Best Photography Books - The Ultimate List

Top Photography Books to Own

As a long-time collector of photography books these are the best of the best. A number of these selections are the classics while others are from contemporary authors.

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The Landscape Photographer's Guide to Photoshop by Guy Tal
The Landscape Photographer's Guide to Photoshop by Guy Tal

Photography How-To Books

These books are very useful for learning various aspects of photography and filmmaking from techniques to artistic vision and philosophy.

How to Sell Your Art Online Book by Cory Huff
How to Sell Your Art Online Book by Cory Huff

Photography Business Books

The photography industry is always changing and business models are constantly evolving over time but these books are timeless and have lots of practical business and marketing advice for professional photographers.

Galen Rowell: A Retrospective Book
Galen Rowell: A Retrospective

Nature Photography Books

Big coffee-table sized books, these are some of the classics that all nature lovers should have as part of their book collection.

Portraits of America Book by William Albert Allard
Portraits of America Book by William Albert Allard

Street Photography Books

I don't consider myself to be a street photographer but these books by National Geographic legends are among my favorite photography books. The spontaneity and unpredictable nature of street photography cannot be replicated unlike some other genres of photography that are more commoditized.

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Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs Book

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