Updated: Jun 6
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?
Great For: Understanding Fine Art photography
Publisher : Rocky Nook; 2nd Revised edition (11 April 2017)
Language : English
Paperback : 408 pages
ISBN-10 : 1681982102
ISBN-13 : 978-1681982106
This views photography as an art form and not a documentary style recording of an event as magnum does. The magnum images are fantastic art but they set out to record an event or a mood. This go straight for your artistic side and does it so well and does help you understand how taking images of insignificant simple subjects can produce great photography, great art
This is an updated and newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression. Originally published in 1994 and first revised in 2010, The Art of Photography has sold well over 100,000 copies and has firmly established itself as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography. Featuring nearly 200 beautiful photographs 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 who seek to make a personal statement through the medium of photography.Without talking down to anyone or talking over anyone's head, renowned photographer, teacher, and author Bruce Barnbaum presents how-to techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. In this newest edition of the book, Barnbaum has included many new images and has completely revised the text, with particular focus on two crucial chapters covering digital photography: he revised a chapter covering the digital zone system, and includes a brand-new chapter on image adjustments using digital tools. There is also a new chapter discussing the concepts of art versus technique and traditional versus digital approaches to photography. Throughout the book, Barnbaum goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books.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 45 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.Topics include: Elements of Composition Visualization Light and Color Filters Black-and-White The Digital Zone System The Zone System for Film Printing and Presentation Exploding Photographic Myths Artistic Integrity Realism, Abstraction, and Art Creativity and Intuition A Personal Philosophy And much, much more "