The Digital Photography Book

The Digital Photography Book

Volume 2 : the Step-by-step Secrets for How to Make your Photos Look Like the Pros!

Book - 2008
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A companion volume to the best-selling The Digital Photography Book presents nearly two hundred all new photographic tricks of the trade to help users take sharper, more professional-looking, and more colorful photographs with their digital camera. Original. (Beginner/Intermediate)

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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Furnishes an overview of the latest in digital technology, including cameras and equipment, as well as the essential techniques and skills of the photographic process--exposure, lighting, shutter speed, depth of field, and resolution--and tips on how to avoid hours of photo-editing by taking great photographs the first time.

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780321524768
Branch Call Number: 778.3 K29d v.2
Characteristics: xiii, 222 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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Oct 28, 2015

I loved this Book I would totally recommend it for you if you are looking into doing or Being a Photographer or if you are EXCELLENT !!! So Yeah This Book has Helped me a lot how to use my Nikon Camera . RELLY !! nOT SURE OF USING IT yES DO USE IT> iT WORKS great .

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May 11, 2013

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

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

take out again

Feb 19, 2010

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

This book has been a great help so far but is mostly for DSLR users. But still a great book


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