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Icons of Photography : the 19th Century / edited and with an introduction by Freddy Langer.
Icons of Photography : the 20th Century / edited by Peter Stephan.
778.9 I17 [NONFICTION]
Comprehensive, illustrated guides to the history of photography, including artist biographies.
The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography / edited by Leslie Stroebel and Richard Zakia. -- 3rd ed.
770.3 F652, 1993 [REFERENCE]
Defines terms, phrases and words used in photography.
A World History of Photography / by Naomi Rosenblum. -- 3rd ed.
770.9 R813w [REFERENCE]
Lavishly illustrated book detailing the history of photography around the world.
A New History of Photography / edited by Michel Frizot.
770.9 N532 [NONFICTION]
Approaches the history of photography with a series of essays rather than within a strict timeline, with many full page photo reproductions.
How to look at photographs : reflections on the art of seeing / by David Finn.
770.1 F514how, 1994 [NONFICTION]
Approaches photography as a work of art, discusses ways of viewing and interpretation to discern the photographer's meaning.
History of Photography from beginnings to 1920s
American Museum of Photography
History of Photography Timeline

How-to Guides

The Ansel Adams Guide : basic techniques of photography / John P. Schaefer.
771 A211Sc, 1999 [NONFICTION]
John Schafer, an Ansel Adams biographer, takes readers through basic and advanced techniques, equipment and composition.
Seeing for Yourself : techniques and projects for beginning photographers / Roger Gleason.
771 G554see [TEEN]
Basic guide, geared to younger readers, shows techniques from everything from pinhole cameras to 35 mm.
Basic Digital Photography : a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to selecting and using digital cameras, computers, scanners and software
778.3 E29b [NONFICTION]
The title says it all.
50 Fast Digital Photo Techniques / Gregory Georges.
More comprehensive than Basic Digital Photography, this book and CD-ROM combo is a wide-ranging guide to digital photography
John Hedgecoe's Photography Basics.
771 H453joh [NONFICTION]
Lots of illustrations demonstrate the basics of composition to beginning photographers.
Great travel photography / Cliff and Nancy Hollenbeck.
778.9991 H737gre, 1996 [NONFICTION]
A basic guide to taking better photographs while on vacation
Photographer's Market.
770.25 P574 [NONFICTION]
770.25 P574 [REFERENCE]
Comprehensive guide to selling photographs, including contact information for galleries, advertising agencies, magazine publishers and more.
Take Better Photographs