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subimatt
11-30-2007, 11:25 PM
Here are a couple that Im fond of. Please post some others that you guys might have found or have that you found helpful.

Photography: A Cultural History by Mary Warner Marien
This was actually a text book for one of my wifes photography classes. There is some really interesting content within.

The Complete guide to Professional Wedding Photography by Damien Lovegrove.
This book is a must have if your planning/ interested in doing wedding photography.Damien Lovegrove is a fantastic wedding photographer and one of my favorite inspirations for work. It covers all aspects from planning your business to what to look for ect. There are photo examples throughout the book with ISO, Aperture, and shutter settings for each photo.

LateApex
12-07-2007, 03:38 PM
I've been working my way through "Perception and Imaging; Photography - A Way of Seeing" by Richard Zakia. It's a strange book. It isn't exactly a book about photography, but everything it talks about completely relates to photography.
After reading the first few chapters, I was looking at everything around me in a whole different way. It really helps you understand what it is that makes some images pleasing to look at, and others, not so much.
There's a whole section about color charts and such, and I honestly just skipped it. It was a lot more technical than I cared to read about. I'm color blind anyway, so uhhhh... yeah. :sadbanana:

http://www.amazon.com/Perception-Imaging-Third-Photography-Seeing/dp/0240809300

jacobsen1
12-07-2007, 05:42 PM
I'll have to dig up some of my old textbooks and post them.

LucKie355
12-07-2007, 09:01 PM
Digital Photography for Dummies - 8 Books in One! :lol:
I picked it up a few months back, and even though it said it was for all forms of digital photography it seemed to mostly cater to DSLR. I got bored with it and put it down. Although I think I may start flipping through it again, if anything to just learn some of the terminology that I still haven't figured out from seeing what you guys talk about.

-K

nawoj
12-07-2007, 10:13 PM
I'm color blind anyway, so uhhhh... yeah. :sadbanana:


dont feel too bad.... i have a friend who is legaly blind who is currently attending RIT to get his masters in graphic design. :lol:

subimatt
12-27-2007, 05:16 PM
Anyone have certain photo magazines they like? I particularly like "Digital Photo Pro" Great photos throughout and good writeups. Not cheap, but worth it IMO.

Stime187
12-27-2007, 05:18 PM
Anyone have certain photo magazines they like? I particularly like "Digital Photo Pro" Great photos throughout and good writeups. Not cheap, but worth it IMO.

Outdoor Photographer is pretty good but I also love Backpacker magazine (they talk a bit about photography from time to time and have some great shots).

jacobsen1
12-27-2007, 08:40 PM
Outdoor Photographer is pretty good.

you'll get over it...

:lol:

and I like the UK mags. There are about 4 of them, but the weird part is they all have the same articles each month with slightly different pictures... even the same reviews. But they are soooooooooooooooo much better than the us mags. I find reading magazines of the subjects you like and just checking out the pictures is better. I can learn way more studying a pros composition and figuring out apertures/shutter speeds/focal lengths... Funny thing is the only sailing mags I read are UK too, but we have good skiing mags and travel mags.

My List:
UK photomags (read them @ B&N, can't remember the names, Matt listed one)
Yachting World
Sailing World (because it's free)
Powder
Skiing
Freskier
Snowoarder
Nat Geo
Nat Geo Adventurer
Outside
Shutterbug (sucks 75% of the time)
auto week (free via coworker a week late)
road and track (****ty articles, but the best images...)

Ken
09-09-2008, 02:39 PM
I hate those digital photography books that go way into post-processing side since I only use Lightroom for now. I'm more interested in the traditional techniques and topics, applied to a digital camera. These are some of my favorites:

The Digital Photography Book
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/The-Digital-Photography-Book-Scott-Kelby/9780321474049-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%2527photography+kel by%2527

The Digital Photography Book, Vol 2.
I just picked this one up because I liked the first one, and it goes into lighting/flash material.
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Digital-Photography-Book-Volume-2-Scott-Kelby/9780321524768-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%2527photography+kel by%2527

I just flag the pages that have the shots I'm interested in and it always helps to skim it now and again.

ride5000
09-09-2008, 02:45 PM
Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/6043-REG/Focal_Press_9780240808192_Book_Light_Science.html

Matters of Light & Depth
http://www.lowel.com/book.html

both fantastic books that have really expanded my conception and thinking regarding light/lighting.

thomps6s
09-09-2008, 02:54 PM
I too like Outdoor Photographer.

