter and sometimes they don’t.  What’s I’ve learned is that it’s the little things, little unexpected things that make the most long term impressions on someone that will shape and affect your relationship with them.

And as it just so happens, here is a quick article with some ideas on things, some large some small, that will help you have happier clients now and in the future.

All credits to Justine Smith:

15 Ways to Delight Your Clients | FreshBooks Blog

“Actions speak louder than words.” The phrase your mother said 1,000 times before has followed you all the way into adulthood. In fact, it might actually be the thing that builds your business and makes you more successful. Mom was right. Go figure. The word “thanks” may have a nice ring to it, but there’s …




Things That I Am Reading Now

By ltsolet / On / In Read, Stuff

Ok. So the saying goes that “Education is never a waste.” In those five words are a mouthful is the potential to change you life and to change it for others. There are so many reasons to continue learning that this post simply cannot put them all into words. Luckily for me, someone else has already done that.

Meet Dr. Adam Grant. He’s one of the good guys. Successful, determined, civic and social minded. And he’s a good writer, humorist, and what appears to be an all around good guy.  Don’t take my word for it.  Look it up.  They guy is the stuff of legend and he’s just getting started.

I’m in the middle of Give and Take and I can hardly put it down.

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

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Before the end of March, I’ll plan on putting some of this wisdom to action as I move on to Originals: How Non-Conformist Move the World.  From what I understand, this book is a powerful testament to what can happen when you share and inspire with your vision.

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

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