Contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, Outdoor Photographer as well as Contributing Editor for Popular Photography magazine, Richard Bernabe is an internationally renowned landscape, wildlife, and travel photographer and widely published author from the United States. His passion for adventure has been the driving force behind his life’s quest to capture the moods and character of the world’s most amazing places, from Africa to the Amazon to the Arctic and countless places in between.

Richard is a highly sought-after teacher and public speaker who accepts several invitations from around the world each year to help educate others on matters of photography, creative visual arts, adventure travel, and our vanishing natural world. He also leads select photography tours to some of the Earth's most spectacular places and authors books on photography and travel.


The Earth and Light bookstore is stocked with helpful e-books that can provide inspiration and help fuel a photographer's creative vision. From composition to light to photo safaris to some of the Earth's most amazing places, you can browse the selection of e-books with a click of your mouse. Some of these resources are free, such as the PDF e-books listed below.

Creative Photography: 10 Easy Pieces

Richard Bernabe offers "Ten Easy Pieces" toward more creative photography in this very informative, fun-to-read book. From making the most of color, composition, light, and taking advantage of bad weather, this book gives great tips.Free!

Spirit of Africa

Renowned photographer Richard Bernabe captures the Spirit of Africa in this stunning collection of natural history images from this continent: From Morocco to South Africa, it's a place of infinite mystique and wonder, north to south.Free!


Photographers Richard Bernabe and Ian Plant take you on a visual journey to this ancient land of contradictions, Morocco, a collision between the slow slumber of ancient civilizations and the vibrant color, texture, and tones of modernity.Free!

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