Sunday, 29 May 2011

Getting there with Photography: by Dom Bower

YeeHaa! I have finished my book!  Only taken me 2 years to get it finished. Large amount of procrastination and also fear of actually ever finishing it.

So for the first fortnight I am going to have the book at a discounted rate for all you loyal followers and Youtube subscribers.

The book is Produced by the online book making company Blurb who are the guys I use for all my wedding albums.  This is by far the biggest book I have made with the most amount of information and detail possible. A full 120 pages long (not bad for my first book). I could have made it twice as long but once you go past 120 pages the price jumps up a big notch again.

The book is a new concept in photography books.  Many times I have walked into book shops and flicked through the photography book titles on show and walked away thinking "what a pretentious load of shit" or massively unmotivated by the bland snap shot black and white images of arty, or famous people, or even also disheartened by seeing photography that is on such a scale that is impossible for many if not all other photographers to reach. i.e. Gregory Crewdson, David Lachapelle, etc.

Well that is where my book is different.  I am not a photography lord/guru but I am a hard working, trying my hardest, confident, try my luck anywhere type of guy, and in the book I will show you how sometimes my positive thinking and contact making has helped me make images that a year or so before hand I may never have had the chance.  

I show everything, the mistakes I have made and also give tips on how you can do the cool images I have created and make even better versions. I point you to things that you should watch out for and also give you the Aperture, ISO and Shutter speed settings for almost every photo in the book!

I'll give you an insight into how I have gone from the Dyslexic kid at school who was taken out of all creative classes - to focus more on maths and english - to ending up doing photoshoots with Playboy models and running one of the biggest photography blog channels on youtube.

Getting There with Photography

Tin Lee

P.S. I have already finished your book, i know it has taken almost 2 year of your time to get it finish, but it is a real page turner, and I bought it with me every where I go ( and I have to say it is a really good toilet read)!

P.S.S Look at the picture! there is a flash with a red colour gel on a light stand ..... ar... and there is a Dom's book as well :P 

Book Comments

    • Celio H. Barreto Congratulations Dom! Feeling very proud over here!
      Monday at 5:32pm · 

    • Simon Mc Garry love the book dom great work
      Monday at 6:49pm · 

  • ‎...a teaching and motivational book written by Dom Bower ...has TONS of fantastic information! In print and now ready for orders!! Check it out!!! ♥♥♥ book

    • David LaneJure Ogrin and 2 others like this.

      • Jure Ogrin love it!!!
        May 29 at 9:37pm · 

      • Jamielynn Ryan very cool! can't wait to get my copy..
        May 30 at 12:36am · 

      • David Lane Just orderderd..looking forward to it.
        May 30 at 10:22am · 

        Awwwsum !!!!!!!!!! hard cover ordered cant wait!!!!!!!!!

        • Kim Grant Oh wow congratulations!!!! :D and go you on getting it all finished, can't wait to see it, I would feel bad getting a copy though since a lot of hard work went into it , I would buy it if I had the cash, I could take a peek at yours though? Next youll be making millions :P
          May 30 at 2:31pm · 

        • Dom Bower No you deffo get a free one. but if your dad wanted to buy one after that, that would be most welcome!
          May 30 at 2:32pm · 

        • Kim  Grant ‎:D I will share the link on my wall so everyone can see it

            • Cesca Howard Dom, it looks awesome! Well done man. Really really beautiful shots in there, from what I can see online. Good on you!

  • Babs Dawson Aw Dom! Congratulations! what an awesome thing to have done, I am well impressed! What have you said about me? I hope you haven't tarnished my glowing reputation! xx
    May 31 at 5:53pm · 

  • Dom Bower Said that thanks to you introducing me to your friend Dave who then introduced me to his friend Craig McLaren that i have had so many photography adventures and new contacts.
    May 31 at 8:53pm · 

    • wouldn't you know it, I left home this morning from Melb Oz to go to Syd Oz to work up there until friday, my wife just texted me and said i got a parcel today, must be Dom's book, bugger, bugger, bugger, just my luck

      the book just come through the post this morning!!!! a proud owner of Dom's photography books !!!

      June 9 at 11:24am ·  ·  · 

Got home and to my amazement i found this in the mail... Well done Dom !!!


  1. Hi Dom!
    Can You give us some details on the book?
    I see it's around 120 pages. How big is it (the blurb shipping calculator needs that) and the finish of the paper (or is it selectable?)
    Thanks in advance.
    Frank from Hungary

  2. Brilliant! Been waiting for you to finish this Dom. Already ordered!

  3. it is standard landscape size and 120 pages, the type of paper u select is indeed selectable, at the moment it is in the most economical setting.. you can choose between hard cover and soft cover, again soft cover is a good bit cheaper.

  4. Good work mr.Dom
    But i have you question , which kind lens use shoting portrait and other every things ? By the way I'm bingeing photographer .
    Thank you so much

  5. Hey bro.I have learn so much from your videos and the work you have done is amazing! All I need now is to get your book.

  6. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)