My Favorite Photography Books

Better pictures starts with better camera settings. I created this checklist of basic camera settings to highlight some important things you you need to know. When you learn and implement these settings you will leap forward as a professional photography. Let's get started.

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The Photographer's Guide to Posting
by Lindsay Adler

Posing is the #1 skill photographers need to master in order to create and capture great photographs.

I highly recommend best-selling author and photographer Lindsay Adler’s The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone book when it comes to photographing people.

It is the perfect resource for you to improve your ability to pose your clients—whether they’re men, women, couples, or groups.

Be sure to check out Lindsey website"Amazing creativity!"

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Photographing Women
by Jeff Rojas

Photographing Women - is Jeff Rojas follow up on his successful first book, Photographing Men.

Jeff has created this as a companion book that covers everything you need to know about photographing women. Photographing Women covers: Posing, Lighting, and Shooting Techniques for Portrait and Fashion - pretty much everything you need to know in order to create great images. 

This book will equip you with the skills and techniques that will flatter your clients, and convey your intended message.

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Understanding Exposure 
by Bryan Peterson

For generations, veteran photographer Bryan Petersonhas taught photographers how to capture the images they want by simplifying the complex concepts of exposure in photography.

Understanding Exposure updated edition continues to explain how light, aperture, and shutter speed all interact with and influence one another.

This revised edition of Understanding Exposure will clarify exposure for photographers of all levels with tips on how to get sharpness and contrast in images, freeze action, and take the best meter readings, while also exploring filters, flash, and light. This book is a must read for every new photographer!

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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers
by Scott’s Kelby

The world’s #1 bestselling Lightroom book is Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers. It has been translated into a dozen different languages.

Scott trains thousands of Lightroom users every year at his live seminars and through that he’s learned what really works, what doesn’t, and he tells you flat out which techniques work best, which to avoid, and why.

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers is the first and only book to bring the whole process of working with Lightroom and Photoshop together in such a clear, concise, and visual way.

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Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots 
by Erik Valind

Whether you’re in a studio or outdoors, author and photographer Erik Valind shows you how to get the best shots of your subjects in his new book Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots.

One of the take-aways from reading this book is that you'll learn how to address the problems and opportunities of both natural and indoor light, offering you ways to resolve the lighting challenges of both.

This book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the portraits you want every time you pick up your camera.        .              

The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers 
by Scott’s Kelby

Scott 2017 release of The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers is taking things to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop techniques for photographers.

There are special chapters featuring Scott's own workflow, from start to finish, plus, each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with time-saving, job-saving tips that make all the difference.

When you purchase this book, you’ll own the only book you will ever need to master Photoshop.