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Our photography books will help you develop your skills and take the perfect picture. We have practical books for budding photographers and celebrations of photographers' portfolios. These inspiring books will appeal, whether you prefer classic or digital photography.

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Photography Books & Collections

  • More Labradorable

    Villager Jim

    Product Code: MORL
    Hardback
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    Described as 'the Banksy of wildlife photography', Villager Jim introduces Barnaby the labrador and a host of animal friends from the beautiful Peak District in this stunning book.

    Barnaby also introduces his labrador 'sisters' Dilly and Bumble, Bobbin the robin (who visits the bird table every day) and various other canines and Highland cattle. There are even chickens who just 'love' to be chased.

    Villager Jim is an award-winning photographer and these images are sure to raise a smile as they present a dog's-eye-view of Barnaby's world.
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  • The Movie Making Book

    Dan Farrell & Donna Bamford

    Product Code: MVMK
    Paperback
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    Aspiring Spielbergs have never had it better. With smartphones and tablets getting ever more powerful, movie making is more accessible than ever before.

    The Movie Making Book will teach you all the skills you need to get started in film-making and is bursting with mini projects and enjoyable games.

    It also has advanced projects so that you can put all your skills to the test and advice on the best ways to share your creations online so that they will get the most views.
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  • Work Tends To Ruin Your Day

    Product Code: AG1070
    Hardback
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    Cath Tate is famed for her hilarious greetings cards and this book is full of her observations about how Work Tends to Ruin Your Day.

    She covers everything from bone-idle colleagues, overbearing bosses and fussy jobsworths to intractable technology that proves no matter how futuristic our offices get, nothing much changes.

    There are 50 hand-coloured vintage photos and they're all paired with witty captions. This book is perfect for those who are making their first steps into the working world, people who get stressed by the 9 to 5 life and also anyone who is packing it in and heading the glory of retirement.
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  • Philip's 2020 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

    Heather Couper

    Product Code: BZJEK
    Paperback
    "IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine * 12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazing * Monthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2020 * Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2020 * Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skies * How to photograph the night skies - with cameras and smartphones * The major astronomical events of 2020 * Month-by-month Top 20 Sky Sights 2020 * Plus new, illustrated Jargon Buster Plus: * Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors. * The Solar System 2020 explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2020. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. * Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with reflector or refractor telescopes. * And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies. About the Authors Philip's Stargazing Month by Month 2020 is written by two of the UK's best-known and respected astronomers. Prof. Heather Couper and Prof. Nigel Henbest are qualified astrophysicists, dedicated to sharing their love of the cosmos to everyone. They work in TV and radio broadcasting, international presentations, and have written over fifty popular books between them.
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  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Highlights Volume 5

    Rosamund Kidman Cox

    Product Code: CCYXF
    Paperback
    The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is the most famous and prestigious event of its kind in the world. It provides both an inspiring annual catalogue of the wonders of nature and a thought provoking look at our complex relationship with the natural world. These are the unforgettable highlights from the latest Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, drawn from more than 45,000 entries nearly 100 countries. They include each of the category winners and incorporate all aspects of wildlife photography, from animal portraits to Earth's environments. For each photograph there is a caption that reveals the memorable story behind the picture and, for some, members of the international jury share their insightful thoughts. Twenty-five striking photographs from the competition's People's Choice vote are also included.
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  • Beginner's Photography Guide

    DK

    Product Code: AYTJR
    Paperback
    If you're new to photography, then The Beginner's Photography Guide is perfect for you. The ideal starting point for digital camera users, this manual explains key concepts in simple terms before offering step-by-step visual guides to every function. The Beginner's Photography Guide compares and contrasts the effect of different approaches, showing you how to take the photos you want and develop your photography ability. Learn how to overcome every photographer's challenge, from working in dim lighting to setting up the perfect flash. This fully updated edition takes into account new photography trends and the latest equipment on the market. Start snapping with The Beginner's Photography Guide and get the most out of your digital camera. Previous edition ISBN 9781409322795.
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  • Collins Complete Photography Course

    John Garrett

    Product Code: AABSO
    Hardback
    A practical, affordable and accessible home photography tutor. This inspiring project-based course book covers everything from basic composition to the latest digital darkroom techniques. Learn at your own pace as this practical, comprehensive course helps you develop your key photographic techniques. Contents include: step-by-step projects on exposure, aperture, lenses, light, filters, colour, black and white and image enhancement; plus professional secrets and stunning shots from around the world. The fully interactive and project-based approach of Collins Complete Photography Course will help you to raise both your camera confidence and your level of photography.
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  • Black

