The Digital Photography Book, Part 2 / Edition 1by Scott Kelby
Pub. Date: 10/03/2013
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book, part 1, the top-selling digital photography book of all time, is back with an entirely new book that picks up right where part 1 left off. It's more of that “Ah ha–so that's how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip-thetechno- jargon stuff you can really use today that made part 1 so successful.
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 over 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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Table of ContentsChapter One Using Flash Like a Pro
Chapter Two Building a Studio from Scratch
Chapter Three Shooting Portraits Like a Pro
Chapter Four Shooting Landscapes Like a Pro
Chapter Five Shooting Weddings Like a Pro
Chapter Six Shooting Travel Like a Pro
Chapter Seven Shooting Macro Like a Pro
Chapter Eight Pro Tips for Getting Better Photos
Chapter Nine Photo Recipes to Help You Get
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The small books in this series aren't profound, but do have a lot of detailed tips that can help any photographer. He's comfortable to read, too, and explanations are clear.
I read the first book in the series which covered several topics and wanted a little more in depth info. I was not disappointed with the second, in fact, once or twice I thought, "He's still discussing X?!". If you want more, buy it.