{"ab":false,"abStatus":null,"abTestId":null,"abVariation":false,"abVariationAutomated":false,"absoluteUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/10-best-how-to-photography-books","afterPostBody":null,"allowedSlugConflict":false,"analytics":null,"analyticsPageId":"32119575551","analyticsPageType":"blog-post","approvalStatus":null,"archived":false,"archivedAt":0,"archivedInDashboard":false,"areCommentsAllowed":true,"attachedStylesheets":[],"audienceAccess":"PUBLIC","author":null,"authorName":null,"authorUsername":null,"blogAuthor":{"avatar":"","bio":"Grant Patten - VP, Marketing","cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"cosObjectType":"BLOG_AUTHOR","created":1557244191140,"deletedAt":0,"displayName":"Grant Patten","email":"grant@frontrowinsurance.com","facebook":"","fullName":"Grant Patten","gravatarUrl":"https://app.hubspot.com/settings/avatar/9751f803d54c2340cccdf5025adc9aa4","hasSocialProfiles":false,"id":9474946913,"label":"Grant Patten","language":null,"linkedin":"","name":"Grant Patten","portalId":61352,"slug":"grant-patten","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"twitter":"","twitterUsername":"","updated":1557244191140,"userId":null,"username":null,"website":""},"blogAuthorId":9474946913,"blogPostAuthor":{"avatar":"","bio":"Grant Patten - VP, Marketing","cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"cosObjectType":"BLOG_AUTHOR","created":1557244191140,"deletedAt":0,"displayName":"Grant Patten","email":"grant@frontrowinsurance.com","facebook":"","fullName":"Grant Patten","gravatarUrl":"https://app.hubspot.com/settings/avatar/9751f803d54c2340cccdf5025adc9aa4","hasSocialProfiles":false,"id":9474946913,"label":"Grant Patten","language":null,"linkedin":"","name":"Grant Patten","portalId":61352,"slug":"grant-patten","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"twitter":"","twitterUsername":"","updated":1557244191140,"userId":null,"username":null,"website":""},"blogPostScheduleTaskUid":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailCampaignId":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailRetryCount":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailTaskUid":"DONE","blogPublishToSocialMediaTask":"DONE","blueprintTypeId":0,"businessUnitId":null,"campaign":null,"campaignName":null,"campaignUtm":null,"category":3,"categoryId":3,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"clonedFrom":null,"composeBody":null,"compositionId":0,"contentAccessRuleIds":[],"contentAccessRuleTypes":[],"contentGroup":952267656,"contentGroupId":952267656,"contentTypeCategory":3,"contentTypeCategoryId":3,"contentTypeId":null,"created":1594318601520,"createdById":7915797,"createdTime":1594318601520,"crmObjectId":null,"css":{},"cssText":"","ctaClicks":null,"ctaViews":null,"currentState":"PUBLISHED","currentlyPublished":true,"deletedAt":0,"deletedBy":null,"domain":"","dynamicPageDataSourceId":null,"dynamicPageDataSourceType":null,"dynamicPageHubDbTableId":null,"enableDomainStylesheets":null,"enableGoogleAmpOutputOverride":false,"enableLayoutStylesheets":null,"errors":[],"featuredImage":"","featuredImageAltText":"","featuredImageHeight":0,"featuredImageLength":0,"featuredImageWidth":0,"flexAreas":{},"folderId":null,"footerHtml":null,"freezeDate":1595253039000,"generateJsonLdEnabledOverride":true,"hasContentAccessRules":false,"hasUserChanges":true,"headHtml":null,"header":null,"htmlTitle":"The 10 Best How-to Photography Books","id":32119575551,"includeDefaultCustomCss":null,"isCaptchaRequired":true,"isDraft":false,"isInstantEmailEnabled":true,"isPublished":true,"isSocialPublishingEnabled":false,"keywords":[],"label":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_name\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"text\" >The 10 Best How-to Photography Books</span>","language":"en","lastEditSessionId":null,"lastEditUpdateId":null,"layoutSections":{},"legacyBlogTabid":null,"legacyId":null,"legacyPostGuid":null,"linkRelCanonicalUrl":null,"listTemplate":"prox_frontrow/templates/blog/blog-listing.html","liveDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","mab":false,"mabExperimentId":null,"mabMaster":false,"mabVariant":false,"meta":{"attached_stylesheets":[],"post_summary":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>how-to photography books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n","has_user_changes":true,"last_edit_session_id":null,"last_edit_update_id":null,"html_title":"The 10 Best How-to Photography Books","tag_ids":[3282917913,30486043401],"topic_ids":[3282917913,30486043401],"layout_sections":{},"campaign_name":null,"campaign_utm":null,"enable_google_amp_output_override":false,"featured_image":"","featured_image_alt_text":"","head_html":null,"link_rel_canonical_url":null,"meta_description":"Review of Front Row’s top 10 how-to photography books. We’ll discuss Understanding Exposure, Digital Photography series, Black & White Photography, & more.","post_body":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><p class=\"p1\">Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>how-to photography books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#exposure\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Understanding Exposure</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#kelby\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Boxed Set</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#carroll\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#eye\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Photographer’s Eye</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#art\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Art of Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#hot\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Hot Shoe Diaries</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#masterclass\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Masterclass</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#perfect\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Picture Perfect Practice</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#stunning\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#bandw\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Black &amp; White Photography</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p class=\"p2\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"exposure\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera | Best How-to Photography Books<img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/understanding-exposure-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Understanding Exposure\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1607748509/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1607748509&amp;linkId=7490b6c8232482408ee37a4e22472f3a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bryan Peterson has received excellent reviews across both Amazon and Goodreads, indicating that it is a very useful and popular how-to photography book.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book covers the fundamentals of photography: exposure, aperture, shutter speed, light, and includes a discussion of special techniques and filters at the end.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Meghan) on Goodreads: “I couldn't put this book down! I read almost all of it in one sitting. I am an amateur photographer and I learned so much from this book.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"kelby\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/digi-photo-book-kelby-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Kelby (an American photographer) has written five parts to his <i>Digital Photography Book</i> series and now you can get all books together in a <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N3ZCLWE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00N3ZCLWE&amp;linkId=f14d3e2962d65b73c23e7a5244879e1c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">boxed set</span></a> [Amazon Link] for a reasonable price.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This book series includes myriad useful photography tips with chapters on each, including “avoid increasing your ISO on a tripod”, “use your flash at outdoor weddings”, and “pre-focus to get the shot”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Dreama) on Amazon: “I love Scott's books. He does not write in a technical way. He writes so the non-professional photographer can understand how to improve and get better pics.”</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"carroll\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/read-this-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The straightforward book title says it all. <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1780673353/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1780673353&amp;linkId=e9ee190abfbb782ffb4c2dcae85aac60\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Carroll has positive reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and is a short, concise read at just 128 pages.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book contains sections on composition, exposure, light, lenses and seeing.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Famous photos taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson – are included throughout the book.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"eye\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/photographers-eye-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0240809343/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0240809343&amp;linkId=a719329b45504993eadc908035ee023e\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Michael Freeman (professional photographer) is a book that focuses more on teaching the design and artistic side of photography, as opposed to just the technical.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book includes sections on the image frame, design basics, graphic &amp; photographic elements, light, intent, and process.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Nicholas) on Amazon: “This is a really important book. Most photography books are solely concerned with cameras and lenses, but this book focuses (pun intended) on the psychology of the way images are interpreted and understood by people, which I think is far more important than equipment.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"art\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/art-of-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1681982102/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1681982102&amp;linkId=71a9f0807c2d0835112f29bfeac28c84\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bruce Barnbaum is a highly readable photography textbook.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This hefty book (360+ pages) includes sections on composition, visualization, filters, the zone system of exposure, presentation, and even the philosophy of photography. There is also a section on rebutting photographic myths. The book contains over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Justin) on Goodreads: “Shifts your thinking when it coming to photography. Some aspects of the book are hard to grasp, but worth re-reading.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hot\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/hot-shoe-diary-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Hot Shoe Diaries\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001FA0MBQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B001FA0MBQ&amp;linkId=c01c739a0b32a6b96b1589ba2526ee2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Joe McNally (acclaimed photojournalist) is a book focused on the lighting aspects of photography. McNally – a former <i>National Geographic</i> photographer – shares his tips on photography lighting best practices and techniques.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">McNally recounts the entertaining stories behind his myriad photographic assignments, and then goes on to describe in technical detail how he managed to get the lighting just right for each photo.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"masterclass\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/tom-ang-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Digital Photography Masterclass\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1465457615/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1465457615&amp;linkId=4575512e95d9e46a6e372a46c15ef30a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures</i></a></span><span class=\"s3\"> [Amazon Link] by Tom Ang is a book appropriate for both new and experienced photographers. </span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on key camera controls, exposure control, tonality and contrast, timing, light, image manipulation, documentary photography, sports photography, wildlife photography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (vuddha) on Amazon: “The sections are detailed and logical. The photo examples are beautiful and interesting. The discussions with the professionals in their respective fields are invaluable.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"perfect\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/picture-perfect-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Picture Perfect Practice\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0321803531/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0321803531&amp;linkId=ec09c0d010e95386828db6e46e3bd257\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Roberto Valenzuela (photographer, specializing in wedding photography) is also well reviewed on Amazon.