Digital Photography Books

Recommended Reading

There are many excellent digital photography books covering all aspects of the field of photography, we have carefully picked a selection for you below. If you do not find what you are looking for, go ahead and browse our extensive book store.

If you are an absolute beginner but taking photography seriously, we cannot recommend strongly enough Michael Langford's Basic Photography. This book gives answers to questions such as how images are formed and how to control what you capture; the best camera and lens type for your work; the principles and equipment of lighting; how to organize the picture and measure exposure; how to edit, organise and store digital images; how to print, finish and present your photographs; how to get your work noticed.

Stoppees' Guide to Photography and Light is packed with full colour, vibrant images and lighting diagrams which make the technology easy to understand. It shares an abundance of professional know-how on how to both manipulate nature's light and to create natural-looking illumination using artificial light sources. Whether you are a professional photographer, you use photography in your profession, or you just want your images to look more professional, this book is your resource to creating far superior digital images.

Mastering Landscape Photography: The Luminous Landscape Essays is written by Alain Briot, one of the leading contemporary landscape photographers. The book starts with the technical aspects of photography; how to see, compose, find the right light, and select the best lens for a specific shot. It continues by focusing on the artistic aspects of photography with chapters on how to select your best work, how to create a portfolio, and finally concludes with two chapters on how to be an artist in business.

The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Book for Digital Photographers is a handbook for the digital photographer using Photoshop CS4. The step-by-step lessons should help you to edit like a pro, combining common-sense concepts with "how-to-do-it" secrets for producing great photographs. Best of all, the book shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why. That's why the previous editions of this book are widely used as the official study guide in photography courses at colleges and universities around the world.

The Photographer's Market Guide to Photo Submission and Portfolio Formats is a comprehensive guide for photographers on how to organise their business and sell their images to magazines, advertising agencies, design companies, book publishers and galleries. It comes highly recommended and covers topics such as how to submit work, release contracts, marketing and promotion, and how to build a high-impact portfolio.

Photos That Sell provides great information on selling your photos. Gives examples of successful sales of images and comments about why the authors felt they sold. Also some tips and techniques to spark ideas for creative photography.

Taking Pictures for Profit is an excellent book featuring author and photographer Lee Frost, we cannot recommend this book enough to give you the full low-down on life and work as a freelance photographer. Includes practical hints and tips on how to take saleable pictures as well as advice on working freelance. Covers all aspects of a freelancer's life from record keeping to self promotion together with the different markets to target.

The Freelance Photographer's Market Handbook 2010 is an essential reading for finding places to sell your photographic work and make money with your digital photography. It is updated yearly and contains listings of books, magazines, newspapers and agencies that accept freelance work. The book lists direct telephone numbers (where possible) and names of the relevant editor or other contact at that publication.

Beyond the Lens is published by the Association of Photographers (AOP), and is the essential guide to rights, ethics and business practice in professional photography. Now in its third edition it has been likened to 'the bible for photographers and commissioners' and is used by colleges/universities as part of their courses and widely used by photographers and commissioners. It is a must read for a professional photographer !

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