Photo books

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

A Simple Guide to 35mm Photography

Digital Photography For Dummies

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Photography Essentials

The Digital Photography Handbook: An Easy-To-Use Basic Guide for Everybody

Travel Photography by Richard l’Anson

How to Take Great Photographs: A Practical Photography Course

Encyclopedia Of Photography Techniques: An A-z Directory, With An Inspirational Gallery Of Finished Works

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!

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