    Stella Paul

    Product Code: CDBPN
    Hardback
    A stunning journey through the world's most dramatic and inspiring black architecture - now in a cool, compact new format In this sleek, stylish and easy-to-use new size, Black: Architecture in Monochrome highlights the exquisite elegance of black in the built world through more than 150 structures. From ancient churches to contemporary skyscrapers, Black demonstrates how hues from ebony to onyx have been beloved by architects for centuries. Insightful texts paired with striking photography bring to life these captivating buildings including works by Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, David Adjaye, Jean Nouvel, Peter Marino, and Steven Holl.
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  • The Gardener's Garden

    Toby Musgrave

    Product Code: CDBGY
    Hardback
    The ultimate celebration of the world's most gorgeous gardens - now with a fresh, new look This internationally bestselling inspirational resource for garden lovers and designers sports a gorgeous new cover design - bringing the book's winning blend of authority and visual appeal to a wider-than-ever audience. The Gardener's Garden spans seven centuries to spotlight more than 250 of the globe's finest permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists, and landscape architects, brought to life via more than 1,000 sumptuous photographs and in descriptive texts by leading garden writers.
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  • Frida Kahlo Pink (Blank Sketch Book)

    Flame Tree Studio

    Product Code: CAYED
    Other
    Officially Licensed Frida Kahlo Corporation Product. Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Sketch Books Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. The thick paper stock makes them perfect for sketching and drawing. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Frida Kahlo Pink.
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  • Dream Baby Dream

    Jimmy Marble

    Product Code: CAXXQ
    Hardback
    This lovely book showcases the photography of Los Angeles-based award-winning photographer, director, and designer Jimmy Marble. Bound in an orange textured paper with an inset portrait, Dream Baby Dream has a vivid and tactile appeal. Fashion and lifestyle photographs of models and celebrities, including Ariana Grande and Amy Adams, are featured here. Dream Baby Dream evokes a distinct, youthful, sunny Southern California aesthetic. Alongside his whimsical photographs, Marble contributes handwritten text that is equally charming and quirky. Design-savvy fashionistas and hipsters alike will adore this eye-catching volume.
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  • The Photographers Eye: A graphic Guide

    Michael Freeman

    Product Code: BYYGU
    Paperback
    Taking a new look at composition, the theme of his bestselling classic The Photographer's Eye, Michael Freeman now explores the visual mechanics of photography in its own native terms. Lushly illustrated with straight-to-the-point diagrams and graphic deconstructions, this new, digitally remastered edition speaks in that intuitive, visual, and instantaneous language in which photographers think and work. Each section is organized into discrete units that articulate a working method for communicating particular ideas and capturing certain subjects. Dive into beautiful images and explore how each compositional element is placed and arranged in relationship to each other. Examine the outtakes from each shoot to understand why one particular image succeeded, compared to those shot before and after. Track the viewer's eye as it moves throughout the photo to see the optical dynamics held within each frame. And most of all, internalize this graphic language so you can instantly recognise amazing and powerful shots as they appear in your own viewfinder.
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  • Royal Horticultural Society Wild in the Garden Pocket Diary 2020

    Royal Horticultural Society

    Product Code: CCIRQ
    Other
    The RHS Wild in the Garden Pocket Diary 2020 celebrates British wildlife. It is illustrated with photographs of birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, flora and fauna and includes ideas and tips on how to manage your garden to enhance wildlife potential, and add interest and enjoyment.
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  • Wildlife Photography at Home

    Richard Peters

    Product Code: BWJBK
    Paperback
    Richard Peters won the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for a photograph taken in his very ordinary suburban back garden. In this book, he shares the methods he used to get stunning professional nature photos without having to head out on safari. Starting with the basics, this book will show a complete beginner how to capture pro-level pictures from their garden. It covers where to place your camera, how optics can completely change your shot, reveals the gadgets that can enhance your photos, and even how to overcome the elements. This is the perfect book for bird-watchers and animal lovers who want to capture what they see and share their passion with the world. Social media definitely loves a good animal photo!
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  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Unforgettable Portraits

