10 Best Selling Photography Books
Books that Can Truly Guide You to Becoming a Photographer
These are the 10 best selling photography books of all time. People new to photography always have a difficult time deciding which book to select to really learn the art of photography. Among the many available books, countless claim to be the complete guide to understanding composition, but very few actually deliver.
- The Essence of Close-up Photography€24.00The Essence of Close-up Photography; A guide to capturing the splendor of the unseen world is one of a kind, which deals with amazing visual life of the zoomed-in world, and teaches you the craft of capturing it. This is a well-organized book that contains every aspect of close-up photography, which lays the groundwork to becoming a successful nature photographer. Its informative and evocative text aims to enlighten both beginners and experienced photographers.
- The Quintessence of Photography€29.00The Quintessence of Photography: Understanding Composition is the most precisely written reference book for anyone who is longing to step into the latitude of the true aesthetic world of photography. No matter how much you think you know about photography, you will learn new insights in this book. In each of its pages, this book takes you around the panoramic world of photography and its art; from core science to beautiful aesthetic worlds, from classical notions to cutting edge technology, and so much more.
- A Photographer’s Guide to Documentary Photography€5.00With photography, we capture the essence of freedom with authenticity, by preserving the moment in inhuman time. We can traverse back in time and meet a World War I veteran or go on a spiritual journey to the most serene mosque. We may visit a refugee camp, where life suddenly stands still, or join a peaceful demonstration for Gaza to stop the sorrow and pain of her people. We may perhaps just overlook them and fly over the Detroit River, or enjoy the century-old Tower Bridge on the river Thames. We can simply take a journey through the corridor of passion that leads us to the Far East, Beijing then to Niseko, Japan, down to the land of Thousand Islands, then to the deserts of Africa, the mediaeval villages in Indian subcontinent or to the mountain of Himalayas. Despite the variety of locations, there is a common theme in photography, capturing a moment in time.
- A Photographer’s Guide to Nepal€2.00From the greatest mountain of Himalayas to the most sophisticated urban culture, Nepal is the dream destination for any photographer, where one can travel as cheap as he wants, to the level of all comfort a traveler is looking for. It’s a country to explore, to understand, and to capture moments of the world’s greatest outdoors activities. Here, if you plan ahead, you can photograph and do some awe-inspiring trekking, spectacular mountain biking, white-water rafting, paragliding, and much more at least half the price of the United States or New Zealand.
- A Photographer’s Guide to Writing€5.00Have you ever wanted to be a Features Writer? Want to write for a big magazine where people are glued to read your experience? Becoming a Features Writer for a well-known magazine can be one of the most enjoyable professions on the planet; however, it’s not for everyone. In fact, if you want to be published regularly, this can be extremely demanding and daunting, and can change your lifestyle, forever.
- A Photographer’s Guide to Aesthetic Visualization€4.00As adventurous photographers, we often venture far from the beaten paths. We go from to the hardest rock climbing of the world – the El Capitan's Dawn Wall to the weather-beaten places like the Himalayas and Sahara, or to the abandoned town in Mechita, Buenos Aires. From the tropical island of Madagascar, to the unpredictable African safari, we travel, and we photograph. Not because we venture to those places for our love of travelling, but because the love we have for perspective, our passion for exploring life, and our urge to present the visualization that we plan before clicking the shutter, through the lens, into the smaller rectangular frame.
- A Photographer’s Guide to Perfect Exposure€2.00It is one thing to take a photograph, but quite another to photograph with perfect exposure. When you take the photograph with correct exposure, it tells the story vividly, as if it has its own personality – a dramatic instance in every single pixel, regardless 35mm, large, medium, fourth-third, or whichever format you chose.
- A Photographer’s Guide to Artistic Silhouette€5.00There are various ways to tell a story. In photography that story keeps on changing with the ever-changing light and shadow. They play their dramatic roles with emotion and mood. Sometimes we highlight subjects, which lights do not want to highlight. At times the inner portrays the outer, and the outer portrays the inner. In this way, we keep the story open for imagination, a mystery with drama that stands out with simplicity.
- Fill Your Frame with True Color€1.00To us, color is a visual experience. It’s a perception that refers to human physiological and psychological responses to light. It is light that colors our vision with its own rhythm, modes, and harmonies, in all possible colors, in the visible spectrum. Every moment consists of colors, whether vibrant or flat. From the moment of sunrise to sunset, or even at night, from definitions to attributes, from your camera display and then to final outputs, color is always there.
Let’s say, when you start reading the book, The Quintessence of Photography: Understanding Composition, it will first guide you through the fundamentals of photography.
Then reading further, you will analyze the standard of photography, as well as learn how you can deal with elements of composition. As this book is vast and covers almost every aspect of photography which a person must know in order to become a good photographer, it will guide you step by step.
However, if you want to learn how to handle your camera and want to know some basics, like depth of field, metering, and using the zone system, then the best book for you is The Essence of Close-up Photography, as close-up photography requires more in-depth understanding of the technical side, and once you have this knowledge, then you can truly utilize the advanced technical discussion in the section “Art & Science” in the book The Quintessence of Photography.
In a nutshell, if you want to master the knowledge of the field of photography, it would be advisable for you to buy two of these books in our special visualization and composition bundle, “Mastering Photography”.
If you are a nature photographer, or would like to start nature photography, then you need to get the “Hello Explorer” bundle. Then again, if you want to buy a single book, we suggest you to visit our books section, and get the book which you need most.