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Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate List

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

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

 Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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

DSLR Photography for Beginners: Take 10 Times Better Pictures in 48 Hours or Less! Best Way to Learn Digital Photography, Master Your DSLR Camera & Improve Your Digital SLR Photography Skills (2017)

 Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate List* * * FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY * * *Buy the Paperback and Get the eBook for FREE!(Please note that the paperback version is in to keep the price you pay low!) If you want to stand out from the crowd and capture all those magic moments for posterity, you have come to the right place.
Author(s): Brian Black

How to Create Stunning Digital Photography (2012)

 Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate ListStunning 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.
Author(s): Tony Northrup, Chelsea Northrup

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

 Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate ListAre 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

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

 Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate ListReady 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

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

 Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate ListAbsolutely 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!
Author(s): Jim Miotke

Learning to See Creatively, Third Edition: Design, Color, and Composition in Photography (2015)

 Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate ListFully revised with all new photography, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity by explaining that it is not an inherent ability but a skill that can be learned and applied. Using inventive photos from his own stunning portfolio, author and veteran photographer Bryan Peterson deconstructs creativity for photographers.
Author(s): Bryan Peterson

Photo Adventures for Kids: Solving the Mysteries of Taking Great Photos (2016)

 Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate ListLook up! Look down! Move around! Everywhere you go, there are great pictures just waiting to be made! Kids love to take pictures! With Photo Adventures for Kids, you can encourage your child’s passion while exploring the art of photography together!
Author(s): Anne-Laure Jacquart

Extraordinary Everyday Photography: Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are (2012)

 Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate ListPhotographers 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.
Author(s): Brenda Tharp, Jed Manwaring

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

 Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate ListAre 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?
Author(s): Al Judge

Best Photography Learning Books: The Ultimate List

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 photography learning 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.

The Photo Student Handbook: Essential Advice on Learning Photography and Launching Your Career Path

Author(s): Garin Horner
ID: 3022651, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Photography Made Easy: The Beginners Guide To Learning Digital Photography In A Weekend

Author(s): Rick Cheadle
ID: 1452644, Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2016, Size: 388 Kb, Format: azw3

Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color, and Composition in Photography

Author(s): Peterson, Bryan
ID: 2744026, Publisher: Potter;TenSpeed;Harmony;Random House US, Year: 2015, Size: 168 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers 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 resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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