    Natural History Musuem

    Product Code: BWHDD
    Hardback
    This is a collection of exceptional images from past years of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition - the most famous and prestigious event of its kind in the world. Each portrait captures an intimate moment and reveals the character of both the individual and often of the species itself. Such images require both photographic skill and an intimacy with the subject that comes from spending long periods in the field. They have been taken by more than 50 award-winning photographers worldwide representing more than 20 countries.
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  • Tokyo Fashion City

    Philomena Keet

    Product Code: BWINR
    Paperback
    The fashionable, eccentric pedestrians of Tokyo are captured with hundreds of portrait photographs in this fun guide to Tokyo street fashion. Tokyo is considered one of the world's style capitals for its vibrant youth fashion culture. Part guidebook, part fashion photography album, Tokyo Fashion City takes a stroll through eight Tokyo neighbourhoods, each with its own unique fashion characteristics, to see what streetwise young Tokyoites are wearing, where they're shopping, what they're eating and drinking, and where they're hanging out. Author Philomena Keet and photographer Yuri Manabe accompany the reader to a number of unique Tokyo neighbourhoods, including: Harajuku where high fashion rubs shoulders with hip-hop style; Shibuya, birthplace of the gal and stomping ground for Tokyo's most sophisticated fashionistas; Hipster hangout Daikanyama; The goth and geek meccas of Shinjuku and Ikebukuro; Bohemian Koenji and otaku neighbourhood Nakano; Ginza's lunching ladies and dapper gentlemen; The cosplay paradise of Akihabara; The narrow lanes of East Tokyo, where everyday Japanese fashion gets a traditional touch. Each chapter is packed with photographs of young fashionistas captured as they go about their daily lives, with info-rich captions, and insightful text giving the background to the trends and tribes featured. With the inclusion of area maps, and shop and cafe listings, Tokyo Fashion City is an indispensable resource for readers wishing to keep a finger on Tokyo's style pulse.
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  • Nikon D3500 For Dummies

    Julie Adair King

    Product Code: BTYAG
    Paperback
    Use your Nikon D3500 camera like the pros Capturing frame-worthy photos is no easy feat -- until now! Inside, author Julie King shares her experience as a professional photographer and photography teacher to help you get picture-perfect landscapes, portraits, action shots, and more with your Nikon D3500 digital SLR camera. It takes more than a good eye and an amazing camera to get shots like the pros. With the help of Nikon D3500 For Dummies, you'll find all the expert advice and know-how you need to unlock your camera's capabilities to their fullest potential. From working with the basics of lighting and exposure to making sense of your camera's fanciest features, you'll be snapping professional-grade photos in a flash! Learn the five essential options for shooting quality photos Understand the settings that control exposure Take charge of color and focus features Put your skills together to shoot portraits, close-ups, and action shots Whether you're shooting in automatic mode, scene mode, or manual mode, you'll get all the guidance you need to take photos you'll be proud to share.
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  • National Geographic Photo Basics

    Joel Sartore

    Product Code: BTBLN
    Paperback
    For digital camera and smartphone users, this fun, easy how-to guide reveals the essentials of taking great pictures from an experienced National Geographic photographer. Written by star National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, this entertaining book shows aspiring photographers how to take great pictures, from framing and F-stops to editing and archiving. Whether you're using your phone or your first DSLR camera, you'll learn the fundamentals of photography--and how to put them to work every day. Presented as a series of short lessons, Sartore starts with camera and gear and moves on to focus, exposure, composition and lighting. Using examples from his own collection, he explains how to apply the basic rules of great photography to family, pet, travel, nature, and street photos. Each chapter is enhanced with pointers from the experts, quick assignments, and the behind-the-camera stories of great photographs. Both fun and informative, this book will be your gateway to taking great pictures.
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  • Skins

    Patrick Potter

    Product Code: BSMZJ
    Hardback
    1969 is happening again... Number two all over. Ben Sherman shirt. Braces. Doc Martens. Harrington jacket. Trojan records. Ska music. Tattoos. Pints. Pubs. Football. Respect. Working class pride. The true skins have never gone away. Skinhead is the only British style tribe that still genuinely scares people. From the dancehalls to the football terraces, from the local pub to the tower blocks working class teens in the late 1960's found their own form of rebellion. It didn't come from Soho. You couldn't buy it on Carnaby Street. They looked the long-haired revolution in the eye and realised that it held nothing for them. Skins: a way of life is a beautiful hardcover collection of photographs of skinhead culture from the late 1960's throughout the 1980's. Many of these images have never been published before. Presented with a series of articles, commentary and quotations designed to celebrate the essence of the skinhead cult, without glossing over the darker side of the story. Live the spirit of `69.
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  • Happy Cats

