Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image by Scott Kelby

Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image

By Scott Kelby

  • Release Date: 2011-09-02
  • Genre: Digital Media
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This is the eBook version of the printed book.
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 shotthe 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 shotsright 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!


  • Kaaaaching

    By another momo
    This book is way overpriced for an e-book. Come on Apple, time to re-evaluate product pricing. Amazon wins very time!!!!
  • Get Kindle version

    By Johnnie78
    The Kindle version is almost half the price of the one for Mac. The price of an ebook should never be more than 50% higher than the printed book as this one is.
  • Shocked!

    By GT Thunder
    I love Kelby books but I am shocked at the price considering what I can pay elsewhere...very surprised. I will take my money somewhere else.
  • Too expensive

    By KJR RT
    Buy it for the Kindle app for way less….
  • $36.00 ?

    By LouieBaLLz
    I'm sure this book has lots of good info , but the cost is way to much for an ebook.
  • Thank you

    By Al Maskary
    Thank you for sharing you knowledge in photography with the world all around you. Your books helped me improve my photography skills to the next level. Yours Mohammed Al Maskary @almaskary