The Digital Photography Book – Scott Kelby
Learning all of the technical aspects of digital photography can be quite mind numbing for newcomers. Trying to learn about aperture, f-stops, shutter speed, depth of field, and other technical terms can be a bit overwhelming. So what do you do when you know what you want to accomplish but you just don’t know how to go about it? That’s were Scott Kelby’s new book, The Digital Photography Book comes in. This is a kind of recipe book for tons of common scenerios and how to accomplish them.
Scott Kelby is one of the most prolific writers on Photoshop and digital photography and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals so he is well qualified to write yet another book aimed at beginners that want to take better photos.
Every page in the book has a different photo example and how to get it. The book isn’t in a teacher/student style of writing, instead its like being on a shoot with Scott and asking “How do I get this picture of this flower to look better” and Scott saying “get as low to the ground and try to shoot from a low angle, set aperture priority to the lowest number and fire away”.
The upside of this style is being able to thumb through the book and find what you are looking for, set the camera up, and take the shot. The downside is you don’t learn the theory of why those settings work for what you want. If you want the theory, there are literally hundreds of books on the topic. The Digital Photography Book is a refreshing change and for those already studying the theory, this is great set of practical examples.
This is definitly a must-have for anyone!