Selected list of books and journals

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Anthotypes - by Malin Fabbri, Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants.

Alternative Processes Condensed– byChristina Z. Anderson A Manual of Gum Dichromate and Other Contact Printing Processes

Experimental Photography Workbook - by Christina Z. Anderson, A technical book recommended both for beginners and pros

A Non Silver Manual - by Sarah Van Keuren,  Cyanotype, Vandyke brown, palladium & gum bichromate with instructions for making light-resists including pinhole photography

The Book of Carbon and Carbro - by Sandy King
Blueprint to cyanotypes - by Malin and Gary Fabbri, Clearly illustrated step-by-step guide to cyanotypes.
From pinhole to print - The quick and easy way to learn how to build a pinhole camera!
The salt print manual - A practical manual in clear and jargon-free language.

Digital Imagery on Fabric – by Ruth Brown, How to transfer images onto textiles.
Exploring Simple Lenses – by John Evans, In-depth practical guide to creative images.
The Wet Collodion Plate. 16 Steps To Making The Plates - by Will Dunniway,Instructions on how to make the plates.
The Chrysotype Manual – by Mike Ware,  The Science and Practice of Photographic Printing in Gold

Gold in Photography – by Mike Ware, The History and Art of Chrysotype

The Art of Bromoil & Transfer – by David W. Lewis, A book on the bromoil and transfers processes.

Alternative Photography Processes – by Mark L. Eshbaugh, A workers guide.

Making Digital Negatives - e-book by Mike Ware

What’s wrong with Daguerre? - by Hans Rooseboom

Siderotype Report 1 - e-journal from Mike Ware
Kirlian Photography: A hands on Guide - by John Iovine, Use your camera to take Electrophotography photographs.
Ansel Adams at 100 by Ansel Adams. The book marks the 100th anniversary of Ansel Adams and pays tribute to one of the most talented American landscape photographers whose portrayal of nature remains unsurpassable to this day.

History of Photography by Josef Maria Eder offers comprehensive coverage on a collection of articles and rare photographs by pioneers in photography and contains materials for research into the history, technology and aesthetics of the medium.

Lighting for Photography is a classic book describing how Walter Nurnberg does a phenomenal job of using film studio lighting techniques in order to transform industrial photography after World War II.

The Camera is one of Ansel Adams’s iconic technical books on photography, writted with the goal of teaching photographers the artistry of harnessing a camera to its fullest artistic potential.

The Negative by Ansel Adams is the second volume in Adams’ vital and celebrated series of technical books on photography, is geared towards enthusiastic photographers on how to use film and the film development process creatively.

The Print is the final book in Adams’ series of books on photographic techniques, deals with every possible detail like designing and furnishing a darkroom, advanced techniques like toning, bleaching, burning and dodging.

Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision by David CuChemin serves as a trip down the memory lane, the author creates vivid images of exotic destinations he visited to inspire photographers to express their vision through passionate and compelling photography.

The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos by Michael Freeman uses real life examples from photographic assignments. The book combines traditional techniques with the latest technological trends to educate photographers to explore the hidden potentials in shooting dynamic digital photographs.

PhotoJojo: The Book his merry band of pirates. With crystal clear DIY instructions, the book discusses how creativity, simple crafting skills and imagination can go a long way into transforming simple, plain photos into vibrant works of art.

The Moment it Clicks is a book about the 30 years of Joe McNally’s photographic career, some of the images he has created and stories behind the images and the lessons learned from life experiences.

Coming into Focus: A Step-by-Step Guide to Alternative Photographic Printing Processes by John Barnier is geared towards educating amateur and professional photographers about the non-traditional processes of photography that can serve as alternatives to standard methods. Transforming seemingly obsolete processes to life like magic, Barnier has a gift of making processes exciting and interesting.

Photography by Barbara London, Jim Stone and John Upton is a fundamental book written mainly for students. It provides comprehensive coverage on color, black and white, digital and all around background on photography by means of illustrations and examples.

The Art of Bird Photography. Famous bird photographer Arthur Morris shares some of his hard-won experience, explains various techniques for getting great photographs of birds. Most of it is pitched at a level suitable for amateurs.

Light in the Landscape by Peter Watson is an awe-inspiring book for photographers specialising in landscape photography, that describes the brilliant techniques used to capture some of the most captivating images of landscape by the world famous photographer.

Reefs Revealed. Armed with expertise on reel life, coupled with immense knowledge on natural-light filter-photography, Alex Mustard presents the importance of saving nature’s invaluable treasures to protect the future of our planet.

