The Digital Photography Book Part 1 – Second Edition
Okay, Scott already announced the release of the new version of his best-selling book, The Digital Photography Book Part 1 – Second Edition. But since today is Free Stuff Thursday, I figured we would give away FIVE FREE copies to some lucky commenters! Whether you already have the first edition and just want the latest version, or if you want to give a copy to a friend, or if you just don’t have any version of this book and want it, leave a comment for your chance to win! Or, you can head over to, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or wherever you like to buy great books and buy a copy!

Kelby Training Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby or RC Concepcion? Check out these seminar tours!

The Shoot Like A Pro Tour with Scott Kelby
May 23 - Seattle, WA
May 24 - Los Angeles, CA

Photoshop CS6 for Photographers with RC Concepcion
June 12 - Nashville, TN
June 17 - Ottawa, ON
June 19 - Toronto, ON
June 21 – Calgary, AB
June 26 – New Orleans, LA

Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Hollywood Film Tools for Photographers with Mike Kubeisy
The newest addition to the library of classes is Hollywood Film Tools for Photographers with Mike Kubeisy! Mike has been a photographer in Hollywood for a number of years, photographing on the sets of CSI (and all of its versions), NCIS, just about any other medical/crime show you can think of! Join him as he takes you through his Hollywood toolbox and shows you all the things he uses to create amazing images. This class will be up sometime today, so check it out at!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free rental of this class!

Zack Arias Class Rental
– Brian Rusinko

Kelby Training Live Ticket
– Davlan Shaw

Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud eBook
– Holly T.

WPPI On The Road Ticket
– Cheryl Tadin

How To Become A Professional Wedding Photographer DVD from Fstoppers
– Maarten Mennes

If you’re one of the lucky winners, we’ll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

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  1. I have all the volumes of this series and even if I don’t get a free copy, I know I’ll buy it. (Give me a free copy, though. I’ll cherish it.)

  2. I have every volume of this series and even if I don’t get a free copy, I’m sure I’ll buy it anyway. (Give me a free copy!)

  3. woooa almost the first! I would love to have the book! I don’t live in the US but Amazon ships to my country [Colombia]! and Scott you are a natural professor for this art!

  4. Would love the Shoot like a pro in Seattle, or the book.

  5. I’d love to have a copy of the book. I’ve only read part 4, and loved it.

  6. I have this book and absolutely love the whole set. In fact, I have made laminated cheat sheets of important stuff and the cards are tied to my camera bag all the time. I am a huge fan of Kelbytraining as well. I’d love to gift this book to my friend.

  7. I’d love to get a copy of the book! :-)

  8. Man RC is one of the hardest working guys I know! That’s a ton of travel.

  9. i love that book, i learned a lot from it. Would really love to be able to attend Shoot like a pro in LA or a new copy of the book for my mom.

  10. Would love any prize! Hopefully Scotts new book!

  11. I would definitely give the book to my father who used a Minolta SLR when I was growing up. He struggles with technology (but he calls me less after our family went in together and bought him a Mac). I think the book might really help. I gave him the Jay Maisel disc that I was sent the last time I renewed my NAPP membership and he seemed inspired by it.

  12. I already have the first edition of the book and its really helpful from beginner to more advanced level of photography. I am curious to see the second edition

  13. Those are some good books. Recommend them alot. My local camera club needs door prizes for our annual dinner. Could Scott sign it?

  14. Winning a Scott Kelby book is better than winning the lottery!

  15. Scott’s Books always offer the best in ideas and education in the most friendly manner.

  16. Hey! I’d love to give this book to a great friend of mine who just got into digital photography two months ago, and has already made leaps and bounds in his humble beginnings. This would be a great chance to fuel his newfound passion!

  17. Thank you Scott for all your informative teaching! From one Scott too another, thank you!

  18. Hi Brad and Scott,
    I’d like a chance at a ticket to your show in LA, Scott, or your latest Digital Photography Book. Either would be terrific. Thanks

  19. Hi Brad and Scott,

    I already have the first edition of the book, but definitely, I like to have a look at the second. Greetings from Spain

  20. I’d love to enter for the second edition book of Scott! Greetings from Germany!

  21. I’ve been meaning to read Scott’s book for ages, and I’d be thrilled if I were chosen to win a copy!

  22. I could write all nice things about the book, or say how I really Need this book but the truth is I like to get good Free resources…. so pick me please.

