Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It from Peachpit Press and written by Scott Kelby teaches you everything from the complete lighting setup (and all the gear used), to the shoot (including all the camera settings and a contact sheet of the progression of the shoot), to the all-important part that most books don't dare include-the post-processing and retouching in Photoshop. This book also breaks new ground in the visual way it teaches you the lighting setup. There aren't any sketches or 3D models-you see the lighting layout in a full-page photo, taken from above during the live shoot, so you can see exactly where everything's positioned (the subject, the photographer, the lighting, the background-you name it-you see it all). Plus, you'll see side, over-the-shoulder, and more behind-the-scenes views, so you can absolutely nail the lighting every time.
The step-by-step layouts for creating the most-requested and sought-after lighting looks
How to get more out of one light than you ever thought you could
How to control and shape your light without breaking the bank
The camera settings, gear, and power settings for every shot
The retouching techniques the pros really use to make their subjects look their very best
How to retouch hair, eyes, lips, skin, and lots of other little retouching tricks that make a really big difference
How to create high-contrast portrait effects without buying expensive plug-ins
A host of insider tricks, invaluable shortcuts, and kick-butt special effects to give you a real advantage over the competition
Plus, Scott includes a special bonus chapter that shows how to create these same studio looks using off-camera hot shoe fl ashes and the modifiers made for them.
About the Author: Scott Kelby is Editor, Publisher, and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine. He is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the trade association for Adobe Photoshop users, and he's President of the training, education, and publishing firm Kelby Media Group, Inc.
Scott is a photographer, designer, and award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers; The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers; Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop; Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image; ScottKelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop; Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks; The Photoshop Channels Book; The iPhone Book; The iPod Book; and The Digital Photography Book, parts 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Scott's book The Digital Photography Book, part 1, is the best-selling book ever on digital photography. In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Scott was recognized as the #1 best-selling author across all photography books. From 2004-2009, he held the honor of being the world's #1 best-selling author of all computer and technology books, across all categories.
His books have been translated into dozens of different languages, including Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Taiwanese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Turkish, and Portuguese, among others, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award.
Scott is Training Director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Scott also co-hosts the top-rated weekly photography videocast, The Grid.
Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers during his Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! seminar tour and now, for the first time ever, he's taken that incredibly popular style of learning and put in into book form. Now everyone can have a real-world reference for getting the same looks today's clients are clamoring for.