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Digital Photography Resources

The joy of capturing an important moment, evoking emotion or telling a story with a single image is what motivates many photographers to pursue their craft. Photography is an art form that can take patience and practice to master. The Library has photography resources available that can turn your next photo into a visual masterpiece.  

 The Digital Photography Book: The Step-By-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros. Author Scott Kelby is a professional photographer and prominent author of photography related books and magazine articles. The book series covers topics such as portrait shooting, maximizing studio efficiency, lenses, lighting, landscape, travel and sport photography, HDR and DSLR video.

 How to Do Everything: Digital Photography by Jason R. Rich. Written for the reader new to digital photography, this book begins with basic information about digital cameras, describes differences between digital cameras, and offers guidance on purchasing a camera and accessories. It covers basic photography techniques as well as techniques for editing, sharing, publishing, printing and storing digital photos.


 Life Guide to Digital Photography: Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros by Michael Whright, Joe McNally and LIFE Magazine. Learn how to take the best advantage of what your camera was designed to do, and also when it is wise to push your camera to go for the gold, to create that unforgettable memory.


 Visual Poetry: A Creative Guide for Making Engaging Digital Photographs by Chris Orwig. Whether you are an amateur or professional, this guide provides inspiration, simple techniques, and assignments to boost your creative process and improve your digital images using natural light without additional gear.



 Photography Magazines Available at the Library 

Digital Photo: A magazine intended for photographers at all skill levels. Contains technical tips, equipment reviews, reader images, competitions, interviews and more.

Popular Photography : A publication that provides photography professionals and hobbyists with information on photo composition, production and product reviews.

Magazines and Journals Available Online through the Databases

PSA Journal*: A publication created by the Photographic Society of America with articles covering a variety of topics of interest to the photography enthusiast.

Photo District News*: contains news, photography tips and useful business information for the professional photographer.

Additional Websites of Interest

Digital Photography Review: Includes reviews and comparisons of digital cameras, a glossary of photography terms, a timeline of new product announcements and sample image galleries.

SLR Lounge: Includes photography tutorials and lessons, discussion forums and photography equipment reviews.

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