  23. I. Would. Love. This. Book! (please)

  24. I’d really love a copy of Scott’s updated Digital Photography Book!

  25. I’ve read the original ones multiple times. Would be great to read the updated version!

  26. I’ve purchased all of the books in this series. I’m an experienced photographer and there wasn’t much in the books that I didn’t already know, but Scott’s a funny guy and these books are an entertaining read, so I have to keep buying them.

  27. I don’t have any of the books. Would love to have a copy.

  28. Crossing fingers for a copy of this book.

  29. So many vying for a copy of the book. I’ll be happy with a sample chapter? Maybe? Perhaps?

  30. The new edition would be great for my wife who’s just starting to get into photography.

  31. Just starting out in photography be great to get a copy of the book.

  32. The first edition, I have, was a great book! My best compliments!

  33. I would love a copy of the book,

  34. Congratulations on the revamped version of this book!!!! :-)

  35. Bought the first and third book, won the second from you for suggesting an idea that you used in another book …. lost them all in the move … would love to re-acquire them, starting with book one again (and signed, again, please?)

  36. I have just discovered the 1st book… downloaded the Kindle sample, got hooked and could not wait for the paper copy so purchased the Kindle version. Read 1/2 of it last night. I will get the paper version as a present for my daughter to get her started on the right path with her DSLR photography. Great book Scott.

  37. I would love to win Scott’s book! I’m just getting familiar with a new camera, and this book would be an awesome photo source.

  38. I would love to win Scott’s book! I’m just getting familiar with a new camera, and this book would be an awesome photo source.

  39. June 19 in Toronto, I’d like to be there.

  40. I’d love a copy of the book.

  41. Would love Scott’s Digital Photography book!

  42. I love the way Scott explains things in his books, easy to understand even for the complete novice. So I would love a copy of this book to improve my Noviceness!

  43. I’d love to get my hands on a copy of the new edition!

  44. Need cheered up :( A copy of Scott’s new edition would certainly help :)

  45. Need cheered up :( A copy of Scott’s new edition would certainly help :)

  46. Great book as I’m training my granddaughter in photography!

  47. Great book as I’m training my granddaughter in photography!

  48. Sweet, thanks for the opportunity to participate

  49. Would love to win one of your books. Thanks for the great blog. It is a daily ritual to read.

  50. Scott: Would love to have your new book. attended your Seminar in Philly and thought it was great!

  51. Love your books. Had 3 complete sets. 2 were given to two local high schools. Our camera club has been mentoring kids at risk. The club purchased a few SLR cameras and some point & shoot cameras for them to use. Your book would be a perfect addition to this program and would be given in “your name”. I personally can’t thank you and your staff enough for all you’ve done to advance knowledge and enjoyment of all aspects of photography. Thanks ever-so-much!

  52. I can’t wait to get a copy of the second edition. Thank you for offering this.

  53. I’ve got all four, need another for a friend. Thanks for the opportunity!

  54. I would love to win a copy!

  55. Owning your new book would be great!

  56. Much more respect to Scott for this latest edition. One copy is mine so I’m waiting Brad!

  57. It’s such a great book, I would love to own a copy!

  58. Great books, just picked up a copy of Part 4 for myself! Would love to have this version for my son, who’s just started out shooting for himself – they’re wonderful, quick reference books.

  59. I would love to win a copy to give to my niece, great book.

  60. Does it help to win if I tell you I’m coming to hear you speak on June 17 at B&H in NYC? LOL!

  61. Winning a copy of the second edition would be great. It would also be great to see Scott coming to Kansas City sometime soon to teach a class!

  62. I would really love to win a ticket to RC’s event in Toronto!

  63. Don’t own but would love a copy

  64. I’d love to have a copy of the second edition to share with a friend.

  65. Followed a link from an article on Garr Reynolds page about Personal Kaisen and constant improvement, and your name was mentioned in it as THE best guy for improving my photography. Lady luck lead me here. Here’s hoping I get lucky !!

