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The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2 by: Scott Kelby

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Description:

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.

Click Here to view an articel by: Peter Bauer about the book! Part 2 --- Part 3


Appendix

The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2 was named to Amazon's Best of 2008 Arts & Photography Books.

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
    • Index

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