The Digital Photography Book, Part 3 Paperback – Jul 21 2009
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From the Back Cover
Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book, volume 1 (the world's best-selling digital photography book of all time), is back with a follow-up to his volume 2 smash best seller, with an entirely new book that picks up right where he left off. It's even more of that “Ah ha—so that's how they do it, straight-to-the-point, skip-the-techno-jargon stuff you can really use today to make your shots even better.
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, ‘Hey Scott, I want the light for this portrait to look really soft and flattering. How far back should I put this softbox?' I wouldn't give you a lecture about lighting ratios, or flash modifiers. In real life, I'd just turn to you and say, ‘Move it in as close to your subject as you possibly can, without it actually showing up in the shot.' 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 nearly 200 more 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.
About the Author
Scott Kelby is the world’s #1 best-selling author of computer and technology books, as well as Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and President of the National Association of Photo–shop Pro–fessionals (NAPP). He’s the co-host of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User TV, 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.
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Top Customer Reviews
The first book is the most helpful for beginners and volume two goes into more detail for more advanced photographers and this volume, number three, seems to be a mixture of both.
Written in easy to read one page tips with all the details of how a picture was taken, it is a book that is worth looking at over and over again. This book also contains lots of information on equipment, lighting and studio shooting.
No one that I have suggested buy this book has been disappointed.
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Most recent customer reviews
Gives great tips on photography, very simple language to understand for beginners like myself.Published 8 months ago by Paul
Scott Kelby is an excellent author and packs a ton of good info into this series.Published 15 months ago by Jay Poel
Vraiment bien expliquer on comprend tout suite, explication et exemple simplifiéPublished 17 months ago by Francis Boudreau
Covers many details of both equipment and photography
Lots of tips
Clear language and easy to understand
Uses humour as well
Once again, Scott Kelby has created a series of short photography lessons that can be applied almost immediately to help you improve your technique. Highly recommended.Published on April 12 2013 by H. Adams
I would not buy this one even if I am a beginner. The info is all repetition from the previous volumes. If you learn something is not worth the price.Published on Jan. 20 2012 by Yelena Rodriguez