The books listed here are ones that I have consulted and found to be useful.
I have put the list below into categories to help you decide which, if any, you wish to consult.
The categories follow the order in which each subject is addressed in my talk to camera clubs.
Notes in brackets are mine.
Twyla Tharp - The Creative Habit
Brooke Shaden - Inspiration in Photography
Nancy Hillis - The Artists’s Journey
Michael Atavar - Everyone is Creative
Lyne Marshall - Harnessing the power of the Creative Spiral
Charles Duhigg - The Power of Habit
Norman Doidge - The Brain that Changes itself
Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool - Peak How all of us can achieve extraordinary things.
Daniel Levitin - The Organised Mind
Gillian Butler, Nick Grey, Tony Hope - Manage your Mind
Brooks Jensen - The Creative Life in Photography (ebook)
Todd Henry - The Accidental Creative How to be brilliant at a moment’s notice
Jo Bell and Jane Commane - How to be a poet
Freeman Patterson - Photography and the Art of Seeing A visual perception workshop for film and digital photography
Michael Freeman - Fifty Paths to Creativity
Natalia Price-Cabrera - #NO FILTER Get Creative with photography.
(63 different techniques)
There are obviously other books available on technique.
Geoff Roe - Photographic Composition (Self published, maybe difficult to find)
There are, of course, many books on composition. This is one of the most
comprehensive, though intense.
Bryan Peterson - Learning to see creatively
John Suler and Richard D Zakia - Perception and Imaging. ( 1920’s Bauhaus ideas)
Richard Whelan - Stieglitz on Photography.
John A Parks - Universal Principles of Art (lists 100 as A - Z)
Sue Cowley - Letting the Buggers be Creative (written for schools, but useful for photography)
Ken Robinson with Lou Aronica - The Element How finding your passion changes everything (written for schools but useful for photography)
Lyle Rexer - The Edge of Vision The rise of abstraction in photography
David Bayles and Ted Orland - Art and Fear The fears that artists face
Elise Hooper - Learning to See A novel of Dorothea Lange.
Andreas Feininger - Photographic Seeing ( a book published in 1973, but still has perceptive comments on photography).
Jim Krause - Photo Idea Index ( A ‘What If’ book )
Guy Tal - More Than a Rock Essays on Art, Creativity, Photography, Nature
and Life. (the title is taken from a saying by Edward Weston. I have seen it written that some regard him as the philosopher on photography. He writes in an easy style)
Bruce Barnbaum - The Essence of Photography Seeing and Creativity
( A wide ranging book. Has a chapter on The Heart of Intuition and Creativity)
George Barr - Take Your Photography to the Next Level From Inspiration to Image ( A thoughtful book on Photography generally. Which concludes with suggestions on how to assess your level by looking at your Technical Level and then your Aesthetic Level).