Must Read Books for Fine Art Photographers: The Art of Photography

The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression

This book instantly caught my attention because it is the only book about fine art photography that focuses on the creative process and personal expression. It is brilliantly written and a profound read, especially the first few chapters where he dives deep into communication through photography and many aspects of composition.

This book is a gem that every fine art photographer should read and reflect upon. It will change your creative thought process and the way you look through the lens forever.

Fine art photography is all about expressing what’s inside the artist through his/her photographic perspective. This book is highly intellectual and I believe you and your photography will benefit greatly from it. Here is the book description from

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“With well over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers seeking to make a personal statement through the medium of photography. Without talking down to anyone, or talking over anyone’s head, Barnbaum presents “how to” techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Yet he goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books.”

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