Interview with Duncan Evans

Published 2014-04-11.
What are you working on next?
Just published Digital Portrait Projects and am now working on a Practical Digital Landscapes book. This will cover actual real-world scenarios, not just print a few classic images and say use a tripod.
Who are your favorite photographers?
Portrait people are my favourites: Helmut Newton, Bob Carlos Clarke, David Bailey, Terry O'Neill.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Bills and deadlines first, then seeing what creative ideas I can make happen.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Taking photos, gaming, my motorbike or watching movies on my home theatre system.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Favourite authors release new books on this format.
Do you remember the first photography book you ever wrote?
Yes. I've written over a dozen for publishers such as AVA Books, Ilex Press, RotoVision. My latest print book is Digital Mayhem: 3D Landscape Techniques for Focal Press. All about 3D and it's very good :)
What is your writing process?
Contents ideas first, then a full list of structure, then put it all into a spreadsheet with page numbers. Then start researching or looking for contributors. Then start writing. At the end, there's design, checking PDF proofs, covers, back pages, supporting websites and finally, in print terms, a book. Writing an ebook for yourself is much quicker and easier.
How do you approach cover design?
Impact, clarity, relevance.
What do you read for pleasure?
Military history and fiction, sci-fi and fantasy, photography, physics, history for books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Not a choice, but I use an iPad and Android tablets for mobile use.
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Books by This Author

New Year on Utopia
Price: Free! Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Set in the near(ish) future it's new year's eve on Utopia and L1 Councillor Areum Khang-Jones is getting ready for an important civic function, later that night. Areum's brief is law and order, which means she's made a lot of enemies in the Utopia underworld. Tonight, revenge is in the air. This self-contained short story is set 30 years after the events in the novel, A Letter To Turing.
Practical Digital Landscape Photography
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 30,020. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
Want to actually photograph landscapes rather than read endless theory? This book let's everyone, no matter what their skill level, jump right in and discover how to photograph mountains and hills, waterfalls, harbours, windmills, caves, woods, country houses and even cities at night. Each topic is fully illustrated and explained in self-contained chapters. Contains over 100 digital photographs.
A Letter To Turing
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 128,040. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Tarrent has a collection and delivery job to do, but there are forces at work to keep him from earning his payday. Helping him out and acting as his conscience, is Areum. Only she isn't human. Together they face intrigue and danger as they race against time and powerful enemies through three contrasting systems in an epic sci-fi adventure. If you love cyberpunk, this is for you.
Practical Digital Portraits
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
In this e-book are 10 chapters, varying in complexity and style, covering many aspects of shooting portraits, from the basics to hiring a studio and shooting on location. There's basic composition, how to use studio lights, lens types and then shooting fashion, portraits, classic, retro and period-themed images. At all times this is a practical book, explaining how to get the shot you want.
Digital Photography Essentials
Price: Free! Words: 12,770. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
Digital Photography Essentials is an intense, introduction to digital technology, the main photographic concepts and picture control. It is designed for anyone who is new to digital from film or new to digital at all. It explains what the hardware is, how it works and then what the main photographic operations are and how you can use them. The book is illustrated.
Get Started in Digital Glamour Photography (Lingerie Edition)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,120. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
Want to shoot glamour photography with your digital camera but don't know where to start? Then this is the book for you, aimed at the photographer who knows their camera, but nothing about the world of glamour photography. It covers all the essentials for the gear required, hiring models, composing the photo, mastering lighting and shooting in the studio or on location.