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book is broken up into four main sections: locations, poses, execution, and deliberate practice. The chapters include practice exercises to improve your photographic abilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Michel) on Amazon: “This is one of the only books I have that actually shows you correct pictures and pictures with mistakes so you can easily compare what works and what doesn't.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stunning\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/stunning-digi-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"How to Create Stunning Digital Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0988263408/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0988263408&amp;linkId=e6c48baa41da21930c917a9b68f9f497\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Tony &amp; Chelsea Northrup is – according to the book’s description – “Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on lighting &amp; flash, controlling your camera, portraits, weddings, animals, landscapes, underwater photography, and more. The book also comes along with access to over 20 hours of video training on photography.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"bandw\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Black &amp; White Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/black-white-photo-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Black &amp; White Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">For those interested in black &amp; white photography on film, look no further than <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0316373052/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0316373052&amp;linkId=3545d51a04cbea7201f1849ebe9135ae\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Black &amp; White Photography</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Horenstein (American artist and photographer).</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on the camera body, <a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\"noopener\">the camera lens</a>, the shutter, film exposure, film developing, camera accessories, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (kkrome25) on Amazon: “The book contains excellent quality black &amp; white drawings and photographs, and the style of writing is in straightforward, plain English.”</p>\n<h2 class=\"p6\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\">Get Photography Insurance | Photography Equipment Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance<span class=\"s4\"></span></a></span></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re reading how-to books on photography, chances are you own some photography gear. In addition, if you own valuable photography gear, you should consider insuring that gear. If you have received <i>any</i> money for your photography, your gear is now considered “commercial equipment.” This, in turn, means that your homeowner or rental insurance policy likely will <strong>not</strong> cover your photo gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for photographers</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your photo gear. You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row </h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3 class=\"p1\">Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\">The best cameras for YouTube/vlogging</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photo editing laptops</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best books on filmmaking</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-how-to-photography-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: The best books about photography</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p></span>","publish_immediately":true,"use_featured_image":false,"published_by_id":7915797,"published_at":1658974651966,"rss_body":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>how-to photography books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#exposure\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Understanding Exposure</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#kelby\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Boxed Set</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#carroll\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#eye\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Photographer’s Eye</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#art\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Art of Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#hot\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Hot Shoe Diaries</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#masterclass\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Masterclass</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#perfect\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Picture Perfect Practice</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#stunning\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#bandw\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Black &amp; White Photography</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p class=\"p2\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"exposure\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera | Best How-to Photography Books<img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/understanding-exposure-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Understanding Exposure\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1607748509/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1607748509&amp;linkId=7490b6c8232482408ee37a4e22472f3a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bryan Peterson has received excellent reviews across both Amazon and Goodreads, indicating that it is a very useful and popular how-to photography book.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book covers the fundamentals of photography: exposure, aperture, shutter speed, light, and includes a discussion of special techniques and filters at the end.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Meghan) on Goodreads: “I couldn't put this book down! I read almost all of it in one sitting. I am an amateur photographer and I learned so much from this book.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"kelby\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/digi-photo-book-kelby-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Kelby (an American photographer) has written five parts to his <i>Digital Photography Book</i> series and now you can get all books together in a <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N3ZCLWE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00N3ZCLWE&amp;linkId=f14d3e2962d65b73c23e7a5244879e1c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">boxed set</span></a> [Amazon Link] for a reasonable price.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This book series includes myriad useful photography tips with chapters on each, including “avoid increasing your ISO on a tripod”, “use your flash at outdoor weddings”, and “pre-focus to get the shot”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Dreama) on Amazon: “I love Scott's books. He does not write in a technical way. He writes so the non-professional photographer can understand how to improve and get better pics.”</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"carroll\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/read-this-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The straightforward book title says it all. <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1780673353/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1780673353&amp;linkId=e9ee190abfbb782ffb4c2dcae85aac60\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Carroll has positive reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and is a short, concise read at just 128 pages.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book contains sections on composition, exposure, light, lenses and seeing.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Famous photos taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson – are included throughout the book.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"eye\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/photographers-eye-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0240809343/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0240809343&amp;linkId=a719329b45504993eadc908035ee023e\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Michael Freeman (professional photographer) is a book that focuses more on teaching the design and artistic side of photography, as opposed to just the technical.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book includes sections on the image frame, design basics, graphic &amp; photographic elements, light, intent, and process.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Nicholas) on Amazon: “This is a really important book. Most photography books are solely concerned with cameras and lenses, but this book focuses (pun intended) on the psychology of the way images are interpreted and understood by people, which I think is far more important than equipment.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"art\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/art-of-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1681982102/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1681982102&amp;linkId=71a9f0807c2d0835112f29bfeac28c84\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bruce Barnbaum is a highly readable photography textbook.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This hefty book (360+ pages) includes sections on composition, visualization, filters, the zone system of exposure, presentation, and even the philosophy of photography. There is also a section on rebutting photographic myths. The book contains over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Justin) on Goodreads: “Shifts your thinking when it coming to photography. Some aspects of the book are hard to grasp, but worth re-reading.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hot\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/hot-shoe-diary-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Hot Shoe Diaries\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001FA0MBQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B001FA0MBQ&amp;linkId=c01c739a0b32a6b96b1589ba2526ee2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Joe McNally (acclaimed photojournalist) is a book focused on the lighting aspects of photography. McNally – a former <i>National Geographic</i> photographer – shares his tips on photography lighting best practices and techniques.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">McNally recounts the entertaining stories behind his myriad photographic assignments, and then goes on to describe in technical detail how he managed to get the lighting just right for each photo.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"masterclass\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/tom-ang-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Digital Photography Masterclass\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1465457615/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1465457615&amp;linkId=4575512e95d9e46a6e372a46c15ef30a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures</i></a></span><span class=\"s3\"> [Amazon Link] by Tom Ang is a book appropriate for both new and experienced photographers. </span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on key camera controls, exposure control, tonality and contrast, timing, light, image manipulation, documentary photography, sports photography, wildlife photography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (vuddha) on Amazon: “The sections are detailed and logical. The photo examples are beautiful and interesting. The discussions with the professionals in their respective fields are invaluable.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"perfect\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/picture-perfect-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Picture Perfect Practice\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0321803531/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0321803531&amp;linkId=ec09c0d010e95386828db6e46e3bd257\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Roberto Valenzuela (photographer, specializing in wedding photography) is also well reviewed on Amazon.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book is broken up into four main sections: locations, poses, execution, and deliberate practice. The chapters include practice exercises to improve your photographic abilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Michel) on Amazon: “This is one of the only books I have that actually shows you correct pictures and pictures with mistakes so you can easily compare what works and what doesn't.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stunning\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/stunning-digi-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"How to Create Stunning Digital Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0988263408/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0988263408&amp;linkId=e6c48baa41da21930c917a9b68f9f497\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Tony &amp; Chelsea Northrup is – according to the book’s description – “Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on lighting &amp; flash, controlling your camera, portraits, weddings, animals, landscapes, underwater photography, and more. The book also comes along with access to over 20 hours of video training on photography.