The Digital Photography Book : The Step-By-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros'! (Paperback)

Author: Kelby, Scott

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Great book! Easy to read & understand

on 2/7/2008

This book is hard to put down. It is very well written and has many suggestions that you will want to follow when taking pictures. I have enjoyed it so much I'm going to purchase volume 1 as well. I give it 5 stars across the board!

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Puts you where the rubber meets the road

by Danny on 3/28/2008

This author has the ability to teach and inform you in a way that keeps you interested because he put it in terms even an amateur understands. Volume two is an extension of the fine writing of volume one. I recommend to one and all.

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In the follow-up to the successful first volume, this book provides photographers with nearly 200 ideas and suggestions for shooting dramatically sharper, more colorful, and more professional-looking photos with a digital camera.

From The Publisher:
Scott Kelby, author of the groundbreaking bestseller “The Digital Photography Book, Vol. 1” is back with an entirely new book that picks up right where Vol. 1 left off. It’s more of that “Ah ha—so that’s how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip the techno jargon; packed with stuff you can really use today, that made Vol. 1 the world’s bestselling book on digital photography.

In Volume 2, Scott adds entirely new chapters packed with Plain English tips on using flash, shooting close up photography, travel photography, shooting people, and even how to build a studio from scratch, where he demystifies the process so anyone can start taking pro-quality portraits today! Plus, he's got full chapters on his most requested topics, including loads of tips for landscape photographers, wedding photographers, and there's an entire chapter devoted to sharing some of the pro's secrets for making your photos look more professional, no matter what you're shooting.

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 nearly another 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.

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Publisher Pearson P T R
Mfg Part# 9780321524768
SKU 204662663
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0321524764
Release Date 12/14/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0222
Publisher Peachpit Press
Series Part 02

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