The Digital Photography Book: v. 2

The Digital Photography Book: v. 2

Paperback Digital Photography

By (author) Scott Kelby

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  • Publisher: Peachpit Press Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 13mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley
  • ISBN 10: 0321524764
  • ISBN 13: 9780321524768
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations, ports.
  • Sales rank: 8,056

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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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Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User and Layers magazines. Scott serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry, Photoshop World. He has written numerous best-selling creative technology books.

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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.

Table of contents

Chapter One Using Flash Like a Pro If You Hate the Way Photos Look with Flash, You're Not Alone Chapter Two Building a Studio from Scratch It's Much Easier and Less Expensive Than You'd Think Chapter Three Shooting Portraits Like a Pro More Tips to Make People Look Their Very Best Chapter Four Shooting Landscapes Like a Pro More Tips for Creating Stunning Scenic Images Chapter Five Shooting Weddings Like a Pro How to Get Professional Results from Your Next Shoot Chapter Six Shooting Travel Like a Pro How to Bring Back Photos That Really Make Them Wish They Were There Chapter Seven Shooting Macro Like a Pro How to Take Really Captivating Close-Up Photos Chapter Eight Pro Tips for Getting Better Photos Tricks of the Trade for Making All Your Shots Look Better Chapter Nine More Photo Recipes to Help You Get "The Shot" The Simple Ingredients to Make It All Come Together Index