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FGCC Members' Favorite Photography Books

The large amount of information available on the internet along with excellent collections at the local library, makes in much less important to have your own extensive library. For example I was able to check out the book “The Moment it Clicks” at the library to see if I really wanted to buy my own copy of it or not.

• Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape, Bob Jones, Tenth-Anniversary Edition by Galen A. Rowell (Paperback - Oct. 10, 1995)

Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image (Freeman Patterson Photography) by Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant (Paperback - Sept. 1, 2005)

• The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos by Michael Freeman (Paperback - Jun 1, 2007)

• The Master Photographer's Lith Printing Course: A Definitive Guide to Creative Lith Printing by Tim Rudman (Paperback - Nov 1, 1998)

• Creative Black & White Photography by Les McLean (Paperback - Oct 2002)

• The Photographer's Eye by John Szarkowski, Lee Friedlander, Walker Evans, and William Klein (Paperback - Mar 1, 2007)

• Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies by Lee Varis (Paperback - Oct 16, 2006)

• The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world's top shooters (Voices That Matter) by Joe McNally (Paperback - Feb 2, 2008). Best tidbits on what it's like to be a professional photographer.

• Mastering Landscape Photography: The Luminous Landscape Essays by Alain Briot (Paperback - Dec 5, 2006) - Illustrated

Photography Business Books:

• The Business of Nature Photography by John Shaw (Hardcover - Oct 1, 1996)

• The Real Business of Photography by Richard Weisgrau (Paperback - May 1, 2004)

• Best Business Practices for Photographers by John Harrington (Paperback - Oct 4, 2006)

• Atget, Paris (Taschen 25th Anniversary Edition) by Andreas Krase, Hans-Christian Adam, and Eugene Atget (Hardcover - Aug 1, 2008)

• Atget by John Szarkowski and Eugene Atget (Hardcover - Feb 2, 2004)

• Atget's Gardens : a selection of Eugène, 1857-1927.

Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography by Freeman Patterson (Paperback - Oct 2, 2004)

• Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image (Freeman Patterson Photography) by Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant (Paperback - Sep 1, 2005)

• Photographing the World Around You: A Visual Design Workshop for Film and Digital Photography by Freeman Patterson (Paperback - Sep 1, 2004)

Books available in the Henrico Library System:

• Photography and the Art of Seeing: a Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography, Freeman Patterson, 3rd edition

• Photography of Natural Things by Freeman Patterson

• Photography and the Art of Seeing

• The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography

• The Family of Man: 30th anniversary edition of the classic book of photography by Steichen

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