I think that our shelves show some insight into who we are.
Our priorities, our interests, etc.
Our tolerance for clutter, piles, and dust.
Plus, it gives me another excuse to practice taking pictures and experimenting with lighting. Here’s the shelf under one of my end tables:
From left to right:
Marketing Fine Art Photography, by Alain Briot (Amazon)
This book is a great resource for anyone who would like to start selling their photographs at art shows or through galleries. Alain covers all the important aspects of selling photographs.
Epic Content Marketing, by Joe Pulizzi (Amazon)
I bought this book back in May because I knew that my role at Website Pipeline would involve creating more content strategy. I’ve been following Pulizzi’s Content Marketing Institute for several years, and this book did not disappoint. I’d recommend it for anyone working in a digital marketing role.
The Life-Changing Magic of Cleaning Up, by Marie Kondo (Amazon)
This was another October buy compliments of Website Pipeline’s generosity. I’m about halfway through it and my impressions are mixed at this point.
The Year Yellowstone Burned: A Twenty-Five Year Perspective, by Jeff Henry (Amazon)
This is another October purchase that I have not read yet, but will start shortly. I found this book recommendation among a list of must-read photography books.
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing, by Margaret Livingstone (Amazon)
Yet another October purchase that I haven’t had a chance to read yet. This book frequently comes up in forum discussions on serious photography and creating better photographs, though it is not strictly a book for photographers. As I’m quite focused on improving my craft, this is on my short list.
Speedliter’s Handbook, by Syl Arena (Amazon)
Here’s an October purchase that I have read! Though I no longer shoot with Canon, I had been reading recommendations of this book for a long time, and the lighting concepts presented here can apply to any type of speedlight/flash system. I enjoyed this book and learned quite a bit, marking several pages that I will refer back to.