9 Photography/Blogging Books To Put On Your Wishlist…
Today, I want to share with you some of the wonderful books I have added to my library over the last couple of years. My love for books and reading knows…NO bounds…believe you me! My husband can testify to this sometimes to his dismay♥ These books I have collected have one common theme, blogging and/or photography. Are you surprised? I want to thank my family and friends who have added to this beautiful collection for special occasions in my life. At the bottom of this post, you will find my latest 9 books that you see here on this post.
It all started years ago, when I started participating in online education. In every course I subscribed to, there was always a great book or two they recommended. Therefore, the book shopping started…and the library grew and grew….with many late nights of reading. The enjoyment I have had, taking this journey throughout these books has been amazing. When bloggers or photographers share something that is deeper than words, something intimate, something significant about who they are and what they care about. This to me, speaks JOY!
You are probably wondering how our furry friend Dalton, commonly referred to as “Bossy Boy” made it into this post. Well, lets just say, the hubster is not the only one who does not like this lady to read late at night. When the books are brought out and the reading begins, this stinker goes into action. I am propped up in bed, he begins his routine of climbing on top of me and starts to swat at the book over and over!! It does not matter, how many times he gets disciplined….to him his recourse is worth it. Seriously, 9 years of this routine, you would think ONE of us would get a clue!
Here are the latest 9 books in my library for bloggers/photographers:
- Blog Inc. – Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community. By: Joy Deangdeelert Cho
- The Huffington Post – Complete Guide to Blogging. By: Editors of The Huffington Post
- The Creative Photographer – Focus on the creative, rather than technical side of photography. By: Catherine Anderson
- Food Photography for Bloggers – Focus on the Fundamentals. By: Matt Armendariz
- Decorate Workshop – Design and Style Your Space in 8 Creative Steps. By: Holly Becker
- Plate to Pixel – Digital Food Photography & Styling. By Helene Dujardin
- Blogging for Bliss – Crafting Your Own Online Journal. By Tara Frey
- Food Photography – From Snapshots to Great Shots. By Nicole S. Young
- Start Your Own Blogging Business – Generate Income from Advertisers, Subscribers, Merchandising. By Jason Rich
I think you will find the best prices through Amazon…most of the time the bookstores don’t even carry books on blogging.
As I started out with this post…
Do What You Love…Love What You Do!
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Love this post! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Kirsty! It was a lot of great reading.
Awesome suggestions! I can’t wait to dive in! And how adorable is your pooch?! LOVE! PS. Have you looked into affiliate links on Amazon.com? You have a big following and could gain a little income for sending them business : )
D’you know Laurie, I’d never even thought about books on blogging! A couple of them do look interesting. Trouble is, the more I blog, the less time I have to read. I’m off to the bath with my book right now! 🙂
Animals are such characters. My cat does the same thing when I’m writing…or paying bills…or talking on the phone…or working on the computer. It’s all about her, as far as she is concerned, haha.
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can you recommend just one of those blogging books over another? I am on a budget–but as an avid DIY and perpetual student–I must have at least one!! And you should see my bookshelf, lo, these many years later. Prolly 50 books about the craft of writing–and that isn’t counting my return to college (briefly). Books are the best!! You can teach yourself practically anything through them. 🙂
Maybe I WILL read one of these
Love all your words of wisdom in your posts. Your doggie is ADORABLE.
Oh Laurie … I’m sure our house is positively groaning under the weight of books here … and I have so mnay on my TBR list … BUT .. you are such a temptress … blogging photography .. eyecandy … *swoon*
Love to read some of these titles. I’ve got a few on my shelf right now… but I will pin this and come back! Thanks!
Dalton has his priorities straight, and they’re not the same as yours!
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Some great ideas there! I adore the last photo! Thanks for linking up! x
That’s so cute about your dog. My cat does that when I get the laptop out.
Thanks for sharing your list of books! What makes me smile is Dalton’s face. He’s asking, how can you read a book when I am here to play?! What a cutie!
Laurie, your “puppy” is adorable! I didn’t realize there were books on blogging: time to check my local library. I learn something new each time I visit your blog – thank you!
Blessings ~ Wendy
That’s funny the dog doesn’t like to you read either!!! LOL. What a cutie he is!! And that’s a great picture you got of him!
