Inspirational Photography Books Worth Owning

If I could go back and tell my younger self one thing it would definitly be: “buy books, not gear!”

OK yes I know being a photographer is all about buying gear as you need it to create photographs but if I added up the amount of time I spent reading reviews on gear I didn’t need or things that I would never buy I could’ve spent time reading and picking up tips from those who’ve walked the path already.

Below is a list of books I recommend to you. I own several of these books and I never get sick of re-reading any of them. Enjoy.

Magnum Contact Sheets

Magnum Magnum

A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive

National Geographic Greatest Landscapes: Stunning Photographs that Inspire and Astonish

National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places (National Geographic)

National Geographic 125 Years: Legendary Photographs, Adventures and Discoveries That Changed the World

Street Photography Now

Beginner’s Photography Guide (Dk)

Photography: For Beginners – Learn All About Digital Photography And Master Your DSLR Camera (Photography, Digital Photography, DSLR Cameras)

100 Great Street Photographs

Mastering Landscape Photography