OP's annual selection of books to inform and inspire every photographer
By Dikla Kadosh
With so many captivating photography books published every year, winter is an ideal time to catch up on some reading. Bring yourself up to speed on the latest in digital technology with Peter Burian's new book. Find inspiration in Art Wolfe's latest remarkable collection of photographs. Or learn about the surprising efforts of oil companies to protect the environment in Passions and Patience, or the fascinating social behavior of wolves in Wolves of the World.
So if you're suffering from photography withdrawal due to inclement weather or just want some inspiration, head to the nearest bookstore and pick up one of these fine books. Or you could hint to a loved one that books are excellent holiday gifts.
How-To The Joy of Digital Photography by Jeff Wignall (Lark Books/Sterling Publishing, 2005; ISBN: 1-57990-578-1). Digital photography may seem complex and overwhelming at first, but this guide makes every aspect of the technology enjoyable and easy to grasp.
Mastering Digital Photography and Imaging by Peter K. Burian (Sybex, 2004; ISBN: 0-7821-4290-7). Get practical advice and valuable insight from an experienced professional on everything to do with digital photography, from selecting the right digital camera and software to optimizing your images.
PCPhoto Digital SLR Handbook by Rob Sheppard (Lark Books/Sterling Publishing, 2005; ISBN: 1-57990-602-8). This in-depth look at all aspects of shooting with a digital SLR will provide you with the knowledge you need to master the exciting world of digital photography.
Photo Finish: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Printing, Showing, and Selling Images by Jon Canfield and Tim Grey (Sybex, 2004; ISBN: 0-7821-4348-2). Learn how to maximize the appeal of your photos for personal or professional use, whether they're printed and mounted, integrated into a website or arranged as a digital slideshow.