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Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & Ranked

Our list of some of the best Digital Photography books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. How to Create Stunning Digital Photography (2012)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedStunning Digital Photography is much more than a book; it’s a hands-on, self-paced photography class with over 14 hours of online training videos and free help from the author and other readers. That’s why award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup’s book is the #1 photography book with over 250,000 readers. This book gives you five innovations no other book offers: 1) . Watch over 12 hours of fast-paced, hands-on video tutorials integrated into the book to support and reinforce the lessons. View the videos using any web browser or by scanning QR…
Author(s): Tony Northrup, Chelsea Northrup

2. Complete Digital Photography: 9th Edition (2018)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedIn this thoroughly updated edition of Complete Digital Photography, popular photographer, writer, and teacher Ben Long guides you through the creative and challenging world of digital photography. In this book is everything you’ll need to know in order to create great digital photos, from how a camera works to all the details of shooting, image editing, output, and workflow. The step-by-step tutorials included here offer great tips and techniques on improving your processes from start to finish. You’ll learn about exposure theory, composition, lighting, masking, image adjustment, and much more. No prior experience is…
Author(s): Ben Long

3. Digital Photography: A Basic Manual (2011)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedThis thorough, concise, and easy-to-use guide to capturing digital photographs provides an entire step-by-step course for budding digital photographers. All concepts are fully illustrated with sample work by internationally renowned professionals, representing editorial work, photojournalism, and everything in between. Topics covered include essential information for both film and digital photography, such as exposure controls and shutter speed, as well as digital-specific information on image editing, printing methods, and even file storage. The first digital textbook by legendary photography teacher Henry Horenstein, Digital…
Author(s): Henry Horenstein, Allison Carroll

4. The Beginner’s Photography Guide: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Manual for Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera (2016)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedThe 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. Handy checklists provide a quick rundown of the equipment and camera settings for each technique, and at-a-glance comparison images show how camera settings can produce remarkably different results. Hundreds of inspirational images provide even more…
Author(s): Chris Gatcum

5. Digital Photography For Dummies (2016)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedWhether you’re shooting with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, a smartphone or tablet, a high-priced contraption, or one of those new-fangled action cameras, it’s possible to take your digital photos from good to great by applying a few simple tricks—and Digital Photography For Dummies shows you how! Packed with tips, advice, and insight you won’t find in your camera’s manual, this friendly guide quickly gets you up to speed on proven photography techniques to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words! No longer a hobby or profession…
Author(s): Julie Adair King

6. A Short Course in Photography: Digital (3rd Edition) (2014)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & Ranked  Modeled after the widely used A Short Course in Photography:Film and Darkroom, the third edition of A Short Course in Photography: Digital presents photography entirely in its current, electronic form. This brief title demonstrates greater emphasis on the most up-to-date learning techniques, allowing students to keep up with modern technology. A Short Course in Photography: Digital teaches readers to emphasize their choices in picture making by presenting in depth basic techniques of photography. In additional to covering the basic techniques of photography, this…
Author(s): Jim Stone, Barbara London

7. Getting Started in Photography: A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Pictures (2016)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedReady to learn the art and science of creating stunning photographs? This book will get you started. It provides specifics for getting started with photography and taking control of your camera. You’ll find everything you need to capture the incredible photos you’ve been after, including: -choosing the best camera and gear, -setting up your camera to capture the best photos possible, -mastering the exposure process, -taking sharp photos, -turning snapshots into compositions, -editing your photos quickly and easily (without using Photoshop), -displaying your photos online or in print. The difference between this book and…
Author(s): Jim Hamel

8. Exploring Color Photography Fifth Edition: From Film to Pixels (2010)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedThe classic book on color photography is back in print and completely revamped for a digital photography audience!  Learn from step-by-step instruction, illustrative charts, and unbelievably inspirational imagery in this guide meant just for color photographers.  World renowned artists give you insight as to “how they did that” and the author provides challenging assignments to help you take photography to a new level.  With aesthetic and technical instruction like no other, this book truly is the bible for color photographers. Be sure to visit the companion website, featuring portfolios and…
Author(s): Robert Hirsch

9. The Advanced Photography Guide: Expert Techniques to Take Your Digital Photography to the Next Level (2018)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedFeaturing a comprehensive range of topics from experimenting with lenses, exposure, and aperture to useful post-production techniques, easy step-by-step tutorials help you master the functions on your camera and develop exciting new techniques. As well as refreshing existing knowledge, you will learn more advanced skills, such as how to freeze movement, use filters, and create brilliant images from multiple exposures. You’ll discover how to compose shots better, use simple framing and cropping techniques effectively, and explore light and…
Author(s): DK

10. David Busch’s Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D Guide to Digital SLR Photography (David Busch’s Digital Photography Guides) (2013)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedThe Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D is one of the most advanced entry-level cameras that Canon has ever introduced. This compact, lightweight dSLR boasts 18 megapixels of resolution, blazing fast automatic focus, and cool features like the real-time preview system called live view, full high-definition movie shooting, and a touch screen that allows you to make many settings with a tap of the LCD. As the owner of a Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. DAVID BUSCH’S CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY shows you how, when, and…
Author(s): David D. Busch

11. Photography Demystified: Your Guide to Gaining Creative Control and Taking Amazing Photographs! (2016)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedAre you stuck on the auto mode on your camera? Frustrated by the fact that you know you own a great camera but are unable to use it to capture the photographs you’ve always wanted and that you “see” in your mind but can’t get the camera to take? Did you purchase a new camera or receive one as a gift, excited about the wonderful possibilities of creating amazing photographs, only to open the camera manual and find yourself overwhelmed at all the technical information in front of you, thinking there is no way I can do this? In this book, I am going to get you out of “auto” mode and on your way to creating the…
Author(s): Professor of Government David McKay, ToGelston

12. Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age (2018)

 Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & RankedThe new edition of this pioneering book allows students to acquire an essential foundation for digital photography. Fully updated, it clearly and concisely covers the fundamental concepts of imagemaking, how to use digital technology to create compelling images, and how to output and preserve images in the digital world. Exploring history, methods, and theory, this text offers classroom-tested assignments and exercises from leading photographic educators, approaches for analyzing, discussing, and writing about photographs, and tools to critically explore and make images with increased visual…
Author(s): Robert Hirsch

Best Digital Photography Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some digital photography books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

David Busch’s Sony Alpha a7C Guide to Digital Photography

Author(s): David D. Busch
ID: 2876531, Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc., Year: 2021, Size: 36 Mb, Format: epub

Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age

Author(s): Daniel Rubinstein
ID: 2457472, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 39 Mb, Format: pdf

Infrared Photography: Digital Techniques for Brilliant Images (Pro Photo)

Author(s): Laurie Klein
ID: 2580232, Publisher: Amherst Media, Year: 2020, Size: 14 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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