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"bandw\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Black &amp; White Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/black-white-photo-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Black &amp; White Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">For those interested in black &amp; white photography on film, look no further than <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0316373052/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0316373052&amp;linkId=3545d51a04cbea7201f1849ebe9135ae\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Black &amp; White Photography</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Horenstein (American artist and photographer).</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on the camera body, <a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\"noopener\">the camera lens</a>, the shutter, film exposure, film developing, camera accessories, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (kkrome25) on Amazon: “The book contains excellent quality black &amp; white drawings and photographs, and the style of writing is in straightforward, plain English.”</p>\n<h2 class=\"p6\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\">Get Photography Insurance | Photography Equipment Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance<span class=\"s4\"></span></a></span></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re reading how-to books on photography, chances are you own some photography gear. In addition, if you own valuable photography gear, you should consider insuring that gear. If you have received <i>any</i> money for your photography, your gear is now considered “commercial equipment.” This, in turn, means that your homeowner or rental insurance policy likely will <strong>not</strong> cover your photo gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for photographers</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your photo gear. You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row </h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3 class=\"p1\">Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\">The best cameras for YouTube/vlogging</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photo editing laptops</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best books on filmmaking</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-how-to-photography-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: The best books about photography</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. 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We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#exposure\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Understanding Exposure</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#kelby\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Boxed Set</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#carroll\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#eye\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Photographer’s Eye</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#art\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Art of Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#hot\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Hot Shoe Diaries</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#masterclass\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Masterclass</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#perfect\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Picture Perfect Practice</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#stunning\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#bandw\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Black &amp; White Photography</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p class=\"p2\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"exposure\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera | Best How-to Photography Books<img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/understanding-exposure-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Understanding Exposure\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1607748509/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1607748509&amp;linkId=7490b6c8232482408ee37a4e22472f3a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bryan Peterson has received excellent reviews across both Amazon and Goodreads, indicating that it is a very useful and popular how-to photography book.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book covers the fundamentals of photography: exposure, aperture, shutter speed, light, and includes a discussion of special techniques and filters at the end.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Meghan) on Goodreads: “I couldn't put this book down! I read almost all of it in one sitting. I am an amateur photographer and I learned so much from this book.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"kelby\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/digi-photo-book-kelby-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Kelby (an American photographer) has written five parts to his <i>Digital Photography Book</i> series and now you can get all books together in a <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N3ZCLWE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00N3ZCLWE&amp;linkId=f14d3e2962d65b73c23e7a5244879e1c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">boxed set</span></a> [Amazon Link] for a reasonable price.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This book series includes myriad useful photography tips with chapters on each, including “avoid increasing your ISO on a tripod”, “use your flash at outdoor weddings”, and “pre-focus to get the shot”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Dreama) on Amazon: “I love Scott's books. He does not write in a technical way. He writes so the non-professional photographer can understand how to improve and get better pics.”</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"carroll\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/read-this-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The straightforward book title says it all. <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1780673353/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1780673353&amp;linkId=e9ee190abfbb782ffb4c2dcae85aac60\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Carroll has positive reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and is a short, concise read at just 128 pages.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book contains sections on composition, exposure, light, lenses and seeing.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Famous photos taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson – are included throughout the book.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"eye\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/photographers-eye-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0240809343/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0240809343&amp;linkId=a719329b45504993eadc908035ee023e\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Michael Freeman (professional photographer) is a book that focuses more on teaching the design and artistic side of photography, as opposed to just the technical.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book includes sections on the image frame, design basics, graphic &amp; photographic elements, light, intent, and process.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Nicholas) on Amazon: “This is a really important book. Most photography books are solely concerned with cameras and lenses, but this book focuses (pun intended) on the psychology of the way images are interpreted and understood by people, which I think is far more important than equipment.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"art\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/art-of-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1681982102/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1681982102&amp;linkId=71a9f0807c2d0835112f29bfeac28c84\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bruce Barnbaum is a highly readable photography textbook.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This hefty book (360+ pages) includes sections on composition, visualization, filters, the zone system of exposure, presentation, and even the philosophy of photography. There is also a section on rebutting photographic myths. The book contains over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Justin) on Goodreads: “Shifts your thinking when it coming to photography. Some aspects of the book are hard to grasp, but worth re-reading.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hot\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/hot-shoe-diary-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Hot Shoe Diaries\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001FA0MBQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B001FA0MBQ&amp;linkId=c01c739a0b32a6b96b1589ba2526ee2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Joe McNally (acclaimed photojournalist) is a book focused on the lighting aspects of photography. McNally – a former <i>National Geographic</i> photographer – shares his tips on photography lighting best practices and techniques.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">McNally recounts the entertaining stories behind his myriad photographic assignments, and then goes on to describe in technical detail how he managed to get the lighting just right for each photo.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"masterclass\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/tom-ang-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Digital Photography Masterclass\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1465457615/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1465457615&amp;linkId=4575512e95d9e46a6e372a46c15ef30a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures</i></a></span><span class=\"s3\"> [Amazon Link] by Tom Ang is a book appropriate for both new and experienced photographers. </span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on key camera controls, exposure control, tonality and contrast, timing, light, image manipulation, documentary photography, sports photography, wildlife photography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (vuddha) on Amazon: “The sections are detailed and logical. The photo examples are beautiful and interesting. The discussions with the professionals in their respective fields are invaluable.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"perfect\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/picture-perfect-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Picture Perfect Practice\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0321803531/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0321803531&amp;linkId=ec09c0d010e95386828db6e46e3bd257\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Roberto Valenzuela (photographer, specializing in wedding photography) is also well reviewed on Amazon.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book is broken up into four main sections: locations, poses, execution, and deliberate practice. The chapters include practice exercises to improve your photographic abilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Michel) on Amazon: “This is one of the only books I have that actually shows you correct pictures and pictures with mistakes so you can easily compare what works and what doesn't.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stunning\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/stunning-digi-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"How to Create Stunning Digital Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0988263408/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0988263408&amp;linkId=e6c48baa41da21930c917a9b68f9f497\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Tony &amp; Chelsea Northrup is – according to the book’s description – “Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on lighting &amp; flash, controlling your camera, portraits, weddings, animals, landscapes, underwater photography, and more. The book also comes along with access to over 20 hours of video training on photography.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"bandw\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Black &amp; White Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/black-white-photo-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Black &amp; White Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">For those interested in black &amp; white photography on film, look no further than <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0316373052/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0316373052&amp;linkId=3545d51a04cbea7201f1849ebe9135ae\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Black &amp; White Photography</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Horenstein (American artist and photographer).