  66. Would love a copy of Scott’s new book!!

  67. Sure would like Scott’s new book!

  68. Hey! I’d love to get a copy of the book! I am also looking forward to seeing Scott in toronto next week!!

  69. It would be great to add this to my collection of Scott Kelby photography books.

  70. Yes please. I would love a copy.

  71. I have the original and would love an update.
    How about sending some of those Kelby seminars to South Florida?

  72. I have a friend who is in dire need of learning from Scott. I’d love to win a copy!

  73. It’s be great to get the latest version. Congrats to whoever wins it (if not me). The first edition really helped launch me into the DSLR era (I was late to the party, waiting on a full frame Canon).

  74. I’m commenting a comment to commence in receiving a free book . . . . PLEASE!

  75. I have the first edition of Scott’s book but would love the updated one and I would give my old copy to a friend.

  76. I would love to win a copy!

  77. I would love to win a copy :)

  78. Make my day, Scott. Choose me to receive a copy of your book! Love your work. Thank you.

  79. I would love a copy of this book. Have I mentioned I have never won anything…. ?? :)

  80. Me me me me me! Pick me! I want it! :) Pleasssseeee!!!!

  81. Scott’s Digital Photography book is the bible of photography — hands down!! So how could I not want one?

  82. Just bought a Kindle version of the new edition on Amazon. Unfortunately the kindle version is faulty! The informational inserts where Scott lists his recommendations or gives special tips are rendered incorrectly and display as blank black blocks. Please ask Amazon to review and update the version on their website. Otherwise, I love the book!

  83. I am in for a copy of the book.

  84. Thank you for a chance at the updated book. The first one deserves its fantastic reviews.

  85. Hello Scott: I have learn alot from your books. It made me a better photographer. I would love to have a copy.
    John L

  86. For me this was the book that started it all. Bought it at (fairly) random looking for a starter book and never looked back. I’ve since bought a library of Kelby books and recommended them to every student I’ve ever had. But without this book I would never have picked up an dSLR. Very very excited to see what’s in the new one. Thank you Scott.

  87. Count me in. . .I’d love a copy of the book!

  88. I will be at the New Orleans seminar with RC even if I don’t win.

  89. Just purchased the boxed set and hoping that the new version was included. But if not, maybe I can get lucky here.

  90. I had a copy of the first edition and thoroughly enjoyed it. Then I loaned it to someone, never to be seen again! Now my set seems incomplete, with the other 3 sitting on my bookshelf. I’d love to have a copy of the refreshed edition!

  91. I always recommend the set of book to all of my students, can’t wait to see the updated version…winning one would be great.

  92. The book sounds awesome!

  93. Bought multiple copies for friends, even my own. I would love to have another one! thanks!

  94. Would love to win one of the books!

  95. I love the blog and check it every day!

  96. Always enjoy learning and would dig winning a copy!

  97. I really enjoyed The first edition of Scott’s book. Unfortunately I loaned it to my daughter who lost it, so I’d love to have the latest edition.

  98. I’d love a copy or the Nashville, TN . Thanks

  99. Would love a book, thanks!

  100. I would love to win a copy.

  101. I can’t wait to check out Hollywood Film Tools. If I win a book it round be for a friend who is getting into photography.

  102. Would love to win one.

  103. The book sounds great…

  104. It is a great book and I enjoy it a lot.

  105. Yes please! I would like a copy.

  106. Mmmmmmm, freshly published smell… and photo knowledge goodness… better than apple pie! Ok, not apple pie, may be rhubarb pie…

  107. Great book (vol1 and 2,3 and4) . Congrads to the winners!

  108. I would like to win an updated copy of Scott’s book

  109. I would love to win a copy!

  110. I would love to go see RC in #toronto.

  111. Have a spectacular day :)

  112. Have your Lightroom book. Enjoy all your sites & it seems like you all are having a great time! Hope this goes through this time!

  113. Nothing better than Scott’s classic tome of light and pixels to kindle one’s creativity. Would love to add a copy to my studio library.