A Diver’s Guide to Underwater Photography. The beauty of underwater photography in its entire splendor has been unraveled in this book. A & A Ferrari shares a wealth of information on techniques and equipment to use – and show off some incredible results.

Water Light Time. Combining his love for underwater life and expertise in photography, David Doubilet does a phenomenal job of putting together stunning and breathtaking images of life that abounds under the sea.

The Underwater Photographer: Digital and Traditional Techniques by Martin Edge is for intermediate level photographers who have a passion for under-water photography – a must-read. Valuable techniques have been laid down methodically for execution of outstanding results.

Macro Photograpy Workshop by Haje Jan Kamps serves as a learning experience for amateur people who will explore, experiment and discover the innumerable possibilities a camera has to offer in terms of its functionality once you get close enough

VisionMongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography by David DuChemin is an engaging fusion of the basic techniques of photography with commerce – and shows how a good sense of business can lead to a very rewarding and successful career in photography; the author shares his vision and offers a wealth of advice, tips, and tricks.

Best Business practices for Photographers. A true entrepreneur in this field, John Harrington sheds light on methodologies and formalities that you need to keep in mind, should you desire to carve out a successful and rewarding career-path in photography.

The Life of a Photograph by Sam Abell features exquisite images that can be captured only in our wildest imaginations, takes us on a journey of Abell’s work – A book witnessing how he pours his whole heart into his photographic endeavours.

Beneath The Roses Renowned for his artistry, Gregory Crewdson’s works seem less like photographs, and more like moments captured from epic movies, seemingly dark and troubling, with a definitive sci-fi twist in them.

American Music by Annie Leibovitz’s is a well-curated collection of portraits of a wide range of musical Americana: nearly a century of musical creativity, condensed into a fantastic book.

The Art of God by Ric Ergenbright might well be the most visually appealing book of its kind, this nature photography book artfully presents text matching each photo and combines to make the “heart leap and the soul rejoice”.

Visual Poetry by Chris Orwig is an awe-inspiring book that can encourage people from any walk of life to use their passion and creativity to transform digital images to splendid works of art using natural light.

Come Again is a collection of photographs from Beirut taken by Robert Frank took after being commissioned to capture the aftermath of the Lebanese war – and Polaroids of the city and its environment.

Snaps by Elliot Erwitt is The book is essentially an effort at portraying and capturing Erwitt’s work of 500 images, consisting of a wide range of subjects, ranging from famous personalities to the very ordinary.

Full Moon by Michael Light may be the only science photography book dedicated to capture stunning and absolutely breathtaking images of the voyage to the moon and the return to planet earth.

Terryworld is about Terry Richardson, an American fashion photographer who took the fashion world by storm. The book also contains 70 new photographs not featured in the original edition.

American Prospects by Joel Sternfeld is an exploration of the landscape as reflected on the changing states of American society. The impact of this work continues to resonate through contemporary artistic, photographic practice.

The valley by Larry Sultan is an exhibition of photographs by the famous artist. It uses home, work and suburbia as the backdrop and looks at the transformation of middle-class suburban homes into stage sets for adult films.

American Surfaces is a book that depicts the road trips taken by Stephen Shore all across the United States, and uses hundreds of color photographs as the medium of expression.

The Americans is a monumental work of Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank. The book was first published in the U.S. and dramatically altered how photographers looked through their viewfinders – and the way Americans saw themselves.

Self Portrait With Cows Going Home by Sylvia Plachy is a powerful personal memoir about the author’s beginnings in communist Hungary, her emigration to Austria, New York with her parents and her repeated journeys back to Hungary.

Fashion Magazine by Lise Sarfati explores territories of childhood, adolescence and adult womanhood, and seeks to record possible becomings. Explorations of identity are encouraged by the clothing, which is both incidental and essential.

In High Fashion – The Conde Nast Years, 1923-1937 by Edward Steich is an extensive collection of the fashion photographer Steichen who remains unparalleled in his work on Vogue till date. He truly has become an icon of fashion photography.

Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking is an unmissable book about making art. It draws from personal experience, and provides an incisive view into the world of art as it is experienced by art makers themselves.

The Polaroid Book: Selections from the Polaroid Collections of Photography is an unique selection of 400 works from the Polaroid Collection and is a treasure trove of photography. Barbara Hitchcock provides an engaging essay on the history which underpins it.

