The Digital Photography Book

The Digital Photography Book

The Step-by-step Secrets for How to Make your Photos Look Like the Pros'!

Book - 2014
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Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book, part 1 , the top-selling digital photography book of all time, is back with an entirely new book that picks up right where part 1 left off. It's more of that "Ah ha-so that's how they do it," straight-to-the-point, skip-thetechno- jargon stuff you can really use today that made part 1 so successful.

This book truly has a brilliant premise, and here's how Scott describes it: "If you and I were out on a shoot and you asked me, 'When I use my flash, the background behind the person I'm shooting turns black. How do I fix that?' I wouldn't give you a lecture on flash ratios, or start a discussion on flash synchronization and rear curtain sync. I'd just say, 'Lower your shutter speed to 1/60 of a second. That should do it.' Well, that's what this book is all about: you and I out shooting, where I answer questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I've learned just like I would with a friend-without all the technical explanations and techie photo speak."

Each page covers a single concept on how to make your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you'll learn another pro setting, tool, or trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. If you're tired of taking shots that look "okay," and if you're tired of looking in photography magazines and thinking, "Why don't my shots look like that?" then this is the book for you.

This isn't a book of theory-full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. This is a book on which button to push, which setting to use, and when to use it. With over 200 of the most closely guarded photographic "tricks of the trade," this book gets you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.

Publisher: [Berkeley, California?] :, Peachpit Press,, [2014]
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9780321948540
Branch Call Number: 771.44 Kelby
Characteristics: xiii, 236 pages :,color illustrations ;,23 cm


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Oct 28, 2015

I loved this Book I would totally recommend it for you if you are looking into doing or Being a Photographer or if you are EXCELLENT !!! So Yeah This Book has Helped me a lot how to use my Nikon Camera . RELLY !! nOT SURE OF USING IT yES DO USE IT> iT WORKS great .

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May 11, 2013

This is a book of loosely organized tips, not focused lessons. Best as a supplement to other books on the subjects covered. Pretty helpful for anyone who wants a quick run down of studio equipment and its uses, and the basics of portraiture.

Aug 16, 2010

take out again

Feb 19, 2010

I really enjoy the way this book is organized. Each page is a concise, self-contained tip that you can put into use right away. It avoids much of the technical details, preferring instead to focus on just telling you what works.

Feb 08, 2010

This book has been a great help so far but is mostly for DSLR users. But still a great book


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Feb 19, 2010

jlyons65 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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