</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on the camera body, <a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\"noopener\">the camera lens</a>, the shutter, film exposure, film developing, camera accessories, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (kkrome25) on Amazon: “The book contains excellent quality black &amp; white drawings and photographs, and the style of writing is in straightforward, plain English.”</p>\n<h2 class=\"p6\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\">Get Photography Insurance | Photography Equipment Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance<span class=\"s4\"></span></a></span></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re reading how-to books on photography, chances are you own some photography gear. In addition, if you own valuable photography gear, you should consider insuring that gear. If you have received <i>any</i> money for your photography, your gear is now considered “commercial equipment.” This, in turn, means that your homeowner or rental insurance policy likely will <strong>not</strong> cover your photo gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for photographers</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your photo gear. You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row </h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3 class=\"p1\">Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\">The best cameras for YouTube/vlogging</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photo editing laptops</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best books on filmmaking</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-how-to-photography-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: The best books about photography</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p></span>","postBodyRss":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>how-to photography books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#exposure\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Understanding Exposure</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#kelby\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Boxed Set</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#carroll\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#eye\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Photographer’s Eye</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#art\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Art of Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#hot\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Hot Shoe Diaries</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#masterclass\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Masterclass</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#perfect\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Picture Perfect Practice</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#stunning\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#bandw\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Black &amp; White Photography</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p class=\"p2\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"exposure\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera | Best How-to Photography Books<img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/understanding-exposure-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Understanding Exposure\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1607748509/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1607748509&amp;linkId=7490b6c8232482408ee37a4e22472f3a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bryan Peterson has received excellent reviews across both Amazon and Goodreads, indicating that it is a very useful and popular how-to photography book.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book covers the fundamentals of photography: exposure, aperture, shutter speed, light, and includes a discussion of special techniques and filters at the end.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Meghan) on Goodreads: “I couldn't put this book down! I read almost all of it in one sitting. I am an amateur photographer and I learned so much from this book.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"kelby\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/digi-photo-book-kelby-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Kelby (an American photographer) has written five parts to his <i>Digital Photography Book</i> series and now you can get all books together in a <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N3ZCLWE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00N3ZCLWE&amp;linkId=f14d3e2962d65b73c23e7a5244879e1c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">boxed set</span></a> [Amazon Link] for a reasonable price.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This book series includes myriad useful photography tips with chapters on each, including “avoid increasing your ISO on a tripod”, “use your flash at outdoor weddings”, and “pre-focus to get the shot”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Dreama) on Amazon: “I love Scott's books. He does not write in a technical way. He writes so the non-professional photographer can understand how to improve and get better pics.”</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"carroll\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/read-this-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The straightforward book title says it all. <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1780673353/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1780673353&amp;linkId=e9ee190abfbb782ffb4c2dcae85aac60\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Carroll has positive reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and is a short, concise read at just 128 pages.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book contains sections on composition, exposure, light, lenses and seeing.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Famous photos taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson – are included throughout the book.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"eye\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/photographers-eye-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0240809343/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0240809343&amp;linkId=a719329b45504993eadc908035ee023e\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Michael Freeman (professional photographer) is a book that focuses more on teaching the design and artistic side of photography, as opposed to just the technical.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book includes sections on the image frame, design basics, graphic &amp; photographic elements, light, intent, and process.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Nicholas) on Amazon: “This is a really important book. Most photography books are solely concerned with cameras and lenses, but this book focuses (pun intended) on the psychology of the way images are interpreted and understood by people, which I think is far more important than equipment.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"art\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/art-of-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1681982102/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1681982102&amp;linkId=71a9f0807c2d0835112f29bfeac28c84\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bruce Barnbaum is a highly readable photography textbook.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This hefty book (360+ pages) includes sections on composition, visualization, filters, the zone system of exposure, presentation, and even the philosophy of photography. There is also a section on rebutting photographic myths. The book contains over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Justin) on Goodreads: “Shifts your thinking when it coming to photography. Some aspects of the book are hard to grasp, but worth re-reading.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hot\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/hot-shoe-diary-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Hot Shoe Diaries\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001FA0MBQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B001FA0MBQ&amp;linkId=c01c739a0b32a6b96b1589ba2526ee2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Joe McNally (acclaimed photojournalist) is a book focused on the lighting aspects of photography. McNally – a former <i>National Geographic</i> photographer – shares his tips on photography lighting best practices and techniques.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">McNally recounts the entertaining stories behind his myriad photographic assignments, and then goes on to describe in technical detail how he managed to get the lighting just right for each photo.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"masterclass\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/tom-ang-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Digital Photography Masterclass\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1465457615/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1465457615&amp;linkId=4575512e95d9e46a6e372a46c15ef30a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures</i></a></span><span class=\"s3\"> [Amazon Link] by Tom Ang is a book appropriate for both new and experienced photographers. </span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on key camera controls, exposure control, tonality and contrast, timing, light, image manipulation, documentary photography, sports photography, wildlife photography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (vuddha) on Amazon: “The sections are detailed and logical. The photo examples are beautiful and interesting. The discussions with the professionals in their respective fields are invaluable.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"perfect\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/picture-perfect-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Picture Perfect Practice\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0321803531/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0321803531&amp;linkId=ec09c0d010e95386828db6e46e3bd257\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Roberto Valenzuela (photographer, specializing in wedding photography) is also well reviewed on Amazon.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book is broken up into four main sections: locations, poses, execution, and deliberate practice. The chapters include practice exercises to improve your photographic abilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Michel) on Amazon: “This is one of the only books I have that actually shows you correct pictures and pictures with mistakes so you can easily compare what works and what doesn't.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stunning\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/stunning-digi-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"How to Create Stunning Digital Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0988263408/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0988263408&amp;linkId=e6c48baa41da21930c917a9b68f9f497\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Tony &amp; Chelsea Northrup is – according to the book’s description – “Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on lighting &amp; flash, controlling your camera, portraits, weddings, animals, landscapes, underwater photography, and more. The book also comes along with access to over 20 hours of video training on photography.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"bandw\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Black &amp; White Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/black-white-photo-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Black &amp; White Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">For those interested in black &amp; white photography on film, look no further than <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0316373052/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0316373052&amp;linkId=3545d51a04cbea7201f1849ebe9135ae\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Black &amp; White Photography</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Horenstein (American artist and photographer).</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on the camera body, <a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\"noopener\">the camera lens</a>, the shutter, film exposure, film developing, camera accessories, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (kkrome25) on Amazon: “The book contains excellent quality black &amp; white drawings and photographs, and the style of writing is in straightforward, plain English.”