A couple of years back, I started compiling notes for Making the Shot Three: An In-Depth Discussion on Focus.
It wasn't until after last Thanksgiving that I finally committed to tackling this topic though.
And it wasn't until 2:00 a.m. this past Monday that I finally completed it.
It's 139 pages and is by far the most detailed, comprehensive, challenging thing I have ever written (and it feels odd saying this, but I actually think it's the best writing I've ever done.)
And then my friend/past student Marilou Jaen took all of my words and all of my images and layed them out to create a PDF that is so beautiful, it makes me teary. (And I've received emails from people who have purchased it and admitted to getting teary-eyed when they downloaded it too because they know how hard I've worked on it and because it's just so stinking pretty.)
In the past, I have only made issues of Making the Shot available to past and current students of The Photographers' Workshop, but decided to write this issue for any and all photographers who want to learn how to get the sharpest images possible, straight out of the camera. So this is the first issue of Making the Shot I've ever released to the general public, and therefore, I'm kind of a nervous mess.
In this issue, I discuss in great detail how cameras and lenses, lighting and contrast, autofocus settings and a proper focusing technique each play a critical and combined role in creating the sharpest images possible, straight out of the camera.
It also includes three step-by-step testing guides, ten comprehensive case studies, an entire section that tackles the topic of why and how you should be Back Button Focusing and every ounce of knowldege I have (and then some) on the topic of focusing.
In addition to the 139-page PDF, it also includes over six hours of audio and a two-week Q&A Forum where I will answer any and all questions related to the topic of focus. (The forum runs from June 16th-29th.)
It's $55 for the PDF + Audio OR $75 for the PDF + Audio + 2-Week Forum. (Past students of The Photographers' Workshop get a $20 discount.)
So, if you'd like to learn how to get the sharpest images possible, straight out of the camera, all you need to do is:
1. Go here.
2. Add Making the Shot Three to your shopping cart.
3. Download the PDF + Audio. (These are HUGE files, so they will take several minutes to download.)
4. Read and learn and enjoy, and put it all into practice!
And thanks again to all of you who have been cheering me on during this process. (I love you guys.)
If you have any questions (or comments of course) just leave them in the comments section and I'll be sure to get them answered.
I'm so excited to share this with you guys!
For more information about Making the Shot Three: An In-Depth Discussion on Focus, click here.