Excellent Post! I think I’ll look at Blogging for Bliss and Food Photography. Thanks for the Amazon recommendation. I usually love to haunt the independent bookstores but Amazon often provides the books that other sources don’t have.
I could not agree more with this “Do What You Love…Love What You Do!” If you don’t LOVE it you will never make a success of it
I have lots of photography books but no blogging books.. Hummmmm now you got me thinking.. 🙂
Love the photo of Dalton.. Too cute..
Adorable pup! 🙂
Thanks for sharing your book list! I have read a couple of those, but now I have some more to add to my to-be-read list! 🙂
Thank you so much for this list of resources! I can’t wait to check them out. And that quote is one of my favorites, too. 😀
Excellent post Laurie. I will definitely check out these books. So funny…when I get into bed to read my Cavalier, Brady…does the exact same thing. That’s when he wants his ears scratched and I have no choice but to put down the book 🙂 They are bossy aren’t they!
Oh my gosh Edith, I am so glad to hear this. I thought I had the ONLY spoiled Bossy BOY! If it was just scratching his ears, I wouldn’t mind but he totally wants the books put up!! sigh…
Thank you for all the book recommendations! Oh – you never get too many books, do you … The Creative Photographer looks very temting, another one would be Blogging for Bliss – If you we’re me, which one you’d pick up first? And I love the pictures – both the heart and your cute god!
They were BOTH good, one focused on being creative with your photos and the other one her book which is filled with practical information and visual inspiration on how to create an artful blog. So the question would be at this time, which one is more important to YOU?
All that reading has paid off! You have such a great blog! Going to check out some of these tomes! Bossy Boy is so cute!
This is an awesome post, Laurie! You have quite the collection of books there. I may pick up a few of these too.
Love the photos, by the way. That photo of Dalton is just too cute! I wish mine would allow me to get a decent shot like that too.
Thanks Gracie! Dalton had to be bribed to do this pose. The word TREATS means everything to him♥
I am in my studio everyday – I love what I do and am blessed to have the time to do it!
I see some books I have and now some that I now must get, Thanks for sharing your list.
Love the image of your puppy. Uber cuteness.
I have that Bliss book too, it was really inspiring. I also love Artful Blogging, beautiful photos and great stories. Your little stinker is not alone, LOL Blossum is relentless. I’ve learned to type with a cat hanging on my forearm…LOL.
DAlton is so sweet, I could give him a hug! Glad he made it into the blog!:-)
I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s that amazing feeling when you’re reading something you’d never thought of before – the joy of exploring into new territory as a blogger, writer, or photographer – and the fact that another blogger helped you do so, helped you expand your imagination. It is a blessing. Wishing you a marvelous week.
Allie @ Framed by God
Wonderful post! Nice selection of books you have noted here…I must get reading! And your dog is such a cutie!
Dalton is a handsome fellow!
Wonderful images. Great suggestions and love your puppy!
Thank you for your comment on Bossy Boy. He is something else♥
I heard The Huffington Post book was really good.
The Huffington Book is mainly for a blogging business…it takes a more serious tone than the others.
When I started blogging over a year ago, all I wanted to do was share my love of photography. I had no former training, only on 6 week photoshop class. I knew nothing about blogging. I appreciate your tips and love that you have shared some books to read. Thank You!
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Francine, it is amazing how fast you do learn, once you put the metal to the pedal. Through the months, you start picking up little things and by the end of the year, your writing and photography is so much better. Learning is one of God’s Gifts I believe♥ Thank you for coming here and being a friend…I so appreciate it. Blessings to you too my friend.
I have two wonderful cats who may know Dalton as they certainly have the same out of control behavior!
Furry friend Dalton is too cute! Thank you so much for sharing your passion and knowledge of blogging!
Would love to read those books, especially the two about food photography. Did you learn much from them? Haven’t read non of the books on your list.
Would also like to read a book about doing artistic photos in photoshop. Gonna buy one when I can afford.
Have a nice day and say hello from me to your gorgeous dog 🙂
Yes, the food photography books are wonderful. They teach you a lot with how to set up etc. You then can apply this to other areas of photography. Amazon will be your best prices.
