Digital Photography

ISBN-10: 0321934946

ISBN-13: 9780321934949

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Scott Kelby

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In this second edition of the best-selling The Digital Photography Book, Scott updates the tips, tricks, and images that made the first edition the best-selling digital photography book of all time! In addition, Scott has added a chapter, addressing the top 10 things he wishes he would've been taught when he was just starting out in photography. Using the same tricks today's top digital pros use, here's how Scott describes the premise of the book: "If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, 'Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, with the background out of focus?,' I wouldn't give you a photography lecture. In real life, I'd just say, 'Put on your zoom lens, set your f-stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.' That's what this book is all about: you and I out shooting where I answer questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I've learned just like I would with a friend–without all the technical explanations and techie photo speak." This isn't a book of theory. It's a book on which button to push, which setting to use, and when to use it. With nearly 200 of the most closely guarded photographic "tricks of the trade," this book gets you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time you pick up your camera.
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List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 5/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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 on a Tripod
Zoom In to Check Sharpness
Sharpening After the Fact in Photoshop
Did You Resize That for the Web? Then Resharpen!
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
Flowers on a White Background
The Perfect Light for Indoor Flower Shots
Where to Get Great Flowers to Shoot
Stopping the Wind
Consider Just Showing One Part
Shooting Weddings Like a Pro
There Is No Retaking Wedding Photos. It Has Got to Be Right the First Time!
Tricks for Low-Light Shooting in a Church, Part 1
Tricks for Low-Light Shooting in a Church, Part 2
Do You Really Need the f/1.4 Lens?
Getting Soft, Diffused Light with Flash, Part 1
Getting Soft, Diffused Light with Flash, Part 2
Use Your Flash at Outdoor Weddings
Finding That Perfect Bridal Light
Don't Spend Too Much Time On the Formals
Formals: Who to Shoot First
Formals: Build Off the Bride and Groom
How to Pose the Bride with Other People
The Trick to Keeping Them from Blinking
Formals: Where to Aim
Formals: How High to Position Your Camera
Formals: Don't Cut Off Joints
Formals: The Trick to Great Backgrounds
Reception Photos: Making Them Dance
Your Main Job: Follow the Bride
Shooting the Details (& Which Ones to Shoot)
Change Your Vantage Point to Add Interest
What to Shoot with a Wide-Angle Lens
Keep Backup Memory Cards on You
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 Deal with 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
Want to Take Things Up a Notch? Shoot Low
Shooting Sports Like a Pro
Better Bring Your Checkbook
Pro Sports Shooting Is Dang Expensive
Which Lenses to Use
This Lens Rocks for the Money
Stability for Shooting Sports
Don't Plan on Changing Lenses
Set Your White Balance for Indoor Sports
Shoot at a 1/1000 Sec. Shutter Speed or Faster
Shooting at Night or Indoors? Raise Your ISO!
Getting Burned by Indoor Lighting
Shoot Wide Open
Shooting in Burst Mode
RAW or JPEG for Sports Shooters?
Pan to Show Motion
Pre-Focus to Get the Shot
Shoot Vertically for More Impact
Don't Be Afraid to Crop Your Photos
You Need Two Eyes and a Ball
Don't Always Focus on the Winner
Composing for Sports
The Pros Know the Game
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 a Reflector
Aiming Your Reflector
Use a Reflector When the Lighting Is Flat
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
Limit Your LCD Time to Save Battery Life
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
The LCD Monitor "Gotcha!"
Edit as You Shoot to Get More Keepers
Take Advantage of the Blinkies
The Viewfinder "Border Patrol" Trap
No Penalty Fee for Experimenting
Don't Cram Too Much on One Card
Take Advantage of Poster-Sized Printing
You're Probably Going to Lose Your Lens Hood
Is It Better to Underexpose or Overexpose?
Keep from Accidentally Erasing Memory Cards
Which Brand of Camera Should You Buy?
Taking Travel & City Life Shots Like a Pro
Tips for Travel Photography
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 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
For Maximum Impact, Look for Simplicity
The Monopod Scam
What to Do When It Has Been "Shot to Death"
Including the Moon and Keeping Detail
Shooting Fireworks
If You Have a Laptop, Take It With You
Want a Rooftop Shot of the City? Try This
Getting "Nearly Tourist-Free" Shots
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 8�10s
Printing Lab-Quality 13�19s
Printing 17�22s-The Pros' 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
There Are Three Other Books in This Series
Learn More with Me Each Week on The Grid
Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me
When I First Started Out in Photography
#1: Buying a More Expensive Camera Doesn't Necessarily Mean Better Photos
#2: You Need to Sharpen After the Fact
#3: The Pros Take Lots of Bad Photos
#4: Learn Exposure Compensation
#5: Don't Worry About Manual Mode
#6: Today You Should Probably Shoot Wide
#7: Nothing Has Impact Like a Print
#8: Ignore Your Histogram
#9: Figure Out What Type of Photographer You Are
#10: Do What It Takes to Get the Photos You Want
#11: You Need a Portfolio
#12: Stop Reading Books About Photography
Photo Recipes to Help You Get "The Shot"
The Simple Ingredients That Make It All Come Together
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