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Photography books you have bought ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by PhotographerSLR, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. PhotographerSLR

    PhotographerSLR Well-Known Member

    What photography books have you bought recently ?
    I bought yesterday Creative portrait photography by Natlie Dybisz
    really enjoing it :D
  2. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    New York Vertical by Horst Hamann bought from a charity shop! Highly Recommended.

    Book and charity shop!
  3. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Collins Digital Photography Step by Step- not bad. I wouldn't have paid £20 for it though but I found it in the clearance bin at Smith's and because it had slight damage on the spine (cosmetic only) it was 99p
  4. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    American Images: Photography 1945-1980, regretted not buying it in the late 1980's so jumped at the chance a few weeks ago when a pristine copy was going for £4.99 in my local Oxfam Shop - it was very much the sort of photography I was into back then so buying it was more of a nostalgia trip than anything else!
  5. spangler

    spangler Well-Known Member

    Creative Digital Photography - 52 Weekend Projects. By Christ Gatcum

  6. chris000

    chris000 Well-Known Member

    Don McCullin 'In England'

    A secondhand copy of 'Land' by Fay Godwin to replace the one I have worn out with use - the best photographer of the British landscape bar none.
  7. RonM

    RonM Alpha Napper

    The Contact Sheet by Steve Crist
  8. Alex1994

    Alex1994 Well-Known Member

    Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book, and Lightroom 3 - The Missing FAQ.
    I'll start working through them soon!
  9. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    On Photography by Susan Sontag - book fair - 50p, and Creative Advertising by Mario Pricken (Thames & Hudson) which isn't specifically a photography book but which I hope will give me some inspiration for the next bit of my college career.
  10. AlecM

    AlecM MiniMe

    Just had bought (birthday) Street Photography Now, by Stephen McLaren. Great book - inspirational. Some styles I love, some....well street 'snaps'!

    Just ordered Seattle 100, by Chase Jarvis. Worth checking out this guy on Digitalrev doing the cheap camera challenge.....

  11. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Bought " The Idiots Guide to Photography" many years ago. Always thought anything else was overkill. Also used to subscribe to a magazine devoted to photographs, think it was call Hustler or Rapier, or it might have been Big Boobs.
  12. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    "Recently" for me (I started in 1953) has to include books by or illustrated by David Bailey. And I've bought most of Fay Godwin's, and two by Mapplethorpe - one of still life flowers wouldn't offend anyone, but the other...

    And then there's the retrospective by Denis Thorpe: On Home Ground.
    Very important to me, because he published photographs of where I spent many happy hours of my formative teen years - Stockport within easy cycling range of home, and where in the '50s there were several photo shops, as well as the shop specialising in cine cameras and projectors. (Wellington Street)
  13. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    Have bought all of the 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' books.
  14. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Glad you mention Denis Thorpe. He's still active though retired. I knew him when he worked for the Daily Mail - before he moved over to the Guardian. I have a signed copy of his Ribblehead Viaduct image which he gave me when I retired. He's a lovely chap, who was never a newspaper snapper - which is why he was never really comfortable until he joined the Grauniad and was given an absolutely free hand to choose his subject matter.
  15. Toast

    Toast Well-Known Member

    Big Boobs..:D
  16. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Big Boobs ... So, that's about taking photos with the lens-cap still on, forgetting to put the memory card back into your camera?
  17. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Nearly bought a copy of 'Ansel Adams at 100' but decades ago had seen one of the specially printed editions for libraries, which [a] used much better quality paper a printing process that laid the ink in layers above the paper, a much better tonal range which included what I would call a 'soot black' Truly spectacular and expensive printing process, published I think in the early 1950s, and vividly remember the cover price listed at around £45 ... I hate to think what that would cost to print now!

    'Burton Holmes Travelogues' - The greatest traveler of his time, 1892-1952. Edited by Genoa Caldwell and published by Taschen. ... These are b&W, some hand-tinted and later, on colour photographs, converted into lantern slides (There is also masses of cine-footage still awaiting restoration) he used to show to huge audiences in the US (Including Carnegie Hall!) of his travels to far-flung countries. I paid £10 for my copy. The hand-tinted images, are so well executed, that you end up looking twice at the dates listed next to the images!

    I don't think AP magazine has ever reviewed it, which is a great pity, because it's photographic and historical content deserves to be a lot better-known.

    Here's a link:
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  18. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Three that come to mind are Dog Dogs by Elliott Erwitt, I have one of Martin Parr's books and Steam, Steel and Stars by O Winston Link. There are others, but I don't need to go and check the shelves to remember the three mentioned.
  19. taxor

    taxor Well-Known Member

    The most useful I ever bought was 'Way beyond monochrome' by Chris Woodhouse and Ralph Lambrecht, followed by 'The darkroom cookbook' by Anchell. I also bought years ago two little booklets from Rayco (remember them?) the 'Rayco formula book' and 'Rayco reveals', both of which are worth their weight in amidol
  20. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Life is too short to learn Photoshop

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