Photography Books

A selection of the best of the best photography books in several categories. Out of hundreds of books in my photography library, I choose the most helpful books to recommend here. Some of the best photography books are no longer in print but well worth tracking down in the used marketplace at Amazon. Just use the links in these book categories. The first links is to books I read for beauty and inspiration.  The rest of the links are mostly to “how to” books.

Notice: Amazon changed their linking system so many of the links on these pages are gone. I am replacing the links, page by page, one link at a time, which is a tedious task. Thank you for your patience.

Beautiful Photography Books – “Coffee table” books to enjoy and inspire your own photography.

All Purpose Photography Books

Best Book on Photographic Lighting

Best Exposure Books

Best Books on Photographic Composition

People Photography Books

Nature Photography Books

Scenic Photo Location Guides

“How To” Wildlife Photography Books

Wildlife Location Guides

Stackpole Nature Photography Books

Ansel Adams: Books by and about the Master Landscape Photographer

Night, Astronomy, and Astrophotography Books

Digital Photography Books

Photography Magazines

Page created November 1, 2017. Updated May 4, 2018.