Reading is the best of learning new things, know about technology and the trends say Thomas Salzano a professional photographer and a book lover. Those who are close to photography will know the worth of reading books on photography to learn new techniques and gain knowledge about the unknown facts.
For some, it might be a bit strange to know that photographers like Thomas Salzano have invested a lot of their time in learning about photography and cameras from “Books”. Thomas says in my initial days as an aspiring photographer I did not get the opportunity to learn photography from a professional or a professional photography institute. But my learning began when I started reading books on photography and articles shared by famous photographers about how to use a camera, photo editing, and almost everything about photography.
So for all those aspiring photographers here is a list of books shared by Thomas Salzano that you can read and learn from:
The Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman
This is an amazing book to read as you will explore the intricacies of visual language. The author has beautifully explained the concept with incredible images that makes it easy to understand and engaging for the reader.
How to Create Stunning Digital Photography by Anthony Justin Northrup
The book is about digital photography integrating separate hours of video and an online forum into its content. To develop the skills of the reader each chapter has some practical exercises to work on and polish their skills. This is a great way of learning and it makes it easy for the reader to understand and practice the concepts.
The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbaum
In this book, the author has explained the emotional and philosophical reasons behind almost 100 images and the techniques used to capture the exact emotion that he wanted to convey to the viewer. As a photographer, it is necessary that you understand the basics like “how” and “why” to capture a photo. This book will help you understand these concepts a bit better.
Better Photo Basics by Jim Miotke
This book is for beginners and is highly recommended by many professional photographers to the aspiring ones. The book covers all the basic concepts with simple, easy, and quick tricks that will improve your images. You will find a step-to-step guide to start in different categories like wildlife and portraits.
List of other popular books that you can read on Photography:
- National Geographic Images Collection by National Geographic
- Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs by Ansel Adams
- 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All-Time By TIME
- Human of New York by Brandon Stanton
- The Americans by Robert Frank
- Magnum Contact Sheets by Kristen Lubben
- Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment-Henri Cartier- Bresson
- American Photographers by Walker Evans
- The Landscape Photography Workshop by Ross Hoddinott and Mark Bauer
- The Photobook: A History Volumes I and II by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger
- Portraits by Gunner Stahl
- Reflections in Black by Deborah Willis
Hope the photographer, especially the aspiring ones, chooses the best book of their interest to start learning about photography. Yes! It’s true that practice is a must but you can not ignore the theory, says Thomas Salzano a professional photographer and a famous blogger.