A good book contains great value for you to learn new thing. You are learning from others' experience in a low cost. However, quality of books varies in the market. In this page, I have selected books which are worth reading for you to upgrade your photography skills.
Photo Nuts and Bolts
This book is an e-book designed to help you know your camera and take better photos. The author, Neil Creek, is a regular writer on DigitalPhotographySchool with tons of great articles.
You can learn all technical and background knowledge about photography inside this book.
The Digital Photography Book
The Digital Photography Book is written by one of the most well known author, Scott Kelby. Scott is a great photography tutor who runs Kelby One.
This boxed set is suitable for all level of photographers. If you don't want to buy all 5 books, you can always start with Book 1.
Bryan Peterson explains relationship between aperture and shutter speed in a easy-to-understand style. With more than 300 thousands books sold, this book is definitely a great guide not only for newbies but also advanced photographers.
With new information on WB, flash, HDR, and etc. This book will inspire you to take control of your setting for better photos anytime anywhere with any camera.
This e-book is written by a well known photography blogger, Evan Sharboneau. He mainly focus on how to shoot special effect with your DSLR.
You can learn how to do trick shot with your DSLR together with the post processing skill. This is a great learning material if you love "magic" photography.
Photography Masterclass is a new course that written by Evan Sharboneau. This is a course that focus on capturing stunning images.
You will learn most of photography skills, such as getting crispy sharp images, composition skill, basic photography lighting, advanced camera control, natural look HDR, and etc.
A great e-book written by Todd and Sarah Sisson, a professional landscape photography couple. They have put along their experience into this e-book which make it worth so much.
You will learn skills like how to simplify landscape photography process, how to overcome unique challenge that landscape photographers face, techniques to use on specific scenarios, and etc.
Another e-book by the Swiss couple, Todd and Sarah. They share post processing skill in this book which can easily make your images pop.
You will learn skills like how to organize photos in Adobe Lightroom, how to process signal exposure images, how to process multiple exposure images (HDR), how to do color toning, and a lot more.
Landscape Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
Pro photographer Rob Sheppard starts with the basics–composition, light, and perspective–and describes how to connect with your scene.
This guide is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic expression to landscapes and outdoor shooting.
John Shaw's Guide to Digital Nature Photography
For over four decades, John Shaw has helped photographers achieve impressive landscape shots. In this book, Shaw provides in-depth advice on everything from equipment to post process.
He offers inspirational insight that goes far beyond the basics of photography, explaining that successful photos come from having a vision, practicing, and then acquiring the equipment needed to accomplish the intention.
Studio and Lighting
Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It
Scott Kelby, the world’s #1 best-selling author of photography books, has reinvented how lighting books are written by finally revealing the entire process from start to finish.
You see everything from the complete lighting setup (and all the gear used), to the shoot (including all the camera settings and a contact sheet of the progression of the shoot), to the all-important part that most books don’t dare include–the post-processing and retouching in Photoshop.
Light Science and Magic
Photographic lighting is a topic that will never go out of style. Even with the most high-tech gear, photographers still need to put a lot of thought and vision into lighting their photographs in order to get great results.
This book provides you with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light, with examples, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions. This book speaks to photographers of all levels.
The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes
After spending more than thirty years behind the lens, working for National Geographic, Time, Life and Sports Illustrated, Joe McNally knows about light, especially how to create light from small flashes.
In this book, Joe brings you behind the scenes to candidly share his lighting solutions for a ton of great images. Using Nikon Speedlights, Joe lets you in on his uncensored thought process to demonstrate how he makes his pictures with these small flashes.