- Paperback: 219 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (September 2, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 032147404X
- ISBN-13: 978-0321474049
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,452 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
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 numerous best-selling creative technology books.
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The one thing this book doesn't have that some readers might want is a detailed explanation of photography terms, science and deep technical issues, and that was fine with me. There are plenty of books for that. What Kelby does is tell you how to get a great photo, especially in the most common settings (sunsets, weddings, landscapes, sports, portraits...). The logic is simple for each and he even provides simple setups for different types of photos. I used his little laundry list of settings for some sunset shots in Hawaii and they came out absolutely stunning. I was never able to nail that before reading this book.
Highly recommended. Once you read it and apply the concepts, you'll suddenly realize how much further you can take your pictures when you decide to move beyond a mobile phone or a point-and-shoot.
I've gotten great daylight shots of the moon, but *never* could I get one at night. Scott Kelby provides the recipe (I learned by accident there are a couple of ways "recipes" to do this).
Now, I want to know how to put that full moon in a picture, behind some trees, using Photoshop Elements. I have put in a 99% full moon in the picture. Why? Because the true full moon is flat and boring--a few craters from the slightly less than full moon give it a much better look.
People say I love photography. It's true, but what I really love is to learn new things. This book will help you learn new things about how to take very good shots.
This was taken with a Sony HX400V: 1/400 sec. f/6.3 215mm; ISO 250.
The books I bought (Parts 1-4) are brilliant and written in plain, understandable language. And the topics range from amateurish to sophisticated issues. Furthermore, the indexing of topics is good.
I also purchased the book by Tony Northrup, but it does not compare favorably with the Kelby book. Not at all. (Of course, maybe the videos that accompany the Northrup book make up for the written materials. After reading these text, I don't need to watch any videos.)