By: MonaLMtz

Photographer’s Library: Top Books to Improve your Photography Skills

Summer is always a lovely time to stock up and read books on the topics we love! In this list i present you my summer suggestions on photography books. This list contains books I have read and found interesting or i have marked to buy in the near future. And I think that they have something to offer whether you are a junior hobbyist photographer or a grizzled award winning professional.

Please vote for the books you are familiar with and check out those you are not. You can add your own book suggestions to the list and of course comment if you like, with your personal opinions on the books listed here. Eventually i hope that this list will expand and become even more useful resource for everyone!

 

Photographer's Library: Top Books to Improve your Photography Skills

Photographer's Library: Top Books to Improve your Photography Skills

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A list with awesome books to improve your photography skills!

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    Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

    BRYAN PETERSON is a professional photographer, internationally known instructor, and the bestselling author of Understanding Shutter Speed, Understanding Close-Up Photography, Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide, Learning to See Creatively, Understanding Digital Photography, and Beyond Portraiture. In addition, he is the founder of the online photography school The Perfect Picture School of Photography (www.ppsop.com).

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    The Digital Photography Book

    "Kelby's laid-back writing style is perfect for those looking for fascinating insights without getting caught up in technical detail. An essential series for anyone wanting to take professional looking images." Laurence Howell, Short List

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    BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Photos Like a Pro

    JIM MIOTKE is a professional photographer and an online photo course instructor with BetterPhoto.com, a resource for photographers that he founded and runs. He is the author of the bestselling BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography, BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Nature Photography, and BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Children.

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    Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

    Award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup has published more than 30 how-to books and sold more than a million copies around the world. His photos have been featured on magazine covers, book covers, CD covers, TV shows, calendars, and much more. Tony studied photography at the New England School of Photography and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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    The Digital Photography Book: Part 1 (2nd Edition)

    For the past three years, Scott Kelby has been honored with the distinction of being the world's #1 best-selling author of books on photography. He's Editor and Publisher of Light It! digital magazine (the how-to magazine for studio lighting and hot-shoe flash), Photoshop User magazine, and is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

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    The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression

    Bruce Barnbaum, of Granite Falls, WA, entered photography as a hobbyist in the 1960s, and after four decades, it is still his hobby. It has also been his life's work for the past 30 years. Bruce's educational background includes Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mathematics from UCLA.

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    Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3

    Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User and Layers magazines. Scott serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry, Photoshop World.

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    Complete Digital Photography

    Ben Long is a San Francisco-based photographer, writer, and teacher. The author of more than two dozen books on digital photography and digital video, he is also a senior contributing editor to Macworld magazine, a contributing editor at CreativePro.com, and the author of several best-selling Lynda.com photography courses.

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    Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams

    Michael Frye has lived either on or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, and in that time has built up a reputation as one of the most exciting current practioners of fine landscape and nature photography. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography.

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    Photography Changes Everything

    Photography Changes Everything [Marvin Heiferman, Merry Foresta] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Photography Changes Everything offers a provocative rethinking of photography's impact on our culture and our daily lives. Compiling hundreds of images and responses from leading authorities on photography

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    Extraordinary Everyday Photography: Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are

    Brenda Tharp is a professional photographer and author of Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, Revised Edition (Amphoto, 2010). Her work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, Discovery, Forbes, Sierra, and Sunset, and clients include Audubon, Canon, the National Park Service, and the Sierra Club.

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    Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images

    '...the images are awesome and the stories behind them make it a great read. There's plenty of inspiration available here and many genres of photography are covered too, so well worth a look.' (Advanced Photographer, July 2012) 'Full of inspiring images to keep your creative juices flowing.'

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    Photography: The Whole Story

    Unlike many other artistic media, photography's origins are well documented, as are its ever-changing technologies and applications. Written by an international team of experts, this definitive history of photography looks at every step of the field's dynamic evolution, period by period and movement by movement.

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    Photography Business Secrets: The Savvy Photographer's Guide to Sales, Marketing, and More

    '...an ideal book to take a look at if you are thinking of becoming, or have recently become, a professional photographer earning money from your work' (ePHOTOzine, April 2013)

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    The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression

    Bruce Barnbaum, of Granite Falls, WA, entered photography as a hobbyist in the 1960s, and after four decades, it is still his hobby. It has also been his life's work for the past 30 years. Bruce's educational background includes Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mathematics from UCLA.

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I hope you enjoy these books and help you improve your photography skills and become a better professional photographer!

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2 comments
Deone Higgs
Deone Higgs

Awesomeness, Spyros! Great list, mate! I don't believe I've had the pleasure of having read any of these. Looks like my wish list just got a little longer on Amazon. :)) Thanks for the recommendation! Good looking out!

Spyros Thalassinos
Spyros Thalassinos

Thank you Deone, glad you enjoyed the list! Hehe I know what you mean! Those Amazon wish lists never seem to empty :D