Friday, July 16, 2010

Scott Kelby's Photo Recipies Live

Hey everyone! Glad to see you back. If this is your first time here, welcome! Many of you know that I'm a big supporter of the iPad as a tool for photographers. I did a post a week or two ago about the benefits of owning an iPad as a photographer, as well as ways that it can make you money. Now I want to show you how it can make you a better photographer. Scott Kelby, (author of many, many popular and highly regarded photography and photoshop books)just released his first iPad application. This application is based upon his series of books entitled The Digital Photography Book. It gives you a behind the scenes look at what goes into a photo shoot, and what he was thinking as he made the shots. Hit the jump to learn more about this app, and where you can find it for you iPad or iPhone...

Terry White did a wonderful review of this app over at his site, and true to Terry White form, he did an awesome job of reviewing it, so you should definitely check that out when you get a chance.

For me, this app was a no brainer. I'm a NAPP member, long time follower of Scott Kelby's work, and pretty much follow what's going on down at NAPP headquarters on a regular basis. Terry wrote in his review that the size startled him initially. 1.3GB's is a large App but I was pretty sure if it was that big, there would be lots of useful content. Boy was I right! There are 14 categories to chose from. They are:

* Window Light Portrait
* Couples Portrait
* 3-Light Setup
* Clamshell Lighting Parts 1 & 2
* Shooting Food
* Shooting Flowers
* Location Shooting
* One Light Overhead
* Hard Lighting
* Ring Flash Adapter
* Pano Shots
* Portrait Lighting
* Dramatic Portrait Look
* Product Shots

They're organized in an easy to navigate menu:


Once inside the category you select, you have a few options. First you can just watch the entire caegory(which I highly recommend). Here you will see the shoot from start to finish. Scott does a good job of explaining the scene setup, the lighting, the camera settings, posing, and much, much more! He doesn't hold anything back.




You can view certain clips(this would be helpful if you wanted to see a certain part of the segment). Then there's the behind the scenes option. This is a really cool section because he adds additional information that he was thinking and didn't say at the time of shooting, or stuff that came to mind later.


At $9.99 this is a really good deal. $9.99 is cheaper than most photography books with far less content. I recommend this application to anyone that is interested into photography. Newb to Pro, everyone can learn from this information!

You can find it in the APP STORE.

See you all next time! Jason

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