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Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should Read

Looking for the best Landscape Photography books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

The Landscape Photography Book: The step-by-step techniques you need to capture breathtaking landscape photos like the pros ()

 Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should ReadHave 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.
Author(s): Scott Kel| Jun 7, 2019

Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night (2018)

 Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should ReadIn the past, landscape photography largely ended when the last light of dusk faded from the sky. Today it’s only beginning. The latest digital cameras have made it easy to create images of the landscape at night that film and early digital photographers could only dream of.
Author(s): Glenn Randall

The Art of Landscape Photography (2015)

 Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should ReadThere are many general titles on landscape photography, but few that really tackle the issue of composition in great depth. This guide assumes a good working knowledge of the technical basics—such as correct exposure, filtration, and sharpness—and concentrates on the "heart and soul" of landscape photography: the principles of composition and aesthetic design to convey meaning and emotion.
Author(s): Ross Hoddinott, Mark Bauer

Mastering Landscape Photography (2015)

 Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should ReadLandscape photography can be a solitary experience, but award-winning landscape photographer David Taylor believes creativity requires a certain amount of peaceful contemplation to flourish. What skills or requirements, therefore, does a successful landscape photographer need?
Author(s): David Taylor

The New Art of Photographing Nature: An Updated Guide to Composing Stunning Images of Animals, Nature, and Landscapes (2013)

 Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should Read What is the difference between a good picture and a great one? In this fully revised edition of the classic bestseller The Art of Photographing Nature, master photographer Art Wolfe and former Audubon photo editor Martha Hill team up to explain the art of composing images of enduring beauty.
Author(s): Art Wolfe, Martha Hill

Wide-Angle Photography: Capturing Landscape, Portrait, Street, and Architectural Photographs with Wide-Angle Lenses (Including Tilt-Shift Lenses) (2018)

 Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should ReadThe very thing that makes wide-angle photography so compelling also makes it a challenge: While you’re sure to capture a vast scene using a wide-angle lens, it can be difficult to direct the viewer’s attention when so many elements are included in an image. For many photographers, the results of their wide-angle attempts are a disappointment and they just can’t seem to achieve that “Wow” they are hoping for in their images.
Author(s): Chris Marquardt

Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and the Nude: The Photography Workshop Series (2014)

 Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should ReadIn The Photography Workshop Series, Aperture Foundation works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings and insights on photography, offering the workshop experience in a book. Its goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography.
Author(s): Todd Hido, Gregory Halpern

The Landscape Photography Workshop (2012)

 Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should ReadTwo leading landscape photographers come together to share their wealth of experience and teaching skills in this new title. This book aims to take the reader from the very basics of equipment and exposure through to advanced techniques. Landscape essentials, such as composition and filtration, are covered in depth and explained in a precise yet easy-to-understand manner.
Author(s): Mark Bauer, Ross Hoddinott

Expressive Nature Photography: Design, Composition, and Color in Outdoor Imagery (2017)

 Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should ReadPhotographer and teacher Brenda Tharp marries photography craft with artistic vision to help intermediate photographers translate what they see into a personal impression of a subject in nature. Using single images, along with before-and-after and with-or-without examples, Expressive Nature Photography teaches how to make exposures that are creative, not necessarily correct.
Author(s): Brenda Tharp

Best Landscape Photography Books Everyone Should Read

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 landscape 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.

Active Landscape Photography: Diverse Practices

Author(s): Anne C. Godfrey
ID: 3684972, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2023, Size: 52 Mb, Format: pdf

Peter Goin and the Photography of Environmental Change: Visual Literacy and Altered Landscapes

Author(s): Cheryll Glotfelty, Peter Goin
ID: 3216145, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 80 Mb, Format: pdf

The Interior Landscape: The Landscape on Both Sides of the Camera: Reflections on Art, Creativity, Expression, and a Life in Photography

Author(s): Guy Tal
ID: 3350596, Publisher: Rocky Nook, Year: 2022, Size: 82 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. 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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