Photography books: I have no favorites. I’ve never seen a bad one, only that some are better than others. But new and better ones appear constantly. A search of Amazon.com on the internet under “Photography general guides” will give lots of photography book titles. Or ask at your library. Visit a bookshop like Abbey’s, Dymocks or other big ones. Any well illustrated, $30-to-$50 guidebook will be pretty good, especially if endorsed by a big brand name like Canon or Nikon. Some good ones I have skim-read in my own local library include:
The 35mm Photographer’s Handbook by J Calder and J Garrett
Travel Photography by Richard l’Anson
Any photography book written by Professor John Hedgecoe
. . . and my personal favourite The Joy of Photographing People from Kodak
You don’t have to buy. In any library there is always a heap of books on photography. So borrow and save your money . . . for an even better camera!