7 Best Books for Photographers


Photography is an ever-growing process of learning and growing. Even the most experienced photographers are deeply tied to the art form than most people might realize. In fact, most photographers tend to spend a lot of their free time reading and examining other bits of information related to photography. With this in mind, countless photography books are well-suited for photographers of all levels.

In this article, we’re going to take a quick look at the 7 best books for photographers. Although this list is entirely subjective, all of these books are worth checking out. Let’s take a look!

1. Stunning Digital Photography (Tony and Chelsea Northrup)

At this point, if you’re a photographer and aren’t aware of who the Northrup’s are, you’re not doing yourself any favors. Arguably one of the best photography duos on YouTube, Stunning Digital Photography, is an incredible lesson-based book for amateur photographers.

2. Humans of New York (Brandon Stanton)

Brandon Stanton started Humans of New York in 2010 as a series of photo blogs about various New Yorkers and their individual stories. Since then, Stanton has published numerous books of his best work in the subject, and they’re all a must-have.

3. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (Austin Kleon)

Although this book doesn’t just apply to photographers, it certainly applies to photographers as well. Creativity is essential in photography, which is why a book like this is great for any photographer looking to improve their creativity.

4. The Digital Photography Book (Scott Kelby)

Look no further for those of you searching for a classic, lesson-based book on everything related to digital photography. Scott Kelby is a master-mind when it comes to explaining the technical side of photography very quickly.

5. Vivian Maier: Street Photographer (Vivian Maier)

Street Photography is one of the purest and most exciting forms of photography out there. Vivian Maier is one of the greatest street photographers of all time. This book is a compilation of some of Maier’s best book, and it’s an incredible exploration of her craft.

6. Women: The National Geographic Image Collection (National Geographic)

It should be a law for photographers to check out anything National Geographic from time to time. Women: The National Geographic Collection is one of the most captivating photography books from National Geographic. Surely a must-have for any photographer looking for inspiration.

7. Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Ansel Adams)

Ansel Adams is one of the greatest landscape photographers of all time, and this book is a compilation of his most exceptional work. The pictures are euphoric and will inspire any photographer who ventures into it.


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