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Unpack big photo power from this little camera and show off your creativity!
The Olympus PEN E-PL1 offers the tools to capture great photos in automatic mode, or you can take full control of the camera's settings, switch lenses, and shoot like the pros. This friendly, full-color guide helps you get great photos whether you're shooting a kids' birthday party, capturing HD movies, or creating a photo worthy of framing.
Go live — explore the Live Guide feature and make creative adjustments in color, focus, and brightness before you shoot
Make friends with your lens — get acquainted with the kit lens and learn your way around the Micro Four Thirds lens system
Stop and go action — learn to switch instantly from shooting stills to movies and back again
Save, print, and share — protect images you want, delete those you don't, transfer photos to your PC, and prepare them for e-mail or printing
Take control — explore manual settings and master exposure, color, and depth of field
Open the book and find:
Insight into controlling the exposure trio: f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO
How to use "almost automatic" modes like iAuto
Ways to add special effects in ART mode
Tips for shooting memorable landscapes
Steps for capturing portraits, close-ups, and action shots
Secrets for overriding auto-exposure
Cool ways to control color
How to make audio notes on still images
Understand and use all the camera'scontrols
Manipulate focus, color, and exposure for great shots in any setting
Expand your creativity with special-purpose features
IN FULL COLOR!
Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies aims squarely at first-time users of this new type of camera who are looking for a guide to help them better understand their camera's controls. The book introduces users to the camera's main functions and offers examples on how to use them to create effective digital photos. Coverage includes: Exploring the on-board controls Shooting in auto mode Working with lenses Dialing in exposure and lighting controls Manipulating focus and color controls Situational shooting Getting pics onto a PC for editing Printing, posting online, and other ways to share images Part of Tens including editing tricks
A friendly guide to the Olympus E-PL1, the latest trend in digital cameras
Hybrids offer the flexibility of interchangeable lenses and a large sensor in a smaller body. The Olympus E-PL1 lightens your load without sacrificing shooting power and this fun and friendly guide helps you better understand your camera's controls, features, and potential. Veteran author Julie Adair King presents you with examples on how to use your camera's main functions in order to create effective and memorable digital photos.
- Explains how to work with lenses and shoot in auto mode
- Covers the on-board controls and situational shooting
- Addresses manipulating focus and color controls
- Discusses printing, posting online, and other ways to share images
Get started shooting with Olympus E-PL1 For Dummies!
About the Author
Julie Adair King has introduced millions to the joy of digital photography. Along with six editions of Digital Photography For Dummies, she has written For Dummies guides to several Nikon and Canon SLR cameras and instructs beginning digital photographers at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
Table of Contents
Part I: Fast Track to Super Snaps.
Chapter 1: Getting the Lay of the Land.
Chapter 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings.
Chapter 3: Easy Breezy: Shooting in iAuto, Scene, and Movie Modes.
Part II: Working with Picture Files.
Chapter 4: Playback Mode: Viewing, Protecting, and Erasing Pictures (And Movies).
Chapter 5: Downloading, Printing, and Sharing Your Photos.
Part III: Taking Creative Control.
Chapter 6: Getting Creative with Exposure and Lighting.
Chapter 7: Manipulating Focus and Color.
Chapter 8: Putting It All Together.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 9: Ten Cool Creative (And Practical) Features.
Chapter 10: Ten More Ways to Customize Your Camera.