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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.

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5 rating Based on 30 Ratings

"Awesome for ametures" - by Rohtosh on 04-DEC-2012
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This is very informative, and in tune to expectations of a beginner, without overwhelming them.

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"Mr." - by gerry_ppi on 26-APR-2012
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steps are well explained, clear and easy to follow.
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"A brilliant place to start" - by Brightvillage on 30-DEC-2011
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Scott Kelby is a hilarious educator and gives great tips and tricks in an easily digestible format. Most tricks in the book are 1 or 2 pages and will help newer photographers grow in leaps and bounds.
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"Very useful book" - by RoLo on 01-OCT-2011
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For beginner like me, this book really give me some "light bulb" on top of my head.  Not just the category it covers, the way to explain the reason is also easy to understand.   Highly recommanded.
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"Terrific book!" - by KMann on 11-AUG-2011
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Scott Kelby always delivers the goods.

This is another general photography technique manual that covers a lot of subjects which will help any photographer looking for a bit of inspiration.

From interested beginner to advanced amateur, even professionals, Scott has one or two terrific tips and reminders about the things you used to know, but forgot about ...

Well worth a read. Thank you Scott!

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