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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1032 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1st edition (November 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321966759
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321966759
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #597,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Scott Kelby is Editor, Publisher, and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine, Executive Editor and Publisher of Lightroom magazine, and host of The Grid, the weekly, live, webcast talk show for photographers, as well as the top-rated weekly video webcast, Photoshop User TV.
 
He is also President of the online training, education, and publishing firm, KelbyOne.
 
Scott is a photographer, designer, and award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop, Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image, The Photoshop Elements Book for Digital Photographers, and The Digital Photography Book, parts 1, 2, 3 & 4.

 


More About the Author

Photographer, author of "The Digital Photography Book" series & longtime Photoshop book author. Editor/Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Assn. of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) co-host of the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid." Co-host of "Photoshop User TV" and Conference Technical Chair of the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Sleep is over-rated. ;-)

Customer Reviews

They are very easy to read and to follow.
Bradley Hoehn
I highly recommend these books, especially if you're just starting in photography.
William
I love these books and cant stop reading them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jafe in Fort Worth on April 25, 2014
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Interesting layout. Great chapters equipment/indoor/outdoor/portrait/travel/sports/weddings(yuk)/studio, etc. Kelby says that he wrote the book as if he were there with me or you and as if he was talking directly to us. Each page is devoted to a single item or topic. Each page in each chapter has a full-color photo of the subject of the page. Want to know how to take the shot he shows on the page? He tells you all the settings: f-stop, shutter speed, light, distance from subject, background, etc. On the cheap? He tells you from DIY to cheap to mid-cost to high-end what to get or use. Lenses? He tells you. Cameras? He describes them and lets you choose. Other equipment? It's all there. And remember that each piece of equipment or each type of shot or each idea has its own page. This is a GREAT set for ideas and recommendations. Kelby is a great photographer so you should look at his websites. He has really good videos too but you have to pay to watch them. So cheat like I do and search for them on YouTube.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By H. J. Tuggey on February 10, 2014
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I started at 8 years old with a Box camera before WWII.
In WWII the Argus C-3 came out and I thought I was in paradise.
When I took a college review of the Speed graphic I knew everything and then
much later I became familiar with Scott Kelby's advice and have never changed
my admiration for him and his knowledge.

Of course, there are other specialists who would go their own way but in my case Kelby's way is my way!

Now I am 84 and started taking photos when I was 8 - that makes gives me 76 years experience and I
am happy.
Jim Tuggey Polished amateur 2014
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ross H. Hurt II on May 31, 2014
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A Perfect blend of humor and knowledge to make it fun and easy to learn about digital photography
and the equipment needed whether you are on a budget or a big spender
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Boswell on June 28, 2014
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I would recommend this series to anyone who already understands the basics of how cameras and lenses work and have at least some basic grounding on the subject of photography already. (If you don't I HIGHLY recommend reading "The Beginner's Photography Book" by DK books first).

Scott's is one of those professionals who WANT others to know and have the skills he has. That sounds weird but some "Experts" cant help but make things too complex or have secret methods that they would rather not share with others. This is not the case with Scott. You really get from his writing that he just loves photography and he enjoys others learning it. I am not done with the whole series but I have learned so much and I have been a photo enthusiast for over 15 years.

I wouldn't call it a "beginners" series, but it is certainly excellent reading and practice for your amateur photographer or enthusiast.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 6, 2014
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If you like Kelby's bad humor, and I do, this set of books is a how to guide to each type of photography. I would recommend already knowing the basics of aperture, shutter speed and ISO and being familiar with your camera's controls before tackling this series. If you want to know all the basics of photography, I recommend Tony Northrup's How to Create Stunning Digital Photography in the Kindle format because it has lots of private youtube video tutorials. This is a good place to pick up where Northrup leaves off.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Rick Sciacca on March 18, 2014
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Don't get me wrong, these books are fantastic. Scott is an awesome photographer and a great teacher. But this book bundle priced wrong. Why is it cheaper to buy them separately?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff M. on July 30, 2014
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Bought the hard copy, but found from reading the "look inside" pages on Amazon that I much prefer to sit at my computer monitor and read with my camera in hand than to hold the comparatively bland looking hard cover. So, I ended up buying both. Live and learn.

I must say, having read much of these books, I am surprised, looking back, at all the negative comments about Scott's sense of humor. I love Scott's sense of humor. Don't let the haters get you down, Kelby! To me, it's one of the top features of these great books.

But of course, and more importantly (to most people), the books provide countless examples to mimic and learn from. Well done!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joyce Muckinhoupt on August 19, 2014
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As a photography enthusiast, amateur, who just wants to elevate my snapshots to photographs, these books were very helpful. There were some chapters such as setting up a studio that I was not interested, so I would just skip those parts. But all-in-all the books were very informative and helped me understand photography to a greater depth than before reading the series. I especially liked all the photographs and the 'hows' of producing a shot like them.
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