Great post, your dog is so cute!
Thanks Hans! He is a pistol♥
Thank you for sharing these here, Laurie.
I picked up the one by Catherine Anderson, a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed it.
Happy day to you!
Thanks for sharing, those look like some interesting titles to add to my list.
Amazon is your best bet, which I left off the post..sigh. Most of the book stores do not carry them.
Amazon is always the first place I check. I also use my local library a lot. They have a form you can fill out to suggest titles for them to buy. I am currently borrowing a book on WordPress that I suggested they buy and they did.
You’ve definitely put the wisdom from those books to good use in your blog and photography Laurie. And what a great photo of Dalton!
Sherry, isn’t it crazy how critical we are of our own work? I didn’t think the pic of Bossy Boy was that good at all☺
Lorrie! Your really do write the best posts. 🙂 and Bossy Boy is to darn cute!!! THANK YOU FOR THIS!
He’s forgiven because he’s so adorable!
Love your pic of Bossy Boy! What a cutie and not much bigger than your books! I love that Kobi just snuggles up beside me when I read in bed. Thanks for sharing the books that inspire you. ;->
Well of course Kobi snuggles up to you! He is a great boy…I on the other have a very BOSSY one at that.
Thanks so much for the book suggestions! I hope you have a great week! 😀
Dogs are too funny! I love it. Thanks for this post, I feel like you wrote it for me! I have an amazing library that is sitting in storage until we get a bigger place but if I can download any of these then I’m so there!
Beautiful shots! I love reading! And that’s one cute and wise puppy.
I’m adopting that motto ….. “Do what you love ….. love what you do!” Very inspiring!
My favorite of your list is “Artful Blogging”, Laurie. So many good examples of creative bloggers’ work, plus practical know how for beginning blogger. Also have the Huff Post book which was useful when just getting started. I’m just getting serious about photography so am ordering “Creative Photographer” when sign off here. Are you familiar with the Somerset Studio magazine, “Artful Blogging?” It’s pricey, but so worth it. I save back issues for reference.
So excited to find your site and I’ll be back to learn more from you. And to say hey to Dalton!
Yes, Forgetful me forgot to add this magazine…ONE of my favorites☺
Thanks so much for the recommendations.
Great post, and good for you to do what you love. A lesson for all of us! Happy week to you Laurie!
Good morning, Laurie, great photographs, Dalton doesn’t look mischievous in that last photo, but a cute puppy 🙂
This is the problem…he gives everybody else the innocent look☺
Your subliminal message is key: Keep on reading. Enjoyable post as always.
Real live paper books about Blogging!! Yay!! I’m definitely going to get a few of these Laurie!!
LOL… Nothing like holding a book in our hands.
What a sweet dog! I don’t have the patience to read that much, glad that you do. 🙂
I am glad you think he is sweet…bossy boy…really gets under our skin at times☺
Who knew there were so many books on blogging and the like! Your puppy is SO precious too!!
TOTALLY heading to the bookstore today…thanks for some ideas 🙂
hi Laurie, thanks for the book titles, I look forward to checking them out. I think that’s hilarious about your sweet furry friend, I had a shih tzu that used to come whine in my studio around 3 pm everyday, like he was saying enough painting! Come sit on the couch with me! Oh and my hubs doesn’t like it when I read either because I won’t talk to him! Thanks again for the tips, have a super week!
Stunning shots as usual Laurie and Dalton is absolutely adorable!!!! You still don’t know why he does that? Well, let me tell you, he wants you to read him a story of course. 😀 You take such amazing shots hon. Love them all and thanks for sharing. *hugs*
Looks like a great list, thanks for sharing!
I am interested in the third book you listed. Thank you for sharing, Laurie and let me see how to join yours
Thanks for the book suggestions.. Think I’ll look into the Huffington Post book 🙂
But surely Dalton is more beautiful and entertaining than a book! At least he thinks so 🙂
Yes, you hit the nail right on the head…HE thinks so♥
Dalton is so cute, how funny! Thank you for the book suggestions, I was going to get a new blogging book yesterday and didn’t get a chance. Now I have some ideas.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
Thank you for the tip (“Do what you love … Love what you do”) and Dalton is so adorable!