Today’s Photography Reading List

Well, because I’ve been under the weather, I’ve had the opportunity to read several books that have been sitting on my shelf for awhile. Some of these I’ve read before. Some I had previously only skimmed through. Some I hadn’t even cracked open yet. Now, with extra time on my hands, I have been able to read through a number of photography books. Below are the ones that I’ve been reading. If you are looking for some photographic resources and/or inspiration, I recommend adding these to your library—I’ve included a link to Amazon if you’re interested in purchasing any.

The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbaum — A great practical guide to improving your photography — Amazon

Authentic Portraits by Chris Orwig — Solid advice for improving your portrait photography — Amazon

Ansel Adams’ Yosemite by Ansel Adams — Inspirational pictures of one of my absolute favorite locations — Amazon

Lost America by Troy Paiva — A fun book of abandoned places light-painted at night — Amazon

The Way Home by June Van Cleef — A book by the person who taught me photography — Amazon

Curious Cameras by Todd Gustavson — If you like learning about unusual gear, this is the book — Amazon

Steam, Steel & Stars by O. Winston Link — Amazing B&W photography of steam trains at night — Amazon

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  1. Serge Tremblay · October 20

    I would like to suggest “Photography and the art of seeing” by Freeman Patterson

    • Ritchie Roesch · October 20

      I think I read that book many, many years ago. It’s an older publication, right? Thank you for your suggestion!

      • serge tremblay · October 20

        This book dates back to 1979. Of course, we have to read it without taking into account current technologies.

      • Ritchie Roesch · October 21

        I think I might have read it around 1999 or 2000 sometime. I remember it being good, so I should probably take another look at it. Thanks!

  2. Don · October 20

    Books an articles like these can be valuable. Even if redundant, there’s always something to trigger an issue or concept that’s been lurking under the radar of our minds.

    • Ritchie Roesch · October 20

      I think books are great. It can be more valuable to spend money on some good books than gear. Finding the time to read through them isn’t always easy… I guess that’s the silver lining to being sick, lol! Thank you for your input 😀

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