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Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your Attention

There are countless Photography Guide courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

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

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionThe 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….
Author(s): Chris Gatcum

2. How to Create Stunning Digital Photography (2012)

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionStunning 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 codes with your smartphone. 2) . Complete the practices…
Author(s): Tony Northrup, Chelsea Northrup

3. Mastering Digital Cameras: An Illustrated Guidebook for Absolute Beginners (Digital Photography 101) (Volume 1) (2013)

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionAre 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? With this understanding, every image that you capture would teach you something of real significance – not just give you a vague idea of what works and what doesn’t. In just a few hours of your time, you can learn what Digital Photography is all about and why you might want to…
Author(s): Al Judge

4. The Beginner’s Photography Guide (2013)

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionIn contrast to the jargon-filled manuals that come with most digital cameras, The Beginner’s Photography Guide presents step-by-step digital slr camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques that will inspire the novice digital photographer. Grouped together by themes — color, composition, natural light, framing, and more — each camera technique is broken down into an easy-to-follow step-by-step sequence, and features annotated photographs and suggestions on getting the best from digital slr cameras and taking eye-catching photos….
Author(s): Chris Gatcum

5. The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone (2017)

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionWhen photographing people, you can have a great composition, perfect light, and the right camera settings, but if your subject doesn’t look right―if the pose is off―the shot will not be a keeper. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects―whether they’re men, women, couples, or groups―best-selling author and photographer Lindsay Adler’s The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone is the perfect resource for…
Author(s): Lindsay Adler

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

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionThe 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…
Author(s): David D. Busch

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

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionAre 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

8. Stoppees’ Guide to Photography and Light by Stoppee, Brian and Janet. (Focal Press,2008) [Paperback] ()

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionPaperback Publisher: Focal,2008 ASIN: B00E2RJZ6M Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,535,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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9. Extraordinary Everyday Photography: Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are (2012)

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionPhotographers are born travelers. They’ll go any distance to capture the right light, beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and people. But exotic locales aren’t necessary for interesting photographs. Wonderful images are hiding almost everywhere; you just need to know how to find them. Extraordinary Everyday Photography will help you search beyond the surface to find the unexpected wherever you are, be it a downtown street, a local park, or your own front lawn. Authors Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring encourage amateur photographers to slow down, open their eyes, and respond to what they see to create…
Author(s): Brenda Tharp, Jed Manwaring

10. David Busch’s Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Guide to Digital Photography (David Busch’s Digital Photography Guides) (2012)

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionThe Sony a SLT-A77 is one of the most innovative cameras Sony has ever introduced, with sensational features like a full-time, real-time preview system called Live View, GPS logging, and an amazing 12 frames-per-second shooting rate. The camera boasts 24 megapixels of resolution, blazing-fast automatic focus, a full high-definition movie making mode, and a pioneering transparent mirror that allows light to pass to the sensor at all times. As the owner of a Sony a SLT-A77, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. David Busch’s Sony a SLT-A77 Guide to Digital Photography shows you how,…
Author(s): David D. Busch

11. BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like a Pro (2010)

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionAbsolutely anyone can take better photos! If you can press a button, you can take great pictures. It’s as simple as that. In BetterPhoto Basics, Jim Miotke, founder of the popular online photography school BetterPhoto.com, shares tips and tricks to improve your photos right away, no matter what camera you’re using. Too busy to read a book? No problem—flip to any page for an instant tip to use right away! Learn to compose knockout shots, make the most of indoor and outdoor light, and photograph twenty popular subjects, from sunsets and flowers to a family portrait. Those who want to go further get tips…
Author(s): Jim Miotke

12. David Busch’s Canon EOS 6D Guide to Digital SLR Photography (David Busch’s Digital Photography Guides) (2013)

Best Photography Guide Books Worth Your AttentionThe Canon EOS 6D is the most affordable full-frame camera that Canon has ever introduced. It boasts 20.2 megapixels of resolution, blazing-fast automatic focus, and cool features like full high-definition movie shooting. As the owner of a Canon EOS 6D, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. DAVID BUSCH’S CANON EOS 6D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY shows you how, when, and why to use all the cool features, controls, and functions of the Canon EOS 6D to take great photographs and movies. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before…
Author(s): David D. Busch

Introduction to External Flash Photography. This is a very concise guide on external flash photography. The book is barely 9 pages long and it gets straight to the point. From using flash indoors to using bounced flash, it covers all the important areas. It has dedicated sections on explaining the use of flash outdoors and how to achieve great We’ve scoured the web to create the ultimate list of free photography books in 2019. There’s never been a better time to learn photography – the wealth of information available on the Internet for zero cost is just staggering! From free photography books for beginners to more advanced A couple of years ago I wrote about the best photography books by asking 30 professional photographers which books helped them improve both in their art and in their business. For 2019, I wanted to dig deeper on the vast topic of photography books by asking over 600 top photographers the same two So that’s a brief introduction to digital photography for beginners. Of course, there’s tons more you can learn about photography and I would encourage you to go and explore for yourself in my tutorial archive. In the meantime, if you’re looking to get started with some free premium training for photographers, check out this video. So it’s one of the best photography books to start with. Even before you’ve even bought one! 19. Langford’s Basic Photography: The guide for serious photographers – Michael Langford. In this photography book, you’ll learn everything. Not only how to form images, but also how to control what you capture.

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 photography guide 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.

Park Ranger’s Guide to Nature & Wildlife Photography

Author(s): Douglass Owen
Publisher: Amherst Media, Year: 2019, Size: 68 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2342065

Street Photography: LensCulture’s Guide to Making and Sharing Remarkable Street Photography

Author(s): LensCulture
Publisher: LensCulture, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2346352

The Digital Photography Handbook: An Illustrated Step-by-step Guide

Author(s): Doug Harman
Publisher: Quercus Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 21 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2139017

Theatre & Stage Photography: A Guide to Capturing Images of Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Other Performance Events

Author(s): William C. Kenyon
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2202702

The Perfect Shot: Photography Guide: Start Creating Sensational Photographs

Author(s): Rita Craveiro, Matt Oaten
Publisher: Independently published, Year: 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2217135

Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Author(s): David D. Busch
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 12 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2242551

DK - Advanced Photography Guide

Author(s): DK
Publisher: DK, Year: 2018, Size: 51 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2350080

Photography Holidays & Courses: Ultimate Guide 2017

Author(s): The GMC Group
Publisher: The GMC Group, Year: 2017, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1623935

Pocket Guide to Crime Scene Photography

Author(s): Bryant, Erick P.; Vecellio, Mark E
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2017, Size: 96 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2077004

The Beginner’s Guide to Photography. Capturing the Moment Every Time, Whatever Camera You Have

Author(s): Haje Jan Kamps
Publisher: Ilex Press, Year: 2017, Size: 154 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2116116

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly 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? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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