Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Photography Books

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Cambridge, NZ
    Posts
    52
    Real Name
    Tom

    Photography Books

    Can anybody recommend good books on photography,
    Such as on composition, Lighting and such

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Shadowman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    WNY
    Posts
    31,812
    Real Name
    John

    Re: Photography Books


  3. #3
    Markvetnz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    639
    Real Name
    Mark

    Re: Photography Books

    I started off reading Brian Peterson's books. They are easy to read and quite practical. Not particularly geared to digital photography but really good if you want to try and get as much as possible right in camera.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...sure&x=18&y=19

  4. #4
    ktuli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    1,518
    Real Name
    Bill S

    Re: Photography Books

    In a different vein from the ones above, I like the "100 ways to take better [insert style] photographs" series.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...graphs&x=0&y=0

    They're usually not very technical, but the learning process they use is interesting. Basically it gives you 100 techniques or things to pay attention to while taking your preferred style of photography (regular, portrait, wildlife, landscape, b&w are available so far). The techniques/hints vary in complexity, but for the most part each one spans one page with examples (some spill onto a second page). So they are quick reads, easy to pick up and open to a random page and challenge yourself to try the technique listed, etc.

    They're not overly technical, but I still really enjoy them.

    - Bill

  5. #5
    rpcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Southern California, USA
    Posts
    13,570
    Real Name
    Richard

    Re: Photography Books

    Virtually any book by Scott Kelby...
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...al+photography

    OTOH... There is a plethora of up-to-date and free information lurking out there in cyber space just waiting for a Google search...

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Cheshire, UK
    Posts
    45
    Real Name
    Paul

    Re: Photography Books

    Michael Freeman: The Photographer's Eye and the follow up volume The Photographer's Mind
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...ichael+freeman

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    71
    Real Name
    Malcolm

    Re: Photography Books

    Michael Freemans Pocket Guide to Exposure is a good book to read too. See and buy it on Amazon.

  8. #8
    tbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dawson Creek British Columbia Canada
    Posts
    2,282
    Real Name
    Trevor Reeves

    Re: Photography Books

    These are the optimal combo of cheap price /excellent advice/environmentally friendly as they are ebooks. I highly recommend the whole lot.
    http://craftandvision.com/

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Cambridge, NZ
    Posts
    52
    Real Name
    Tom

    Re: Photography Books

    Thanks everyone, now to read through all the recommendations

  10. #10
    inkista's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    San Diego, California
    Posts
    1,417
    Real Name
    Kathy Li

    Re: Photography Books

    Lighting, (since nobody's mentioned it), the go-to text on how light works is Light: Science and Magic.

    For on-camera basic techniques, go for Neil van Niekerk's On Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography he's brand-agnostic and uses both Canon and Nikon gear. Folks will probably also point you to Joe McNally's books, specifically The Hotshoe Diaries, but if you shoot Canon instead of Nikon, prepare to do a lot of mental translation when he goes into gear/CLS specifics. Speedliter's Handbook might be better for Canon shooters, but I haven't read it.

  11. #11
    Shadowman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    WNY
    Posts
    31,812
    Real Name
    John

    Re: Photography Books


  12. #12

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Birmingham, Alabama USA
    Posts
    135

    Re: Photography Books

    I like Bryan Petersen's books (and videos, youtube) and anything Scott Kelby writes. Joe McNally's "Hotshoe Diaries" is great too, if you are into off camera flash.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •