I purchased Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book after reading a glowing review at Digital Photography School. And it is a good book. Breezy and easy to read, with a whole lot of good advice for taking better pictures with a digital camera.
The book is set up with a tip per page, based around scenarios such as landscape photography, wedding photography, sports photography, etc. This tip per page format works well and makes the book easy to thumb through as well as come back to for refreshers when the mood strikes.
The only real negative is Kelby’s sense of humor, especially in the first chapter. Jiminy Crickets. It’s about as much fun, and about as subtle, as being beaten with a brick. Perhaps if they make a second edition somebody can sneak in and edit some of that stuff out.
That being said, though, this slim volume packs in a lot of good, solid advice that can save you hours of headaches and markedly improve the quality of your photographs.
Posted Thursday, 07 June, 2007 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.