5 books for a beginner photographer on Amazon

Here are 5 great must reads for all beginner & intermidiate photographers, these books I have chosen will assist you in sharpening your skills. With a hands on approach, tips & tricks. Expect to know your way around your DSLR really quick.

1. Tony Northrup’s DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography Kindle Edition


Amazon’s #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award.


2. The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition


The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition is DK’s bestselling manual for any beginner photographer who wants to unlock the potential of their new digital camera.

This guide’s easy-to-follow, step-by-step layout makes it accessible as it takes you through every technique you need to create stunning images, from exposure to flash to image enhancement. Handy checklists provide a quick rundown of the equipment and camera settings for each technique, and at-a-glance comparison images show how camera settings can produce remarkably different results.

3. The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas


The Photographer’s Playbook features photography assignments, as well as ideas, stories and anecdotes from many of the world’s most talented photographers and photography professionals.

Whether you’re looking for exercises to improve your craft—alone or in a group—or you’re interested in learning more about the medium, this playful collection will inspire fresh ways of engaging with photographic process.

4. Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera


Understanding Exposure has taught generations of photographers how to shoot the images they want by demystifying the complex concepts of exposure in photography. In this newly updated edition, veteran photographer Bryan Peterson explains the fundamentals of light, aperture, and shutter speed and how they interact with and influence one another.

With an emphasis on finding the right exposure even in tricky situations, Understanding Exposure shows you how to get (or lose) sharpness and contrast in images, freeze action, and take the best meter readings, while also exploring filters, flash, and light.

5. Extraordinary Everyday Photography: Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are


Through accessible discussions and exercises, readers learn to use composition, available light, color, and point of view to create stunning photographs in any environment.

Photographers are born travelers. They’ll go any distance to capture the right light, beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and people. But exotic locales aren’t necessary for interesting photographs. Wonderful images are hiding almost everywhere; you just need to know how to find them.

I hope this insight has been useful. Let me know your thoughts in the comment box below.
Please also check out my previous post about “10 Things Every Beginner Photographer Needs in 2018.”

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