It’s the time of year that the number of photo questions I receive increases dramatically. Many of them have to do with “What is the best . . . .” They usually come from someone shopping for a photographer, or photographers shopping for themselves.
So once again here is my list of “best of the best” of articles recommending the best photo gear, software, books, DVDs, calendars, online photo labs, and a whole lot more. I will revise some of these articles in November and December, but most of the advice is good as it stands. The best books on photographic composition or the best photo labs haven’t changed in the last 12 months. As I rewrite articles I will update the links below. You can check the date at the top of each article.
Originally posted Nov. 21, 2015. Updated December 11, 2015.
Portable Studio in a Backpack. Everything you need to take a small, portable portrait studio on the road. And you may have some of the items already.
THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS AND DVDs
All Purpose Photography Books
Tim Grey Recommends Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies. This is my own photography book. It is one of the highest rated photography books at Amazon.com. It is one of the most detailed and comprehensive “exposure” books on the market, and a great introduction to all things photographic with chapters on people, landscape, wildlife, flower, and sports photography.
History of Photography
People Photography Books
Nature Photography Books
Nature Photography Books: The Three Essentials. If you only read three nature photography books, put these on your “must read” list.
My Favorite Introduction to Landscape Photography. If you only read one book on landscape photography, this should be it. This is my favorite to recommend to new landscape photographers.
Jim Brandenburg: Chased by the Light. A book and video to inspire your nature photography.
Digital Photography and/or Photoshop Books
Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements Books
Jim Brandenburg: Chased by the Light – the story, the book, and the DVD
My Photography Store. A hand picked selection of the best photography equipment, accessories, books, DVDs, and software. My store is powered by Amazon’s great prices, fast delivery, excellent service, and first class guarantee. My photography store is located here and here.