</p>\n<h2 class=\"p6\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\">Get Photography Insurance | Photography Equipment Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance<span class=\"s4\"></span></a></span></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re reading how-to books on photography, chances are you own some photography gear. In addition, if you own valuable photography gear, you should consider insuring that gear. If you have received <i>any</i> money for your photography, your gear is now considered “commercial equipment.” This, in turn, means that your homeowner or rental insurance policy likely will <strong>not</strong> cover your photo gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for photographers</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your photo gear. You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row </h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3 class=\"p1\">Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\">The best cameras for YouTube/vlogging</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photo editing laptops</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best books on filmmaking</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-how-to-photography-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: The best books about photography</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","postEmailContent":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>how-to photography books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n","postFeaturedImageIfEnabled":"","postListContent":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><p class=\"p1\">Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>how-to photography books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#exposure\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Understanding Exposure</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#kelby\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Boxed Set</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#carroll\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#eye\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Photographer’s Eye</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#art\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Art of Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#hot\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Hot Shoe Diaries</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#masterclass\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Masterclass</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#perfect\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Picture Perfect Practice</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#stunning\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#bandw\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Black &amp; White Photography</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p class=\"p2\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"exposure\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera | Best How-to Photography Books<img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/understanding-exposure-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Understanding Exposure\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1607748509/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1607748509&amp;linkId=7490b6c8232482408ee37a4e22472f3a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bryan Peterson has received excellent reviews across both Amazon and Goodreads, indicating that it is a very useful and popular how-to photography book.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book covers the fundamentals of photography: exposure, aperture, shutter speed, light, and includes a discussion of special techniques and filters at the end.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Meghan) on Goodreads: “I couldn't put this book down! I read almost all of it in one sitting. I am an amateur photographer and I learned so much from this book.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"kelby\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/digi-photo-book-kelby-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Kelby (an American photographer) has written five parts to his <i>Digital Photography Book</i> series and now you can get all books together in a <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N3ZCLWE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00N3ZCLWE&amp;linkId=f14d3e2962d65b73c23e7a5244879e1c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">boxed set</span></a> [Amazon Link] for a reasonable price.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This book series includes myriad useful photography tips with chapters on each, including “avoid increasing your ISO on a tripod”, “use your flash at outdoor weddings”, and “pre-focus to get the shot”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Dreama) on Amazon: “I love Scott's books. He does not write in a technical way. He writes so the non-professional photographer can understand how to improve and get better pics.”</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"carroll\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/read-this-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The straightforward book title says it all. <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1780673353/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1780673353&amp;linkId=e9ee190abfbb782ffb4c2dcae85aac60\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Carroll has positive reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and is a short, concise read at just 128 pages.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book contains sections on composition, exposure, light, lenses and seeing.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Famous photos taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson – are included throughout the book.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"eye\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/photographers-eye-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0240809343/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0240809343&amp;linkId=a719329b45504993eadc908035ee023e\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Michael Freeman (professional photographer) is a book that focuses more on teaching the design and artistic side of photography, as opposed to just the technical.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book includes sections on the image frame, design basics, graphic &amp; photographic elements, light, intent, and process.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Nicholas) on Amazon: “This is a really important book. Most photography books are solely concerned with cameras and lenses, but this book focuses (pun intended) on the psychology of the way images are interpreted and understood by people, which I think is far more important than equipment.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"art\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/art-of-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1681982102/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1681982102&amp;linkId=71a9f0807c2d0835112f29bfeac28c84\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bruce Barnbaum is a highly readable photography textbook.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This hefty book (360+ pages) includes sections on composition, visualization, filters, the zone system of exposure, presentation, and even the philosophy of photography. There is also a section on rebutting photographic myths. The book contains over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Justin) on Goodreads: “Shifts your thinking when it coming to photography. Some aspects of the book are hard to grasp, but worth re-reading.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hot\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/hot-shoe-diary-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Hot Shoe Diaries\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001FA0MBQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B001FA0MBQ&amp;linkId=c01c739a0b32a6b96b1589ba2526ee2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Joe McNally (acclaimed photojournalist) is a book focused on the lighting aspects of photography. McNally – a former <i>National Geographic</i> photographer – shares his tips on photography lighting best practices and techniques.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">McNally recounts the entertaining stories behind his myriad photographic assignments, and then goes on to describe in technical detail how he managed to get the lighting just right for each photo.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"masterclass\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/tom-ang-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Digital Photography Masterclass\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1465457615/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1465457615&amp;linkId=4575512e95d9e46a6e372a46c15ef30a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures</i></a></span><span class=\"s3\"> [Amazon Link] by Tom Ang is a book appropriate for both new and experienced photographers. </span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on key camera controls, exposure control, tonality and contrast, timing, light, image manipulation, documentary photography, sports photography, wildlife photography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (vuddha) on Amazon: “The sections are detailed and logical. The photo examples are beautiful and interesting. The discussions with the professionals in their respective fields are invaluable.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"perfect\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/picture-perfect-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Picture Perfect Practice\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0321803531/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0321803531&amp;linkId=ec09c0d010e95386828db6e46e3bd257\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Roberto Valenzuela (photographer, specializing in wedding photography) is also well reviewed on Amazon.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book is broken up into four main sections: locations, poses, execution, and deliberate practice. The chapters include practice exercises to improve your photographic abilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Michel) on Amazon: “This is one of the only books I have that actually shows you correct pictures and pictures with mistakes so you can easily compare what works and what doesn't.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stunning\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/stunning-digi-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"How to Create Stunning Digital Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0988263408/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0988263408&amp;linkId=e6c48baa41da21930c917a9b68f9f497\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Tony &amp; Chelsea Northrup is – according to the book’s description – “Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on lighting &amp; flash, controlling your camera, portraits, weddings, animals, landscapes, underwater photography, and more. The book also comes along with access to over 20 hours of video training on photography.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"bandw\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Black &amp; White Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/black-white-photo-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Black &amp; White Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">For those interested in black &amp; white photography on film, look no further than <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0316373052/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0316373052&amp;linkId=3545d51a04cbea7201f1849ebe9135ae\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Black &amp; White Photography</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Horenstein (American artist and photographer).</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on the camera body, <a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\"noopener\">the camera lens</a>, the shutter, film exposure, film developing, camera accessories, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (kkrome25) on Amazon: “The book contains excellent quality black &amp; white drawings and photographs, and the style of writing is in straightforward, plain English.”