Hey Guys, this week I thought I would share with you a list of my favorite books for you to add to your Christmas list! If you have read any of these I would love to hear your reviews, and if there are others you think I should read I would love your suggestions!
Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photography
By Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua
- This book is for you if you want to understand theory and physics of light.
- It will show you how to shoot the most difficult surfaces.
- This book will show you real examples and lighting setups used and the results obtained.
The Photographer’s Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos
By Michael Freeman
- Contains tons of beautiful images from real photo assignments.
- The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great and to explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal.
- “The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder, it is the mind of the photographer”
Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera By: Bryan Peterson
- This book will obviously teach you how to understand exposure such as which aperture gives you the greatest contrast and sharpness, and when to use it.
- Which apertures guarantee the background remains an out of focus tone
- How to creatively use shutter speed to either freeze an action or imply motion.
Underwater Dogs By Seth Casteel
- It is most likely that you have seen some of these photos floating around the internet, but this book is one of my absolute favorite coffee table book.
- Seth also did a second book titled Underwater Puppies.
- With more than eighty portraits, Seth captures “new sides” our best friend with fun underwater photography.
Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs
By Ansel Adams, Andrea G. Stillman
- Of course my list would not be complete without Adams. He is one of my absolute favorite photographers.
- This book presents the full spectrum of Adams’ work in a single volume.
- The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods, from Yosemite in 1916 to his work in the National Parks in the 1940s, and so much more.
National Geographic Stunning Photographs
By Annie Griffiths
- And last but definitely not least, the beautiful work from the amazing photographers at National Geographic.
- “Stunning Photographs illuminates the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate and change the way we see the world.”
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