Best Photography Tips & Tricks and How-To Books

1. Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

by Bryan Peterson

Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhereâÄìwith any camera. Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? ItâÄôs all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature,…»

2. Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas

by Amit Gupta, Kelly Jensen

A photo, an idea, and simple crafting skills are all you need to transform your pictures into useful, fun, giftable art. With clear DIY instructions, Photojojo! by Amit Gupta and Kelly Jensen shows you how to turn your forgotten photos into ingenious photo projects. Do you have lots of pics of friends and family you want to show off? Make a sleek, stylish photo display rail so you can change them up at a momentâÄôs notice. Need something to play with? Make…»

3. How to Photograph Absolutely Everything: Successful Pictures From Your Digital Camera

by Tom Ang

This paperback edition of How To Photograph Absolutely Everything by renowned photographer, author, and broadcaster Tom Ang, delivers exactly what the title promises. Avoiding intimidating technical jargon, he explains the basic elements of photography - light, color, composition, and focus - then goes on to show how to make them work for you. From still lifes to children's parties, thunderstorms to sunsets, close-ups to panoramas, every photographic…»

4. Photography for the Joy of It: An Introductory Workshop for Film and Digital Photography

by Freeman Patterson, Andre Gallant

Photography for the Joy of It has now been updated and expanded to include technical guidelines adapted for both digital and film photographers. Patterson and his teaching partner, Andre Gallant, take a look at the basics in photography, providing clear instruction for beginning color or black-and-white photographers on choosing equipment, selecting the correct exposure, understanding depth of field and much more. Photographers learn how to make pictures…»

5. Michael Freeman's Top Digital Photography Tips

by Michael Freeman

For the very first time, renowned international photographer and bestselling author Michael Freeman reveals all the insider secrets that professionals keep for themselves alone. Everyone from enthusiastic amateurs to seasoned experts will learn plenty of the tried-and-true, field-tested techniques Freeman has discovered through years of experience. He helps you think and shoot like an expert, providing advice on everything from shooting in poor weather…»

6. Hands-On Digital Photography: A Step-by-Step Course in Camera Controls, Software Techniques, and Successful Imaging

by George Schaub

George Schaub has taught digital photography to hundreds of people in workshops and courses across the country. All of his students have had one thing in common: They wanted to get the best images from their digital cameras. Now, in Hands-On Digital Photography, Schaub presents everything he teaches and everything he has learned in his fifteen years of teaching. Image processing software is great...but SchaubâÄôs practical, project-based approach focuses on…»

7. Understanding Digital Photography: Techniques for Getting Great Pictures

by Bryan Peterson

âÄ¢ Readers love PetersonâÄôs easy-to-grasp bad image/good image pairingsâÄîand every photo in the book was taken with a digital camera âÄ¢ Covers every popular genre: nature, people, sports, interiors, travel, and more Using his popular bad image/good image pairings of real-life examples, Bryan Peterson takes the reader through all the techniques need to succeed with digital photography in every popular genre: nature, people, sports, interiors, travel, low-light…»

8. How to Take Good Pictures, Revised Edition

by Kodak

GREAT PICTURES IN A SNAP!Are your snapshots never quite as good as you'd like them to be? Do you love taking pictures, but want to understand more about photography? Are your pictures always too light or too fuzzy? Then this book is for you! For more than seventy-five years, millions of picture-takers have trusted Kodak's How to Take Good Pictures to give them all the information they need to take great photos. And now it's been completely revised and…»

9. From Camera to Computer: How to Make Fine Photographs Through Examples, Tips, and Techniques

by George Barr

Ever wonder what it would be like to get inside the head of an accomplished photographer as he chooses a subject, works the scene, selects an image, and then edits the result into a piece of photographic art? As a follow-up to his successful first book Take Your Photography To The Next Level, author/photographer George Barr now applies the practice to the theory. Go along with George as he searches for subjects, sorts out scenes, refines his composition,…»

10. Shooting Digital: Pro Tips for Taking Great Pictures with Your Digital Camera

by Mikkel Aaland

A unique, full-color guide to the art of taking amazing photos with a digital camera Aimed at photographers of all levels and ranges of interest, this new edition of Aaland's popular guide takes readers beyond the technology of the latest cameras and equipment to teach them the unique aesthetics of the digital image. Helpful examples explain how to take full advantage of RAW file formats, JPEG 2000, panorama automation, and more. Mikkel Aaland (San…»

11. 101 Quick and Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs

by Matthew Bamberg

Discover how to take compelling photographs utilizing all the awesome features of your digital camera. 101 Quick and Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs shows you how to use composition and technical methods and creative and artistic applications to achieve amazing images, using both in-camera and post-processing techniques. Every chapter covers a different overall theme, with each technique laid out in a two-page spread that features easy-to-follow…»

12. The A-Z of Creative Photography: Over 70 Techniques Explained in Full

by Lee Frost

For serious amateur photographers who alraedy shoot perfectly focused, accurately exposed images but want to be more creative with a camera, here's the book to consult.»

13. Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

by Rob Sheppard

Completely updated to cover the latest digital cameras and their functions The field of digital photography is steadily becoming an increasingly popular and exciting hobby and profession. These days, just about anyone can take beautiful photographs after having learned the right techniques and gaining a solid editing know-how. This latest edition of the digital photography standard is completely updated with photos and coverage of the newest cameras and…»

14. Digital Photography Expert Techniques

by Ken Milburn

Whether you're a new photographer or an experienced pro, this book will guide you through the labyrinth of options and choices you face from the moment you see a photo opportunity to the time you share your final results. And it will help you minimize the time needed to fix your mistakes along the way. Through step-by-step procedures based on years of experience, professional photographer Ken Milburn describes a complete workflow sequence that begins with…»

15. Digital Photography Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools

by Derrick Story

Your digital camera is more than new incarnation of your old film camera. Yes, it still produces photos, but it also offers new outlets for creativity, including instant gratification of seeing your photos now, the ability to experiment without worrying about expense, the technology to fine-tune your photos with advanced professional techniques, and the means to share your work instantaneously with anyone, anyplace in the world. It's no wonder that digital…»

16. Digital Photography Visual Quick Tips

by Gregory Georges

Would you like a quick, visual way to learn how to take better digital photos, edit and enhance them, make eye-popping prints, and create photo albums, slideshows, and online galleries? Then Visual Quick Tips are for you. Visual Quick Tips will increase your productivity by providing you with shortcuts, tricks, and tips to help you work smarter and faster. * Straight-forward task descriptions * Succinct explanations * Full-color screen shots * Numbered…»

17. How To Take Great Photographs

by John Hedgecoe

Bring a master photographer and bestselling author into your home for a back-to-basics course on practical photography. This unique series of hands-on exercises, illustrated with more than 200 of John Hedgecoe's superb photos, will build important skills, one at a time. Begin by getting to know your camera (conventional or digital) and its functions, analyzing lighting setups, and understanding the fundamentals of composition. Once you feel comfortable…»

18. 101 Quick and Easy Secrets for Using Your Digital Photographs

by Matthew Bamberg

If you own a digital camera and actively take pictures with it, you probably have a hard drive, memory card, or laptop filled with images that you keep meaning to do something with but never get around to. "101 Quick and Easy Secrets for Using Your Digital Photographs" will show you how to make the most out of the images you have or plan to take, detailing the best way to manipulate, manage, publish, share, and promote your photographs. You'll learn how to…»

19. Take Your Best Shot: Tim Grey Tackles Your Digital Darkroom Questions

by Tim Grey

For six years, digital photography expert Tim Grey has answered readers' questions on his website and daily mailing list, "DDQ (Digital Darkroom Questions)." As a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors, Grey knows his stuff -- and after answering hoards of questions from photographers, he knows the most persistent and burning issues. In his new book, Take Your Best Shot, Tim Grey answers the most-often asked questions about the digital…»

20. Creating World-Class Photography: How Any Photographer Can Create Technically Flawless Photographs

by Ernst Wildi

This trouble-shooting guide will steer photographers of all skill levels around the common mistakes and problems that separate amateur photographers from professional ones. Topics include lenses, filters, exposure metering systems, and electronic filters and flashes, as well as perspective, depth of field, focusing, and distortion. Beyond the basic mechanics, this book offers a comprehensive approach to aesthetics, including selecting engaging subjects and…»

21. Digital Photography Q & A, Revised and Updated: Great Tips and Hints from a Top Pro

by Paul Harcourt Davies

Digital users: are you puzzled by white balance settings? Unsure which ISO is appropriate? Baffled about how to transfer, file, and edit images? Finally, hereâÄôs a manual that clears up the confusion! This updated reprint of Digital Photography Q&A has a unique question-and-answer format that provides quickly accessible, cut-to-the chase advice on topics ranging from image capture to computer processing to printing. Photographers who have this guide by…»

22. You Can Take Better Pictures: Snap your snapshots into shape

by Wendy Folse

Everyone takes pictures, but not everyone can take great pictures. Learn simple techniques that will improve your photography no matter what level of experience.»