A Selection of the Best Photography Books Available
The Digital Photography Book
The man who forever changed the “digital darkroom” with his groundbreaking, number 1 bestselling, award-winning book, The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography: how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks that today’s top digital pros use.
As in his best-selling The iPod Book, Kelby creates an indispensable guide for the digital photographer who wants to take shots like a pro! It is loaded with the tips, tricks, and secrets that the pros use to get the best photos.
Best of all, it is written by award-winning, best-selling author and digital photography guru Scott Kelby. And it will help you to avoid the problems that would take hours to fix later with photo-editing software.
The Digital Photography Handbook – An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide
Revised and updated for to include the latest advances in digital image-making, the Digital Photographer’s Handbook offers expert advice to all photographers, whether novices or seasoned professionals.
Featuring exciting new photographic and image-manipulation projects, up-to-the-minute information on the latest technology and equipment, with revised and updated text and new pictures, the Digital Photographer’s Handbook is on top of current trends and developments.
In Digital Photographer’s Handbook Tom Ang teaches how to capture the best possible shots, how to enhance or transform any picture, and encourages photographers to practice their skills, so they can ultimately show their work.
Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images
The inspiration you need to help improve your photography skills
Well-known for their stunning world-class photography, 1x.com has worked with their most talented photographers to handpick 100 awe-inspiring images and provided the back-story and photographer’s secrets that helped capture them. This book presents you with inspiration as well as underlying techniques that can help improve your photography skills immediately.
- Shares behind-the-scene stories of the featured photos from the photographers themselves, from their artistic vision to the technical details that went into each shot
- Offers clear, concise, and accessible descriptions for the ideas, vision, performance, setup, location, equipment, camera settings, lighting diagrams, and image editing methods of each amazing photo
Photo Inspiration provides a unique combination of the final photograph with the tools and knowledge that made it possible, all of which are aimed at helping you meet your photographic potential.
The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression
This is an updated and newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography (originally published in 1994), which has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography. With well over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers seeking to make a personal statement through the medium of photography. Without talking down to anyone, or talking over anyone’s head, Barnbaum presents “how to” techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Yet he goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books.
Bruce Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world’s finest landscape and architectural photographers, and for decades has been considered one of the best instructors in the field of photography. This latest incarnation of his textbook, which has evolved, grown, and been refined over the past 35 years, will prove to be an ongoing, invaluable photographic reference for years to come. It is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer.
Photography – A Very Short Introduction
Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives. They range from sensationalist images in tabloid papers, to snapshots, and on to art photography displayed in galleries and sold through international art markets.
In this thought-provoking exploration of the subject, the author, Steve Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context. He interrogates the way we look and think about photographs, and considers such issues as truth and recording, objectivity and fine art, identity and memory.
It is a guide ABOUT photography, rather than a how to books guide.