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Reading List

I’m an avid (and very fast) reader and now that my stack of photography books has begun to resemble a monolith, I decided I’d better start to actually read them. Maybe a list of those I owe some time to along with reviewing those I do read will help me focus on this pile. Since I’m a relatively new photographer, I’ll try to give my take on what I did and did not find helpful in particular.

To Be Read

  • The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers
    Scott Kelby
  • The Complete Guide to Nature Photography: Professional Techniques for Capturing Digital Images of Nature and Wildlife
    Sean Arbabi
  • Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots
    John Batdorff
  • Black and White Digital Photography Photo Workshop
    Chris Bucher
  • Canon Speedlight System Digital Field Guide
    Michael Corsentino (pre-ordered)
  • Close-Up & Macro Photography
    Tracy Hallett
  • Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques
    Harold Davis
  • Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
    Harold Davis
  • David Busch’s Canon EOS 5D Mark III Guide to Digital SLR Photography
    David D. Busch (pre-ordered)
  • David Busch’s Close-Up and Macro Photography Compact Field Guide
    David D. Busch and Rob Sheppard
  • David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Canon EOS 7D
    David D. Busch
  • Digital Black & White Photography
    David Taylor
  • Digital Camera After Dark
    Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler and Philipp Scholz Rittermann (pre-ordered)
  • The Digital Photography Book, Part 4
    Scott Kelby
  • Digital Still Life Photography: Art, Business & Style
    Steve Sint (pre-ordered)
  • Digital Wedding Photography Photo Workshop
    Kenny Kim
  • Doug Box’s Available Light Photography: Techniques for Digital Photographers
    Doug Box
  • Doug Box’s Flash Photography: On- and Off- Camera Techniques for Digital Photographers
    Doug Box
  • Exposure Photo Workshop
    Jeff Wignall
  • Extraordinary Everyday Photography: Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are
    Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring (pre-ordered)
  • Fearless Photographer: Sports
    Michael Skelps (pre-ordered)
  • Flash Photography: Studio and Location Techniques for Digital Photographers
    Barry Staver
  • Flash Techniques for Macro and Close-Up Photography: A Guide for Digital Photographers
    Rod Deutschmann and Robin Deutschmann
  • Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography: Focus on the Fundamentals
    Clive Branson
  • Focus on Food Photography for Bloggers: Focus on the Fundamentals
    Matt Armendariz (pre-ordered)
  • Focus on Travel Photography: Focus on the Fundamentals
    Haje Jan Kamps
  • Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
    Nicole S. Young
  • Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer’s Guide to Creating Irresistable Images
    Teri Campbell (pre-ordered)
  • How to Photograph Historic Structures and Sites
    Bill Lebovich (pre-ordered)
  • Insect Photography: Art and Techniques
    John Bebbington FRPS (pre-ordered)
  • Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers
    Rod Deutschmann and Robin Deutschmann (pre-ordered)
  • Just One Flash: A Practical Approach to Lighting for Digital Photography
    Rob Deutschmann and Robin Duetschmann
  • Landscape Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
    Rob Sheppard
  • Light and Lighting: From Snapshots to Great Shots
    Syl Arena (pre-ordered)
  • Light Science and Magic, Fourth Edition: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
    Fil Hunter, Paul Fugua and Steven Biver
  • Lighting for Product Photography: The Digital Photographer’s Step-by-Step Guide to Sculpting with Light
    Allison Earnest
  • Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques
    Alan L. Detrick
  • Macro Photography Photo Workshop
    Haje Jan Kamps
  • Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography
    NK Guy
  • Nature Photography Photo Workshop
    Nat Coalson
  • The New Complete Guide to Night and Low-Light Digital Photography, Updated Edition
    Lee Frost
  • Night & Low Light Photography
    David Taylor (pre-ordered)
  • Night and Low-Light Photography Photo Workshop
    Alan Hess
  • Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers
    Neil van Niekerk
  • Photograph Your Kids Like a Pro: How to Take, Edit and Display the Best Ever Photos of your Kids, Whatever the Occasion
    Heather Mosher (pre-ordered)
  • Photographing Children Photo Workshop: Develop Your Digital Photography Talent
    Ginny Felch and Allison Tyler Jones
  • Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis
    Harold Davis
  • Photographing Trees
    Edward Parker (pre-ordered)
  • Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis
    Harold Davis
  • Photography of Natural Things: A Nature and Environment Workshop for Film and Digital Photography
    Freeman Patterson (pre-ordered)
  • Police Photography, Sixth Edition
    Larry S. Miller and Richard T. McEvoy, Jr.
  • Portrait Photography: Secrets of Posing & Lighting
    Mark Gleghorn
  • Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites
    Syl Arena
  • Tabletop Photography: Using Compact Flashes and Low-Cost Tricks to Create Professional-Looking Studio Shots
    Cyrill Harnischmacher (pre-ordered)
  • Understanding Flash Photography: How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash
    Bryan Peterson
  • Unleashed: Techniques for Photographing Your Pets
    Pfughoeft (pre-ordered)
  • Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
    Laurie S. Excell

Wish List

  • Adventures in Sports Photography: Creating Dramatic Images in Wild Places
    Tom Bol
  • The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light: Learn to Capture Stunning Light in any Situation
    Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager
  • Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital
    Todd Gustavson
  • Canon EOS 5DMKIII (The Expanded Guide)
    David Taylor
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide
    James Johnson Cap JR JR
  • Close-Up Photography in Nature
    Tim Fitzharris
  • Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, Revised Edition
    Brenda Tharp
  • David Busch’s Flash Photography Compact Field Guide
    David D. Busch
  • Envisioning Family: A photographer’s guide to making meaningful portraits of the modern family
    Tamara Lackey
  • The Flash Stick: Creative Lighting Solutions for the Solo Photographer (Fast Photo Expert)
    Rod Deutschmann
  • Focus on Lighting Photos: Focus on the Fundamentals
    Fil Hunter
  • Landscape Photography (ebook only)
    Margaret Brown
  • The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer
    NK Guy
  • Lighting Digital Field Guide
    Brian McLernon
  • Lighting Essentials: A Subject-Centric Approach for Digital Photographers
    Don Giannatti
  • Lighting Essentials: Lighting for Texture, Contrast and Dimension in Digital Photography
    Don Giannatti
  • Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography (How To)
    Lonely Planet
  • Multiple Flash Photography: Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers
    Rod Deutschmann
  • Painting with Light: Lighting and Photoshop Techniques for Photographers
    Eric Curry
  • The Photographic Garden: Mastering the Art of Digital Garden Photography
    Matthew Benson
  • Storytellers: A Photographer’s Guide to Developing Themes and Creating Stories with Pictures
    Jerod Foster
  • Studio Lighting Unplugged: Small Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers
    Rod Deutschmann and Robin Deutschmann

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