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The Digital Photography Book, Part 1 (The Digital Photography Book: The Step-By-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros! #1)

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. 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 ...more
Published March 19th 2013 by Peachpit Press (first published 2006)
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Rolf Häsänen
Scott Kelby aka Mr Photoshop dishes out some no-nonsense and excellent tips for improving your photography skills. I have added some of my pics, so you can judge your self ->
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I think my photos have improved after reading both of his books, some tips were so simple but oh so good. I still get crappy pics but the ratio of good pics is much higher and i can plan for my shoots now.
The books are not for the pro photographer but for us that are coming back to photography in the digital age and
Oct 07, 2007 Bart rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: beginners and hobbyists
My veteran photographer friends would laugh at me if they knew I bought this book. I'm a real novice, and many of my friends are professional art and event shooters. I liked this book, though, because it reminded me a lot of having a conversation with a photographer friend. In fact, this is a goal clearly stated by the author: he wanted to cut out the technical explanations and write as if he and the reader were out shooting, giving flat advice and instructions. It works for what it is, I picked ...more
فهد الحربي
اذا كنت مهتم بالتصوير الفوتوغرافي فلابد ان تقتني هذا الكتاب, فهو يحتوي على نصائح وتجارب احد اهم المصورين في العالم "سكوت كليبي", ستسفيد منه اذا كنت تملك كاميرا مدمجه وستستفيد اكثر بكثير اذا كانت كاميرتك احترافيه.
مازلت اردد عبارة "حادّة كالمسمار" منذ ان قرأتها في الصفحات الاولى من هذا الكتاب ( :
رآئع ~ تعلمت منه مبادئ ومصطلحات التصوير بطريقه ممتعه ومبسطه
آعجبني جداً آسلوبه في الطرح ، هو لطيف ^^ وغير ممل آبداً

آنصح كل هواة ومبتدئي التصوير به

من صفحة إلى صفحة ، ومع كل خطوة تتحسن صوري بشكل كبييير
عملي جدا ودقيق ، ومناسب للمبتدئين
This guys writing will drive you nuts at the beginning because he is constantly joking. He calms down towards the end though. And in the meantime, he gave great PRACTICAL advice with shooting digital. For example, he doesn't use complicated words when explaining how to get great flower shots. He just tells you as a friend would. Set your camera at this setting, do this, do that, and there you go.
I want to try out everything he explained. It's one of those books I would like to have on hand to h
Chuck Slack
A great book for a novice photographer. It demystified some of the photography lingo.

Highly recommend to one that is learning their digital SLR.
This is one of the first "general" digital photography books I've read that isn't specific to my camera. I'd heard many good reviews on Kelby's series, so I knew going into it that I'd get some good advice and information.

This book is extremely well-written - not a stuffy textbook written with explanations of aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation that would put an amateur photographer to sleep; rather, Kelby uses humor and "recipes" to show tips on how best to set up shots. His appro
I love this book! I have been shooting my pictures in auto and without a tripod for way too long. I have a basic understanding of photoshop, but I was ready to begin understanding my Nikon, and stop shooting in auto (or a preset). This book got me hooked, I have a better understanding of aperture, shutterspeed, ISO, and white balance--as well as a better understanding of all of the "tools" out there to use. I love photoshop, but knowing how to take a great picture in the first place is just as i ...more
This book is great. I am 16 and I am very into photography as a hobby. I have checked out many books about photography from the library but most books I checked out were boring, dry, very hard to understand, and full of a bunch of technical terms; this is not the case with this book. This book is easy to understand and it give simple tips to improve your photography. Scott Kelby also uses a lot of (not so funny) humor to get his point across, which makes the book enjoyable to read. This book als ...more
Abdurrahman Al-Qahtani
I wouldn't recommend this book for both beginers or pros. I'm a beginner my self, but the style of this book can't match any of those categories. What I hate about this book is two things:
- Humor/jokes that are not funny at all, unfotunately :(.
- Telling the basics in too much elaboration.