</p>\n<h2 class=\"p6\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\">Get Photography Insurance | Photography Equipment Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance<span class=\"s4\"></span></a></span></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re reading how-to books on photography, chances are you own some photography gear. In addition, if you own valuable photography gear, you should consider insuring that gear. If you have received <i>any</i> money for your photography, your gear is now considered “commercial equipment.” This, in turn, means that your homeowner or rental insurance policy likely will <strong>not</strong> cover your photo gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for photographers</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your photo gear. You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row </h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3 class=\"p1\">Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\">The best cameras for YouTube/vlogging</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photo editing laptops</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best books on filmmaking</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-how-to-photography-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: The best books about photography</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p></span>","postListSummaryFeaturedImage":"","postRssContent":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>how-to photography books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n","postRssSummaryFeaturedImage":"","postSummary":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>how-to photography books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n","postSummaryRss":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>how-to photography books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n","postTemplate":"prox_frontrow/templates/blog/blog-post.html","previewImageSrc":null,"previewKey":"qTZseYaD","previousPostFeaturedImage":"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/stunt%20insurance/stunt-shutterstock_1421148581-forweb300.jpg","previousPostFeaturedImageAltText":"What Does a Stunt Coordinator Do?","previousPostName":"What Does a Stunt Coordinator Do?","previousPostSlug":"articles/what-does-a-stunt-coordinator-do","processingStatus":"PUBLISHED","propertyForDynamicPageCanonicalUrl":null,"propertyForDynamicPageFeaturedImage":null,"propertyForDynamicPageMetaDescription":null,"propertyForDynamicPageSlug":null,"propertyForDynamicPageTitle":null,"publicAccessRules":[{"ids":[],"type":"LIST_MEMBERSHIP"}],"publicAccessRulesEnabled":false,"publishDate":1595253039000,"publishDateLocalTime":1595253039000,"publishDateLocalized":{"date":1595253039000,"format":"medium","language":"en_US"},"publishImmediately":true,"publishTimezoneOffset":null,"publishedAt":1658974651966,"publishedByEmail":null,"publishedById":7915797,"publishedByName":null,"publishedUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/10-best-how-to-photography-books","resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","resolvedLanguage":null,"rssBody":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>how-to photography books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#exposure\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Understanding Exposure</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#kelby\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Boxed Set</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#carroll\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#eye\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Photographer’s Eye</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#art\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Art of Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#hot\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Hot Shoe Diaries</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#masterclass\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Masterclass</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#perfect\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Picture Perfect Practice</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#stunning\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#bandw\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Black &amp; White Photography</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p class=\"p2\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"exposure\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera | Best How-to Photography Books<img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/understanding-exposure-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Understanding Exposure\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1607748509/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1607748509&amp;linkId=7490b6c8232482408ee37a4e22472f3a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bryan Peterson has received excellent reviews across both Amazon and Goodreads, indicating that it is a very useful and popular how-to photography book.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book covers the fundamentals of photography: exposure, aperture, shutter speed, light, and includes a discussion of special techniques and filters at the end.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Meghan) on Goodreads: “I couldn't put this book down! I read almost all of it in one sitting. I am an amateur photographer and I learned so much from this book.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"kelby\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/digi-photo-book-kelby-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Kelby (an American photographer) has written five parts to his <i>Digital Photography Book</i> series and now you can get all books together in a <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N3ZCLWE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00N3ZCLWE&amp;linkId=f14d3e2962d65b73c23e7a5244879e1c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">boxed set</span></a> [Amazon Link] for a reasonable price.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This book series includes myriad useful photography tips with chapters on each, including “avoid increasing your ISO on a tripod”, “use your flash at outdoor weddings”, and “pre-focus to get the shot”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Dreama) on Amazon: “I love Scott's books. He does not write in a technical way. He writes so the non-professional photographer can understand how to improve and get better pics.”</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"carroll\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/read-this-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The straightforward book title says it all. <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1780673353/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1780673353&amp;linkId=e9ee190abfbb782ffb4c2dcae85aac60\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Carroll has positive reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and is a short, concise read at just 128 pages.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book contains sections on composition, exposure, light, lenses and seeing.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Famous photos taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson – are included throughout the book.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"eye\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/photographers-eye-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0240809343/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0240809343&amp;linkId=a719329b45504993eadc908035ee023e\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Michael Freeman (professional photographer) is a book that focuses more on teaching the design and artistic side of photography, as opposed to just the technical.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book includes sections on the image frame, design basics, graphic &amp; photographic elements, light, intent, and process.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Nicholas) on Amazon: “This is a really important book. Most photography books are solely concerned with cameras and lenses, but this book focuses (pun intended) on the psychology of the way images are interpreted and understood by people, which I think is far more important than equipment.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"art\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/art-of-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1681982102/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1681982102&amp;linkId=71a9f0807c2d0835112f29bfeac28c84\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bruce Barnbaum is a highly readable photography textbook.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This hefty book (360+ pages) includes sections on composition, visualization, filters, the zone system of exposure, presentation, and even the philosophy of photography. There is also a section on rebutting photographic myths. The book contains over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Justin) on Goodreads: “Shifts your thinking when it coming to photography. Some aspects of the book are hard to grasp, but worth re-reading.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hot\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/hot-shoe-diary-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Hot Shoe Diaries\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001FA0MBQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B001FA0MBQ&amp;linkId=c01c739a0b32a6b96b1589ba2526ee2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Joe McNally (acclaimed photojournalist) is a book focused on the lighting aspects of photography. McNally – a former <i>National Geographic</i> photographer – shares his tips on photography lighting best practices and techniques.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">McNally recounts the entertaining stories behind his myriad photographic assignments, and then goes on to describe in technical detail how he managed to get the lighting just right for each photo.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"masterclass\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/tom-ang-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Digital Photography Masterclass\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1465457615/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1465457615&amp;linkId=4575512e95d9e46a6e372a46c15ef30a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures</i></a></span><span class=\"s3\"> [Amazon Link] by Tom Ang is a book appropriate for both new and experienced photographers. </span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on key camera controls, exposure control, tonality and contrast, timing, light, image manipulation, documentary photography, sports photography, wildlife photography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (vuddha) on Amazon: “The sections are detailed and logical. The photo examples are beautiful and interesting. The discussions with the professionals in their respective fields are invaluable.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"perfect\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/picture-perfect-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Picture Perfect Practice\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0321803531/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0321803531&amp;linkId=ec09c0d010e95386828db6e46e3bd257\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Roberto Valenzuela (photographer, specializing in wedding photography) is also well reviewed on Amazon.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book is broken up into four main sections: locations, poses, execution, and deliberate practice. The chapters include practice exercises to improve your photographic abilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Michel) on Amazon: “This is one of the only books I have that actually shows you correct pictures and pictures with mistakes so you can easily compare what works and what doesn't.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stunning\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/stunning-digi-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"How to Create Stunning Digital Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0988263408/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0988263408&amp;linkId=e6c48baa41da21930c917a9b68f9f497\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Tony &amp; Chelsea Northrup is – according to the book’s description – “Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on lighting &amp; flash, controlling your camera, portraits, weddings, animals, landscapes, underwater photography, and more. The book also comes along with access to over 20 hours of video training on photography.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"bandw\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Black &amp; White Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/black-white-photo-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Black &amp; White Photography\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">For those interested in black &amp; white photography on film, look no further than <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0316373052/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0316373052&amp;linkId=3545d51a04cbea7201f1849ebe9135ae\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Black &amp; White Photography</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Horenstein (American artist and photographer).</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on the camera body, <a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\"noopener\">the camera lens</a>, the shutter, film exposure, film developing, camera accessories, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (kkrome25) on Amazon: “The book contains excellent quality black &amp; white drawings and photographs, and the style of writing is in straightforward, plain English.”</p>\n<h2 class=\"p6\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\">Get Photography Insurance | Photography Equipment Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance<span class=\"s4\"></span></a></span></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re reading how-to books on photography, chances are you own some photography gear. In addition, if you own valuable photography gear, you should consider insuring that gear. If you have received <i>any</i> money for your photography, your gear is now considered “commercial equipment.” This, in turn, means that your homeowner or rental insurance policy likely will <strong>not</strong> cover your photo gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for photographers</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your photo gear. You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row </h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3 class=\"p1\">Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\">The best cameras for YouTube/vlogging</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photo editing laptops</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best books on filmmaking</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-how-to-photography-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: The best books about photography</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. 