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As you can see on http://learning.photography, I have written six very successful photography books. But the seventh one is something even more special, and I need your help to finish and fund it.

This, the seventh book, is at once the most compact and the most extensive of them all. Book 7 is the ultimate Checklist Collection. 100 pages of checklists, Best Practices, Tables, Rules of Thumb, and other photography need-to-knows. From exposure basics to lighting schematics to Lightroom tips; from lens details to flash shooting tips: everything a photographer needs in one printed 4x6 book. 

And that's why I need your help finishing this. This book, unlike the previous ones, will be printed, on thick stock, one page per checklist, with a ring binding at the top so that when you are shooting, you simply flip it open the the appropriate page and read alone as you shoot. That's why a print version is essential for this essential guide.

Initial feedback has been very positive. People want the print version, as I had anticipated.

Help me finish the print version—it's 90% done; now I need to get it ready for print and I need to fund the print run Printing is costly. But for this book, it's very much worth it.

Be one of my backers, from $1 "thank you" to $1000 official sponsor with your logo in the book, and receive my thanks, or your book and other thanks soon. And thank you!

Risks and challenges

There's no risk that the book will not get done: it's almost there. Getting it print ready may be a little more work than I envisaged; and the print version could turn out more expensive than planned, but that is my risk. If you sponsor me, I am very confident this will go ahead.

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    You’ll get a digital version of one of my other six books: a non-DRM PDF, readable on any computer, tablet or phone. You can choose any one of the six: Photography "cookbook", DSLR, Flash, Travel, Landscapes, or Portraits.

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    You will get an autographed print version of the book PLUS a free 13x19 print of any of the photos on www.michaelsmuse.com. This will be a ready-to-frame 13x19" print including margin for frame/mat, printed with permanent pigments on art paper. You will be listed as a backer online.

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    Working Dinner With Michael—You will get an autographed print version of the book PLUS an extended (up to 2 hour; more if we need the time!) "learning dinner" in a restaurant in or near Oakville, Ontario, Canada. You will be listed as a backer online. During the extended dinner, bring your camera, have me review your pics, ask ALL your questions.

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