Digital Photography and PhotoShop Books
Here are a few book selections for the digital photographer. First there a couple of general digital general books, then some specific Photoshop books. I've looked through all of these books personally and I think they're among the better guides and references.
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||Digital Photographer's Handbook
by Tom Ang
Neat book. Lots of color,
great images, lots of good explanations. Deals with both practical issues, ideas and
||Digital Photography: An Introduction
by Tom Ang
The short version of
"Digital Photographers Handbook". Cheaper, lightly smaller page size, but most
of the pages are identical - except there are less of them (about 1/2 as many). Covers all
the basics but leaves out some of the more detailed explanations and more advanced topics.
Recommended, but get the "Digital Photographer's Handbook" if you can afford it.
||Adobe PhotoShop 7.0 for Photographers, First Edition
by Martin Evening
A look at PhotoShop
from the perspective of a photographer, not a computer geek or graphic designer. Not a
PhotoShop manual, but that's probably a good thing for most working photographers!
||Adobe PhotoShop Master Class: John Paul Caponigro, Second
by John Paul Caponigro
Very much not a
PhotoShop manual. Contains lots of ideas, examples and images created (or edited) using
PhotoShop. You could sit and read this book (try that with a software manual). This book has something of a spiritual
"new-age" feel to it, which you may or may not be a fan of.
||Special Edition Using Adobe PhotoShop 7
by Peter Bauer, Jeff Foster
thick, 1000+ page reference manual. Sometimes we all need these things, but you probably
won't curl up with it next to the fire.
||Photoshop® 7 Bible
by Deke McClelland
thick, 1000+ page reference manual. If you need it, it's probably in there, but not
exactly a "page turner".
||PhotoShop CS For Dummies
by Deke McClelland, Phyllis Davis
It's a dummies
guide. If you like them, you may like this one. If you hate them, well.... The information
is in there, presented in bite sized pieces. No prior knowledge is assumed (just as well
if you're a dummy).
||Real World Adobe PhotoShop 7
by David Blatner, Bruce Fraser
One of the best
comprehensive (860+ page) guides to PhotoShop for photographers. Well written and well
laid out. Recommended.
||Real World Adobe PhotoShop CS
by David Blatner , Bruce Fraser
Only 900+ pages in
this one and I don't think it's hit the shelves yet - I haven't seen a copy. However it's
supposed to cover all the new features in PhotoShop CS, and if it's as good as the
PhotoShop 7 edition, it should be a winner