It’s not many photography texts that can boast selling more than 100,000 copies but The Art of Photography can and deservedly so.
Bruce Barnbaum’s text became an instant classic on release in 1994 and this 2nd Edition is a major update, which continues to make it one of the most complete photography texts of all time.
Why We Love The Art of Photography
Bruce is a wonderfully relaxed teacher and there’s never a moment that you feel he’s talking down to you or patronizing you as he guides you through the complex world of photography.
We love that there are endless photographs, diagrams, tables, charts, etc. to help demystify things and make them super easy to understand too.
Final Thoughts On The Art of Photography
The Art of Photography is a big, meaty textbook that will help anyone at any stage of their photography career learn more about their art.
There’s plenty of focus on technique as well as the technical and it’s always accessible and informative as well as entertaining.
If you’re looking to improve your photography skills you should also check out Tony Northrup’s DSLR Book, BetterPhoto Basics and Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book.
You can grab a copy online here.