Five Books to Inspire Summer Photography July 6, 2016 – Posted in: Photography

Photographers love summer! Why? For starters, the days are longer so we can escape and explore after work, the mornings are warmer so that sunrise pictures aren’t associated with frost-bite, and three-day weekends are available for hikes, beach trips, and mini vacations, all of which are great for creating new and exciting images.

Some of us have the luxury of spending extra time relaxing during the lazy, hazy days of summer, which provides a great opportunity to help further ignite your summer photography fire. To help even more, we’ve come up with this list of Five Books to Inspire Summer Photography.

Five Books to Inspire Summer Photography

The Art, Science and Craft of Great Landscape Photography


The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography teaches photographers how to convert their visual peak experiences—moments of extraordinary natural beauty that evoke a sense of wonder and awe—into stunning images that elicit the same awestruck emotion in their viewers. Author Glenn Randall is an experienced wilderness photographer, and whether you want to venture into the mountains for once-in-a-lifetime shots of raw nature, or simply hone your landscape photography skills from the safety of your back deck, Randall explains the art, science and craft of creating astounding images.


The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-up Photography


Create amazing macro photos in your own backyard! The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography is a comprehensive handbook on macro and close-up photography, offering both ambitious beginners and veteran photographers all the information they need to create great macro photographs. Inside you’ll learn the concepts behind close-up and macro photography, shooting techniques such as high-speed photography using photoelectric sensors, light painting, focus stacking to extend depth of field, panoramic and infrared macros, extended contrast with HDR technology, and multiple exposures and more!


Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography


This book covers all aspects of backyard bird photography! You’ll learn about the common camera settings and composition styles used to create outstanding backyard bird images. This book also offers ideas and examples of ways to exhibit your photography, and includes step-by-step instructions for a variety of fun, easy projects for the do-it-yourselfer.





Street Photography: The Art of Capturing the Candid Moment


Hit the streets this summer! In Street Photography: The Art of Capturing the Candid Moment, Gordon Lewis helps readers understand and conquer the challenging yet rewarding world of street photography. The book includes discussions of why photographers are drawn to street photography, the different styles of street photography, and what makes a great street photograph.




Food Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Appetizing Images


Summertime means barbecues, picnics, and bold attempts to grill just about anything. Show off your flame roasted kabobs (and even those hot-dogs t00) with Food Photography. This beginner’s guide houses all the food styling tips you need to expertly show off your delicious meals and recipes!





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