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10 Books to Improve your Photography

10 Photography Books to Improve your Photography

 

The kids are gone back to school and you have endless amounts of TIME. ( yeah right!) But anyhoo! But when you DO get time to curl up with a good book, why not curl up and learn at the same time?  Today I’m going to share with your my 10 favorite photography books to improve your photography.

10 photography books to improve your photography

 

 

1. Understanding Exposure By Bryan Peterson

This book was the first book recommended to me when I first became interested in learning more about photography and learning the exposure triangle. It’s awesome.

2. The Photographer’s Eye By Michael Freeman

After I learned exposure, learning about composition helped me improve my photos from snapshots to art. I can’t recommend this book enough for learning composition

3. Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood  By Tracy Clark

One of my favorite books that let me know that it was ok to want to document the everyday beautifully. A classic

4. Beyond Snapshots: How To Take that Fancy DSLR Camera Off “Auto and Photography Your Life Like a Pro By Rachel Devine

One of my favorite visual bloggers, Rachel Devine’s book Beyond Snapshots is a great book to take your photos from just OK to wow.

5. Annie Leibovitz at Work

I am sure you have heard of Annie Leibovitz and seen her work in Vanity Fair Magazine. I love this book because it not only tells how she got her start and her thoughts behind her photographs, but the photos are so beautiful.

6. Plate to Pixel:Digital Food Photography and Styling By Helene Dujardin

When I decided that I wanted to start including a few food photos on my blog and on my Instagram, I knew I needed a little guidance. This great resource has really helped.

7. Adobe Phototoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers By Scott Kelby

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I am a Lightroom girl. And when I first learned it waaaay back in Lightroom 2 or 3, Scott Kelby’s book helped me on my way. I am about to order this one soon. Because..Lightroom CC guys is awesome.

8. Abobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book

Sometimes, A girl needs Photoshop. Or maybe you Like Photoshop. When i set out to learn Photoshop this year, this jumped out at me and even though I’m only halfway through, I can see my skills improving. Great for learning at your own pace.

9. Your Child in Pictures By Me Ra Koh

I love Me Ra Koh. And she does an awesome job of helping you learn how to capture those special childhood moments with your camera.

10. Capture the Moment By Sarah Wilkerson

This is my latest purchase. Put together by Sarah Wilkerson of Clickin Moms, this book is one of the best comprehensive books I’ve come across for beginning photographers. The photos alone are worth it, but the exercises and tips are awesome too.

 

So there you have it: 10 Photography Books to help you improve your photography this summer.

Now, find a chair, your shades and a great beach spot and learn!

Happy reading!

 

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  • Reply
    nellie
    June 12, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I want THEM ALL!! OMG! what a great resource!! I’m adding to my amazon list now–checking prime to see if I can get one before my trip tomorrow!

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      yaaaaay! I love them all so which ever one you get will be awesome!

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    Stacie
    June 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Thanks for the list of resources! I’ve been trying to improve my photog skills. Sounds like these will help a lot.

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    Kita
    June 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I have one of them but never read them. I have it on my kindle too. I need to get capture the moment asap.

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      GET IT

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    Penny Struebig
    June 12, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Oh my goodness – I’m reading this post at just the right time. I was just thinking I needed to check out some photography books. My pictures are ok, but I know they could be so much better. Thanks for the recommendations!

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    Tara
    June 12, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I need to read some of these. I have a semi-fancy camera and never use it!

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      Get one of these and practice! Your semi-fancy camera will thank you!

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    Quiana
    June 12, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Fantastic list! #1 was the first I bought when I got my DSLR and I’m LOVING #6 since you suggested it a while ago. I’m adding the rest to my wishlist now (and sharing this post!).

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      I’m glad you are loving #6 too! it helped me so much!

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    Ashley
    June 12, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks for these LaShawn! I love photography so much so I really need to find some of these books. I want to improve my skills and move beyond the amateur status 🙂

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      your photos are gorgeous! Hope this list helps!

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    Cara (@StylishGeek)
    June 12, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Thank you for your selection of very helpful photography books! I have a few of them already since I have my little own library of photography books. I love looking at them for reference! Thanks for sharing!

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      No problem!

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    dina
    June 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I have almost half of those books!! thanks for this!

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      yay! Now get the other half! LOL

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    Amanda
    June 12, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    I could sit at a bookstore and look at photography books for hours. They are just so gorgeous. Now that my blog and Instagram accounts are becoming very successful, I am really interested in improving my photography skills. Will definitely look into some of these.

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Definitely look into these books! I will say the one on food photography REALLy helped me with my instagram food photos!

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    tammileetips
    June 13, 2015 at 1:08 am

    I am always looking for ways to build on my photography skills. I never thought to look into a book like this before. I need to pick these up for reading on our next flight!

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Happy Reading!

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    Melissa
    June 13, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Thanks for the 10 photography books to improve your photography. I am going to order Beyond Snapshots: How To Take that Fancy DSLR Camera Off “Auto and Photography Your Life Like a Pro By Rachel Devine. Thanks for the tip of advice!

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      I love that one!

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    Miranda (Myrabev)
    June 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    My photography could do with a lot of help, I am crap at taking pictures and never even like to use photography programs. Thanks for the book suggestions.

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      LaShawn
      June 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      No problem!

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    Lauren
    June 14, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I’ve always wanted to improve my photography and especially how to handle a camera well! I’ll be sure to check these out.

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    rochkirstin
    June 15, 2015 at 1:04 am

    This is a great list of books to have for those who are interested to learn photography and its technicalities. In my personal experience though, it would be helpful to have online tutorials with existing sample files to start learning how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroon. This software is really helpful and powerful for all photography enthusiasts.

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    Patrice
    June 15, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Bought a camera because I want to take better images , well still trying to learn to use the camera. Maybe I will find something in these great selection of books. Thanks for share

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    Julian B. Kiganda (@BoldFearless1)
    June 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I’ve always loved photography even though right now, the most professional camera I have is on my phone! Bookmarking this page for when I finally invest in a better camera. Thanks for the list!

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    Michellette "MimiCuteLips" Green
    June 15, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I always love your photography tips you share. I’m such a fan of your pictures and your passion for the camera. Thanks for continuing to share and help us become better “picture takers”.

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    Christine
    June 15, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I probably need to read most of these books! I got the new Samsung Galaxy 2 for Christmas and still haven’t figured out half of what the camera can do! LOL Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Tyra
    June 15, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I love your blog and the tips for photographers! I am tagging this for future use as well. I am always looking for ways to up my game so I appreciate this post and the insight!

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    Melissa Williams
    June 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I bought a nice camera a couple of years ago but till this day, have never really used it more than twice or three times. I look at pictures online and always get a little discouraged by my handy work but I never really thought about purchasing books to help me better the art of photography. All of these books like super handy and a great gift for my super talented photographer friends (or even a beginner like me) Thanks for the ideas.

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    Abundant Journeys
    June 18, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Oh what a great find! I have been wanting some guidance on my photos. I probably should take a novice class to learn the ins and outs of photography, then these books would make a little more sense to me. I would be a lot of more productive when I take photos for sure.

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    Kimberly
    July 15, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I decided that photography is an art/skill I wanted to learn in 2015. So I purchased Understanding Exposure, The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers, and Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual earlier this year.

    At present, I am reading Adobe Lightroom CC by Scott Kelby and Tony Northrup’s DSLR book. Such great information and practical lessons. I am also a current member of KelbyOne and that helps a ton as well.

    Thanks for the resources.

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    Paul
    August 23, 2015 at 7:29 am

    This is really informative! i will be sure to check these posts out!

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