This is my review of BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like the Pros, by Jim Miotke.
Books on Photography
Reviews and recommendations for books on digital photography, from the techniques of taking the photos through processing and sharing them.
This small but fascinating book was put together to commemorate the central role Hasselblad cameras played in capturing the moon landing.
Starting out with off-camera flash can be intimidating. This book aims to make it much less scary.
This book will be of use to portrait, family, fashion, engagement, and wedding photographers shooting on location.
I’ve been reviewing a bunch of books on macro photography. Here are my favorites so far.
This book is a great choice for amateur and enthusiast photographers looking to open up new photographic possibilities by getting in close.
Take a masterclass in garden photography as you tag along with a professional garden photographer as she works through the challenges and rewards while shooting a selection of beautiful gardens.
A comprehensive instructional book on techniques and technicalities of capturing photos of flowers and insects you might find in your garden.
A review of Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques, by Alan L. Detrick.
A review of the book Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds, by Harold Davis.
Wildlife Photography: From First Principles to Professional Results, by Richard Bernabe | Book Review
This new book from wildlife photographer Richard Bernabe is crammed with useful and practical information on capturing anything from the most exotic safari animals to the hidden gems in the wildlife in your backyard or local zoo.
The authors of this book encourage you to apply fresh eyes to the world close to home to capture creative photos and ultimately become a better photographer.
Tom Ashe’s Color Management and Quality Output is a comprehensive and authoritative book on the complex issue of color management, from creation to display.
If you’ve just bought yourself a Nikon D3400, or even if you’ve had one for a while and are looking to make use of more of its features, here’s a quick rundown of what I think are the best books on using this camera.
One of my unsolicited pieces of advice I give to friends and family who are new parents is to take lots of photos. So here are some of my favorite books on taking photos of children and families.
Photos of your kids are likely to be some of your most precious photos. This book aims to help you create better family keepsakes.
Food photography isn’t easy, but it’s also very possible to take great photos without fancy gear or studios and with some basic techniques and tricks. Corinna Gissemann’s new book shows you how.
Review of The Weekend Photographer by John Van Put, a book aimed at amateur photographers shooting for themselves while traveling.
The subtitle of this book is “150 Ideas for Cutting Costs and Boosting Profits.” And that really sums up the book. Its goal is to help you think differently about what you’re already doing.
Food photography isn’t easy. It takes real skill to make food look inviting and tasty. Here are some of the best books to help.
Book review. Taking photos of people offers endless variety. Whether it’s baby and kid photos, headshots of an aspiring actor, workers going about their work, or a family celebrating a special occasion, every photo has its own challenges and opportunities. This book aims to help.
Review. There’s much more to underwater photography than keeping your camera dry. This book outlines Photoshop post-production strategies for underwater photos.
If you’re looking to do any kind of underwater photography, this might well be just the book you’re after.
Book review of The Art and Business of Photography by Susan Carr, a practical look at the photography business in the modern photography market.
Do you know your pollo from your polo, your ghee from your gobi, your sangak from your samosa? Or, most importantly, your Marmite from your Vegemite? The Pocket Diction of Ethnic Foods might be just what you need to navigate the wonders and potential disasters of hard-to-decipher menus in foreign lands.