Media praise for Digital Photography: Expert Techniques
"Ready to take digital photography to the professional level? What you need is a workflow sequence that begins with preparation and ends when you send images out for publication or exhibit. That's exactly what Digital Photography: Expert Techniques, 2nd Edition gives you. Not your ordinary "workflow book," Ken Milburn takes you through digital darkroom set-up and high-efficiency production techniques with Photoshop CS 2 -- everything from non-destructive editing that won't change any pixels in the original, to techniques that alter the image the most. Along the way, he shows you how to manage every version. This book is a must, whether you're a working professional or a passionate amateur."
-- , Digital Photography Newsletter
"This book is for serious photographers who want to produce great images in an efficient, cost-effective manner. It assumes that readers have some understanding of Photoshop. It includes step-by-step guides on everything before and during a photo session."
-- , Star-Telegram
"Packed with nearly 400 pages of material, this book presents topics in a clean, concise manner, spread over 12 chapters...I find Ken Milburn's book to be an excellent resource for all digital photography afficiandos that want to get the most out of their images and learn how Photoshop can fix or repair nearly any problem that can be found and viewed on a computer. If you are a graphic designer or work with digital images on a daily basis, you owe it to yourself to pick up this great book that will most certainly add to your skillset... no question!! "
-- , Amazon.com
"Are you a photographer who is serious about producing the highest quality photographs in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible? If you are, then this book is for you. Author Ken Milburn, has done an outstanding job of writing a 2nd edition of a book that focuses on digital SLR cameras that have higher megapixels of noninterpolated resolution, interchangeable lenses, and larger, more noise-free sensors...This most excellent book is more about workflow than it is about procedures in a specific program. Perhaps more importantly, this book contains most of the information you'll ever need as a professional digital photographer."
-- , Amazon.com
"Whether youre a new photographer or an experienced pro, this book will guide you through the labyrinth of options and choices you face from the moment you see a photo opportunity to the time you share your final results. And it will help you minimize the time needed to fix your mistakes along the way. Through step-by-step procedures based on years of experience, professional photographer Ken Milburn describes a complete workflow sequence that begins with essential equipment and preparation, takes you through detailed editing techniques, and ends with your finished images looking the way you want, ready to be shown to the world. This completely revised edition of Milburns original bestseller teaches you everything you need to do before, during, and after the editing process...Without doubt this is a book that I will refer back to many, many times - in fact I doubt that I will ever not need to have it to hand as I pursue my desire to improve my photography, and for that reason I think this is an exceptional book."
-- , MyAppleStuff
"I highly recommend this book. Being an amateur photographer myself, I looked forward to reading it, and now it's a worthwhile addition to my reference library. I learned many useful things from it, and I think you will, too."
-- , Blogcritics.org
"Now, let's pretend that your passion for digital photography far exceeds your know-how. Not a problem. Digital Photography: Expert Tecniques may sound suited more for the advanced photographer, but it starts at the beginning, with a section on camera basics, memory cards, and working with your computer. After gaining a comfort level with your basic equipment, it moves you on to helpful photography advice from the experts: how to set up the perfect frame for a shot...how to hold your camera steady to ensure maximum clarity; and how to decide which part of a subject to emphasize...Once again, O'Reilly has produced a book that's not only practical but a feast for the eyes."
"If you've ever wondered what it takes to be a pro in the photo biz, Digital Photography: Expert Techniques will give you a good idea of the dedication, knowledge, and work it takes to do it right. One has only to look at Ken Milburn's pictures to see why this book makes so much sense. His photos are pristine. He seems to be able to connect with the very vibrations of the colors, shadows, and details which are all part of an image, but are often times skirted over by photographers, if only for the lack of knowledge it takes to recognize these things and bring them "up" in the image. His techniques, to be sure, are always pointed toward one thing, and one thing only. Making the best image possible with the least amount of effort and expense. And here it all is, in this wonderful and smartly instructive book."
-- , MyMac.com
--Bonnie Bruno, WonderKorner.com, July 2005
"What's great about this book is that it's not a Photoshop manual-type encyclopedia. Ken focuses on the tools that he finds most useful for bringing out the best photos from your shots...It will serve as a practical reference when problem photos are encountered. I know I'll be referring to it often as I continue my journey in digital photography."
--Dan Yu, ApplePress (Diablo Valley Macintosh Users Group newsletter), January 2005
"This is a book for anyone who takes their digital photography seriously. Written by a professional photographer and digital artist, Ken Milburn, it's a book about solving the problems that come up most frequently during the day-to-day tasks of digital photography...From start to finish there's sage advice on almost every page...What's more, the whole book is printed on glossy paper in glorious colour, doing the subject matter proud. Editor's Choice."
--Davey Winder, "PC Plus," December 2004
"An impressive resource and reference for those who want to master expert techniques in digital photography, the processes that achieve the best visual results, and in presentation. A book for both Windows and Mac users."
--Major Keary. PC Update, August 2004
"The book is well-illustrated and well-written, with a clean layout that makes it a pleasure to read and use...'Digital Photography: Expert Techniques' will provide a full start-to-finish guide to your digital imaging workflow."
--Theano Nikitas, Digital Photographer, September 2004
"If you're ready to take your digital photography to the next level (close to professional grade), this is a book you'll want to see. Bottom line: quality information, well written, beautiful book that should be considered by any serious digital photographer."
--Thomas Duff, twduff.com, May 2004
"Serious photographers, including professionals, who want to take advantage of the unique creative powers available through digital photography and digital image processing, including Photoshop CS, will find this problem-solving book invaluable. Rather than a general discussion of photography principles, 'Digital Photography: Expert Techniques' focuses on workflow: time-tested, step-by-step procedures based on hard-nosed experience by and for genuine practitioners of the art...Author McClelland has organized one of the best books available on the general topic of digital photography."
--Dale Farris, Golden Triangle PC Club, April 2004