Get a 100-page eBook of the “astonishingly detailed and useful” DSLR Cinematography Guide FREE

Filmmaker Magazine called The DSLR Cinematography Guide "astonishingly detailed and useful" at launch. Now the guide is updated, expanded, and professionally designed into a proper eBook. Including the eBook-only bonus chapters, it's now over a hundred pages long! This new PDF is printable, portable, and more comprehensive -- but it's still absolutely free. This marks the official launch of the No Film School newsletter, which will simply email you once a week with site updates and will also occasionally ping you with tips and tricks on digital filmmaking (and how to start an independent career). Get your own full color, high-resolution copy of the guide here:

Subscribe to No Film School and get the expanded PDF of The DSLR Cinematography Guide FREE...

What, exactly, does The DSLR Cinematography Guide focus on? "How to make beautiful, inexpensive movies using a DSLR." Anyone who currently owns a DSLR, or is thinking about buying one, should be able to benefit from the guide.

For those of you who donated previously and received the old PDF, thanks so much -- you should've already gotten an advance email about how to get this new eBook (the guide is high resolution, and as such the PDF is a bit large for emailing direct). For future reference you can always find this subscribe form on the new Subscribe page. And if you saw an overlay prompting you to subscribe, don't worry about it annoying you -- it should only appear on the site once a month. If you find the guide as helpful as I hope you will, you can thank me by donating or spreading the word about this free eBook on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or any way you can. Please share this post via the Twitter, Facebook, and StumbleUpon badges to the left!

When you get the PDF, I think you'll be surprised that I'm giving such an eBook away free. It looks good. It reads good. Damn! I mean it reads "well." Am I crazy for giving it away free? No, I just think audience-building is of paramount importance for independent creatives, and I'm setting out to build one via all available methods. Once you get the eBook, let me know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!

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thank you so much for this... i'm a big fan of your site since i bought my first DSLR, Canon 550D. Good luck for your 1st feature-length project btw :)

September 14, 2010 at 10:30AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


This new PDF is really, really great. I would pay for this, but thanks for the freebie! One thing -- I signed up and got your weekly update more than once. I'm sure you didn't mean to send it, just thought you should know.

September 14, 2010 at 12:34PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


That was a bug that should've only affected the very first subscribers -- it's fixed now. Believe me, the last thing I want to do is blow up anyone's inbox! Glad you like the guide, Frank.

September 14, 2010 at 12:36PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Ryan Koo

Could you make this -$5? Just kidding, thanks so much. Very valuable, great to have!

September 14, 2010 at 8:12PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


WOW Man, That work is insane and for FREE !!!, you are the man ;) ,only hope that for your hackintouch all have the same lucky. Still waiting... Very Very good job. I hope your site become a reference in dslr ecoworld.

September 15, 2010 at 3:42AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


May the force be with you!

September 15, 2010 at 4:49AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


I read the guide a few months back in an earlier incarnation - and it's by far the best one-stop dslr guide I've found. Can't wait to take a look at the new version. Keep up the great work!

September 15, 2010 at 4:59AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Sam Armour

Wow, thanks so much for this helpful ebook, I am a still photographer for sometime, but had no idea about video before, now I am interested in it and feel that I can jump and try it for the first time.
Finally I knew the function of the clapper LOL
Thanks alot

September 15, 2010 at 11:16AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


just wanted to let you know that i did a quick write up about your e-book.

thanks again for such a great resource!

September 29, 2010 at 7:42PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


how do you download the latest version if you have already subscribed to the newsletter? Also, any plans to include info on the Lumix GH2?

July 7, 2011 at 12:00PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


how can I download if I'm already suscribed?

October 20, 2011 at 5:13PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Eugenio Fernánd...

i keep register and nothing happens, i don't get any confirmation thing like they showed after i register my email. 2 different email actually and nothing. ????

November 1, 2011 at 1:25PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


hi i am a subscriber from before and i lost the pdf so how can i get it again plz

April 12, 2012 at 11:18PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Your link is broken; how do I access this guide? When I try, I get the following error:

Mailing List Not Active
This mailing list is not currently active.
Please notify the website owner.

March 22, 2017 at 5:59PM

Jessica Martin
Corporate Marketing

Hi! I've been trying to get the free ebook but every time I fill the name and email and ask to subscribe, it appears a message saying "Mailing List not active". What can I do to get the ebook?

October 18, 2018 at 4:05AM

Mariana Lima
Photography student

Hi I have signed up and subscribed but still no DSLR guide- how do i access it?

January 16, 2021 at 4:28AM

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