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.
Best Book on Photographic Lighting
Best Books on Photographic Composition
“How To” Wildlife Photography Books
Stackpole Nature Photography Books
Ansel Adams: Books by and about the Master Landscape Photographer
Night, Astronomy, and Astrophotography Books
Page created November 1, 2017. Updated May 4, 2018.