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Complete Digital Photography

This book guides you through every aspect of digital photography, from shooting, through to printing to help you master the theory and technical skills required of a great photographer.

Langford’s Basic Photography

In this book you’ll learn; 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, much more…

LIFE Guide to Digital Photography

‘Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros’ pretty much sums this book up. Joe explains in this book how to take best advantage of what your camera was designed to do, and go for the gold.

Understanding Exposure

With more than 350,000 copies sold, this book has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photographers, in Bryan’s trademark easy-to-understand style.

Camera: A History of Photography

I found this book particularly fascinating, it’s a history of the cameras used to take iconic images. From the earliest wet plate cameras to the camera NASA used on the moon.

The Photographer’s Mind

The nature of photography demands that the viewer constantly be intrigued by new imagery and different interpretations, and the aim of this book is to answer what makes a photo great.

The Photographer’s Eye

Michael Freeman is on this list twice, and with good reason, I love the way he writes. This is about photographic design; the single most important factor in creating a successful photo.

The Moment It Clicks

In this book you’ll see Joe’s brilliant images that perfectly illustrates his technique. And you’ll get the inside story of how that shot was taken, including which equipment he used.

Creative Black and White

Black-and-white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. By Harold Davis.

Speedliter’s Handbook

For those new to flash photography—or for anyone who has previously given up out of frustration—Speedliter’s Handbook is a revelation. Speedliter’s Handbook shows you how.

The Hot Shoe Diaries

In The Hot Shoe Diaries, Joe brings you behind the scenes to share his lighting solutions for a ton of great images. Using Nikon Speedlights, Joe lets you in on his thought process.


A collection of famous, iconic photos of memorable events from the past 10 year, coupled with a brief description of what the photo’s about. It really helps to jog your memory.

The Americans

A very famous collection of photos from Robert Frank shot during 1955-1956. He saw the roiling racial tension, glamour, and beauty, and, Americans’ love for cars.


National Geographic Collection

Behind National Geographic’s worldwide reputation as a powerhouse of photography lies one of the finest, most extensive, and most unique graphic resources on Earth.

The Making of 40 Photographs

Truly some of the best black and white photography I’ve ever seen. Each of Adams’ 40 photographs presented here is accompanied by an engaging narrative that explores the photo.

LIFE 75 Years: The Very Best

75 years of photography from one of the most influential publications of the 20th century. A history in photos, highlighting the most famous, moving and beautiful pictures from the magazine.

Reuters: Our World Now 5

The fourth edition of Our World Now captures the key events from 2011 in more than 350 powerful photographs. Organized into four sections that represent the four quarters of the year.

The Adobe Lightroom 4 Book

In the latest version of the #1 best-selling book for Lightroom 4, Scott uses his same step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.

Apple Training Series: Aperture 3

This guide to Aperture 3 starts with the basics of image management and takes you through Aperture’s powerful editing, retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features.

The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book

Scott shows you the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why.