the digital photography book

Book Review – The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby


The Digital Photography book – ‘The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros’!

Photography books are not dead.

It’s still nice to have a tangible useful reference at hand that isn’t electronic!

The way The Digital Photography Book works, which I think is different to a lot of others is this – imagine you are out on a photo shoot with Scott Kelby, as you walk around you ask him questions, and he gives you tips and advice in plain english

– just like he would in the flesh.

Who is Scott Kelby?

So who is this Scott Kelby who’s going to give me this advice?

He is a bestselling award winning author of multiple photography books. He is editor-in-chief for Photoshop User magazine and president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals to name but a few of his achievements.

So I think that’s got the ‘is he any good’ question sorted don’t you?

What’s in the Book?

The chapters are split up into bite size chunks of tips, pretty much one on every page.

Concise and to the point, they allow you to use the tip and see the results very easily. You don’t get bogged down with lots of info.

It’s ‘do this and this will happen and you’re set’.

I reach for The Digital Photography Book on a regular basis to go over some tips before I shoot or post process my images.

What’s the Bottom Line?

This book may not be for everyone. Because Scott puts a lot of his personality into his writing and not everyone likes that?

I do, he does write like he’s talking to a friend that he wants to help. And who wouldn’t want a photography pro with that kind of experience as a friend!

Also this book isn’t new it’s actually book 1 of a 3 book collection (I have 1 and 2 getting 3) but the fundamentals haven’t changed so it’s age isn’t a problem.

Therefore that’s why I’m recommending The Digital Photography Book to you, as a very useful collection of dslr tips that are easy to implement with the beginner in mind.


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