    Charlie Ellis

    Product Code: BSBQW
    Hardback
    For every cat that hisses and stares at you, there is a happy cat somewhere in the world that would love to receive your attention. A celebration of joyful and jubilant felines, this book is especially crafted for all the cat lovers out there who are desperate to have a puss that loves them back.
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  • Spomeniks

    Jonathan Jimenez

    Product Code: BTGND
    Hardback
    Spomeniks literally meaning 'Monuments' in Serbo-Croatian, look like spaceships conspicuously parked up in the middle of nowhere, alien to their surroundings, their bizarre beauty deriving from both their location and imaginative symbolism. Follow in the footsteps of French photographer Jonathan 'Jonk' Jimenez as he tries to track down these super-sized public structures. Once numbering in their thousands and attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, in particular "young pioneers" for their communist and patriotic education. Pushing architecture to its limits, Spomeniks are what happens when brutalism, symbolism, space age aesthetics and abstraction meet.
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  • The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

    Dan Jones

    Product Code: BROBF
    Hardback
    This beautiful book has been created by historian and bestselling author Dan Jones, and talented Brazilian artist Marina Amaral.

    With over 200 stunning photographs and a strong narrative to follow, this book features some of the most celebrated moments and personalities from modern history. Spanning over a hundred year starting from the mid- 19th century, the book sees the rise and fall of empires, the tragedies of war, the politics of peace, and much more.

    Offering a unique perspective on the past, the book uses Amaral's digital techniques and Jones' well-chosen words to bring the entire century of the world history back to life. It is organised in 10 chronological chapters and includes the reign of Queen Victoria, the beginning of the Space Age, and captures key figures such as Lincoln and Churchill.
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  • Underground Worlds

    David Farley

    Product Code: BPOKX
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    A visual and anecdotal exploration of the curious worlds hidden beneath our feet, including ancient cities, salt mine cathedrals, underground amusement parks, and more. From bone-filled catacombs to sculpted salt churches to hand-carved cave complexes large enough to house 20,000 people, Underground Worlds is packed with more than 50 unusual destinations that take some digging to find. Award-winning travel writer David Farley revels in the unexpected, whether it is a cave city in China which houses one of the world's largest collections of Buddhist art or an old salt mine converted into a theme park in Romania. Stunning photos help readers see places they could not even imagine, such as a three-story underground train station in Taiwan that is home to the a 4,500-panel "Dome of Light" that is the largest glasswork on Earth, as well as secret spaces, such as an ornate temple built beneath a suburban home in Italy. Throughout the fascinating text are themed entries of underground systems such as the 2,500-year-old water tunnels of Kish Qanat in Iran or engineering marvels like the New York City steam tunnels.
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  • Dress Like a Woman

    Vanessa Friedman

    Product Code: BMOPK
    Hardback
    At a time in which a woman can be a firefighter, surgeon, astronaut, military officer, athlete, judge, and more, what does it mean to dress like a woman? Dress Like a Woman turns that question on its head by sharing a myriad of interpretations across history. The book includes 300 incredible photographs that illustrate how women's roles have changed over the last century. The women pictured in this book inhabit a fascinating intersection of gender, fashion, politics, culture, class, nationality, and race. There are some familiar faces, including trailblazers Amelia Earhart, Angela Davis, and Michelle Obama, but the majority of photographs are of ordinary working women from many backgrounds and professions. With essays by renowned fashion writer Vanessa Friedman and feminist writer Roxane Gay, Dress Like a Woman offers a comprehensive look at the role of gender and dress in the workplace.
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Whether you’re looking to master the art of photography yourself, or simply want to pore over spectacular images from talented photographers, you’ll find all the best photography books here.

Capture phenomenal photographs

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your photography skills, you’ll find a plethora of books about photography here. We offer plenty of books on both digital and classic photography, guaranteed to help you master the skills needed to take picture-perfect photos. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, you’ll find books on photography that are ideal for you in our varied range.

Awe-inspiring images from around the world

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature or discover incredible man-made structures, you’re sure to find a beautiful photo book you can spend hours perusing. Escape into the stunning African wilderness; explore breath-taking buildings all over the world; discover the incredible places people call home, and embark on an adventure around the globe from the comfort of your home.

Photography for all interests

Our titles range from landscape and wildlife photography to fashion and fine art photography, as well as many other topics, so whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find the perfect photography book here.

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