The Digital Photography Book

The Digital Photography Book

The Step-by-step Secrets for How to Make your Photos Look Like the Pros'!

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Furnishes an overview of the latest in digital technology, including cameras and equipment, as well as the essential techniques and skills of the photographic process--exposure, lighting, shutter speed, depth of field, and resolution--and tips on how to avoid hours of photo-editing by taking great photographs the first time.

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Scott Kelby, the man who changed the "digital darkroom" forever with his groundbreaking, #1 bestselling, award-winning book The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography--how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use (and it's easier than you'd think).

This entire book is written with a brilliant premise, and here’s how Scott describes it: "If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, 'Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, but I want the background out of focus?' I wouldn't stand there and give you a lecture about aperture, exposure, and depth of field. In real life, I'd just say, 'Get out your telephoto lens, set your f/stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.' You d say, 'OK,' and you'd get the shot. That's what this book is all about. A book of you and I shooting, and I answer the questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I've learned just like I would with a friend, without all the technical explanations and without all the techno-photo-speak."

This isn't a book of theory—it isn't full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts: this is a book of which button to push, which setting to use, when to use them, and nearly two hundred of the most closely guarded photographic "tricks of the trade" to get you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos with your digital camera every time you press the shutter button.

Here's another thing that makes this book different: each page covers just one trick, just one single concept that makes your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you'll learn another pro setting, another pro tool, another pro trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. There's never been a book like it, and if you're tired of taking shots that look "OK," 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.

Book News
Kelby, editor-in-chief of Photoshop User magazine, gives straightforward advice for shooting better digital photos in a variety of situations and conditions. Each page covers a single technique for achieving a specific effect, with practical advice given in plain English and illustrated with a color photo. An opening chapter gives brand-name recommendations for gear in three different budget categories, and subsequent chapters cover shooting flowers, landscapes, weddings, sports, people, and cityscapes. Troubleshooting, printing, and memory cards are also covered. At 6x9", the book is small enough to carry on a shoot, with entries concise enough to refer to on the go. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

In a definitive guide to digital photography, the author of the best-selling The iPod Book furnishes a comprehensive overview of the latest in digital technology, including cameras and equipment, as well as the essential techniques and skills of the photographic process--exposure, lighting, shutter speed, depth of field, and resolution--and tips on how to avoid hours of photo-editing by taking great photographs the first time. Original. (Beginner/Intermediate)

Publisher: [Berkeley, Calif.] : Peachpit Press, 2006
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780321474049
032147404X
Branch Call Number: 775 KELBY
Characteristics: xiv, 219 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes: Includes index

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chocolatee7
Oct 28, 2015

I loved this Book I would totally recommend it for you if you are looking into doing or Being a Photographer or if you are EXCELLENT !!! So Yeah This Book has Helped me a lot how to use my Nikon Camera . RELLY !! nOT SURE OF USING IT yES DO USE IT> iT WORKS great .

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wilbur2010
May 11, 2013

This is a book of loosely organized tips, not focused lessons. Best as a supplement to other books on the subjects covered. Pretty helpful for anyone who wants a quick run down of studio equipment and its uses, and the basics of portraiture.

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legerma
Aug 16, 2010

take out again

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jlyons65
Feb 19, 2010

I really enjoy the way this book is organized. Each page is a concise, self-contained tip that you can put into use right away. It avoids much of the technical details, preferring instead to focus on just telling you what works.

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asawras
Feb 08, 2010

This book has been a great help so far but is mostly for DSLR users. But still a great book

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