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We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#exposure\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Understanding Exposure</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#kelby\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Boxed Set</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#carroll\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#eye\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Photographer’s Eye</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#art\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Art of Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#hot\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">The Hot Shoe Diaries</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#masterclass\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Digital Photography Masterclass</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#perfect\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Picture Perfect Practice</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#stunning\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#bandw\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">Black &amp; White Photography</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p class=\"p2\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"exposure\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera | Best How-to Photography Books<img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/understanding-exposure-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Understanding Exposure\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\"></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1607748509/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1607748509&amp;linkId=7490b6c8232482408ee37a4e22472f3a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bryan Peterson has received excellent reviews across both Amazon and Goodreads, indicating that it is a very useful and popular how-to photography book.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book covers the fundamentals of photography: exposure, aperture, shutter speed, light, and includes a discussion of special techniques and filters at the end.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Meghan) on Goodreads: “I couldn't put this book down! I read almost all of it in one sitting. I am an amateur photographer and I learned so much from this book.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"kelby\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/digi-photo-book-kelby-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Kelby (an American photographer) has written five parts to his <i>Digital Photography Book</i> series and now you can get all books together in a <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N3ZCLWE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00N3ZCLWE&amp;linkId=f14d3e2962d65b73c23e7a5244879e1c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">boxed set</span></a> [Amazon Link] for a reasonable price.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This book series includes myriad useful photography tips with chapters on each, including “avoid increasing your ISO on a tripod”, “use your flash at outdoor weddings”, and “pre-focus to get the shot”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Dreama) on Amazon: “I love Scott's books. He does not write in a technical way. He writes so the non-professional photographer can understand how to improve and get better pics.”</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"carroll\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/read-this-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; float: right;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The straightforward book title says it all. <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1780673353/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1780673353&amp;linkId=e9ee190abfbb782ffb4c2dcae85aac60\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Carroll has positive reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and is a short, concise read at just 128 pages.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book contains sections on composition, exposure, light, lenses and seeing.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Famous photos taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson – are included throughout the book.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"eye\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/photographers-eye-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0240809343/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0240809343&amp;linkId=a719329b45504993eadc908035ee023e\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Michael Freeman (professional photographer) is a book that focuses more on teaching the design and artistic side of photography, as opposed to just the technical.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book includes sections on the image frame, design basics, graphic &amp; photographic elements, light, intent, and process.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Nicholas) on Amazon: “This is a really important book. Most photography books are solely concerned with cameras and lenses, but this book focuses (pun intended) on the psychology of the way images are interpreted and understood by people, which I think is far more important than equipment.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"art\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/art-of-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1681982102/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1681982102&amp;linkId=71a9f0807c2d0835112f29bfeac28c84\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Bruce Barnbaum is a highly readable photography textbook.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This hefty book (360+ pages) includes sections on composition, visualization, filters, the zone system of exposure, presentation, and even the philosophy of photography. There is also a section on rebutting photographic myths. The book contains over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Justin) on Goodreads: “Shifts your thinking when it coming to photography. Some aspects of the book are hard to grasp, but worth re-reading.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hot\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/hot-shoe-diary-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Hot Shoe Diaries\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001FA0MBQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B001FA0MBQ&amp;linkId=c01c739a0b32a6b96b1589ba2526ee2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Joe McNally (acclaimed photojournalist) is a book focused on the lighting aspects of photography. McNally – a former <i>National Geographic</i> photographer – shares his tips on photography lighting best practices and techniques.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">McNally recounts the entertaining stories behind his myriad photographic assignments, and then goes on to describe in technical detail how he managed to get the lighting just right for each photo.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"masterclass\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/tom-ang-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Digital Photography Masterclass\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1465457615/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1465457615&amp;linkId=4575512e95d9e46a6e372a46c15ef30a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures</i></a></span><span class=\"s3\"> [Amazon Link] by Tom Ang is a book appropriate for both new and experienced photographers. </span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on key camera controls, exposure control, tonality and contrast, timing, light, image manipulation, documentary photography, sports photography, wildlife photography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (vuddha) on Amazon: “The sections are detailed and logical. The photo examples are beautiful and interesting. The discussions with the professionals in their respective fields are invaluable.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"perfect\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/picture-perfect-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Picture Perfect Practice\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0321803531/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0321803531&amp;linkId=ec09c0d010e95386828db6e46e3bd257\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Roberto Valenzuela (photographer, specializing in wedding photography) is also well reviewed on Amazon.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book is broken up into four main sections: locations, poses, execution, and deliberate practice. The chapters include practice exercises to improve your photographic abilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (Michel) on Amazon: “This is one of the only books I have that actually shows you correct pictures and pictures with mistakes so you can easily compare what works and what doesn't.”</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stunning\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/stunning-digi-photography-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"How to Create Stunning Digital Photography\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0988263408/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0988263408&amp;linkId=e6c48baa41da21930c917a9b68f9f497\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How to Create Stunning Digital Photography</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by Tony &amp; Chelsea Northrup is – according to the book’s description – “Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award”.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on lighting &amp; flash, controlling your camera, portraits, weddings, animals, landscapes, underwater photography, and more. The book also comes along with access to over 20 hours of video training on photography.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"bandw\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span class=\"Apple-tab-span\"> </span>Black &amp; White Photography | Best How-to Photography Books</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20photography%20how%20to%20books/black-white-photo-book-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Black &amp; White Photography\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">For those interested in black &amp; white photography on film, look no further than <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0316373052/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0316373052&amp;linkId=3545d51a04cbea7201f1849ebe9135ae\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s2\"><i>Black &amp; White Photography</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Henry Horenstein (American artist and photographer).</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The book has sections on the camera body, the camera lens, the shutter, film exposure, film developing, camera accessories to consider, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">One user’s comment (kkrome25) on Amazon: “The book contains excellent quality black &amp; white drawings and photographs, and the style of writing is in straightforward, plain English.”</p>\n<h2 class=\"p6\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\">Get Photography Insurance | Photography Equipment Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance<span class=\"s4\"></span></a></span></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re reading how-to books on photography, chances are you own some photography gear. In addition, if you own valuable photography gear, you should consider insuring that gear. If you have received <i>any</i> money for your photography, your gear is now considered “commercial equipment.” This, in turn, means that your homeowner or rental insurance policy likely will <strong>not</strong> cover your photo gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for photographers</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your photo gear. You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3 class=\"p1\">Related posts:</h3>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\">The best cameras for YouTube/vlogging</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\" noopener\">The best photo editing laptops</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\" noopener\">The best books on filmmaking</a></p>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>"},"deleted_at":1605214320683,"id":"post_body","label":"Blog Content","name":"post_body","type":"rich_text"}}}

