Thursday, 8 February 2007

Books on photography?

Hi photo enthusiasts,

Perhaps it is a good idea if we select a few (to start with) good books on different aspects of photography for reference and such. This could be the start of a small 'photoclub-library'. I at least find it nicer to read of paper than from a screen, and we don't all need the buy the same book ;-) Anyone suggestions?

A quick and dirty search on amazon gives me for example:
- Understanding Exposure, by Bryan Peterson
- The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby (2006)
- The Complete Guide to Close Up & Macro Photography by Paul Harcourt Davies (2002)
- Digital Macro Photography by Ross Hoddinott (2006)

Also, perhaps a magazine subscription (which one?) is feasible.

In the mean time, Wikibooks provides several free content 'books' related to photography.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Digital_photography
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Basics_of_the_Camera
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Basic_Photography

And on Wikipedia itself you can find the "Photography Portal" a good starting point for numerous Wikipedia entries related to photography.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Photography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography

Printed versions could also be collected in the 'photoclub-library'....

1 comment:

Mauro said...

I think it is a great idea. I am tired and a bit disappointed with general photographic books, so my vote would be for something more specific (and harder to find free on the web). "Understanding exposure" and "The complete guide to close up & Macro..." are not the kind of books you usually buy as an beginner, so they would be great.