I looked through the contents of The Digital Photography Volume 1, 2 and 3 by Scott Kelby and I noticed that there are repeated chapters (chapters with the same name) like shooting wedding and shooting with flash like a pro, ...

I wonder what are the differences between these chapters, they should have different contents cause these are volumes not editions, so can anyone give more details about that?


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Overall, the first two editions are very useful information and cover separate topics. The third volume is repetitious and contains a lot of information people who are advanced enough to get to the third book have already figured out, so I would skip that one.

Volume 1:

  • Pro tips for getting really sharp photos
  • Shooting flowers like a pro
  • Shooting weddings like a pro
  • Shooting landscapes like a pro
  • Shooting sports like a pro
  • Shooting people like a pro
  • Avoiding problems like a pro
  • Taking advantage of digital like a pro
  • Taking travel and city life shots like a pro
  • How to print like a pro and other cool stuff
  • Photo Recipes

Volume 2:

  • Using Flash like a pro
  • Building a studio from scratch
  • Shooting portraits like a pro
  • Shooting landscapes like a pro
  • Shooting weddings like a pro
  • Shooting travel like a pro
  • Shooting macro like a pro
  • Pro Tips for Getting better photos
  • More Recipes

Volume 3:

  • Using flash like a pro part 2
  • Using your studio like a pro
  • The truth about lenses
  • Shooting products like a pro
  • Shooting outdoors like a pro
  • Shooting people like a pro
  • Shooting sports like a pro
  • Pro tips for getting better photos
  • Avoiding problems like a pro
  • Yet even more photo recipes

There is more information in each of the books. I got a set for the 1/2 off from Costco. They're worth a read -- if nothing more they're a nice reminder on the check list that should be embedded in your head. Worse case you'll learn something new.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I think the poster was asking for what the differences between the editions are, and not an overview of if you like the books, where you purchased them, etc. \$\endgroup\$
    – dpollitt
    Dec 19, 2011 at 14:59

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