5 Inspiring Books For Photographers

Every time I think that I am out of inspiration and out of ideas, I head to our bookshelf. It’s huge, and jammed full of books of all shapes and sizes (those tiny kids board books are just so hard to store!). I let my eyes browse over the titles, and within moments something amazing happens: I relax. In front of me is a lifetime’s worth of ideas and inspiration – mine for the taking. I pick up any book that interests me, and start to flip.

Maybe I don’t get more than 5 minutes in before I’m called to go play dinosaurs. Maybe I get a full hour of reading done while the baby sleeps in my arms. But almost without fail I find my brain fills up with inspiration with a book in my hands, and I feel a renewed sense of energy.

Our bookshelf has books from all genres, and that alone is something I find very enjoyable. But today I’ll share 5 books for photographers from our bookshelf that are immensely inspiring.  They’re great for any type of photographer, and I’d highly recommend you check them ALL out!

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Last Copies of Our Fine Art Book

We recently went digging into our closet to pull out some more copies of our fine art book – Lobster Island – to send out, and realized that we’re down to the final boxes!

Holy smokes! It’s been a pretty amazing sight to see these go off into the mail, sharing our experience documenting lobster fishing in Prince Edward Island. It’s not something we ever thought we’d actually witness – a book of our own, being shared with others. And to say it’s been a rewarding journey is to put it mildly!

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How To Get Your Family Photos Into An Album

Getting your family photos into an album can be a huge challenge. It requires a lot of work, thought, time, and skill. Photography is quite important to me (no kidding), and I treasure my family photos more than anything, but as it stands I have only created two family photo albums. Ever.

Yeah. It’s hard!

But I believe that photo albums are one of the best ways to share and preserve your family photos, and capture your stories. So, despite their challenging aspects, I’m making it a point to create more of them. I’ve created hundreds of album designs for clients over the years, and now it’s time to put that same effort into my own photos. Here are some of the tips and tricks I’m using to create these two, and motivate myself to keep doing more, as well as the step-by-step process I use to design them! Let’s go!

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Coffee Shop Reads for Photographers


With the temperature dropping, it’s the perfect time to camp out in a cozy cafe with a good book. But as a photographer, it can be tough. Books used to display photos are often oversized and heavy, threatening to take out cafe tables and invade the space of neighbouring readers. And more manageable-sized photography books tend to be quite technical, which can quickly kill the latte-and-Norah-Jones vibe so carefully crafted by your coffee shop.

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Need Inspiration? Introducing A New Feature: The Library!

Looking for inspiration? Need fresh ideas? Jonesing for a new way to look at your world, your photography, or your business?

Well then put on your cardigan and horn-rimmed glasses, and join us in The Library!

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The Book List for Photographers

If you’re a photographer and/or a business-person, your education never stops. Once you commit to life-long learning, the sky is the limit!

Books have always, and will always, be one of the best ways to guide your personal learning. They offer the focused and dense information necessary for true understanding. Forums, blogs, and workshops should come as supplements to good ol’ fashioned book learnin’.

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Book Report: The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

Business has changed.

It may just be at the beginning of that change, but it has happened. Have you noticed? If you have, hopefully you’re working hard to take advantage of it!

If you haven’t noticed, don’t fear. There is still time to take advantage of this change. And there’s more good news.

It’s going to really make your life as a business person way more fun.

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