Trick Photography Book Review




I am starting to become interested in photography but I absolutely have no idea where to start but doing a little bit of research I found the Trick Photography book by Evan Sharboneau.


1-TPSE2He claims that anyone with a DSLR camera can create some of the photos you see here which are quite stunning. I actually use my girlfriends Cannon T3i Rebel, click here to see my recommended cameras. She is a free-lance photographer who knows a lot more about photography than me. I showed the website to her and the reaction was pure amazement.

From that point I was like okay this may be the starter guide I need for accomplishing special effects. So I decided to purchase the trick photography book and here is my honest review. Note: this is a review to visit Trick Photography Book official website click here. 

Once you purchase your copy you will be sent an email with your username and password. From your email you can click the link provided to log in. Once signed in, the home page seems to be simplistic. You are given 5 tabs Home, Ebook, Videos, Get DVD, News, Contact Us. The home page contains information if you are new to Photography, which I am. I found this comforting as it is an introductory option however it will require an additional purchase but it is there if you need it.


The Ebook is the bread and butter of this product and it delivers. So once you click on the ebook tab you are given a variety of downloading options. This includes Ipad users as well, a plus if your on the go like me. Once downloaded, the ebook starts to go over some materials you may need: tripod, flashlight and some photography equipment.

Any dream is worth the necessary tools to go along with it. Now that does not mean to buy the most expensive brand or equipment. Evan actually gives you some ideas. A tripod is essential to be honest as a filmmaker who post films on Youtube I know the struggles of filming without a tripod. On to the effects themselves, I will say around 55/45 , 55 being Photoshop and 45 not. Don’t be alarmed if Photoshop is not in your arsenal of tricks yet. Evan literally holds your hand through each tutorial.

The Video Tab is great if you are visual learner like me. Most of the video tutorials are no longer than 10 minutes. Think of the duration, as “the bigger the special effect is the longer the lesson.” But after watching the tutorial and creating your own effect you will get that proud feeling and share your photos with everyone.

Click here to see what you can create with the Trick Photography Book.



  • Dense ebook with detailed guides.
  • Video tutorials are long enough and provide another form of explanation if you did not understand the written instructions. (Three modules, Light painting, Trick photography, and photoshop effects.)
  • Available for ipad users
  • A bonus ebook is available that provides extra information on various filters.
  • Cost: $47, was 97.


  • Evan tends to go into great detail about each effect even the simpler ones.
  • I would like to have seen a network where people can share their photos other than flickr. I would use this ebook as inspiration where you feel inspired to create your own effects based on the techniques Evan teaches you step-by-step.
  • Simplistic menu, that seems generic.
  • To achieve the more advance effects you will need to purchase other equipment such as glow sticks.

After you accomplish that effect it will become easier trust me. I read one effect that seemed pretty impressive and it’s the “Transparency effect” the tutorial is utterly simple and the video for it is 10 minutes. Overall I would recommend this guide to aspiring photographers who would to create impressive photos that will amaze who ever looks at them. If you are a free-lance photographer, add these to your portfolio or use them to create digital art if you’re a graphic designer.


I hope my webpage has helped you

Now go out and TAKE SOME PICTURES!

Omar :-)

Click here to go to the official Trick Photography Book website

Top Cameras for Beginners

Hey guys, How do you plan to take pictures? Well if you cant think of an answer I have one and its obvious… a camera. Any photographer should have a quality camera, notice I said quality. There are a lot of DSLR camera’s on the market and from great brands Canon, Nikkon, and Sony. Personally I love cannon products. My girlfriend has the Canon T3i rebel and I have a handy cam useful for videos and film projects. I know some concerns are there expensive and I’ll opt to get a cheaper version. Believe me I understand, however if this is your passion maybe its worth investing in. I noticed with cheaper models tend to not give me the same resolution as other cameras. I compiled a list of top cameras under $600.

*Note I did not purchase these cameras and cannot provide my personal review, however I can direct you to a review for each one. Also these cameras are more consumer friendly.

Canon Eos Rebel 2000 $69.00 Click here for review

Canon PowerShot $199.00 Click here for review

Canon Rebel T3i $549.00- My girlfriend highly recommends this as it is a great professional DSLR camera that produces high quality images.

I am still looking into the “Trick Photography Book by Evan Sharboneau.” I am really considering this as the images look fantastic and there’s an extensive e-book, almost 300 pages. There are video tutorials to go along with the effects. As I’m writing this, I think I’m going to get it. Next post will be an extensive review on the Trick Photography Book by Evan Sharboneau. Hope this helps. Happy Photographing Omar

Photography For Beginners

Hi everyone,

Since my last post I have been trying to find information about the fundamentals of digital photography and even looking into beginners photography courses and I’m amazed at how much is out there.

There is free information but it’s often a vague explanation of a general concept. I found an hour long video of someone giving a talk about DSLR cameras and some “settings adjustments.” I found majority of the content helpful as it spoke to the basics while sprinkling in some cool effects.

There is a beginners photography website which is very helpful! This covers the basics of photography from lighting to aperture settings. I mention some of these in my previous post “5 quick photography tips.” Also it’s free which is always good however it is brief. Like one – three paragraphs brief. That’s okay because it still provides a starting point if your feeling a little lost.

There is also a list a found for top photography sites some of these sites cater to equipment and others focus on techniques.

I am still going to be searching for photography tips and resources to help you guys out. Personally I would like something more tailored, where I can learn the fundamentals of photography and create breath-taking photos. Right now I see a trick photography e-book from Evan Sharboneau. I might have to give this a try in the near future. The photographs are stunning and I’m stuck wondering if he created this effect with Photoshop or not. The crazy thing is the photo says “I did not use Photoshop” but the effect is so convincing. If I get this I will definitely give you guys a thorough review.

Happy Photographing


5 tips that will instantly improve your photography skills

Hello everybody,

This post is for those interested in photography but do not have a starting point. I have compiled a list of 5 tips from books and the Internet to help you get started taking great photos.

5. Use the grid on your camera called the “Rule of Thirds.” It serves as a guide for you when you take pictures. Basically, the interesting parts of the photo should be at the intersections.

In this photo, the tiger's head is the point of emphasis as it closer to the light. Therfore there are almost two intersections the tiger's head passes.

In this photo, the tiger’s head is the point of emphasis as it closer to the light.  There are almost two intersections the tiger’s head passes. This makes a visually appealing photo. image used from

4. Keep the camera still. This means investing in a tripod. You can find a tripod for as little as $10 and will significantly improve the quality of your images instantly.


3. Lighting. Lighting is important because you do not want your subject looking at a dark image when they ask “can I see it?” Keep the light behind you when taking snap shots, your subjects and background will be sharper. This tip helped me during interviews and taking portrait photos.

2. Adjusting the focus setting. Adjusting the focus settings goes along with tip 4. When you have a subject or something you want to give emphasis you will adjust your camera to focus on that subject. The subject will be clear and the background will seem less detailed, depending on your settings. Now not all cameras have this feature and you may have to invest in a camera with this function.

In this image the ball is the subject and in focus where the grass is not as detailed. image used from

In this image the ball is the subject and in focus where the grass is not as detailed. image used from

1. Discover what inspires you. What are your interests? If you are interested in people start taking photo’s of people in different places. Start with a friend or relative. Once you review your photos find the ones that stand out to you. Take notes on what made that photo successful, was it the angle? was it the lighting? or the scenery? Once you have an idea of what makes your photo’s stand out then you can start to create your own style. Your portfolio will be interesting because it holds a unique touch.