Learn how to take professional-quality photographs using the same tricks today’s top photographers use (surprisingly, it’s easier than you’d think)!
This is a completely, totally updated version of the #1 best-selling digital photography book of all time! It’s the award winning, worldwide smash hit, written by Scott Kelby, that’s been translated into dozens of different languages.
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Pro Tips for Getting Sharp Photos
Chapter 2: The Scoop on Lenses
Chapter 3: Shooting Landscapes Like a Pro
Chapter 4: Shooting Travel Like a Pro
Chapter 5: Making Portraits Like a Pro
Chapter 6: Making Portraits with Flash Like a Pro
Chapter 7: Shooting Weddings Like a Pro
Chapter 8: Shooting Sports Like a Pro
Chapter 9: Shooting Other Stuff Like a Pro
Chapter 10: Pro Tips for Getting Better Photos
Chapter 11: How to Print Like a Pro
Chapter 12: Photo Recipes to Help You Get the Shot
6 x 9in
Soft Cover- without flaps
Gloria July 11, 2020
Kelby is one of my favorite authors of photography books, and this book does nothing to diminish that. Yes, it’s a good book for beginners in photography, but also very useful for people with years of experience. he covers the bases and more. I would recommend this book to any photographer. What I like most about author Scott Kelby is that he is maximally informative while at the same time entertaining us with his writing. He is one of my favorite photography book authors. In the beginning he says “if your photos aren’t sharp, the rest doesn’t matter.“
Kelby explains that he’s going to tell us the how-to of getting better photographs, as in, push this or that button. I appreciate that he won’t go into the myriad technical aspects of how a camera works.
The author is clever to have only short sections interrupted by gray boxes with hot tips. I love it, because pages and pages of text can lose my interest. Breaking up the topics this way keeps me awake and involved. He has a great, helpful section on autofocus and how do use it, especially for wildlife and other things that move. I could never get enough information on how to focus better. Well done!
Kelby’s chapter on lenses is just perfect: he doesn’t only describe the various lenses but also talks about how to clean them, lens compression and what we need to know about that, and even lens hoods. I love that he titles in one section “you’re probably going to lose your lens hood.“ 🙂
If you have not yet specialized, no problem: Kelby covers the gamut. He talks about landscape photography, travel photography, taking portraits, using flash, shooting weddings and sports, wildlife and macro, and even some tips on shooting the sky. I marvel that the author is even able to fit in a decent piece on when and how to shoot HDR, and also how to include the moon in a landscape picture and keep the details.
Toward the end of this well-done book the author gives us tips on how to do a better job printing your photos – a welcome lesson for me always. And at the very end Kelby include several of his own photographs with recipes for each one. I always appreciate that sort of how-to information.
This author does not disappoint. The book is full of useful information for beginners and also photographers with experience. On top of that, he’s a joy to read.
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