These books are highly recommended and I have them all. Click on the link if you wish to buy, you’ll be buying a great book and help support this website at the same time. Cheers. :)
By Lee Varis.
Really good book on photographing all types of people, colour management as it relates to portraiture, retouching, comes with a CD with tutorials.
Welcome to OZ (A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop)
By Vincent Vercase
Talks about his technique, has plenty of examples, beautifully illustrated as you would expect, and quite inspirational. You’ll want to go back to some old photos and fix them up.
Light: Science and Magic
By Fil Hunter
Back to the very basic of how light works , and reflects off different materials and surfaces, be it glass, metal, paper, cloth, is dark or light material, is polarised etc etc. To me, every photographer regardless of skill level should read this book.
By Kenneth Kobre
Another standard that aspiring photographers might want to read. Insightful stories into real world situations and photographs. Now into it’s 6th edition, I had this in the bag when the D200, SB800, and numerous other bits were stolen. I bought another one, it’s that good.
Lighting and the dramatic portrait.
By Michael Grecco
This book is for setup shots. But he gives illustrations about where he placed the light sources, softboxes, and other equipment so you know how the actual shot was taken. You can then get a feel for what you need to do to take a photo with a similar effect.
Photo Portfolio Success
By John Kaplan
A guide to portfolio types (for print work), online portfolios, exhibitions ,hints and tips, and quotes from other photographers.