I’m always getting and reading new photography books. Here are a couple of really good ones for beginners:
- Can’t recommend Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book Volume One and Two enough. Simple tips one page at a time for all aspects of basic digital photography.
- Joe McNally’s big claim to fame is his work in National Geographic magazine, Time and Sports Illustrated. His new book The Moment It Clicks is all about “how to get this shot” where he shows you one of his images and then reveals in detail how to do it. Great stuff.
- For those of you a little farther down the education path don’t miss Ansel Adams’s three-book classic series The Camera, The Negative and The Print. While Adams is talking about film photography and darkroom work, the basics are even more applicable in today’s digital world of wonders.
And, as always, just keep shooting. You’ll get better the more mistakes you make 🙂 At least that’s how I learned.