  114. RC in Toronto … Hmmm

  115. I would love to see the awesome RC in Toronto. He’s always inspiring!!

  116. I’ve had The Digital Photography Book since it first came out. I’d love a newly upgraded copy!

  117. Would love to get this for my wife. She is just getting into photography and this would be a great primer to start with.

  118. I would love to read Volume One while I beat this cold….. AaaChoo

  119. I purchased the set and it is a very good gift for a new photographer

  120. I already have the first book, but would love to check out the updates in your new book. If I win, I promise to donate the first edition to a deserving soul. :-)

  121. Do you think I can get it delivered by tomorrow to read it in time for a wedding on Sunday? :)
    BTW, it’s my second week with the highly addictive Kelby Training and I’m very pleased, learning faster than on my own, and will eventually end up broke with all the accessories that I want to get now. Stay still and keep moving :)

  122. Chris B Aberdeenshire
    I’m just a poor pensioner from Scotland and would love a free book.

  123. I need all the help that I can get, especially after I was panned a few months ago in the Blind Critique on The Grid.

  124. Scott Kelby is an amazing photographer and I would love to win a copy of his book!

  125. I would love a copy of the book. Scott’s writing is addictive.

  126. Give it to me… :D

  127. Free copy?! By Scott?! Who wouldn’t want that!

  128. I would love to get a book! I know someone who love to get it too!

  129. Thanks for the opportunity to win Brad. I think you guys are doing so much good in the photography community.

  130. The Digital Photography Book Part 1 would be awesome to check out!

  131. Very Cool news about the Hollywood Film Tools class with Mike Kubeisy…way to go, Thanks!!!

  132. Count me in for the great giveaway!

  133. I gave my old copy to my daughter and now my library shelf has space for a new and improved copy.

  134. I’ve given away all four volumes and bought 4 more for myself. I’ve also given away your “It’s a Jesus Thing” book. I’d much rather give away the latter!! I enjoy them all.

  135. Today is my birthday and the Digital Photography book would be a great present!

  136. Actually really interested in Hollywood photography, would love to get a peek at that class (or that book…that would be awesome too :D

  137. Brad, put me down as an entry for the book. I have the first edition, but I’d love to pass this on to a relative that just got a DSLR.

  138. I have the original set, but would love the updated version!

  139. I’d like to win a copy as well.

  140. Scott’s Digital Photography Book Series are “OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING!!” I just love them and refer to them all the time. Brad, I would love the updated edition!! I could then pass my current copy to a friend or donate it to my local library.

  141. THE book, to keep and share!

  142. I don’t have the book, and I’d love a copy.

  143. I have bought all 4 and given several set as gifts. I think they are full of concise recipes for bettter shots. Thanks for writing them and I would love the update.

  144. Excited about the new update of the book. Looking to share it with some friends who could use the great tips I have long referred to in the first edition.

  145. I have the DP V1-V3 set and love it. Would love the updated volume! Thanks

  146. Maybe I’ll win. Fingers crossed.

  147. i have the first edition but would love to add the second edition!

  148. yes sir…sounds like a plan to me.

  149. Would love to get a pass for Photoshop CS6 for Photographers with RC Concepcion on June 19 – Toronto, ON

  150. It would be great to have an updated version.

  151. I would love to win a copy of the book!

  152. Hi Brad and Scott. I’d love to win a copy! I just found your website because my boss is sitting in a class by Scott right now. (in Seattle) He just texted everyone is paying attention because Scott is so interesting and packs tons of information in. I’d just like to make my photos as good as my boss’ photos. :)

  153. Would love a copy of the new book or ticket to the New Orleans Seminar. I am excited to see the first New Orleans seminar. I have been waiting :)

  154. I’ve borrowed these books before and have been thinking about picking up a copy for my library. Can’t wait to see what’s been updated.

  155. Great prizes Scott!

  156. I’d love to win a copy of the book to give as a gift. I have the earlier versions–great stuff!

  157. yay free stuff thursdays! I’d love the free rental of Mike’s class.

