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Great Simple to Understand tips on DSLR Photography

One of my favorite books for photography is “The Digital Photography Book” by Scott Kelby. Most of the tips I have read other places or heard a teacher talk about. What I like is the way he presents his tips about photography. Each tip has one picture with a small amount of text each easy to read, easy to understand, easy to remember. Plus it’s easy to refer back to so I treat it more like a dictionary of terms. When I forget a simple tip I just pull his book out and look up his explanation.

For instance this past week I was thinking about locking your mirror when you’re on a tripod. I have read it in many book and online, but have oddly enough never tried it. So one night when I was shooting I thought I would give it a try. Before Heading out I quickly read the tip on Page 12 about Getting Super Sharp: Locking the Mirror put the book down and I was off. (Apparently they are all correct… lock your mirror on the tripod it makes a difference) Sometimes I have to hear and read something quite a few times before I actually try it!

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The Official Book Description:

Scott Kelby, the man who changed the “digital darkroom” forever with his groundbreaking, #1 bestselling, award-winning book The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography–how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use (and it’s easier than you’d think).

This entire book is written with a brilliant premise, and here’s how Scott describes it: “If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, ‘Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, but I want the background out of focus?’ I wouldn’t stand there and give you a lecture about aperture, exposure, and depth of field. In real life, I’d just say, ‘Get out your telephoto lens, set your f/stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.’ You d say, ‘OK,’ and you’d get the shot. That’s what this book is all about. A book of you and I shooting, and I answer the questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I’ve learned just like I would with a friend, without all the technical explanations and without all the techno-photo-speak.”

This isn’t a book of theory—it isn’t full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts: this is a book of which button to push, which setting to use, when to use them, and nearly two hundred of the most closely guarded photographic “tricks of the trade” to get you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos with your digital camera every time you press the shutter button.

Here’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’ll learn another pro setting, another pro tool, another pro trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. There’s never been a book like it, and if you’re tired of taking shots that look “OK,” and if you’re tired of looking in photography magazines and thinking, “Why don’t my shots look like that?” then this is the book for you.

Anyone else have this book?

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