Full disclosure – I love Scott’s Books and I’m a huge fan of Matt the Lightroom guy at Kelby Training. I have met him several times here in Tampa and I am a subscriber of his blog and training. With that said – I’m a huge fan because of the face there training is great! Fun! and Easy to consume.
This is a boxed set of what I would call simple leanings… here is a picture here is how I setup the camera to take this picture and why. Want to get up and running fast with your new DSLR or Digital Camera start with these books. Honestly, there are better foundational books on how to learn about cameras and pictures but these will get you up and running fast on HOW to take pictures.
This attractive boxed set includes:The Digital Photography Book (ISBN 0-321-47404-X)
The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2 (ISBN 0-321-52476-4)
The Digital Photography Book, Volume 3 (ISBN 0-321-61765-7)
Scott Kelby, the man who changed the “digital darkroom” forever with his groundbreaking, #1 bestselling, award-winning book The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, shows which button to push, which setting to use, when to use them, and hundreds of the most closely guarded photographic “tricks of the trade” to get budding photographers shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos with their digital camera every time they press the shutter button.
First let me say that in my career in photography I have read 100’s of books and ton’s from Scott, Matt and the rest of the folks at Kelby Media – I also live in Tampa, FL so I have the opportunity to run into these guys at photo walks and so forth. This doesn’t mean that if I didn’t like these books I would say so.
I was getting ready to jump on a plane and had a little time walking around the local bookstore – I always like easy read, small but resourceful books. I first pruchased the Volume 1 of this book set and figured that I had a 2 hour flight and would be a nice easy read.
Scott does a great job of laying out easy to use tips and tricks to take better pictures from the first page – he offers several different pricing options for items he recommends… there is a low, medium and high cost option to each. He tires to keep it entertaining and fun with little jokes – its not a book about ISO, Aperture and Shutter speeds per se. It’s not Technical it’s written for anyone to