My Photography Reading List

A Listmania! list by Harold Davis (Berkeley, CA)
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The list author says: "These are photography books that have made a difference for me. The bias is digital and pragmatic but also at the same time conceptual; if this isn't a contradiction, which it probably is. These are not just my own books---the list also includes books that have inspired and informed my own photography and writing."
Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography
1.  Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "HDR is a technique, not a style. This book shows you how to create gentle HDR, using hand-HDR, multi-RAW processing as well as HDR multi-shot software. These techniques should be part of the toolbox of every digital photographer."
$20.05   Used & New from: $14.17
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis
2.  Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "Water is the essence of life. This book approachs the minature worlds of waterdrops from this perspective, and also shows how to photograph extreme macros."
$26.84   Used & New from: $18.81
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis
3.  Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "Macro photo techniques and some of my best floral images!"
$24.34   Used & New from: $19.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
4.  Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "Landscape photography in the context of digital techniques."
$19.88   Used & New from: $10.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
5.  Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "Monochromatic digital photography requires a new way of seeing. Vision and technique are explained in this book."
$21.91   Used & New from: $8.19
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
6.  Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "All about seeing light, and using it to the best advantage in your photos."
$25.10   Used & New from: $4.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations
7.  The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "The transformative power of Photoshop in the tradition of the first Photoshop Darkroom but more, better, and deeper...or at least different. Scheduled for early 2011 release."
$27.58   Used & New from: $19.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing
8.  The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "Want to know my secret digital processing sauce? It's in this book."
$29.13   Used & New from: $13.15
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
9.  Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "Night photography the digital way---with an emphasis on the deep spaces and photographing natural landscapes at night."
$22.49   Used & New from: $4.97
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
10.  Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "Macros, flowers, water drops and still life compositions, these are among my favorite things."
$25.14   Used & New from: $18.08
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
11.  Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "Composition without limits or rules, an idea book to help you unleash the power of your creativity."
$22.71   Used & New from: $8.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
12.  Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "Why do people have their photo taken---and why do photographers make portraits? This book discusses the psychology and techniques of digital portrait photography."
$24.68   Used & New from: $5.21
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Daybooks of Edward Weston  Two Volumes in One ( I. Mexico II. California)
13.  The Daybooks of Edward Weston Two Volumes in One ( I. Mexico II. California) by Edward Weston
The list author says:
  "Edward Weston is one of my photo heros. This is a book-as-blog before there were blogs about Weston's life and loves, and most of all his photography."
Used & New from: $53.28
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Other Realities
14.  Other Realities by Jerry Uelsman
The list author says:
  "Jerry Uelsmann is the master of pre-digital photo compositing."
Used & New from: $30.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs
15.  Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs by Ansel Adams
The list author says:
  "Ansel Adams, definitely a heroic photographer---this book helps explain how he used his vision, worked, and made his stunning images."
$29.60   Used & New from: $0.75
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes
16.  The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes by Joe McNally
The list author says:
  "Joe McNally is a master of lighting, and a great story teller from the trenches of the photo wars."
$31.73   Used & New from: $8.75
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)

The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos
17.  The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos by Michael Freeman
The list author says:
  "Excellent book explaining the rules of composition from a photographic perspective."
$19.26   Used & New from: $9.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)

Photoshop LAB Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace
18.  Photoshop LAB Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace by Dan Margulis
The list author says:
  "This is the book that got me started on my glorious creative adventures in LAB color."
$37.13   Used & New from: $8.20
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies
19.  Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies by Lee Varis
The list author says:
  "All about lighting and retouching the epidermis."
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Masters of Deception: Escher, Dalí & the Artists of Optical Illusion
20.  Masters of Deception: Escher, Dalí & the Artists of Optical Illusion by Al Seckel
The list author says:
  "Not a photography book (obviously)---great resource for surrealist and optical art."
$14.63   Used & New from: $4.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams
21.  Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams by Michael Frye
The list author says:
  "This book combines awe-inspiring imagery with excellent and detailed technical information about landscape photography."
$17.70   Used & New from: $9.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
22.  Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Vincent Versace
The list author says:
  "Welcome to Oz helped me to understand that digital craft involves thinking in terms of composite imagery, much as one does in cinema."
$34.80   Used & New from: $12.66
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Flower
23.  Flower by Workman Pub Co
The list author says:
  "These are awe inspiring, creative florals."
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Eros: Sensual Portraits
24.  Eros: Sensual Portraits by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "OK, so this is about looking more than reading! My love poem and figure photography of attractive models. Enjoy..."
$2.99

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The Story of Katie Rose: A Preemie's Journey
25.  The Story of Katie Rose: A Preemie's Journey by Harold Davis
The list author says:
  "The story of sweet Katie Rose, born weighing less than two pounds, written in simple language for kids and families of premature babies---with photos from the NICU as Katie Rose grows."
$7.85   Used & New from: $7.67
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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