The 7 Best Photography Textbooks

Updated July 13, 2018 by Richard Lynch

7 Best Photography Textbooks
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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Whether you're teaching, attending a class, or just a budding photographer with room to improve, a solid foundation is essential to good picture taking. These photography textbooks will help you learn all the skills you'll need regardless of where your specific interests lie. We've included options that address digital, film and even editing techniques. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best photography textbook on Amazon.

7. Digital Photography Masterclass

6. Complete Digital Photography

5. A Cultural History

4. The Manual of Photography

3. A Short Course in Photography: Digital

2. Photography by Barbara London, Jim Stone, and John Upton

1. The Key Concepts


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Last updated on July 13, 2018 by Richard Lynch

Richard grew up in the part of New York state that doesn’t have any tall buildings. When he’s not writing, he spends most of his time reading and playing video games. A massive fan all things sci-fi, he’ll happily talk with you for hours about everything from the deserts of Arrakis to the forests of Endor.


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