Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image
So many photography books tackle just one aspect of a successful shoot. In Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It, bestselling author Scott Kelby focuses on all three necessary components of a great shot - the lighting and its setup, the shot itself, and the post-processing. The book is chock-full of diagrams that show readers exactly what to do in order to get specific types of shots - right on down to how many feet to set the strobe from the subject, and the subject from the camera. In the 16 shots covered in the book, Scott addresses all of today's most popular types of lighting setups, from edgy, dramatic, high-contrast light to soft, beautiful, wrapping light. Then he takes those shots into Photoshop and shows how to process, retouch and finish each image, from global adjustments such as exposure and contrast to local adjustments, like retouching eyes and skin. Organized by two-page spreads, the first spread shows the final image and a contact sheet presentation of other images from the shoot; the second shows an information-packed image of the entire set-up from high above the set; the next spread shows set-up shots from all other angles (from the left of set, right of set, behind the set, and behind the camera); and the rest of the spreads take the image into post-processing in Photoshop to show how to get the final image. There is truly nothing out there like this unique, soup-to-nuts approach, presented by one of the world's most popular photographers and instructors working today!
Scott Kelby is Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Training Director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, and one of the leading seminar instructors in the country today. Scott has written more than 50 books on Photoshop, digital imaging, and technology, and for 2010 was the #1 best-selling author of photography books. Some of his titles include The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks, Scott Kelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop, and The Digital Photography Book, Volumes 1, 2 and 3.