The 10 Best How-to Photography Books

Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 how-to photography books. We’ll discuss:

  1. Understanding Exposure
  2. Digital Photography Boxed Set
  3. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs
  4. The Photographer’s Eye
  5. The Art of Photography
  6. The Hot Shoe Diaries
  7. Digital Photography Masterclass
  8. Picture Perfect Practice
  9. How to Create Stunning Digital Photography
  10. Black & White Photography

 

1. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera | Best How-to Photography BooksUnderstanding Exposure

Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera [Amazon Link] by Bryan Peterson has received excellent reviews across both Amazon and Goodreads, indicating that it is a very useful and popular how-to photography book.

The book covers the fundamentals of photography: exposure, aperture, shutter speed, light, and includes a discussion of special techniques and filters at the end.

One user’s comment (Meghan) on Goodreads: “I couldn't put this book down! I read almost all of it in one sitting. I am an amateur photographer and I learned so much from this book.”

 

2. Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set | Best How-to Photography Books

Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set

Kelby (an American photographer) has written five parts to his Digital Photography Book series and now you can get all books together in a boxed set [Amazon Link] for a reasonable price.

This book series includes myriad useful photography tips with chapters on each, including “avoid increasing your ISO on a tripod”, “use your flash at outdoor weddings”, and “pre-focus to get the shot”.

One user’s comment (Dreama) on Amazon: “I love Scott's books. He does not write in a technical way. He writes so the non-professional photographer can understand how to improve and get better pics.”

 

3. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

The straightforward book title says it all. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs [Amazon Link] by Henry Carroll has positive reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and is a short, concise read at just 128 pages.

The book contains sections on composition, exposure, light, lenses and seeing.

Famous photos taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson – are included throughout the book.

 

 

 

4. The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos | Best How-to Photography Books

The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos [Amazon Link] by Michael Freeman (professional photographer) is a book that focuses more on teaching the design and artistic side of photography, as opposed to just the technical.

The book includes sections on the image frame, design basics, graphic & photographic elements, light, intent, and process.

One user’s comment (Nicholas) on Amazon: “This is a really important book. Most photography books are solely concerned with cameras and lenses, but this book focuses (pun intended) on the psychology of the way images are interpreted and understood by people, which I think is far more important than equipment.”

 

5. The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression | Best How-to Photography Books

The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression

The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression [Amazon Link] by Bruce Barnbaum is a highly readable photography textbook.

This hefty book (360+ pages) includes sections on composition, visualization, filters, the zone system of exposure, presentation, and even the philosophy of photography. There is also a section on rebutting photographic myths. The book contains over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations.

One user’s comment (Justin) on Goodreads: “Shifts your thinking when it coming to photography. Some aspects of the book are hard to grasp, but worth re-reading.”

 

6. The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes | Best How-to Photography Books

The Hot Shoe Diaries

The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes [Amazon Link] by Joe McNally (acclaimed photojournalist) is a book focused on the lighting aspects of photography. McNally – a former National Geographic photographer – shares his tips on photography lighting best practices and techniques.

McNally recounts the entertaining stories behind his myriad photographic assignments, and then goes on to describe in technical detail how he managed to get the lighting just right for each photo.

 

7. Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures | Best How-to Photography Books

Digital Photography Masterclass

Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures [Amazon Link] by Tom Ang is a book appropriate for both new and experienced photographers.

The book has sections on key camera controls, exposure control, tonality and contrast, timing, light, image manipulation, documentary photography, sports photography, wildlife photography, and more.

One user’s comment (vuddha) on Amazon: “The sections are detailed and logical. The photo examples are beautiful and interesting. The discussions with the professionals in their respective fields are invaluable.”

 

8. Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs | Best How-to Photography Books

Picture Perfect Practice

Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs [Amazon Link] by Roberto Valenzuela (photographer, specializing in wedding photography) is also well reviewed on Amazon.

The book is broken up into four main sections: locations, poses, execution, and deliberate practice. The chapters include practice exercises to improve your photographic abilities.

One user’s comment (Michel) on Amazon: “This is one of the only books I have that actually shows you correct pictures and pictures with mistakes so you can easily compare what works and what doesn't.”

 

9. How to Create Stunning Digital Photography | Best How-to Photography Books

How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

How to Create Stunning Digital Photography [Amazon Link] by Tony & Chelsea Northrup is – according to the book’s description – “Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award”.

The book has sections on lighting & flash, controlling your camera, portraits, weddings, animals, landscapes, underwater photography, and more. The book also comes along with access to over 20 hours of video training on photography.

 

10. Black & White Photography | Best How-to Photography Books

Black & White Photography

For those interested in black & white photography on film, look no further than Black & White Photography [Amazon Link] by Henry Horenstein (American artist and photographer).

The book has sections on the camera body, the camera lens, the shutter, film exposure, film developing, camera accessories, and more.

One user’s comment (kkrome25) on Amazon: “The book contains excellent quality black & white drawings and photographs, and the style of writing is in straightforward, plain English.”

Get Photography Insurance | Photography Equipment Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance

If you’re reading how-to books on photography, chances are you own some photography gear. In addition, if you own valuable photography gear, you should consider insuring that gear. If you have received any money for your photography, your gear is now considered “commercial equipment.” This, in turn, means that your homeowner or rental insurance policy likely will not cover your photo gear.

Front Row’s insurance for photographers (Canada) is a good option for insuring your photo gear. You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the photography insurance site.

Refer a Friend to Front Row

Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our referral marketing program and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! (depending on your province)

 

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