The Digital Photography Book: The Step-by-step Secrets for how to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros'!, Part 1

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Pearson Education, 2013 - Photography - 239 pages
This is it—the #1 best-selling digital photography book ever! It's the award winning, worldwide smash hit, written by Scott Kelby, that's been translated into dozens of different languages, because it's the one book that really shows you how to take professional-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use (and surprisingly, it's easier than you'd think).

This updated, second edition of the bestselling digital photography book of all time includes many new images; up-to-date information on gear, pricing, and links; and a new chapter from the author on the "Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was First Starting Out in Photography."

Here's how Scott describes this book's brilliant premise: “If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, 'Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, with the background out of focus?,' I wouldn't stand there and give you a photography lecture. In real life, I'd just say, 'Put on your zoom lens, set your f-stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.' 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.”

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.

Each page covers a single concept that makes 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.
 

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Contents

Pro Tips for Getting Really Sharp Photos If Your Photos Arent Sharp the Rest Doesnt Matter
1
Shooting Flowers Like a Pro Theres More to It Than Youd Think
23
Shooting Weddings Like a Pro There Is No Retaking Wedding Photos It Has Got to Be Right the First Time
37
Shooting Landscapes Like a Pro Pro Tips for Capturing the Wonder of Nature
63
Shooting Sports Like a Pro Better Bring Your Checkbook
91
Shooting People Like a Pro Tips for Making People Look Their Very Best
113
Avoiding Problems Like a Pro How to Avoid Digital Headaches
131
Taking Advantage of Digital Like a Pro Its More Than Just a Replacement for Film
145
Taking Travel City Life Shots Like a Pro Tips for Travel Photography
159
How to Print Like a Pro and Other Cool Stuff After All Its All About the Print
179
Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I First Started Out in Photography
197
Photo Recipes to Help You Get The Shot The Simple Ingredients That Make It All Come Together
211
Index
227
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About the author (2013)

For the past three years, Scott Kelby has been honored with the distinction of being the world's #1 best-selling author of books on photography. He's Editor and Publisher of Light It! digital magazine (the how-to magazine for studio lighting and hot-shoe flash), Photoshop User magazine, and is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He's the co-host of the highly acclaimed weekly videocast The Grid (a photography talk show), and teaches photography, Lightroom, and Photoshop workshops around the world. Scott is an award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, The Adobe Photoshop 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.

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