The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby

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Scott Kelby, the man who changed the "digital darkroom" forever with his groundbreaking, #1 bestselling, award-winning book The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography--how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use (and it's easier than you'd think).

This entire book is written with a brilliant premise, and here’s how Scott describes it: "If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, 'Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, but I want the background out of focus?' I wouldn't stand there and give you a lecture about aperture, exposure, and depth of field. In real life, I'd just say, 'Get out your telephoto lens, set your f/stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.' You d say, 'OK,' and you'd get the shot. That's what this book is all about. A book of you and I shooting, and I answer the questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I've learned just like I would with a friend, without all the technical explanations and without all the techno-photo-speak."

This isn't a book of theory—it isn't full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts: this is a book of which button to push, which setting to use, when to use them, and nearly two hundred of the most closely guarded photographic "tricks of the trade" to get you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos with your digital camera every time you press the shutter button.

Here's another thing that makes this book different: each page covers just one trick, just one single concept that makes your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you'll learn another pro setting, another pro tool, another pro trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. There's never been a book like it, and if you're tired of taking shots that look "OK," 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.

About Scott Kelby

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Scott Kelby is the world's #1 best-selling author of photography books, as well as Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He's the co-host of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User TV and The Grid videocasts, and teaches digital photo and imaging workshops around the world. Scott is an award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, and Scott Kelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3.
Published September 2, 2006 by Peachpit Press. 219 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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What set this book apart from many others on the library shelf is that this focuses on getting the shot right.

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After the success of his first two volumes of The Digital Photography Book Scott Kelby is out with his latest version The Digital Photography Book: Volume Three.

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Chapter 4, "Shooting Landscapes Like a Pro," will show you the best techniques for shooting sunsets, panoramas, shooting lighting, rainbows, and other landscape tricks.

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How often do you get the opportunity to go on a photo shoot with a renowned professional who has written over thirty-five books on photography and image-editing software?

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Learning Basics Of Photography When basically talking about photos you simply need a digital camera or either camera.In digital photography there are details of techniques that you must identify so that you can show your artistic side in being a photographer and have you noticed when you are taki...

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