I highly recommend you to go and read the 1- and 2-star evals of this book on Amazon, and you bet you'll agree with them 100%.

A book that I believe is ourstanding in photography is "Understanding Exposure - Ho
Sep 16, 2008 Bader rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: photography peopel, Amature and Professional
This is a great book or I can call it a Guide to get in photography or even to improve your photgraphing ability. this books starts from choosing the cameras and their accesories to printing good photos you have. It helps in knowing the way to get better photos; to know what you need for diffrent cases ( weddings, people portraits, nature, citylife .. etc )and for diffretn places ( city, mountains, islands, inside rooms .. etc) [ cases .. places .. I like how I am good in Rhythm's stuff lol :]. ...more
الكتاب ممتاز، ومفيد جداً للمبتدئين والراغبين في دخول عالم التصوير الفوتوغرافي، ولو لم يكن بنية الاحتراف
يفترض بمن لديه الرغبة بقراءة هذا الكتاب، أن يعلم مصطلحات مثل سرعة الغلق وزاوية العدسة ومداها وتوازن الأبيض والأسود وغير ذلك من المفاهيم الأساسية في عالم التصوير.
من يعلم ولو بشكل متوسط هذه المبادئ، فالكتاب سيساعده حتى لو كان يصور بكاميرا متوسطة الجودة والميزات.
أسلوب الكاتب جميل وسلس أيضاً.
الكاتب ينصح القارئ بعدة نصائح سواء على مستوى كيفية التصوير، أو على مستوى البرامج والمعدات، والتي يؤكد دائماً
Mutaz Nashawati
لقد كتب في زاوية الغلاف ..
ممتــاز لمستخدمي الكاميرات الرقمية المبسطة,أيضاً!

حسنـاً .. لا تصدقوا هذه العبارة

هذا الكتاب لهواة و مستخدمي الكاميرات الرقمية الإحترافية DSLR فقط

و لكنه رااائع و خاصةً للمستجدين و الهواة
لقد جعلني أفكر بشكل جدي بشراء DSLR

اذا كنت من هواة التصوير الإحترافي .. لا بد من شراءه
و إن لم تكن كذلك .. فلا تقترب منه
For the pro or serious amateur on or two stars, for intermeidate photographers three and for novices four to five: This book has one photo "hint" or recommendation per page. If you are a pro or very serious amateur in digital photography you will get little out of the book. Hence it may be of only a one or two star value. If you are an intermediate photographer you have probably heard much (if not most) of what is in the book. Hence it may only be a three star value. If one is only a novice to d ...more
Cedric Jean-marie
I originally bought this trilogy for my wife when she got into photography, shortly after however I got suckered into it as well and am now more involved in it then she. Since we had these books I figured I'd give them a once over. I believe if the books reach their intended audience they are sure to be a valuable asset.

From the get go Kelby explains his thinking behind these books as a casual conversation between friends where he leaves out much or all of the theory and just tells you straight
This is a very light read and not something for someone who wants to know the ins and outs of photography.

I would describe it as a book of handy hints and tips for getting a good shot composition-wise, as the emphasis is on the end result rather than the process. If you want to learn about exposure, shutter speed et al look elsewhere first as this book merely touches on them.

Admittedly, Kelby's writing style was rather wordy and I found myself scanning pages at times, trying to find the tips amo
Even though I am not a complete digital photography novice, I do have a lot to learn still, I looked at the reviews of this and decided to give it a go.

It gives good practical advice which is written in an easy to understand manner. His humor may not be to everyone's taste, but it does lighten the mood of the book, making it very readable. It is the type of book that you can just delve into the sections that you want to find out more information about. He does not waste time on technical explan
Jun 08, 2008 Antigone rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: novice photographers, beyond the point n shoot, not ready for multiple cameras
Recommended to Antigone by: Lisa E.
This is a great book but isn't for the advanced photographer..... its for those of us who got a spiffy Nikon DX40 and are trying to harkin back to the old SLR photo classes we took in highschool to remember what ISO and Aperture and such mean. He is an amazing read - very funny and direct. But again.... this ISN'T a book for advanced users - though I kinda thought by the awesome cover it would be.

