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Outdoor Photographer Holiday Book Guide - 2003

Every year in their December issue, Outdoor Photographer Magazine publishes their list of best photography books of the year in their holiday book guide. We've taken the liberty to reprint this list from 2003 and a few of their comments on this page as a guide to some of the better photography books of the year. I have highlighted a few with the cover images but all of the books are recognized equally by the magazine.

How-To Books (Instructional and Guidebooks)
  A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Landscape Photography by John Clements
Learn how to combine your photographic skills with technological proficiency to create dazzling landscape images. The author demonstrates which elements are important to merge from the technical and esthetic worlds.

Creative Techniques for Color Photography by Bobbi Lane

Photoshop for Photography: The Art of Pixel Processing by Tom Ang

Sell & Re-sell Your Photos: Learn How To Sell Your Pictures Worldwide by Rohn Engh

Nature and Landscape Books
  Wild at Heart: Man and Beast in Southern Africa by photography by Chris Johns, essays by Peter Godwin
This sizeable book explores Africa and its peoples, places and amazing diversity of creatures, and features and eloquent introduction by Nelson Mandela.

Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds edited by Christopher Perrins

Remarkable Trees of the World by Thomas Pakenham

Wapusk: White Bear of the North photography by Dennis Fast, text by Rebecca L. Grambo 

Travel Books
  Photographer's Guide To The Grand Canyon & Northern Arizona by Joseph K. Lange
Written specifically with photographers in mind, this guide tells you where and when to go, how to find the best shots, what equipment to take, the rules and regulations you need to know, how to avoid the crowds and much more.
Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains by Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, and Marilou Wier Bordonaro
The revised edition covers nearly one hundred of the most enchanting waterfalls in Virginia and North Carolina. Directions, trail difficulty, hike length and a brief history complement each description.

The Alaska Highway: A Portrait of the Ultimate Road Trip by Erwin and Peggy Bauer

Along New Mexico's Continental Divide Trail photography by Tom Till with William Stone, text by David Patterson

China by Yann Layma

Maine: The Home Place by Murad Sayen

Washington's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide photography by Charles Gurche, text by Kai Huschke

Portfolio Books
  In My Mind's Eye: Seeing in Black and White by Charlie Waite
In this elegant collection of more than fifty stunning images, many published for the first time, Waite reveals his passion for the black-and-white photographic print and his ability to transform the commonplace into a verbal symphony.

Extreme Exposure: The True Story of a Photo Expedition Lost in the Amazon by Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick

Romancing the Rain: A Photographic Journey Into the Heart of the Amazon photography by Stephen Kirkpatrick, written by Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick

Life in the Wild: A Photographer's Year by Andy Rouse

My Family Album: Thirty Years of Primate Photography by Frans de Waal

Two-Hearted Oak: The Photography of Roman Loranc by Roman Loranc

For other book lists on photography, check out these pages on our website:

Outdoor Photography Magazine (UK) Outdoor Photographer Magazine (US) Other Book Guides
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