The Digital Photography Book

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

Kelby, Scott

Paperback - 2007
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Digital Photography Book
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.

Published: [Berkeley, CA] : Peachpit Press, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780321474049
Branch Call Number: 775 KEL
Characteristics: xiv, 219 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.


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May 11, 2013
  • wilbur2010 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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 23, 2010
  • 22950009541673 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you are not a photographer, borrow this book just to read the first chapter, where the author explains that the book is not a scam, but a "jump-back". After you have finished rlaughing at that, you might decide to see what else you can find.
For the photographer, it is mostly about lighting, flash and filters, although there is other useful information, too.

Aug 16, 2010
  • legerma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

take out again

Feb 19, 2010
  • jlyons65 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • asawras rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
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