Also, he has an amazing blog you should subscribe to. And this week, I learned from his blog, all hi
Jenna DeFrei
I absolutely loved this book! It's full of so much useful information for amateurs like me who wish to learn more about photography. The book is very readable; interspersed with all the photography wisdom, know-how, and tips, are funny scenarios, sarcastic sentences, and downright silliness, that made me bust out laughing many times. The author, Scott Kelby, is a riot and very fun to read! I just wish I had read this book before the recent trip I took. I will for sure be reading the other 3 book ...more
I have been into photography recently (very original, I know) and sometime last week, I decided to browse photography books. Browsing turned to reading of course. I think the guards at Powerbooks Greenbelt recognize me already.

I certainly have picked up a lot of tips from the book. I like that it's very easy to read and doesn't use "photography jargon." I'm looking forward to applying what I've read the next time I take my camera for a spin.
Amy Fisher
I loved it because it's written in such a way I can almost flip right to the page I'm looking for. Nice large photo at the top of each page references what is taught there. Easy read style packed with much information! I get the author's desire to be funny and engaging, sometimes it's a little much is all. I'll be putting it in my gear bag to take with me. Time to practice these tips in the field!
LOVE Scott Kelby! This man knows his stuff and makes it simple and easy for anyone not a professional photographer. Really enjoy his tips and have learned some things that I use frequently now. (Just purchased a light tri-pod). Sadly the Nikon D40x does not have a mirror lock to allow for tack sharp photography... but I digress.

Fun little book. Kelby saturates the content of this book with his goofball humor, explaining in very conversational terms how to take better digital photos, even if you're not a professional photographer. As he explains in his introduction, Kelby approaches all of the topics of his various chapters as if you and he were out on a photo shoot and he was trying to give you some advice on the fly. My only complaint is that in the corner of the front cover of the book, it says "Great for point-and-s ...more
Chris Hlady
It seems everybody loves this series of books, but I found the tips to be very basic, and repetitive from book to book. There was some useful information and some useful information, but overall it wasn't very inspiring or helpful.
Bonnie Robinson
I checked this book out from the library in hopes that I could gain a better understanding on my DSLR camera and how to take better pictures. The book is marketed to be for beginners, but I would disagree that it's more for intermediate photographers who already own the expensive camera gear. (There was even a chapter on photographing weddings. What beginner would be a wedding photographer?) Most of the information was over my head and there wasn't any technical information or explanation provid ...more
Hussein Saad
الكتاب رائع فيه كمية من المعلومات التي تساعد المبتدئين على التقاط الصور بطريقة محترفة
لكي تقرا هذا الكتاب يجب عليك وضع كاميرا بجوارك لان فيه ارشادك تهمك
If you enjoy photography this is a must read! You will gain the confidence to turn your camera dial off automatic and have get pictures.
The Digital Photography by Scott Kelby, how to make your photos look like pro is a great book for beginner photographers. This book helps you understand all about camera and photography. This book describes what type of lens should you use for you camera. It gives very accurate description of different types of photography like landscape, indoor, outdoor, sports, wedding, group. The book itself is easily worded. It tells you what exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO, you should use to make ...more
Stig Aune
Excellent, well written and practical for a beginner.
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Scott Kelby is an American author and publisher of periodicals dealing in Macintosh and Personal Computer software, specifically for design professionals, photographers, and artists.

Kelby is editor and publisher of Photoshop User and Layers magazines, president and co-founder of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and is president of Kelby Media Group, an Oldsmar, Florida-ba
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The Digital Photography Book: The Step-By-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros! (5 books)
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