Scott Kelby is the world’s #1 best-selling author of photography books, as well as Editor and Publisher of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User magazine. He is co-host of the influential weekly photography webcast talk show The Grid, and he teaches digital photography workshops and seminars around the world. Scott is an award-winning author of more than 60 books, including The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, and Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image. For more on Scott, visit his daily blog at http://scottkelby.com.
The Digital Photography Book, Part 5by Scott Kelby
Scott Kelby, author of the top-selling digital photography book of all time, is back with an entirely new book in his popular series that picks up right where part 4 left off. It’s more of that “Ah ha—so that’s how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip-the-technojargon stuff you can really use today that made part 1 so successful.
In parts 1 through 4 of this series, the most popular chapter in the book has always been the last chapter: “Photo Recipes to Help You Get ‘The Shot’.” In each of those chapters, Scott shows a final image and then describes how to get that type of shot.
Here, in part 5, he gives you what you’ve been waiting for: an entire book of nothing but those amazing photo recipes. But, he took it up a big notch by adding a behind-the-scenes photo for every single recipe. Now you can see exactly how it was done, so you can get that exact same look every time.
In these extra pages, each spread allows you to dig in a little deeper and really unlock the power of these recipes. Scott breaks each spread into four segments: (1) he explains exactly what you’re seeing behind the scenes, (2) he lists all of his camera settings, and lens and lighting info—it’s all there, (3) he gives you his thought process, so you learn exactly why he does it this way, and (4) he shares all the post-processing in Lightroom or Photoshop that goes on after the shoot (this is something other books leave out). Plus, the whole book is packed with tips and insights you won’t find anywhere else.
This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. This is a book on which button to push, which settings to use, and exactly how and when to use them. With around 100 of the most popular photographic “tricks of the trade,” the entire book is designed to get you shooting like a pro starting today. You’re gonna love it.
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I have read the first four books cover to cover and am in the process of doing the same with this, the fifth book. I am enjoying the unique format of this book in that Scott Kelby includes a picture of him taking the picture on the left page with the actual final photo on the right page along with substantial (and entertaining) discussion of what was done and how you can get similar results. I was asked to cover a family reunion for a friend and I easily found entries throughout the series that helped me take some very good large group photos and then casual photos of the party and of the food table. Members of the family appreciated my prints and I received a number of compliments. I do recommend the entire series to any serious amateur.