The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2: The Step-by-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look like the Pros
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The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2: The Step-by-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look like the Pros

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by Scott Kelby
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321617163
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
02/02/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
303,624
File size:
87 MB
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Meet the Author

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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The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals 'NAPP' and Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User and Layers magazines. He is also an excellent photographer in his own right. As such, he is not only highly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of photography, but he is also very aware of the needs of aspiring image makers at all photography skill 'and budget' levels. For those of you who have already read Volume 1 of The Digital Photography Book, this is more of the same: more of Scott¿s quirky sense of humor, companionable instructional narratives, and excellent photographic tips. This book also continues Scott¿s concern for all of us not being made out of money. In Volume 2, he follows his earlier practice of offering varyingly priced equipment alternatives to accomplish the book¿s photographic tasks. For those of you who haven¿t read Scott¿s first volume 'which I highly recommend' in what I¿m sure will be a continuing series, not to worry. Volume 2 is a stand-alone book that offers a completely different set of photography tips from his book 1. In this volume, Scott¿s nine chapters cover the use of flash, building a home studio, and portrait, landscape, macro, wedding, and travel photography. He also includes two general chapters on getting overall better photos and recipes for specific types of images, from silky still water to professional-looking product shots. Scott describes his narrative style as the advice he¿d give a friend if he were there while he or she were working to create an image: folksy, but still reasonably directive 'but not bossy'. And as with all of Scott¿s books, The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2 includes an associated Web site that offers valuable information and relevant links. And this time, Scott has actually put the introduction to his book on the site, so you can get a flavor for the book before even cracking its cover. As with most of his books, Scott Kelby assume his readers have at least a good familiarity with their current cameras and a desire to go beyond point and shoot photography. If this is true of you, then I thoroughly recommend The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect for begginers
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If you have a reasonable grasp on the mechanics of SLR /DSLR this is an enjoyable series . I like Scott's style of writing , it keeps you entertained as well as educating you in the art of photography. Buy all 4 as a set and save a few bucks, you won't regret it.
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This is the best book ever
brilliantA3 More than 1 year ago
If you've never read a book by Scott Kelby, you're in for a real treat! Not only is he extremely knowledgable about all things photography and photoshop, he is a really funny guy and writes a great, easy-to-read book. Before you know it, you'll be finished with the book and you'll know a great deal about photography.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Contains some useful information. One of the better books. Probably geared more toward beginning photographer, which is probably the point of the book anyway. I would recommend.
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Barbara Martin More than 1 year ago
a great resource for how to get more professional looking shots that a novice can understand. (Written with the understanding that the reader owns and understands the basic workings of a DSLR camera. )
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