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My Top Ten Photography Books #2

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

Here are my top 10 photography books in no particular order. These are my go to books and they are all well worth taking a look at. They cover a wide range of aspects of photography, and these are the books I find I keep going back to time and time again!

So take a look they may be just what you've been looking for?

My Top Ten Photography Books #2

Great For: Understanding Composition


Title: The Photographer's Eye Remastered 10th Anniversary: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photographs

Author: Michael Freeman Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ilex Press; 1st edition (15 Jun. 2017)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1781574553

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1781574553

Review: This book will take you through everything you need relating to composition and the construction of your photographs. I return to this book when I need to reset my creative compass. It makes you realise that previsualisation and vision of the shot you are taking are an essential aspect of great photography.

Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs.

Of course, digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement; and second because image-editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed. This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take pictures. The Photographers Eye shows how anyone can develop an eye for seeing great digital photos. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.


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