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Everything here we have read and can heartily recommend

The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and PhotoshopThe Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop – 2nd Edition by Jeff Schewe.  

Published in 2015, this is the ultimate Lightroom user’s book in my opinion. If you only buy one Lightroom book, this is it. Read my short review here.

Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and BodiesSkin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies – 2nd Edition by Lee Varis.  

Even though this book is from 2010 (An update to the first edition of 2006) this is the most thorough technical book I’ve ever read on the subject. There are lots of Photoshop techniques and a small section on Lightroom (a little dated, but all the tutorials still work very well).

Color Management & Quality Output: Working with Color from Camera to Display to PrintColor Management & Quality Output: Working with Color from Camera to Display to Print: (The Digital Imaging Masters Series) – 1st Edition by Tom P. Ashe.  

This 2014 book is a labor of love and took Ashe many years to write. Because this book is about printing, I recommend purchasing it as a printed book (it’s heavy!) and not a Kindle book if possible. Read my review here.

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape PhotographyThe Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography – 1st Edition by Glenn Randall.  

Published in 2015 by a native Colorado photographer, this how-to book does an excellent job of explaining what it takes to make great landscape photos. This book will be inspirational for any aspiring landscape shooter. Read my review here.

The Legal Handbook for Photographers by Burt P. Krages.  

This book includes changes in the copyright and national security laws, including law as it applies to digital imaging as well as video and audio recording of public and private activities. Even though it has a 2012 publishing date, laws change slowly and unless you need an attorney now, this book will give the information you need to make good choices and know the law.