  158. As a Kelby disciple, I’d love a copy of the new version so I can pass the original on to a deserving friend!

  159. I just sent the link to the Kindle version of the book to my dad who bought his first DSLR. Now I want a copy for myself.

  160. Thanks Scott for your great blog; it’s one of my first reads of the day! Would love to read your new updated book.

  161. ok SO i WOULD LIKE A FREE ONE :)

  162. I’ve had a number of Scott’s books and they are all well-thumbed! Would love to win a ticket to a seminar.

  163. So glad Kelby Live is finally coming to New Orleans! Now just bring PSW here.

  164. Yes, please. I would like a copy of part 1 Digital Photography Book

  165. Tis better to give than receive, and as long as you are giving, I’m more than happy to receive!

  166. Hoping to win Scott’s book.

  167. Would love a copy of the book, I know a new photographer I would like to give it to.

  168. Aida Karačić Sejfović

    Yes, please 1 Digital Photography Book

  169. A copy would be nice. I have never read one before

  170. I’d love a copy of your book!

  171. When I was learning to read this book was better than Dr. Suess!!! J/k But this is a great book for the Digital Photographer or any photographer. Great Techniques and a joy to read.

  172. The first edition is still one of my favorite photography books. I’m excited to see what the second edition’s going to be like.

  173. Would love to win a copy of the book!

  174. OK, I’d love one…..

  175. Terrific books to keep or give. Or win. :-)

  176. I would like to join the queue to wine one

  177. Today is my birthday and I’d love a copy of your new book!

  178. I remember reading the first few sections of Scott’s book a few years ago and I got a lot from just those few snippets of info. Would love to add the new, updated version to my library and finally finish reading it.

  179. Would love a copy of The Digital Photography Book.

  180. As a new photographer I would love a copy of this book! I
    have the Kelby training on my IPad and love it!

  181. Would love to win a copy of The Digital Photography Book.

  182. I would love to win this! :)

  183. Send a book this way

  184. Love your sight and your talent. I have been out of photography for a few decades but just getting “updated”. Bought the D7100, 38-300 glass and the 910 flash a few weeks back. Also bought your 4 volume set and am loving it. I’m working on Lightroom4 or 5, and not happy about the change to Cloud subscription but that will have to on my PowerBall win wish list. Your contribution to digital is much appreciated.

  185. Book, please!

  186. Always an opportunity to learn something new/different by reading quality books. If you pick up one new technique or tip, it is well worth it.

  187. I have reviewed all 4 and would love to have this one. A great book for any level of photography.

  188. In for the book. Thanks

  189. Second edition book please

  190. I like the way the book is written, it is a really good reference book on the desk.

  191. As weird as it sounds, Book 1 is the only one missing in my “The digital photography” collection- how about winning it now?

  192. So yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the#ShootLikeAProTour by +Scott Kelby. This was absolutely hands down without a doubt the BEST photography class I have ever taken. Scott has an amazing way of explaining everything, so that even us NEWBIES can understand it, all while still keeping it fun, I mean really fun. I was lucky enough to win the tickets, but I can tell you that it is well worth the $99 they charge, heck even at $200 it would be a steal. When I all these crazy things that have happened to me and my family pass and I get back on a good financial track, I am for sure 100% becoming a #NAPP and member. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Great stuff Scott, I could not have asked for more.

  193. Was hoping to come to your LA class, but a Broken hip work injury is keeping me in norcal,
    Might have to miss Photoshop world in Vegas this year too. That bugs me the most!
    Anyway thanks for all the training online that is keeping my mind fresh!
    Would love a copy of the book, but if I don’t win, that’s ok too

  194. I’d love to win a copy.

  195. would love love love to win this book!

  196. I would absolutely love to get the book. I have the first edition and love adding to my collection.

  197. I want it) This is my one of fav books about photogtaphy

  198. I would love to win Scott’s The Digital Photography Book Part 1.

  199. My daughter is a budding photographer and has been working with a professional to learn. This book would be great for her.

  200. Please count me in!

  201. I am beginning photography and I fell like I have a passion for it. that’s why I’d love to have the first photography book so that I can be better at my gift.

  202. RC in Nashville? Hook me up gang!!!

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