Books For Photographers

(and other creatives)
Don’t forget to check out the Free eBooks For PhotographersNon Photography Advice For Photographers & Resources pages.

Most links below will take you to Amazon, but most books are also available on Bol.comBarnes & NobleFNAC, … or your local bookstore.

Inspiration From The Masters

Early Color – Saul Leiter
The Suffering of Light – Alex Webb
Annie Leibovitz at Work – Annie Leibovitz
Portraits – Annie Leiboviz
Avedon at Work: In the American West – Richard Avedon
Magnum Contact Sheets – Magnum
Uncommon Places – Steven Shore
50 Portraits – Gregory Heisler
Street Photographer – Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found – John Maloof

Business / Marketing

Show Your Work – Austin Kleon
Manage Your Day-to-Day – Jocelyn K. Glei
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be – Paul Arden
The Photographer’s Survival Guide: How to Build and Grow a Successful Business – Amanda Sosa Stone & Suzanne Sease


Light, Science & Magic – Fil Hunter
Some Photos – Aaron Ruell
Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs – Henry Carroll
Sketching Light – Joe Mcnally
The Hot Shoe Diaries – Joe Mcnally


War of Art – Steven Pressfield
Photography Q&A – Jack Arias
On Photography – Susan Sontag
Within The Frame – David Duchemin
Steal Like An Artist – Austin Kleon
Ignore Everybody – Hugh Macleod
The Non-Designer’s Design Book – Robin Williams
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts – Ryan Holiday