25 Most Popular Photography Books

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Every Beginner / Amateur Photographers yearns for photography knowledge. Now everything is digital (Camera, Processing, etc.) but printed photography book is more natural way of looking Photography. Please check the 25 Most Popular Photography Books here. I’ve added links to Amazon for more information.

25 Most Popular Photography Books

Pro Secrets to Dramatic Digital Photos by Jim Zuckerman

Pro Secrets to Dramatic Digital Photos by Jim Zuckerman Jim Zuckerman, a photographer known for his vivid, surreal images, reveals a lifetime’s worth of tricks and techniques for taking photos with that huge WOW factor. His pro secrets range from the technical to the abstract, from making an impact with complementary colors to getting picture-postcard photos of scenic sites.

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The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby

The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby Scott Kelby, the man who changed the “digital darkroom” forever with his groundbreaking, #1 bestselling, award-winning book The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography–how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use (and it’s easier than you’d think).

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Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson With more than 350,000 copies sold, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photographers. Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you more than ever to free yourself from “auto” and create the pictures you truly want.

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The Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman

The Photographer's Eye by Michael Freeman Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs.

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Fundamentals of Photo Composition by Paul R. Comon

Fundamentals of Photo Composition by Paul R. Comon Good composition is at the heart of photography: it’s a timeless principle that remains firm no matter how much the technology changes and develops. Taking a cue from classic art, this lushly illustrated guide introduces the basic rules of traditional composition. It covers all the fundamentals every photographer should know, from framing the image to color, balance, depth, lines of force, and symmetry.

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The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbaum

The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbaum This is an updated and newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography (originally published in 1994), which has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography. With well over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables…

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Digital Wedding Photography: Capturing Beautiful Memories by Glen Johnson

Digital Wedding Photography: Capturing Beautiful Memories by Glen Johnson This full-color book from acclaimed professional wedding photographer Glen Johnson not only teaches you how to take memorable photos, it also shows you how to start a wedding photography business. Packed with great tips and savvy advice, this new edition helps you set up efficient workflows, choose camera equipment, manipulate images, make impressive presentations…

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Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography by Lindsay Renee Adler

Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography by Lindsay Renee Adler Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography teaches photographers how to take the concepts of fashion photography (including preparation, styling, props, lighting, posing and post-processing) and apply these techniques to their portrait and wedding photography.

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Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis

Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis Go beyond the basic rules of photography to capture stunning portraits. Portrait photography is a vital topic for photographers of every level of experience, from amateur to professional. Written by renowned photographer Harold Davis, this inspirational book encourages you to define our own photographic style and capture stunning, creative, and unique portraits.

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Posing for Portrait Photography: A Head-to-Toe Guide by Jeff Smit

Posing for Portrait Photography: A Head-to-Toe Guide by Jeff Smit Photographers learn how to gauge the needs of their clients before placing them into a stale, preconceived “women’s,” “men’s,” or “children’s” pose that hardly fits the client’s personality or preferences. Provided with a two-pronged approach to fail-safe posing, photographers learn first to determine what the mood of the portrait should be and how to use an…

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Mamarazzi: Every Mom’s Guide to Photographing Kids by Stacy Wasmuth

Mamarazzi: Every Mom's Guide to Photographing Kids by Stacy Wasmuth Moms, if you can’t seem to take enough great photos of the children in your life, this is the book for you. Now you can learn how to photograph children with the style, clarity, color, and beauty you see in professional photographs. This fun guide combines humor with solid know-how to show you how to compose shots…

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Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision by David duChemin

Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision by David duChemin Within the Frame is a book about finding and expressing your photographic vision, specifically where people, places, and cultures are concerned. A personal book full of real-world wisdom and incredible images, author David duChemin (of pixelatedimage.com) shows you both the how and the why of finding, chasing, and expressing your vision with a camera to your eye.

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Understanding Close-Up Photography by Bryan Peterson

Understanding Close-Up Photography by Bryan Peterson In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes. You’ve seen the dewdrops, but what about dewdrops on a bird’s wing or raindrops on a car windshield?

