Best Photography Books

Most links below will take you to Amazon, but most books are also available on Bol.comBarnes & NobleFNAC, … or your local bookstore.

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Business / Marketing

Show Your Work – Austin Kleon
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell
It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be – Paul Arden
Manage Your Day-to-Day – Jocelyn K. Glei

Inspiration From The Masters

50 Portraits – Gregory Heisler
Early Color – Saul Leiter
The Suffering of Light – Alex Webb
Annie Leibovitz at Work – Annie Leibovitz
Portraits – Annie Leibovitz
In the American West – Richard Avedon
Magnum Contact Sheets – Magnum
Uncommon Places – Steven Shore
Street Photographer – Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found – John Maloof


Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs – Henry Carroll
Steal Like An Artist – Austin Kleon
Photography Q&A – Jack Arias
War of Art – Steven Pressfield
On Photography – Susan Sontag
Within The Frame – David Duchemin
Ignore Everybody – Hugh Macleod
The Non-Designer’s Design Book – Robin Williams
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts – Ryan Holiday

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Note: All the links above direct you to Amazon but most books should also be available on Barnes & Noble, FNAC or And if you want to support your local bookstores, please do! If you know of a good book on a related topic, please let me know. And as always, if one of these books helps you in any way, recommend it to someone else.