These are the photographers that inspire me. These beautiful “coffee table” books have images for you to enjoy and to inspire your own photography. Some DVDs are also included. There is something for everyone with a mix of portrait photography, Americana, world cultures, landscapes, nature, and wildlife photography. The National Geographic collections come first, followed by these photographers in alphabetical order: Ansel Adams, William Albert Allard, Jim Brandenburg, Tim Fitzharris, Robert Frank, Ernst Haas, Frans Lanting, Q.T. Luong, Thomas Mangelsen, David Muench & Marc Muench, Freeman Patterson, Galen Rowell, Joel Sartore, Tom Till, Linde Waidhofer, Edward Weston, and Art Wolfe. Some of these books are out of print but you can buy them at great prices from Amazon’s third party sellers via these links.
National Geographic’s beautiful collections of photographs usually come in two sizes, the larger size measuring approximately 10×10 inches and the smaller size approximately 7×7 inches.
In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits – This is a smaller format 6×7 inch book.
National Geographic Stunning Photographs – This is a larger format 10×10 inch book.
National Geographic Dawn to Dark Photographs: The Magic of Light. – This is a smaller format 7×7 inch book.
National Geographic Greatest Landscapes: Stunning Photographs That Inspire and Astonish – This is a larger format 10×10 inch book.
National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs – This is a smaller format 7×7 inch book.
National Geographic Night Vision: Magical Photographs of Life After Dark – This is a larger format 10×10 inch book.
National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary – This is a larger format 9×11 inch book.
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (PBS) by Ric Burns
Examples: The Making of Forty Photographs
The Grand Canyon and the Southwest
Yosemite and the Range of Light
In praise of nature: Ansel Adams and photographers of the American West – Dayton Art Institute
WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD
William Albert Allard: Five Decades by William Albert Allard
Chased by the Light: A 90-Day Journey (book) by Jim Brandenburg
Chased by the Light (DVD) by Jim Brandenburg. This DVD is the inspiring story behind Jim Brandenburg’s 90 day journey. He takes you to many of the locations of the photos in the book and tells you the story behind the images.
Looking for the Summer by Jim Brandenburg
Brother Wolf: A Forgotten Promise by Jim Brandenburg
Rocky Mountains: Wilderness Reflections by Tim Fitzharris
The Americans by Robert Frank
The Creation by Ernst Haas
Lanting: Eye to Eye by Frans Lanting
Into Africa by Frans Lanting
Frans Lanting: Okavango by Frans Lanting
Frans Lanting: LIFE by Frans Lanting
Jungles by Frans Lanting
Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks by Q.T. Luong
Images of Nature: The Photographs of Thomas D. Mangelsen by Thomas D. Mangelsen
DAVID MUENCH and MARC MUENCH
Primal Forces by David Muench and Marc Muench
American Portfolios: Three Wilderness Portfolios by David Muench and Marc Muench
Plateau Light by David Muench
David Muench’s National Parks by David Muench
Nature’s America by David Muench
David Muench’s Arizona: Cherish the Land, Walk in Beauty by David Muench
California: Portrait of a State by David Muench and Marc Muench
Colorado by David Muench
New Mexico: Portrait of a State by David Muench
Utah by David Muench
Portraits of Earth by Freeman Patterson
Freeman Patterson: Embracing Creation by Freeman Patterson
The Garden by Freeman Patterson
Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape by Galen Rowell
The Yosemite – John Muir’s classic book with images by Galen Rowell
Mountains of the Middle Kingdom: Exploring the High Peaks of China and Tibet by Galen Rowell
National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals by Joel Sartore
Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species book by Joel Sartore
Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark by Joel Sartore. A PBS DVD.
Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky by Joel Sartore
In the Land of Moab by Tom Till
Stone & Silence by Linde Waidhofer
Red Rock Blue Sky: Mysterious Landscapes of the Southwest by Linde Waidhofer
Edward Weston: Masters of Photography Series (Aperture Masters of Photography series)
Edward Weston: A Photographer’s Love of Life – Dayton Art Institute
Earth Is My Witness by Art Wolfe
Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky by Art Wolfe
Travels to the Edge: A Photo Odyssey by Art Wolfe
Art Wolfe’s Travels To The Edge (DVDs) – The TV series on DVDs
Migrations: Wildlife in Motion by Art Wolfe
Tribes by Art Wolfe
Alaska by Art Wolfe
Colorado by Art Wolfe (photos) and Craig Childs (text)
Shekhina by Leonard Nimoy
Page created December 23, 2017. Updated February 27, 2020.