Synopses & Reviews
The Sony Alpha NEX-5 and NEX-3 are the world's smallest and lightest advanced interchangeable lens digital cameras. These affordable new models are Sony's first Electronic Viewfinder/Interchangeable Lens (EVIL) cameras, featuring 14.2-megapixels, an array of interchangeable lenses, 1080i HD movie recording with stereo sound, fast and silent autofocus, a new Sweep Panorama feature with 3D capability, and a high-speed burst mode of 7fps. David Busch's Sony Alpha NEX-5/NEX-3 Guide to Digital Photography shows readers how, when, and why to use all the cool features, controls, and functions of both models to take great photographs of anything. Introductory chapters will help readers get comfortable with the basics of their camera before they dive right into exploring creative ways to apply the NEX-5 and NEX-3 file formats, resolution, aperture/priority exposure, automatic exposure features, and additional lenses. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so they'll quickly learn how to use their NEX-5 or NEX-3, and use it like a pro!
About the Author
David D. Busch has nearly 1.5 million books in print to date, and 2011 opened with twelve of his books ranked in the Top 100 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Best Seller list. When Michael Carr of About.com named the top five digital photography books for beginners, the #1 and #2 choices were Busch's Course Technology book Mastering Digital Photography and his Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies. Busch has combined writing and photography his entire career. A former newspaper photographer, he was invited to move to Rochester, New York, to work on the Eastman Kodak Company account, writing several thousand articles for leading photography magazines such as The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and Petersen's PhotoGraphic. He also operated his own commercial studio and photo lab and was a sports photographer/sports information director for a Rochester college. Four years later, he became a traveling photojournalist, visiting 48 of the 50 states and several foreign countries in a 20-year span, writing articles illustrated with his photographs. For the past 15 years Busch has concentrated on books and magazine articles (for publications like Popular Photography and Imaging), with a special emphasis on imaging topics. He has reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and Computer Shopper, in 1990 wrote one of the first books on scanners and in 1995 authored one of the earliest books on digital photography (Digital Photography, MIS Press, 1995.) Two of the 102 books Busch has written since 1983 earned "Best Book" honors at the Computer Press Awards.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Shooting Your First Sony Alpha NEX-5/NEX-3Picture. 2. The Sony Alpha NEX-5/NEX-3Roadmap. 3. Setting Up Your Sony Alpha NEX-5/NEX-3. 4. Optimizing Exposure. 5. Advanced Techniques. 6. Working with Lenses. 7. Working with Light. 8. Downloading and Editing. 9. Troubleshooting Your Sony Alpha NEX-5/NEX-3. Glossary. Index.