The 7 Best Photography Textbooks

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The Key Concepts
Complete Digital Photography
Digital Photography Masterclass

This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in July of 2018. 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 selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. 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


Richard Lynch
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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