Photography Books

This list, where stated, is the suggested reading list for The Art of Photography with the addition of other texts I have used for reference and research. 

The Art of Photography suggested reading:
  • Graham Clarke, The Photograph: A Visual and Cultural History(Oxford History of Art), Oxford University Press (1997)
  • Garry Badger, The Genius of Photography, Quadrille (2007)
  • Stephen Shore, The Nature of Photographs: a Primer, Phaidon Press (2007)
  • John Szarkowski, The Photographer’s Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007)

For image composing the recommended text is:
  • Michael Freeman, The Photograper's Eye, Ilex (2007)

For a further exploration of lighting, the standard reference is:
  • Fil Hunter, Steven Biver and Paul Fuqua, Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting, Focal Press (2007) 
Suggested further reading;
  • Liz Wells, Photography: A Critical Introduction, Routledge (2004)
  • Charlotte Cotton, The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Thames & Hudson (2009) 

Personal additional reading;
  • Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, Vintage (2000)
  • John Ingledew, Photography, Laurence King (2005) 
  • Jeremy Webb, Basics:Creative Photography - 01 Design Principles, AVA Publishing(2010) 
  • Val Williams, What Makes Great Photography(80 masterpieces explained) , Apple Press(2012)
  • Geoff Dyer, The Ongoing Moment, Abacus(2005)