An Ultimate Photographer’s Handbook, Inspired by a 100-Year-Old Find

In 2013, a century-old notebook was found in the summer belt at Cape Evans, Antarctica. It belonged to George Murray Levick, who photographed Robert Falcon Scott's last expedition to the continent from 1910 to 1913. Restored by the Antarctic Heritage Trust, the notebook was titled "Welcome Photographic Exposure Record and Diary 1910" and contained pages of Levick's notes, including dates, descriptions, and exposure times.

Inspired by this historical photographer's notebook, Galaxy has decided to create the ultimate notebook for analog photographers -- one that's based on some of the great handbooks from decades (or over a century) past.

Satire: How to Be a Photographer in Four Simple Lessons

Looking to jump into a particular genre of professional photography? Instead of shelling out money and time for lessons, workshops, and/or internships, check out the handbook, "How to be a Photographer in Four Lessons." Written by Brussels-based photographer Thomas Vanden Driessche, it offers the basic gist of how you can instantly become great in contemporary photography, war photography, conceptual photography, and more!

The Simplified Guide to Getting Started in Photoshop

When photographer Devon Mikale was in high school, he created this lengthy manual for his newspaper class to help others learn how to get started in Photoshop. The high school's faculty loved it so much that they ended up purchasing it for re-distribution in future classes. Mikale has graciously allowed us to publish the guide here for free.

It's a lot of images and information, but if you're just starting out and have been overwhelmed by all the different things you need to learn, this guide will walk you through the fundamentals.