Sony Alpha SLT-A35 / A55 For Dummies

Sony Alpha SLT-A35 / A55 For Dummies

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A practical, step-by-step guide to Sony's most popular new dSLRs Sony's new a35 and a55 camera models offer a full range of dSLR features, including pre-sets and auto modes for beginners as well as full manual control over exposure and a unique translucent mirror option. This friendly For Dummies guide gets new dSLR users up to speed and helps more experienced photographers take full advantage of the many options these cameras offer. It covers all the basic camera controls and explains how to set up shooting modes, shoot video, master exposure and focus, edit images, and more. * Sony's a35 and a55 models offer a full range of dSLR features and a translucent mirror option, this guide helps new and experienced photographers take full advantage of them all * Covers setting up the camera, using all the basic and advanced controls, using auto mode, and shooting video * Explores controls that handle exposure, flash, focus, and color, and how to make these elements work to create a great photo * Explains image playback, review, and basic editing Sony a35/a55 For Dummies gets you up and running with your new Sony dSLR quickly and helps you make the most of everything it has to offer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 13mm | 584g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118176847
  • 9781118176849
  • 1,263,446

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Master your Sony dSLT and learn how to get great photos in a flash

There's something inside your Sony A35 or A55 that's different from traditional dSLRs -- a translucent mirror. This cool camera is faster and lighter, and to get all it has to offer, you need this book! Here you'll learn to use all the controls, configure your camera to shoot movies, review images, and get creative.

Push its buttons -- learn to use every button, dial, and accessory on every side of your camera

Playback time -- discover how to review your pictures, fine-tune settings, adjust the display, or view photos on an HDTV

Your own photo lab -- find out about photo software and how to transfer, edit, and print your images

Going pro -- get familiar with advanced shooting modes and learn to control exposure, focus, and color

Recipes for perfection -- explore ways to get perfect landscapes, portraits, action photos, product shots, and more

Open the book and find:

Tips on batteries and memory cards

How to adjust the viewfinder to your vision

Lens care pointers

How to use playback to improve your photography

The best image size and quality settings for printing

Advice on working with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

Ways to get better nighttime shots

How to use picture effects
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Pictures Worth Keeping, Pronto 7 Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Camera 9 Chapter 2: Setting Up for Snapshots 51 Chapter 3: Pointing and Shooting Your Way to Great Pictures 79 Chapter 4: Cannes-Do Movie Making 115 Part II: Playing with Pixels 139 Chapter 5: Getting More from Picture Playback 141 Chapter 6: Becoming Your Own Photo Lab 171 Part III: Expressing Your Creativity 191 Chapter 7: Making Exposure and Flash Decisions 193 Chapter 8: Designing with Focus and Color 227 Chapter 9: Picture Perfect Photo Recipes 253 Part IV: The Part of Tens 283 Chapter 10: Ten Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Photos 285 Chapter 11: Ten Camera Features Worth Investigating 309 Index 327
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About Robert Correll

Robert Correll is a creative Renaissance man whose talents include music production and design as well as writing and photography. He is author of Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies and High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies, and coauthor of HDR Photography Photo Workshop.
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