Digital Photography Book The Step-by-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros

ISBN-10: 032147404X
ISBN-13: 9780321474049
Edition: 2007
Authors: Scott Kelby
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Description: Why are there so many books on digital photography? It seems like a new one comes out every week, and it & #146;s been like that for years. We think it & #146;s because the books that keep coming out miss the mark on what most photographers really  More...

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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 8/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Why are there so many books on digital photography? It seems like a new one comes out every week, and it & #146;s been like that for years. We think it & #146;s because the books that keep coming out miss the mark on what most photographers really want: a book that cuts through all the techno-stuff, and uncovers the secrets the pros use to create amazing photos. After all, that & #146;s what we all want, right? We want to create photos that make our friends and family say, & #147;Wow, that & #146;s incredible. Did you take that? & #148; But even though we have great digital cameras & #151;in fact, we often have the exact same makes and models that the big pros use & #151;somehow they & #146;re still the ones getting all the & #147;Wows! & #148; Until now. Scott Kelby, the man who forever changed the & #147;digital darkroom & #148; with his groundbreaking, #1 best-selling, award-winning book & #147;The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, & #148; now tackles the most important side of digital photography: how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks that today & #146;s top digital pros use. This isn & #146;t a book of theory & #151;it isn & #146;t full of jargon and confusing concepts. This is a book that tells you exactly which button to push, which setting to use, and over 100 of the most closely guarded & #147;tricks of the trade & #148; to get you shooting dramatically better looking, sharper, more colorful, professional looking photos with your digital camera every time you push the shutter. Here & #146;s another thing that makes this book different: each page covers just one trick, just one single concept that makes your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you & #146;ll learn another pro setting, another pro tool, another pro trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. There & #146;s never been a book like it; if you & #146;re tired of taking shots that just look & #147;OK, & #148; and if you & #146;re tired of looking in photography magazines and thinking, & #147;Why don & #146;t my shots look like that? & #148; then this is the book for you.