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The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes by Joe McNally

The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes by Joe McNally After spending more than thirty years behind the lens—working for National Geographic, Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated—Joe McNally knows about light. He knows how to talk about it, shape it, color it, control it, and direct it. Most importantly, he knows how to create it…using small hot shoe flashes.

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Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis

Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis Landscape photography inspires millions of photographers. If you’re one of them, you’ll find new insight into landscape photography in this book by professional photographer Harold Davis, as well as tips, tricks, and technical advice to help you improve the quality of your photos.

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Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites by Syl Arena

Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites by Syl Arena Getting your Canon Speedlite to produce the light you need can be a real challenge. For those new to flash photography—or for anyone who has previously given up out of frustration—Speedliter’s Handbook is a revelation. Photographer Syl Arena takes you on a journey that begins with an exploration of light and color, moves through a comprehensive discussion of the Canon Speedlite family and all of the accessories…

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Art of Bird Photography by Arthur Morris

From the art of the ancient Egyptians to modern-day currency, birds have long captivated the interest of people with their unmatched beauty and grace, their song and their ability to fly. They inspired Leonardo da Vinci to create designs for a flying machine. And birds continue to be used as symbols, images and metaphors in both literature and poetry.

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Ansel Adams at 100 by Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams at 100 by Ansel Adams Ansel Adams at 100 celebrates the centenary of one of America’s best-loved photographers. This superlative catalog of an exhibition organized by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents the most dramatic and the most delicate of Adams’s formal compositions, from spectacular mountainscapes to grasses on a pond, all reflecting his avowedly religious relationship to nature.

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The Camera (Ansel Adams Photography Series) by Ansel Adams

The Camera (Ansel Adams Photography Series) by Ansel Adams This is an atrractively priced photography classic made accessible to a wider, new audience. It covers everything from “seeing” the finished photo in advance, to lens choices. It is illustrated with many of Ansel Adams most famous images.

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Mario Testino: Portraits by Mario Testino

Mario Testino: Portraits by Mario Testino Sexy, famous, beautifula Testino portrait is as unmistakeable as his subject. MARIO TESTINO: PORTRAITS features the cream of the crop in our celebrity-obsessed age: Naomi Campbell, Jude Law, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrowthose whose names have become the hallmarks, almost the logos, of the fashion world.

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People in Vogue: A Century of Portraits by Robin Derrick

People in Vogue: A Century of Portraits by Robin Derrick This rich volume could well serve as a photographic history of well-heeled British culture during the 20th century, and there’s an interesting story behind almost every shot. Edited by Derrick, British Vogue’s creative director, and Muir, the magazine’s former picture editor, the assemblage includes 350 b&w and color photographs, some previously published and many that never made it into the magazine’s pages.

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Platon’s Republic by Platon

Platon's Republic by Platon A collection of unique portraits by British born, New York based, fashion photographer Platon, which includes over 120 photographs constituting a unique and dynamic cross-section through the cult of fame and power. Platon’s subjects are all leaders in their field and include Al Pacino, Bill Clinton, Vivienne Westwood, Leonard Cohen and David Beckham.

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Vanity Fair’s Hollywood by Graydon Carter

Vanity Fair's Hollywood by Graydon Carter As everybody who’s anybody knows (and the rest of us too), the most exclusive Hollywood party is Vanity Fair magazine’s Oscar-night bash. Vanity Fair’s Hollywood is like the ultimate movie party–and how inviting it all is! Flip through the thick, glossy pages and greet the greats of all ages. Lillian and Dorothy Gish share a spread with Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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LIGHT LINES by William Ewing

LIGHT LINES by William Ewing From his early education at The Art Institute of Chicago in the late 50s Ray K. Metzker inherited the rich vocabulary of avant-garde photography between the wars: photomontage, solarization, multiple printing of negatives, unique perspectives, diagonals, etc.

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Albert Watson by James Crump

Albert Watson by James Crump Albert Watson (b. 1922) is one of today’s most successful and sought-after fashion and commercial photographers. His instantly recognizable portraits feature many iconic figures of fashion and popular culture, including Kate Moss, Jack Nicholson, Mike Tyson, and Alfred Hitchcock.

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  1. Raga Ven says:

    Thanks for sharing excellent book details.

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