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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.

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.
Author(s): Ben Long

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.
Author(s): Henry Horenstein, Allison Carroll

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.
Author(s): Chris Gatcum

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!
Author(s): Julie Adair King

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.
Author(s): Jim Stone, Barbara London

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.
Author(s): Jim Hamel

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…
Author(s): Robert Hirsch

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.
Author(s): DK

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.
Author(s): David D. Busch

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?
Author(s): Professor of Government David McKay, ToGelston

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.
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 Library 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.

digital photography bible

Author(s): Ken Milburn, Ron Rockwell
ID: 3223950, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Foundations of Photography: A Treatise on the Technical Aspects of Digital Photography

Author(s): George Pavlidis
ID: 3417403, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2022, Size: 127 Mb, Format: epub

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

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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