Even the most informative photography books can get tedious at times. It’s hard to be engaged in lessons without feedback or interaction.
In an intricately connected world focused instant gratification, learning photography from a book can feel, well, outdated.

Not the Photo Workshop book series. Publisher Wiley has figured out a way to integrate old and new technology. The chapters in each of the books offer step-by-step instructions, examples, and practical tips. At the end of each chapter is an assignment using the techniques covered. Readers are encouraged to upload their assignments to, where they get critiques from other readers and compare results.

The new series of books on topics such as composition, lighting, and macro, sell for about $30 each.
—Kathleen Davis
Assistant Editor