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Blind Spot

Hardback, 06/07/2017, £20.00
In more than 150 pairs of images and surprising, lyrical text, the author explores his complex relationship to the visual world through his two great passions: writing and photography.

Looking for Lenin

Hardback, 25/05/2017, £19.95

Understanding a Photograph

Paperback, 07/11/2013, £9.99
Contains essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness.

Starting Photography O/P

7, 30/04/1997, £14.99
Written in a step-by-step logical manner, this manual explains how the key features of the camera operate, and the creative options each of these functions offer. There are suggestions on how to approach different subjects, and a section on assessing your own prints and identifying mistakes.

Understanding Exposure

Paperback, 01/08/2004, £18.99
Provides detailed lessons on the elements of exposure and how each relates to depth of field, freezing and blurring action, and shooting in low light, demonstrating a diversity of creative choices in exposing a picture.

Kodak Gray Cards

Paperback, 31/12/1999, £9.99

Seaside: Photographed

Hardback, 23/05/2019, £19.95
Around eighty photographers capture over a century of the British seaside in all its raucous, joyful and sometimes seedy glory.

Funland: A Journey Through the British Seaside

Hardback, 23/05/2019, £30.00

RESET THE APPARATUS!: A Survey of the Photographic and the Filmic in Contemporary Art

Hardback, 20/05/2019, £29.50
Book has special paperback binding with spine not covered.

Reading Photographs: An Introduction to the Theory and Meaning of Images

Paperback, 27/07/2018, £29.99
Reading Photographs is a clear and inspiring introduction to theories of representation and visual analysis and how they can be applied to photography. Introducing the development of photography and different approaches to reading images, the book looks at elements such as identity, gaze, psychoanalysis, voyeurism and aesthetics.

Basics Photography 02: Lighting

Paperback, 24/01/2019, £27.99
Understanding light is fundamental to good photography. How any image is lit will change how the viewer sees and interprets the content. The second edition of Lighting teaches the theory and background of how light works, the different types of light and the rules it obeys.

Basics Photography 01: Composition

Paperback, 07/03/2019, £26.99
The second edition of Basics Photography 01: Composition offers a contemporary approach to composition. Its six core chapters cover historical background and personal motivation, formal elements, space and time within the photographic frame and composition in real-world situations.

Making Photographs: Planning, Developing and Creating Original Photography

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £29.99
This book explores a range of photographic practices, including landscape and portraiture, still life and abstract, and considers techniques such as, directorial photography, photomontage and camera-less photography

Photography Exposure

Paperback, 19/11/2015, £23.99
Revision of: Exposure. Lausanne, Switzeerland: AVA Academia, 2009.

Context and Narrative in Photography

Paperback, 14/11/2019, £34.99
However beautiful or technically dazzling your photographs might be, if they don't tell a story, convey an idea or make your viewer stop and think, they are unlikely to make a lasting impression.

Basics Photography 06: Working in Black & White

Paperback, 01/12/2008, £21.99
Covers various aspects of black-and-white photography for both film and digital formats. This book explains basic theory, how colours become greyscale tones and how photographers can learn to see in black-and-white. It also explores themes of black-and-white photography and how to develop a mastery of the necessary techniques are also explored.

Design Principles for Photography

Paperback, 06/02/2020, £27.99
In an age over-saturated with photographic imagery, Design Principles for Photography demonstrates how design awareness can add a new level of depth to your images.

Camera Lucida: Vintage Design Edition

Paperback, 12/03/2020, £10.99
Examining themes of presence and absence, these reflections on photography begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs - their content, their pull on the viewer, their intimacy.


Paperback, 26/11/2015, £44.99
Originally published under title: Basic photography.

Mastering Film Photography

Paperback, 23/05/2019, £19.99
Mastering Film Photography is a fast-track guide to shooting emulsion in the digital age.

Photography Rules: Essential Dos and Don'ts from Great Photographers

Paperback, 28/04/2020, £16.99
Photography Rules is an entertaining and educational guide to photography in over 150 dos and don'ts from great photographers.

Coney Island

Hardback, 12/06/2017, £24.00


Hardback, 19/05/2016, £35.00


Hardback, 25/10/2018, £35.00


Hardback, 21/05/2020, £35.00

Photography: The Whole Story

Paperback, 25/02/2021, £25.00
A revised and updated edition of this ambitious and vibrant publication, described by Black & White Photography as 'superb ... a wide-ranging, comprehensive and informative book that is also a pleasure to read'.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Paris Revisited

Hardback, 24/06/2021, £40.00
Explores the key role Paris played in Cartier-Bresson's artistic career, and the way he looked at the city he lived in - and loved.

I See a City: Todd Webb's New York

Hardback, 03/06/2021, £30.00
An evocative portrait of mid-century New York City by master documentary photographer Todd Webb.

Photographing Iceland Volume 2 - The Highlands and the Interior: A travel & photo-location guidebook to the most beautiful places: 2: Volume 2

Paperback, 01/07/2021, £29.95
Only accessible for a few months a year, this beautiful travel and photo-location guidebook covers Iceland's enigmatic highlands, one of the most desolate yet beautiful locations on Earth.

The Drake

Hardback, 03/02/2022, £30.00

Helga Paris: Women at Work

Hardback, 27/01/2022, £39.99


Hardback, 12/07/2022, £25.00
One of Humans of New York's most followed stories: the tale of Stephanie Johnson, better known as Tanqueray.

Mother and Father

Hardback, 18/09/2014, £32.00

John Alinder: Portraits 1910-32

Hardback, 26/08/2021, £45.00

Pleasures of Good Photographs

Paperback, 07/06/2010, £22.00
Offers insight into some of his favorite images, artists, and themes, drawing upon nearly three decades of experience writing and thinking about photography. This book describes the meanings of work by dozens of photographers, from Dorothea Lange and Eugene Atget to Martin Parr, Luc Delahaye, Susan Lipper, and Paul Graham.

Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory

Hardback, 02/02/2023, £16.99

Years Like Water

Hardback, 09/03/2023, £35.00

Visual Culture

Paperback, 19/05/1999, £42.99
Visual Culture: The Reader provides an invaluable resource of over 30 key statements from a wide range of disciplines. Although underpinned by a focus on contemporary cultural theory, this Reader puts the study of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at centre stage.

Ongoing Moment

Paperback, 15/11/2012, £12.99
'One of the most graceful ruminations on photography ever ... Dyer's tour de force is as inspirational as it is accessible.' Sunday Telegraph

Ott's Sneeze

Paperback, 27/09/2002, £9.95

Lee Miller: On Both Sides of the Camera

Paperback, 16/10/2006, £14.99
The first full-length biography of the legendary photographer Lee Miller

Exploring Visual Culture

7, 23/06/2005, £28.99
An introduction to the study of visual culture, this book offers a view of 'visual culture' that includes not only images, but also other visual media and forms of expression, from architecture to fashion, design and the human body.

On Photography

Paperback, 25/09/2008, £9.99
Features a critique of photography that asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. This title examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.

Photograph: A Visual and Cultural History

Paperback, 10/04/1997, £19.99
In a series of discussions of major themes and genres, Graham Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, and elucidates the insights of the most interesting thinkers on the subject such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag.
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