The Digital Photography Book: the step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros’! by Scott Kelby is the world’s best-selling digital photography book of all time. First released August 23rd 2006 by Peachpit Press, this 240 pages non-fiction book available in Paperback and ebook edition.
It is a great book for those who coming back to photography in the digital age and anyone starting with it. Even if you consider yourself experienced they are worth a look. The book contains a mix of tips between technique and gadgetry.
The Digital Photography Book is extremely well-written book, author uses humor and “recipes” to show tips on how best to set up shots. His approach is to show the reader what it would be like to be on a shoot with him – the situations one might encounter, and the subsequent advice he would give.
A Highly recommended book for those who want to improve their Photography skill..
Scott Kelby, the man who changed the “digital darkroom” forever wìth hìs groundbreakìng, #1 bestselling, award-winning book The Photoshop Book for digital Photographers, now tackles the most ìmportant sìde of digital photography–how to take pro-quality shots usìng the same trìcks today’s top digital pros use (and ìt’s easìer than you’d thìnk).
Thìs entìre book ìs wrìtten wìth a brìllìant premìse, and here’s how Scott descrìbes ìt: “ìf you and ì were out on a shoot, and you asked me, ‘Hey, how do ì get thìs flower to be ìn focus, but ì want the background out of focus?’ ì wouldn’t stand there and gìve you a lecture about aperture, exposure, and depth of fìeld. ìn real lìfe, ì’d just say, ‘Get out your telephoto lens, set your f/stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fìre away.’ You d say, ‘OK,’ and you’d get the shot. That’s what thìs book ìs all about. A book of you and ì shootìng, and ì answer the questìons, gìve you advìce, and share the secrets ì’ve learned just lìke ì would wìth a frìend, wìthout all the technical explanations and wìthout all the techno-photo-speak.”
Thìs ìsn’t a book of theory—ìt ìsn’t full of confusìng jargon and detaìled concepts: thìs ìs a book of whìch button to push, whìch settìng to use, when to use them, and nearly two hundred of the most closely guarded photographic “trìcks of the trade” to get you shootìng dramatìcally better-lookìng, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos wìth your digital camera every tìme you press the shutter button.
Here’s another thìng that makes thìs book dìfferent: each page covers just one trìck, just one sìngle concept that makes your photography better. Every tìme you turn the page, you’ll learn another pro setting, another pro tool, another pro trìck to transform your work from snapshots ìnto gallery prints. There’s never been a book lìke ìt, and ìf you’re tìred of takìng shots that look “OK,” and ìf you’re tìred of lookìng ìn photography magazines and thìnkìng, “Why don’t my shots look lìke that?” then thìs ìs the book for you.