The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes – New Book

The Digital Photography Book - Part 5 Photo Recipes

The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes is a new book from Scott Kelby, which picks up where book 4 left off and delivers an entire book based on “photo recipes.”

Scott breaks each spread into four segments: (1) he explains exactly what you’re seeing behind the scenes, (2) he lists all of his camera settings, and lens and lighting info—it’s all there, (3) he gives you his thought process, so you learn exactly why he does it this way, and (4) he shares all the post-processing in Lightroom or Photoshop that goes on after the shoot.

The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for $17.66 on Amazon.com.

It is also available for $16.78 as a Kindle ebook.

Scott Kelby Explains His Switch from Nikon to Canon

Long-time Nikon user, Scott Kelby, switched from Nikon to Canon about 6 months ago. After tons of people have asked him about the switch, he decided to put together a little video explaining the reasons why he switched to the 1D X and the 5D Mark III. Ergonomics, menu systems and skin tones are his big reasons why. Check out the video for the full breakdown.

Photography Rules of Composition with Scott Kelby

In this video from the Google+ Photographers’ Conference, Scott Kelby shakes up some of the traditional instruction of teaching photographic composition.  It’s a rather long video; however, Scott Kelby is a great teacher and this session is worth a listen.  I hit play and planned on catching a few minutes of it, but Scott sucked me in and I stuck around for the duration.

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Scott Kelby’s Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques Available Now

Scott Kelby’s newest book, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques, is now available.  Scott says this book “was designed expressly for photographers who do their own retouching.”  If you are familiar with Kelby’s past books, then you know he pretty much nails the subject matter of all of his books.

Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques carries a list price of $49.99; however, it is currently available for $29.31 on Amazon.com.

Photoshop Elements 9 Book for Digital Photographers Now Shipping

It looks like Scott Kelby’s new Photoshop Elements 9 book has started shipping from Amazon.com.

As I’ve said before, if you are a photographer struggling with Photoshop Elements (or any version for that matter), you could do a lot worse than picking up a book penned by Kelby.

If you were holding off getting this book for a photographer on your shopping list because you didn’t know if the pre-order would get here, it looks like you’ll have no trouble getting it delivered in time for Christmas morning.

You can find it here on Amazon.

Scott Kelby’s Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers Now Available

The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers is a new book from Scott Kelby that takes a photographer’s approach to Photoshop CS5.  The new book “includes a special bonus chapter with his own CS5 workflow, from start to finish, and each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with time-saving, job-saving tips that make all the difference.”

Kelby’s book for Photoshop CS was the first book that I ever bought for Photoshop, and it really helped me get off the ground with the rather intimidating software.  If you are a photographer struggling with Photoshop CS5 (or any version for that matter), you could do a lot worse than picking up a book penned by Kelby.

The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers carries a retail price of $54.99; however, it is available now for $34.64 on Amazon.com.

The 10 Best of Photoshop World 2010

As you may have heard by now, Photoshop World 2010 in Orlando was stellar. While Photoshop World leans very heavy toward post-processing and all the goodness that Photoshop lets us do, there is also a healthy serving of photography mixed in. Lighting, in particular, was a huge theme in this year’s photography sessions.  If you are passionate about photography (or post-processing) and have never been to a Photoshop World, you owe it to yourself to attend one soon.

Unfortunately, I cannot convey in words just how much fun Scott Kelby and the rest of the NAPP gang manage to stuff into a few days.  Instead, I’ll just share the 10 (totally subjective) best things about Photoshop World 2010 and leave it to you to make it to the next one and experience it for yourself. [Read more...]