Home | Photos on Flickr | Photos on Zoom | My Dutch Photopage

Photography books

Although the internet has a lot of information available, there's nothing like a book which you can read when on holidays, at the beach, when getting rid of #2, or just before dozing off.

From my personal experience, these are some killer books. Although there are links to Amazon, there is no affiliation here. They're just good books.

Book Description

The Art of Photographing Women / CS2

Great book on photographing portraits, and women in particular. Even without Photoshop close by, you can follow the examples because of the many photos that show you what is happening.

Just one thing; don't take the advice of limiting the 8-bit images to 25-250 luminosity; that is something for printer drivers to deal with. No point in losing more than 10% in your dynamics range.

Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies

Excellent book on Photoshop retouching, going into a bit more detail than the previous book.




(c) 2006-2010 Dolphinity B.V. / Ruud van Gaal