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Photography: Books on Photographers, Techniques & More

Research resources for photography.

In-Depth Information on Photography, Photographers, Techniques & More

The library catalog is a great place to find in-depth information on topics in photography, biographies of photographers, overviews of style and technique and much more.  Use a simple keyword search to locate information on a particular topic.  You can also look for specific books by title or for books by an individual author or browse the stacks by call number.

Remember that books are still the best place to go to understand a topic from beginning to end.

What Else Can You Find in the Stacks?

If you're looking for essays on photography, you might be tempted to look only in the databases for journal articles.  But books often collect a number of articles on a particular topic all in one place.  Below is a sample of some of the many books in the library's collection that contain essays on a single topic in photography.

Still can't find it? Try WorldCat.

If you don't find what you need in Simmons' catalog, search WorldCat for books in other local libraries or in libraries around the world.

Search with WorldCat

Serendipity in the Stacks: Browse by Call Number

One of the best ways to discover the perfect source for your topic is to browse the library stacks by call number range.  Each call number range represents a particular subject and all of the books on a particular topic will be located in the same general area on the shelves.  So if you want a book on darkroom techniques, go to the call number range beginning with TR287 to see what we have!

LC Call Number


 NH 1-(936)

 Photography and photographers

 TR 250-265


 TR 287-500

 Photographic processing. Darkroom techniques

 TR 510-545

 Color photography

 TR 550-581

 Studio and laboratory

 TR 590-620


 TR 624-835

 Applied photography. Including artistic, commercial, medical photography, photocopying processes

Free E-Books!

Are you looking for an e-book that we don't have or for a free downloadable ebook version of your favorite title?  Try looking for it at one of these free e-book sites. Have fun exploring!