The Best Street Photography Books to Inspire Yours

best street photography books to inspire yours

Consuming and admiring great street photography books is a fine pastime, but it doesn’t have to be a passive experience. Not when they can also inspire you to create your own.

So to help you with that, I’ve put together a list of some of the best ones ever, and what you can take from them to get yourself included in articles like this one day.

So come read, come learn about some of the best photography books of all time, and see how they can help you make your own masterpiece too.

Film-aged Shanghai by Lu Yuanmin – Photography Book Review

Film-aged Shanghai is a collection of street photography by the city’s own Lu Yuanmin, shot on monochrome film in a Lomo LC-A.

The photographs themselves are good. Some are very good. But it’s the body of work as a whole that interests me – photography projects and books are always greater than the sum of their parts.

Come see how Film-aged Shanghai can inspire you with your own future photography projects, and maybe even your future photography books, in this review.

Captivating Color – Photography eBook Review

If you want to improve your colour street photography, it’s essential to understand what makes a good colour photograph.

It takes more than just shooting in colour. You need to know how to deliberately use colour. The question is how, and some of the answers lie in this Captivating Color eBook.

I always want to improve my street photography, which is why I picked it up. But did it help me? And can it help you too? Come find out in this review.

The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli – Book Review

If you want to make better decisions in life, you don’t need to learn any extraordinary new tips or techniques. All you need is to understand *why* you may be making bad decisions and then use that knowledge to cut them out.

The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli outlines 99 cognitive biases that affect us all, causing us to unknowingly do the wrong thing or feel the wrong way all too regularly.

I recommend you pick it up and give it a good read through. In this review, I’ll tell you why and also explain how it helped me with my photography and blogging.

Create or Hate by Dan Norris – Book Review

Create or Hate, the 4th book by Australian entrepreneur Dan Norris, has been written with one goal in mind – to get you to create something today.

The titular Hate (with a capital H) isn’t the kind that’s directed at other people. It’s an internal self-hate that creeps up if we let it and stops us from creating the things we say we want to create. The key is recognising and suppressing it.

Motivational media has perhaps never been as popular as it is now, so what did I take from this book? Come find out in this review.

Transcending Travel – Photography eBook Review

If you’re looking for a way to improve your photography, the single best thing you can spend your money on is education. Classes and workshops would be my number one choice. However, they aren’t always affordable, convenient or even available.

A more cost-effective way to widen your skills is with good quality eBooks. I picked up Transcending Travel from Digital Photography School, took it on a trip with me, and tried some of what it teaches. I returned from that trip with a wider skill set, photographs the likes of which I’ve never taken before, and the inspiration to keep improving further.

Come and see how, and how you can do the same, in this review of the Transcending Travel eBook.