Pro Tips for Getting Really Sharp Photos: If Your Photos Aren't Sharp, the Rest Doesn't Matter
The Real Secret to Getting Sharp Photos
The Other Most Important Secret
Perhaps Even More Important Than That!
If You Skip This, Throw Away Your Camera
If You Do This Wrong, It Will Lock Up
It's Time to Get Serious
Getting "Tack Sharp" Starts with a Tripod
A Ballhead Will Make Your Life Easier
Don't Press the Shutter (Use a Cable Release)
Forgot Your Cable Release? Use a Self Timer
Getting Super Sharp: Mirror Lock-Up
Turn Off Vibration Reduction (or IS)
Shoot at Your Lens' Sharpest Aperture
Good Glass Makes a Big Difference
Avoid Increasing Your ISO, Even in Dim Light
Zoom In to Check Sharpness
Sharpening After the Fact in Photoshop
Pro Sharpening
Hand-Held Sharpness Trick
Getting Steadier Hand-Held Shots
Shooting Flowers Like a Pro: There's More to It Than You'd Think
Don't Shoot Down on Flowers
Shooting Flowers with a Zoom Lens
Use a Macro Lens to Get Really Close
Can't Afford a Macro? How 'bout a Close-Up?
When to Shoot Flowers
Don't Wait for Rain-Fake it!
Flowers on a Black Background
Shooting on a White Background
The Perfect Light for Indoor Flower Shots
Where to Get Great Flowers to Shoot
Stopping the Wind
Shooting Weddings Like a Pro: There Is No Retaking Wedding Photos. It's Got to Be Right the First Time!
The Trick for Low-Light Shooting in a Church
Getting Soft, Diffused Light with Flash, Part 1
Getting Soft, Diffused Light with Flash, Part 2
Use Your Flash at Outdoor Weddings
Keep Backup Memory Cards on You
Formals: Who to Shoot First
Formals: Where to Aim
The Trick to Keeping Them from Blinking
Reception Photos: Making Them Dance
Your Main Job: Follow the Bride
Formals: How High to Position Your Camera
Formals: Don't Cut Off Joints
Formals: Build Off the Bride and Groom
Formals: The Trick to Great Backgrounds
Shooting the Details (& Which Ones to Shoot)
Change Your Vantage Point to Add Interest
Finding That Perfect Bridal Light
How to Pose the Bride with Other People
What to Shoot with a Wide-Angle Lens
Back Up Your Photos Onsite
If Shooting JPEGs, Use a Preset White Balance
Shooting Landscapes Like a Pro: Pro Tips for Capturing the Wonder of Nature
The Golden Rule of Landscape Photography
Become Married to Your Tripod
Shoot in Aperture Priority Mode
Composing Great Landscapes
The Trick to Shooting Waterfalls
A Tip for Shooting Forests
Where to Put the Horizon Line
Getting More Interesting Mountain Shots
The Trick for Warmer Sunrises and Sunsets
Turn on "The Blinkies" to Keep More Detail
How to Avoid the Dreaded Blinkies
How to Show Size
Don't Set Up Your Tripod. Not Yet
The Trick to Getting Richer Colors
What to Shoot in Bad Weather
Atmosphere Is Your Friend
Getting Rid of Lens Flare-The Manual Way
The Landscape Photographer's Secret Weapon
Keeping Your Horizons Straight
Shooting on Cloudy Days
Tips for Shooting Panoramas, Part 1
Tips for Shooting Panoramas, Part 2
Tips for Shooting Panoramas, Part 3
Faking Panoramas
Why You Need a Wide-Angle Lens
Shooting Wildlife? Aim at Their Eyes
Don't Crop Wildlife in Motion Too Close
Shooting Wildlife? Get in Really Tight
What to Shoot at Sunset
Shooting Sports Like a Pro: Better Bring Your Checkbook
Set Your White Balance for Indoor Sports
Shoot at a 1/640 Sec. Shutter Speed or Faster
Pro Sports Shooting Is Dang Expensive
Don't Plan on Changing Lenses
Which Lenses to Use
Pre-Focus to Get the Shot
Raise Your ISO to Get the Speed You Need
The Pros Know the Game
Don't Always Focus on the Winner
Shooting in Burst Mode
Stability for Shooting Sports
Shoot Vertically for More Impact
Pan to Show Motion
Shoot Wide Open
Go for the Face
RAW or JPEG for Sports Shooters?
Composing for Sports
Shooting People Like a Pro: Tips for Making People Look Their Very Best
The Best Lens for Portrait Photography
Which Aperture to Use
Using Seamless Backgrounds
Using Canvas or Muslin Backgrounds
The Right Background Outdoors
Where to Focus
Where to Position Your Camera
Positioning Your Subject in the Frame
Tip for Framing Portraits
Getting Great Light Outdoors
Getting Great Light Indoors
Taking Great Photos of Newborn Babies
Great Sunset Portraits
Better Natural-Light Portraits with Reflectors
Avoiding Problems Like a Pro: How to Avoid Digital Headaches
Pro Tips to Avoid White Balance Problems
Cold Weather Shooting Means Extra Batteries
Don't Change Lenses in Dusty Weather
Apply for Permits to Shoot with Your Tripod
Be Careful What You Shoot
A Tip for Shooting on an Incline
The Other Reason Pros Use a Lens Hood
Keeping Your Lens Out of Trouble
Back Up Your Photos in the Field
Limit Your LCD Time to Save Battery Life
Be Careful When Throwing Out CDs/DVDs
Bracket If You're Not Sure About Exposure
Avoid Red Eye
Remove Red Eye
Taking Advantage of Digital Like a Pro: It's More Than Just a Replacement for Film
Level the Playing Field: Press That Button
Put the LCD Monitor to Work
Edit as You Shoot to Get More Keepers
Take Advantage of the Blinkies
Change Your ISO on the Fly
No Penalty Fee for Experimenting
Don't Cram Too Much on One Card
Take Advantage of Poster-Sized Printing
You Can Make One Film Fit All
Is It Better to Underexpose or Overexpose?
Keep from Accidentally Erasing Memory Cards
Taking Travel & City Life Shots Like a Pro: Tips for Urban Shooting
How to Be Ready for "The Shot"
Shoot Kids and Old People. It Can't Miss
Hire a Model (It's Cheaper Than You'd Think)
What Time to Shoot
Look for Bold, Vivid Colors
Shooting Travel? Visit PhotoSecrets.com First
Don't Try to Capture It All: Shoot the Details
The Best Shot May Be Just Three Feet Away
Shoot the Signs. You'll Thank Yourself Later
Showing Movement in the City
Use an Aperture That Takes It All In
For Maximum Impact, Look for Simplicity
The Monopod Scam
What to Do When It's Been "Shot to Death"
Including the Moon and Keeping Detail
Shooting Fireworks
How to Print Like a Pro and Other Cool Stuff: After All, It's All About the Print!
The Advantages of Shooting in RAW
How to Process RAW Photos in Photoshop
Compare Your LCD to Your Computer Monitor
Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom
How Many More Megapixels Do You Need?
Printing Lab-Quality 8x10s
Printing Lab-Quality 13x19" Prints
Printing 16x20s-The Pros'Top Choice
Which Paper Should You Print On?
What Determines Which Paper You Use?
Getting Your Monitor to Match Your Printer
Download the Color Profiles for Your Paper
Selling Your Photos as "Stock" Online
A Quick Peek at My Gear
Some Books I Personally Recommend
Learn from Me on Adobe Photoshop TV
Photo Recipes to Help You Get "The Shot": The Simple Ingredients That Make It All Come Together
Index

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