Read these books to understand what goes behind that perfect photograph


  • In the growing era of digital photography, millenials are willing to spend thousands on wedding shoots and portfolios.
  • Every week, Business Insider collates some interesting books to read, giving an outlook on career and professional growth, setbacks and opportunities for its readers.
  • This week we bring books that can bring art and business to professional photographers.
In the growing era of digital photography, millenials are willing to spend thousands of bucks on wedding shoots and portfolios.

Every week, Business Insider collates interesting books to read, giving an outlook on career and professional growth, setbacks and opportunities. This week we bring books that can share the art and science of photography for aspiring.

From beginners to professionals, here a few of the books that can shape your career in photography.

Adobe Photoshop CC Book by Andrew Faulkner and Conrad Chavez


For professionals, Adobe Photoshop is a tool to worship. This book from Adobe Press is a guide to navigate through the creative and complicated photoshop software. It includes project-based lessons and techniques to refine digital images — corrections, distortions, light balancing and others.

The book also talks about features like Frame tool, Paint Symmetry, updated Undo.

Our World Now 4 by Reuters

The book features over 350 photographs from various global reporting events that took place in 2010. This includes images across political events, natural disasters, festivities and entertainment.

The book also gives a deep dive in the concepts with its photo essays from around the world.

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson

Understanding Exposure has over 100 graphic illustrations that can help to understand the concept of exposure. The book takes through the different parameters for light exposures, blurring effect, night photography and shooting angles.

It also explains the fundamentals of light, shutter speed and contrast in images.

National Geographic Image Collection

This book by National Geographic is a great resource of graphics and photography. From wildlife to adventure science and historic photographs, the book features images from the 19th century to the current times. It contains images along with technical description and its evolution.

The book has four sections based on themes — Wilderness, Exploration, and Adventure; Wildlife; Peoples, Cultures, and Lifestyles; Science and Climate Change.

Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis

Black and white photography is an important yet tricky aspect of digital photography. Creative Black and White is a book by renowned photographer Harold Davis who talks of the poses, and explains the contrast, light and other basic rules of black-and-white photography

The book also brings the tools on monochrome in Lightroom, Photoshop, and related plugins.

The Moment It Clicks: Photography Secrets from One of the World's Top Shooters by Joe McNally

The book by digital photographer Joe McNally brings out the insights and photography secrets behind the most elegant images. The book teaches about location lighting, portrait shots and techniques.

The book inspires and challenges to understand the art of great photos and creating a moment.

The Hot Shoe Diaries by Joe McNally

The Hot Shoe Diaries focuses on lighting solutions to a perfect picture and frame. The author talks about how he makes his pictures with small flashes.

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