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
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|
|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 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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