These are the photography books I want to get for Christmas

Photography books for Christmas 2022
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The holiday season is here, and for many of us, that means a last-minute scramble to find the perfect gift for friends and family. Whether you're a photographer who wants to find a gift idea for yourself, or you know a photographer who loves to collect photography books, then we've tried to pick some of our favorites below.

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Whether you're shaping for a nature photographer, portrait photographer, or someone who admires the medium without shooting much themselves, we hope there's something here to catch your eye. We'll be adding to this list as the season progresses, but it's by no means exhaustive. Of course, there are hundreds, thousands of books out there!

The books on this list aren't all brand new for 2022 either – some are timeless photography books that every enthusiast should own. Most, however, have been published in the last few years, and offer inspirational stories, a look at issues facing the world today – or a collection of beautiful shots to give you a much-needed escape from the world today!

Best photography books for Christmas 2022

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We've hand-picked hundreds of beautiful and informative books in our expert guides. If none on this list take your fancy, take a look at:

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Lauren Scott
Managing Editor

Lauren is the Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, having previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) magazine, a practical-focused publication that inspires hobbyists and seasoned pros alike to take truly phenomenal shots and get the best results from their kit. 


An experienced photography journalist who has been covering the industry for over eight years, she has also served as technique editor for both PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and DCW's sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)


In addition to techniques and tutorials that enable you to achieve great results from your cameras, lenses, tripods and other photography equipment, Lauren can regularly be found interviewing some of the biggest names in the industry, sharing tips and guides on subjects like landscape and wildlife photography, and raising awareness for subjects such as mental health and women in photography.