The Digital Photography Book, Volume 3 (Google eBook)
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 (The Digital Photography Book: The Step-By-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros! #1)User Review - Agape - Goodreads
Even though it had some useful tips for photographers, it was not what I expected. I'd rather read more technical details, or better explanations about specific techniques, instead of the numerous attempts of the writer to be funny. This was completely unnecessary in my opinion. Read full review
Review: The Digital Photography Book (The Digital Photography Book: The Step-By-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros! #1)User Review - Nirmal - Goodreads
Well written and practical book for beginners who want to take professional-quality shots. One of my colleagues gifted me this book in my birthday while i was taking photography course in community ... Read full review