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18 Free Photography Books – Your Photography Summer Reading List

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18 Free Photography Books – Your Photography Summer Reading List

If I told you I had over a dozen free photography books to give you, is that something you would be interested in? 

Well I do – sort of. These are online live previews of books.  Think about the old days when you could sit in a book store and page through books before deciding if you wanted to buy them…  Well with Amazon and other online book stores, you basically guess if you like a book.  And who has time for bookstores anymore?  When I do get to go to the bookstore, my kids want to be in the “children’s area.”

And on the off chance I make it to the photography section, the selection is usually poor at best and the prices higher than online.

So today at MCP Actions Blog, I bring you a bookstore – a small one of 18 books.  I have read and own about 1/2 of these.  The rest I just added in for you to decide. I would love after you have a chance to read through some to come tell us your feedback in the comment section.

The top row are MUST HAVES!  The Bryan Peterson books – especially Understanding Exposure.  In my opinion, every photographer needs to own this one.

These books below are called Limited Previews – basically they skip a page or two here and there – but most of the book is intact for you.  So you can scan and see if you get enough from it this way – or if you want to buy it so you can hold it and embrace it.

I hope you enjoy – and I hope you will twitter, stumbleupon, and digg this post (using buttons at the bottom) so others can utilize this resource.  Stay tuned tomorrow for Photoshop Books!

Thanks – Jodi


understanding exp learn to see beyond portraiture

sandy puc group portrait photography children's portrait 

lighting portrait photog   high key

doug box master posing port photog

butterfly photographer's handbook  wildlife photography  closeups in nature

sports2 sports legal

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  1. June 3, 2009 at 11:16 pm —

    so totally cool – tfs! i have some and have earmarked for others, so a preview is fab!!

  2. June 4, 2009 at 5:53 pm —

    I just ordered two of them today. I would like to have all of them in my library!

  3. June 28, 2009 at 7:47 pm —

    thank you for your info

  4. July 4, 2009 at 12:52 am —

    Awesome, after many years out of photography the creative juices are flowing and I need to dust off my camera, want to get some photo books so this helps me choose.

  5. August 19, 2009 at 9:12 am —

    thank you for sharing this…. it gives me ideas how to take more beautiful photos……

  6. July 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm —

    Very Very cool…who knew that “mastering exposure” was available for free. Remember it being required reading in my grade 10 photo class YEARS ago!
    Here’s a photobook we put out to share with the community.
    Enjoy 🙂

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18 Free Photography Books – Your Photography Summer Reading List