35 Beautiful Photographs of Books To Get You Thinking Creatively

Books as physical objects are a delight, and many people feel the same way as we do.

If not, how can you explain that so many people are drawn to take photos of books? Even though Light Stalking thrives in the virtual world, we also hope the printed page never disappears.

Books are an amazing subject, but you need to be inventive with your composition to really make your photographs of books pop. I mean, books are really just a rectangle so the creativity comes with composing in an interesting way.

Impactful photographs are all about composition, and choosing an everyday subject and photographing it creatively and with a meaningful story, is all part of the fun.

So to get you thinking creatively, here are 35 beautiful photographs depicting books!

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Understanding Composition Will Improve Your Creativity

If you are looking to improve your photography composition and learn the concepts of composition, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Understanding Composition.

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About the author

Federico Alegria

Federico is a one of our staff writers and has 8 years of experience in making documentary photography, he is currently working in long-term photo essays and you can watch more of his work here. He is also a photography educator at a design-focused University, and is currently pursuing his PhD (and of course, his thesis is around Photography). His work has been featured in museums, newspapers and magazines. He is currently based in El Salvador.

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