Back to books.
Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography by Kirk Tuck (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Kirk%20Tuck)
Seriously, He teaches by example and shows his lighting diagrams for each shot. Definitely one of the most informative books I have read. I like it way better than "The Moment it Clicks" by Joe McNally a.k.a Mr. SB-800. Not everyone uses SB-800's and TTL, Joe.

dangerwoman
09-10-2008, 10:40 AM
the nature of photographs by stephen shore

QJ
09-10-2008, 10:50 AM
I just picked up The Tao of Photography: Seeing Beyond Seeing last week at Half Price Books. Very good.

http://www.amazon.com/Tao-Photography-Seeing-Beyond/dp/1580081940

thomps6s
04-24-2009, 03:56 PM
I too like Outdoor Photographer.

Back to books.
Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography by Kirk Tuck (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Kirk%20Tuck)
Seriously, He teaches by example and shows his lighting diagrams for each shot. Definitely one of the most informative books I have read. I like it way better than "The Moment it Clicks" by Joe McNally a.k.a Mr. SB-800. Not everyone uses SB-800's and TTL, Joe.


I am now reading the newly released "Minimalist lighting" Professional Techniques for Studio photography.

Another killer book and a great read. I am only into page 30, but it is just like his first minimalist lighting book. Very well written and highly enjoyable to read.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=minimalist+lighting+tuck&x=0&y=0

astockwell
04-29-2009, 09:45 PM
+1 on OP.

Also subscribe to Nature Photographer, as it is mostly just images. But they do some article work in it, and most of the shots have the photographers settings captioned next to the shots.

Obviously being a landscape photographer I own a few Ansel books. The Camera and The Print, also Examples: Making of 40 Photographs.

-Andy

subimatt
05-15-2009, 11:57 AM
Starting reading this gem, its great.

http://books.google.com/books?id=qgaFbO61WigC&printsec=frontcover&dq=confessions+of+a+wedding+photographer&ei=n5ANSqCpD5LqyASAg-y9Ag

Colorblinded
05-15-2009, 11:59 AM
I bet that's a pretty funny one to read, moreso if you shoot weddings yourself.

dangerwoman
05-15-2009, 12:25 PM
this isnt particularly related to photography specifically, but i think its important.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KrsNgx09L._SL500_AA240_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Fear-Observations-Rewards-Artmaking/dp/0961454733)

subimatt
05-22-2009, 10:51 AM
Started reading, Exposed: Confessions of a Wedding Photographer by Claire Lewis.

OMFG, this is gold! Fantastic book, great read for photogs in general, doesnt matter what field.

thomps6s
05-22-2009, 10:53 AM
Started reading, Exposed: Confessions of a Wedding Photographer by Claire Lewis.

OMFG, this is gold! Fantastic book, great read for photogs in general, doesnt matter what field.

Look 3 posts up :wave:

subimatt
05-22-2009, 11:07 AM
wow, you want to know how I know my weeks have been crappy..

thomps6s
05-22-2009, 11:08 AM
wow, you want to know how I know my weeks have been crappy..

Hey, it happens :lol:

Kilonad
05-22-2009, 11:46 AM
I am now reading the newly released "Minimalist lighting" Professional Techniques for Studio photography.

Another killer book and a great read. I am only into page 30, but it is just like his first minimalist lighting book. Very well written and highly enjoyable to read.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=minimalist+lighting+tuck&x=0&y=0
Hmm, I'll have to check that out. I have the Location one and like it a lot. Of course, my approach to minimalist studio lighting would probably be to buy a huge octa and turn everything into a one strobe shot. :devil:

thomps6s
05-22-2009, 11:47 AM
Hmm, I'll have to check that out. I have the Location one and like it a lot. Of course, my approach to minimalist studio lighting would probably be to buy a huge octa and turn everything into a one strobe shot. :devil:

If you liked his first one, you will like this one.

I started, Light, Science and magic and got bored with the technical/scientific approach and babble. Kurt explains a lot if it so simply and makes it easy to understand.

Kilonad
05-22-2009, 12:20 PM
The thing is, I already have enough books on studio portraits, and they all do a pretty good job. So I would really only be interested in the product photo sections of this book, and I'm sure there are better ones out there for that.

His location book was great for equipment recommendations though. Haven't really used much else from it, as each location generally requires its own approach.