Photography Technique and Processes
"Of course, there will always be those who only look at technique, who ask "how", while others of a more curious nature ask "why." Man Ray (1890-1976)
Photography (9th Edition) by Barbara London, Jim Stone, John Upton
Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs by Ansel Adams
The Camera (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 1) by Ansel Adams and Robert Baker
The Negative (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 2) by Ansel Adams and Robert Baker
The Print (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 3) by Ansel Adams and Robert Baker
The Practical Zone System: For Film and Digital Photography by Chris Johnson
Beyond the Zone System, Fourth Edition by Phil Davis
Basic Photographic Materials and Processes, Second Edition by Leslie Stroebel
The Beginner's Guide to Pinhole Photography by Jim Shull
Using the View Camera by Steve Simmons
View Camera Technique by Leslie Stroebel
Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity by Michelle Bates
Holga: The World through a Plastic Lens Edited by Adam Scott
Spirit of Place: The Art of the Traveling Photographer by Bob Krist
Overexposure: Health Hazards in Photography by
Breaking the Rules: A Photo Media Cookbook by Bea Nettles
Making Kallitypes: A Definitive Guide by Dick Stevens
Polaroid Land Photography by Ansel Adams
Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms by Gordon Baldwin
Framing Photography by Allan R. Lamb
Conservation Framing by Vivian C. Kistler
Mat Cutting & Decoration by Vivian C. Kistler
Mat, Mount, and Frame It Yourself by David Logan
An Ounce of Preservation : A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs
About the above list
The Recommended Reading On Photography list got its start back in the early days of teaching photography. I knew how helpful a good book could be in navigating the ins and outs of photo technique and the study of the principles of art. Because each course had a time limit the students could not learn all there was to learn about the topic we where covering in the class and the idea of a list or bibliography was very helpful. A list becomes a reference to come back to and continue growing your interest in the wonderful world of photography.
The Recommended Reading On Photography that I gave to my students was of course directed to the topic or subject we covered in the class or workshop they where in. This list which is part of the PWG has grown to cover all areas of photography and will remain in flux as it grows, adjusting to new technology and hopefully continue getting better and better. Of course books, magazines and videos go out of print over time therefore you may not be able to find all the items on the list.
I am open to suggestions for adding to the list but I will always need to look over the book or item before it goes on the Recommended Reading On Photography list.
Byron Rogers said "Examine from a contemporary viewpoint the works of past masters of photography. You will find it is a rush and worth your time!"
We will continue adding to the reading list, be sure to check back.