Holiday (Christmas) Books
If you are still looking for a holiday gift for that photographer in your life, then get them a book. If most photographers are like myself, we not only spend a great amount of time behind our lenses or pressed into our computer monitors. We also spend a lot of time reading books or magazines. We are always striving to make our images look better. We try different techniques that we have learned form a photographer that we admire or aspire to be like. We learn mainly from reading the books written by those photographers. Even the old greats have written books that I still read and refer to from time to time like Ansel Adams.
I would have to say since 2006, when I (seriously) got back into photography, I have amassed a collection of photography books that could choke an elephant. A few of these books I have in my collection, were hard to get through. But others, like anything written by Scott Kelby, was a real joy to read. I think from all the photography books I have read, the best have been the books written or co-written by Scott Kelby. He just has a way of putting everything into real world conversation.
Here is another great book I think every photographer should read: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera by Bryan Peterson.
I have read the Understanding Exposure 2nd edition. It really opened up my eyes about exposure and relationships with different light. I found out everything I previously knew about exposure I didn’t really understand. So in my opinion, if you are looking for a gift for a photographer that might just be starting out, or may be stuck in a creative slump. Buy them this book Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera by Bryan Peterson. and watch the Ah-Ha moments as they fly by.
You also couldn’t go wrong with getting them any book written by Scott Kelby.