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1. Understanding Exposure

There’s a reason Understanding Exposure is on the ‘#1 on Amazon’ photography references bestsellers list and has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. It was the first photography book I read and it helped me understand exposure, composition, aperture, depth of field, etc. The book is full of pictures that illustrate the concepts and is sprinkled with many nuggets of wisdom. There are exercises in the book to help you practice. This book is great for beginners and it will get you out of ‘P’ mode in no time. Read Free!


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2. Understanding the Power of Color.

Color is a powerful entity. Explore the ways color influences our lives. Learn how color promotes our purchases, creates moods, works in the natural world, and the meanings of colors. Simply written, by a color consultant, in a style that will allow you to see color in all its glory, in ways you never saw it before. This is a story celebrating color. Read for free.

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2. The Art of Photography

The Art of Photography (first published in 1994), is the most readable, understandable, and comprehensive textbook on photography. Barnbaum presents how-to techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Yet he goes well beyond the technical as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography, beautifully. This book is geared toward every level of photographer who seeks to make a personal statement through their chosen craft. Read Free.

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4. The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook

For the professional photographers only – that want to diversify their portfolio this book embodies the work that follows the capture of a photographic image – the workflow in the digital darkroom. And how it has a significant effect on the quality of the final image. This workflow is often underestimated and neglected, leading to weak images and poorly managed image collections. The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook will help you avoid crucial mistakes as you master the craft of photographic post-processing.

This book provides a step-by-step guide through the photographic workflow, from image capture, editing photographs. Read Free.


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5. Picture Perfect Lighting

Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer and educator who has a talent for identifying areas where photographers regularly hit roadblocks. His two previous books, Picture Perfect Practice and Picture Perfect Posing, introduced instructional photography books as they empowered readers to advance their composition and posing skills. The Picture Perfect series, brings that same spirit and approach to teaching lighting. Read Free!


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6. Fashion as Photograph

‘Fashion is a photograph. When we think of fashion … we think of a photograph. It all comes together as a photograph.’ – Peter Saville
Photographic images are a driving force behind the fashion system, and they play a key role in defining global fashion culture. Fashion photography is attracting increasing public attention; it has embraced new image-making technologies, and has shown itself to be a commercially and ideologically powerful creative venture and marketing tool. Read Free!