I love books with a serious passion. Each of these has played an important role in my photography journey.
*Review: I LOVE Scott Kelby’s books. He has a light and humorous writing style that is easy to follow and understand. He never gets bogged down in technical jargon and basically tells you exactly what to do to achieve a certain result. I’m not the type of person that stays interested in reading if something starts to feel like a user manual or encyclopedia. Kelby’s books are fun to read and you learn A LOT;)
- Understanding Exposure Revised Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a film or Digital Camera by Bryan Peterson
- Understanding Shutter Speed: Creative action and Low-Light Photography Beyond 1/125 Second by Bryan Peterson
- The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby
- The Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby
Lighting (using Artificial Light):
*Review: Zach Arias is a genius with using artificial light (i.e. flash). In similar style to Kelby, Zach explains how to use off camera lighting in a way that is easy to understand and free of all the techno jargon. An absolute great resource for those interested in adding drama to their photography or learning how to use their flash off camera. Not knowing anything at all about flash photography, and after watching this only one time, I felt confident in going out and using flash in manual mode immediately and knew exactly what equipment I wanted to invest in and WHY… This DVD will get several more previews!
- Fast Track Photographer by Dane Sanders (You must read this! Huge impact on me and my business!)
- Fast Track Business Plan by Dane Sanders (This book changed everything for me.)
- Vision Mongers by David du Chemin (Another must have. Seriously. It also changed everything for me!)
- The Art of Non-Comformity by Chris Guillebeau (honestly, I bought it for the title! And then devoured it with a highlighter while shouting “yes!” over and over again.)
- The Purple Cow (excellent. As everything that Seth writes is.)