The Digital Photography Book, Part 2 by Scott KelbyThe Digital Photography Book, Part 2 by Scott Kelby

The Digital Photography Book, Part 2

byScott Kelby

Paperback | December 27, 2007

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Scott Kelby, author of the groundbreaking bestseller “The Digital Photography Book, Vol. 1” is back with an entirely new book that picks up right where Vol. 1 left off. It’s more of that “Ah ha—so that’s how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip the techno jargon; packed with stuff you can really use today, that made Vol. 1 the world’s bestselling book on digital photography.

In Volume 2, Scott adds entirely new chapters packed with Plain English tips on using flash, shooting close up photography, travel photography, shooting people, and even how to build a studio from scratch, where he demystifies the process so anyone can start taking pro-quality portraits today! Plus, he's got full chapters on his most requested topics, including loads of tips for landscape photographers, wedding photographers, and there's an entire chapter devoted to sharing some of the pro's secrets for making your photos look more professional, no matter what you're shooting.

This book truly has a brilliant premise, and here’s how Scott describes it: “If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, ‘When I use my flash, the background behind the person I’m shooting turns black. How do I fix that?’ I wouldn’t give you a lecture on flash ratios, or start a discussion on flash synchronization and rear curtain sync. I’d just say “Lower your shutter speed to 1/60 of a second. That should do it” Well, 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.”

Each page covers a single concept on how to make 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.

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 nearly another 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.

Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User and Layers magazines. Scott serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry, Photoshop World. He has written num...
Title:The Digital Photography Book, Part 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:December 27, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321524764

ISBN - 13:9780321524768


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good resource Simply a great series of books. If you are a complete novice get book 1. I jumped in on book 2 which was fine for me. On to book 3 now and its as good!
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would not buy it... I looked though this book and found that it has a lot of info already printed in vol.1. If you already have "The Digital Photography Book" (vol.1) you do not need this book. Spend your money on something else.
Date published: 2009-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! Very helpful. A lot of very neat tricks and a lot of very useful information. I recommend it to everyone who is either just starting out or who has been doing it for a while. Also has very helpful information on equipment as well. It's a must have!
Date published: 2009-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I highly recommend his books. He is an excellent author (and photographer) and I love his sense of humour. Get Volume 1 also, if you don't have it already!
Date published: 2008-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK! Both volume 1 and volume 2 are much needed books for anyone who wants to start taking digital photography. Volume 2 gives you information in starting your own indoor studio.
Date published: 2008-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a great addition to any photography library! This book picks up where the 1st volume ends. Scott Kelby also adds more info on how to build your own home studio and what equipment should be used.
Date published: 2008-02-13

Table of Contents

Chapter One
Using Flash Like a Pro
If You Hate the Way Photos Look with Flash, You’re Not Alone
Chapter Two
Building a Studio from Scratch
It’s Much Easier and Less Expensive Than You’d Think
Chapter Three
Shooting Portraits Like a Pro
More Tips to Make People Look Their Very Best
Chapter Four
Shooting Landscapes Like a Pro
More Tips for Creating Stunning Scenic Images
Chapter Five
Shooting Weddings Like a Pro
How to Get Professional Results from Your Next Shoot
Chapter Six
Shooting Travel Like a Pro
How to Bring Back Photos That Really Make Them Wish They Were There
Chapter Seven
Shooting Macro Like a Pro
How to Take Really Captivating Close-Up Photos
Chapter Eight
Pro Tips for Getting Better Photos
Tricks of the Trade for Making All Your Shots Look Better
Chapter Nine
More Photo Recipes to Help You Get “The Shot”
The Simple Ingredients to Make It All Come Together