I grew up loving art, dance and photography. All of these things made me have a creative gene in me. I love every moment of being creative in any capacity. I love how photography can be such an interesting challenge and topic. There seems to always be something to learn and gain from it. However, I have learned the best way to grow with photography is to read and implement. Even though I am a visual learner I still prefer books over youtube when it comes to this.
Here are my top 10 Photography Books:
Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters Take your photography to a whole new level. Advancing Your Photography is an easy to use handbook packed with tips from some of the world's best photographers. Now you can apply their secrets for capturing amazing photos.
The Beginner's Photography Guide: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Manual for Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera The Beginner's Photography Guide, 2nd Edition is DK's bestselling manual for any novice photographer who wants to unlock the potential of their new digital camera. Assuming no prior knowledge, this guide's easy-to-follow, step-by-step layout makes it accessible as it takes you through every technique you need to create stunning images, from exposure to flash to image enhancement.
Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera Understanding Exposure has taught generations of photographers how to shoot the images they want by demystifying the complex concepts of exposure in photography. In this newly updated edition, veteran photographer Bryan Peterson explains the fundamentals of light, aperture, and shutter speed and how they interact with and influence one another.
Mastering Digital Cameras: An Illustrated Guidebook for Absolute Beginners (Digital Photography 101 Are you tired of learning photography by trial and error?If you understand how a camera works, everything else about photography will make more sense. What if you understood why certain Aperture and Shutter settings work so well and had a mental image of how these settings affect the light entering the camera?
The Landscape Photography Book: The step-by-step techniques you need to capture breathtaking landscape photos like the pros Have you ever dreamed of taking such incredible landscape photos that your friends and family say, “Wait a minute, this is your photo?! You took this?” Well, you’re in luck. Right here, in this book, pro photographer and award-winning author Scott Kelby teaches you how to shoot and edit jaw-dropping landscape photographs.
The Art of Photography: A Personal Approach to Artistic Expression 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.
DSLR Photography for Beginners: Take 10 Times Better Pictures in 48 Hours or Less! If you want to stand out from the crowd and capture all those magic moments for posterity, you have come to the right place. Most guides to Digital SLR photography will overwhelm you with jargon, but you and I both know that’s not what photography is all about.
Mastering Portrait Photography No more formal, corporate-style poses—this book offers a modern, vibrant approach, capturing a moment in the subject's lifestyle. It discusses technical aspects from equipment to exposure, aperture, metering, shutter speed, depth of field and white balance settings, in addition to how natural light, color and movement affect an image.
Photography for Real Estate Interiors: How to take and create impressive interior photos (Real Estate Photography) From gear to editing, composition, lighting, settings, techniques and more, real estate photographer Nathan Cool provides a comprehensive guide for shooting high-quality interior real estate photography from start to finish.