Deep South by Sally Mann is a much-anticipated collection of Mann’s exquisite, ethereal landscape photographs, taken in the years since she rose to international fame.

In The Garden by Beth Dow is filled with photos taken in formal English and Italian gardens, which naturally attract photographers in their offering of glimpses of the rich traditions of garden making.

Suspended In Time (Photondetector’s Review) by Matthew Larkin is a collection of stunning Ambrotypes whose unique photographs are made on black glass. Larkin’s pictures capture arresting moments of individuals engaged in the modern practice of suspension.

This Is War!: A Photo-Narrative of the Korean War byDavid Douglas Duncan, Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Korean War, this book contains combat photographs forming a narrative of courage, grimness, ordeal and loyalty. It follows a group of marines through a series of battles, and contains text to explain the circumstances of each photograph.

Diffusion magazine, volume III, 2011

Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition I - Showing the work of 115 artists currently working in alt. proc.
Will Dunniway The Collodion Photographer

The Intertidal WorldCollection of Jan Kapoor’s work in pinhole and platinum/palladiums.
Camera Obscura: Pinhole Photographs

Timescapes Japan, A Pinhole Journey

Edward Levinson’s Pinhole Photographs.

The Story Behind The Images

Art and instructions by Scott Wittenburg.

Ontmoetingen - Art by Jacques Verschuren.
Milestone - by Jacques Verschuren, Collection of personal work

Ocean Pinholes - by Darius Kuzmickas
Camera Obscura: Modern Primitivism - by Darius Kuzmickas

Sam Wang: Four Decades of Photographic Explorations - by Sam Wang

The Port Wine Route - by José Miguel Ferreira, A photography and poetry book

Photography Magazines and Journals

Adore Noir - Bimonthly magazine for photographers and collectors of black and white fine art photography.

Amateur Photographer - Features news, camera and lens reviews, equipment guides, photography courses, galleries, competitions, forums.

Aperture - Fine-art photography magazine featuring the work of the world’s most important photographers plus articles by art scholars, critics and writers.

Apogee Photo - Magazine designed to entertain and inform active photographers of all ages, both amateur and professional.

British Journal of Photography - Includes pics, reviews, weekly news, competitions etc.

Camerapixo - Independent monthly magazine of creative photography, promoting pro and amateur photographers, models and stylists.

Camera Obscura - Online photography magazine with news, articles and tutorials.

Films and Grains - Quarterly published photography magazine promoting analog photography and the corresponding photographers.

foto8 - Magazine of photojournalism featuring photo stories by freelancers and agency photographers covering topical issues worldwide.

lens culture - Magazine featuring the work of photographers from all continents and various points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, poetic, abstract, and street photography.

Musarium - Interactive photo essays and real stories on various of subjects.

Musee Magazine - Quarterly magazine for upcoming and emerging photographers.

Nature Photographers - Online magazine dedicated to the art and technique of nature, wildlife and landscape photography.

Outdoor Photographer - Magazine for nature, wildlife, sports, landscape, and travel photography enthusiasts. Features advice, evaluations of the latest equipment, and portfolios.

Photo District News - Covers breaking news stories and delivers in-depth features on the photo industry. Also includes gallery, classifieds, contests, and a directory.

Photo Guide Japan - Find showcases, bios of photographers, book reviews, information on Japanese photoraphy history, photo essays, and more.

Photo Techniques - Photography magazine covering tips and techniques on darkroom, digital and black & white photography.

Potpourri - Monthly magazine about photography, contemporary art and culture, talented photographers, vintage photographs, photo reportages, graphics and illustrations.

Professional Imagemaker  - Bimonthly magazine for professional photographers in print and digital versions. Features articles on photographic techniques, photographic software, specialist interviews, practical advice and photographic inspiration.

Professional Photographer - Contains practical lessons in the artistic, business, and technological aspects of professional photography.

Punto Magazine - Bilingual (English & Spanish) magazine focusing on celebration photography, video and movie making.

Shutterbug - Leading photo and imaging magazine for expert and professional photographers. Reports on the latest products, technologies and techniques for both traditional and digital photographers.

Snapped - Magazine showcases selected photography from the African continent. Each issue includes essays, portfolios, interview, profiles, and technology reviews.

Travel Photographers - Online magazine dedicated to the art and technique of travel photography.

Underwater Photography - Includes camera equipment reviews, tips and techniques for digital underwater photography, and photo-friendly dive destination reports.

View Camera - Selected articles from journal of large-format photography.

Zone Zero - Online photography magazine with articles, portfolios and a forum.

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