A book was able to teach me how to tie a Windsor knot. My understanding of how depth of field works was made clear by one of the volumes in the Time-Life photography series of the late ’70s.
I found these books and others on my own. They weren’t on a curated list prepared by an influencer nor were they grouped together as “staff picks” by a bookseller.
My personal GDP during the late 70s and early 80s meant that I had to borrow from one library or another to unlock the knowledge inside.
Book learning for me has always been a voyage of personal discovery. It’s a great supplement to my art and craft.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.