The Digital Photography Book, Volume 3

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Peachpit Press, Jul 21, 2009 - Photography - 264 pages
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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.
 

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Review: The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes (The Digital Photography Book: The Step-By-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros! #5)

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Thanks for the giveaway! This is one of the most helpful photography books I've ever come across and I love the way it's structured. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and it covers a ton of possible situations. I'll have to check out the rest of the series. Read full review

Review: The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes (The Digital Photography Book: The Step-By-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros! #5)

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Love Scott Kelby's books. Very educational for all levels of photoshop users. Read full review

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Contents

Using Flash Like a Pro Part 2 Picking Right Up Where the Last Book Left Off
Using Your Studio Like a Pro In Volume 2 We Built It From Scratch Now Lets Pimp It
The Truth About Lenses Which Lens to Use When and Why
Shooting Products Like a Pro How to Get Them to Look Like Youve Always Wanted Them To
Shooting Outdoors Like a Pro More Tips for Creating Stunning Scenic Images
Shooting People Like a Pro Yet Even More Tips to Make People Look Their Very Best
Shooting Sports Like a Pro How to Get Professional Results From Your Next Sports Shoot
Pro Tips for Getting Better Photos Tricks of the Trade for Making All Your Shots Look Better
Avoiding Problems Like a Pro How to Sidestep Those Things That Drive You Crazy
Yet Even More Photo Recipes to Help You Get The Shot The Simple Ingredients to Make It All Come Together
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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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