Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Lots of FREE books about photography to be found here..!  (Read 1192 times)

Dave (Isle of Skye)

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1145
  • Don't mistake lack of talent for genius.
    • Fine Art Photography on the Misty Isle of Skye
Lots of FREE books about photography to be found here..!
« on: January 03, 2013, 03:21:36 PM »

Click here.

This is a good place to start, read the first chapter titled "The Thing That Really Matters" yes these are mostly old books on photography, but none the less full of photographic wisdom.

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 05:38:13 PM by Dave (Isle of Skye) »
Logged
Fine Art Photography on the Misty Isle of Skye
http://www.photography.info

Tony Jay

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2560
Re: Lots of FREE books about photography to be found here..!
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 03:50:16 PM »

Interesting.
Take a while to get through though!

Tony Jay
Logged

Dave (Isle of Skye)

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1145
  • Don't mistake lack of talent for genius.
    • Fine Art Photography on the Misty Isle of Skye
Re: Lots of FREE books about photography to be found here..!
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 04:21:48 PM »

Interesting.
Take a while to get through though!

Tony Jay

The site also contains video (such as "The Photographer" by Edward Weston) and audio texts and a whole load of other interesting stuff.

 ;D
« Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 04:36:34 PM by Dave (Isle of Skye) »
Logged
Fine Art Photography on the Misty Isle of Skye
http://www.photography.info

wolfnowl

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5821
    • M&M's Musings
Re: Lots of FREE books about photography to be found here..!
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 02:27:58 AM »

Thanks for sharing!

Mike.
Logged
If your mind is attuned to beauty, you find beauty in everything.
~ Jean Cooke ~

My Flickr site / Random Thoughts and Other Meanderings at M&M's Musings

Riaan van Wyk

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 693
Re: Lots of FREE books about photography to be found here..!
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 03:05:11 AM »

Thanks for sharing Dave!
Logged

SunnyUK

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 157
Re: Lots of FREE books about photography to be found here..!
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 10:30:35 AM »

It's great that there are things which are free, but a link to nearly 2,000 articles chosen just for their inclusion of the word "photography" (but not photo, picture, image, camera....) in the title seems a bit general. Far better than 2,000 would be a list of the 20 books that YOU find really worthwhile to read.

(this is probably a good time to point out that I haven't read enough about photos yet to put together my own top-20 book list)
Logged

Dave (Isle of Skye)

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1145
  • Don't mistake lack of talent for genius.
    • Fine Art Photography on the Misty Isle of Skye
Re: Lots of FREE books about photography to be found here..!
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 03:59:12 PM »

It's great that there are things which are free, but a link to nearly 2,000 articles chosen just for their inclusion of the word "photography" (but not photo, picture, image, camera....) in the title seems a bit general. Far better than 2,000 would be a list of the 20 books that YOU find really worthwhile to read.

(this is probably a good time to point out that I haven't read enough about photos yet to put together my own top-20 book list)

You can never have enough books on photography, so you will need to make plenty of room for at least a couple of hundred books or so over the coming years, but my tip for a good place to start and a damn good read, would be - 'Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography'.

Dave
Logged
Fine Art Photography on the Misty Isle of Skye
http://www.photography.info

Tony Jay

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2560
Re: Lots of FREE books about photography to be found here..!
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 04:02:53 PM »

You can never have enough books on photography, so you will need to make plenty of room for at least a couple of hundred books or so over the coming years, but my tip for a good place to start and a damn good read, would be - 'Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography'.

Dave
Galen may be dead but that is a fantastic read.
I thoroughly endorse this book - the fact that some of the technical information contained therein details information specific to film changes nought.

Tony Jay
Logged

SunnyUK

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 157
Re: Lots of FREE books about photography to be found here..!
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 04:24:31 PM »

Thanks for the recommendation Dave and Tony. I have placed an order for a (used) copy of his book, and am looking forward to reading it.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up