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Books about Digital Photography

Nothing beats practice. Period. Books are a poor substitute for practice when it comes to increasing the quality of your photographs. Only through practice will you put what you learn (and you learn much through just simple experimentation) to work.

Now, that said, there is nothing wrong with getting a book or two. Why? Simple. The various books about digital photography provide pointers and tips. These books often make you examine your camera more closely (thus learning more about it and how to use it properly), as well as to locate weaknesses in your own photography skills.

By and large, this is my belief when it comes to digital photography books :

If you come away with a few new photography skills you didn't have before, you remember them, and you use them frequently, the book was worth the price.

One suggestion on photography book buying. Do NOT load up on a million books. Instead, focus on the types of photography you do. Thus, if you primarily take landscape photos, get a book about landscape photography. If you take wedding photos, get a wedding photography book, etc...

I will, however, give one suggestion...which will help regardless of what types of photos you take and with whatever type of camera gear you might have. The book is called Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color & Composition in Photography. Composition is key to any photo, regardless of topic. Without composition, the fanciest gear in the world, taking photos of the most unique and compelling topic, will still be "blah." So, if you want to just get "one book," I would suggest getting this one. More info about this book at Amazon.Com.

Additionally, there are, quite literally, thousands of books that cover photography and digital photography. If you would like to see them all, and have a free day to browse through them, you can follow this link to See All Digital Photography Books at Amazon.

All of these books on this page are available through Amazon.

Digital Photography Books

Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies : Understanding exactly how a digital SLR (dSLR) works can help you use its exciting capabilities to their fullest potential. Whether you aim to become a serious photo hobbyist, are interested in turning pro, or want to take advantage of the improved control that dSLRs give you over your photography, this fun and friendly reference will show you how to maximize everything a dSLR has to offer so that you can improve your photography skills, increase your picture-taking and image-editing knowledge, and ultimately, take better photos.    Buy at Amazon.Com

Digital Wedding Photography: Capturing Beautiful Memories : In this exquisite, full-color book, Glen dispenses sage advice and solutions for taking impressive digital wedding images -- posed or candid, in any weather, in any setting, at any locale. You will also learn the secrets of creating a successful digital wedding photography business, and much more.    Buy at Amazon.Com

Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color & Composition in Photography : Now totally rewritten, revised, and expanded, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity. It explains how it is not some gift only for the "chosen few" but actually 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. He details the basic techniques that went into not only taking a particular photo, but also provides insights on how to improve upon it—helping readers avoid the visual pitfalls and technical dead ends that can lead to dull, uninventive photographs.    Buy at Amazon.Com

Mastering Landscape Photography: The Luminous Landscape Essays : Thirteen essays on landscape photography by master photographer Alain Briot. Topics include practical, technical, and aesthetic aspects of photography to help photographers build and refine their skills. Also covered is how to be an artist in business.    Buy at Amazon.Com

National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography : Step-by-step instructions, pictograms, and before-and-after comparisons provide a complete course in capturing a landscape's natural beauty. Renowned photographer Tim Fitzharris reveals foolproof techniques he has used through decades of fieldwork in a wide variety of settings. His own outstanding examples are accompanied by detailed information on the equipment, exposure, film, shutter speed and filters used.    Buy at Amazon.Com

The Best of Family Portrait Photography: Professional Techniques and Images : Artwork from 30 of the industry's top photographers is used to highlight both clear-cut shooting strategies and colorful, cutting-edge approaches to family portraiture in this handbook intended for idea gathering and inspiration.    Buy at Amazon.Com

The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Nature Photography : In the Better Photo tradition, here's a complete photo course in a book. Hands-on lessons cover every aspect of digital nature photography, from buying the right camera for close-ups, landscapes, and movement, to understanding how the camera works, to taking great pictures.    Buy at Amazon.Com

The Betterphoto Guide to Digital Photography : Digital cameras are the hot new tech toy-but many of the millions of people who are buying the cameras aren't getting the most out of their new purchase. Mysterious icons, strange jargon, a dizzying array of imaging software and hardware...stumbling blocks quickly become tools to create great pictures with The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography. This practical, lesson-based workbook gives readers a step-by-step tutorial in getting bright, crisp, beautiful pictures from their digital cameras every time.    Buy at Amazon.Com

The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2 : Scott Kelby, author of the groundbreaking bestseller “The Digital Photography Book, Vol. 1” is back with an entirely new book that picks up right where Vol. 1 left off. It's more of that “Ah ha—so that's how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip the techno jargon; packed with stuff you can really use today, that made Vol. 1 the world's bestselling book on digital photography.    Buy at Amazon.Com

The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos : The Photographer's Eye shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.    Buy at Amazon.Com

Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera : For serious amateur photographers who already shoot perfectly focused, accurately exposed images but want to be more creative with a camera, here's the book to consult. More than seventy techniques, both popular and less-familiar approaches, are covered in detail, including advanced exposure, bounced flash and candlelight, infrared, multiple images, soft-focus effects, unusual vantage points, zooming, and other carefully chosen ways to enhance photographs.    Buy at Amazon.Com

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