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Bookstores, libraries, workshops, tutorials, ... you have many opportunities to bring your photography up to the next level.

Books can help you improve your technical proficiency, your mastery of design and composition, and your ability to see - to find the essence of wonder in the scene before you.

We have selected a few books as a starting point on your journey.

The number of photographic books available electronically increases at a great rate. If you are considering an ebook reader, check the links lower on this page below the book listings. Also check the number of book titles available with those readers.

Outdoor Photography
Brenda Tharp's Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, Revised Edition can help you move your work from the post card level closer to the fine art level. Bringing visual design elements into your photographs is easier than you think.
Mountain Light
Galen Rowell's "Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape" is not only inspirational but a great motivator for participatory photography - doing what you love while using your camera to capture the emotional aspects of the scene. Along with his brilliant photographs are the human notes of his thoughts and the techniques he used to record the majesty around him.
Landscape Photography
If you are new to outdoor photography, we recommend Tim Fitzharris' "National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography " as a great place to start. One of the greatest challenges to improving your photographs are the questions of how and where to begin. This book answers some of those questions.
Michael Frye is well known for his Yosemite National Park photographs In " Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Masters" he provides insights he has acquired over the years in a manner appropriate for the advanced amateur photographer.
Our book on the historic Massachusetts sites associated with the outbreak of the American Revolutionary war (1775 Boston, Lexington, Concord and the Minute Man National Historical Park) is available at Amazon for your kindle.

Current photographic "How to" books can help you bring your technical level up to a higher level.

Many advanced amateur photographers use Lightroom as their digital photographic processing software. There are many books on how to use Lightroom.

For beginner photographers, Photoshop Elements is a program that will meet your needs. There are many books on how to use Photoshop Elements.

Excellent Cameras for the Advanced Amateur
Nikon D90 12.3 MegaPixel Camera with Lens
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MegaPixel Camera with Lens
eBook Readers
Kindle WiFi
If you are new to eBooks, "the WiFi Kindle with phenominal battery life " is a great place to start. The Kindle has a Black and White (shades of gray) screen.
Kindle 3G
This Kindle "provides 3G connectivity in addition to WiFi. " The Kindle has a Black and White (shades of gray) screen.
Kindle DX
For a larger reading screen and 3G access to new books, consider this model. " The Kindle has a Black and White (shades of gray) screen.
Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 32 GB - Includes Special Offers


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