The Sony Alpha NEX-6September 26, 2013 | 4:16 am | 0 Comment | 648 Views
The Sony Alpha NEX-6
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Rocky Nook (July 31, 2013)
File Size: 53.0 Mb | File Format: Epub + PDF
The Sony Alpha NEX-6: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights on this exciting new camera. Authors Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roullard team up to help the new owner navigate past the confusion that often comes with using a complex and powerful camera.
This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides the reader through the camera features with step-by-step instructions for setting menu commands, and explains how, when, and why these adjustments are needed. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a friendly manner, with suggestions and tips for setup according to various shooting styles. The informative text is illustrated with screenshots and example images throughout, making it easy to follow along.
The authors cover everything from the camera’s basic features to advanced photographic applications. The first section of the book teaches new users to start taking pictures immediately by using the camera’s Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto modes. In the second section, you’ll learn how to begin taking control by switching to the semi-automatic modes. Finally, you’ll learn to take full manual control of the camera, which will allow you to capture images that are a unique reflection of your creative personality.
Brian and Carol go beyond just the camera itself and share how third-party software and optional accessories can improve on the camera’s standard commands. You’ll even learn how the electronic viewfinder and Sony’s novel shutter design improve the camera’s utility for critical scientific photography (i.e., photomicrography).
The Sony Alpha NEX-6: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide will allow you to take control of your camera, push the envelope, and have fun.
About the Authors
Dr. Brian Matsumoto is a retired research scientist who has worked for 30 years recording experiments with a wide range of film and digital cameras. He now spends his time photographing with a variety of cameras and lenses. He enjoys exploring how a camera’s potential can be expanded by pairing it with specialized optics such as microscopes and telescopes. He carries a camera on all of his hikes and enjoys photographing nature. In addition to the four books he has written for Rocky Nook, Dr. Matsumoto has published several articles and has had his photographs published in a number of periodicals. He is experienced in the technical aspects of photography and has taught courses on recording scientific experiments with digital cameras.
Carol F. Roullard has been an avid photographer since her high school years, where she first experimented with black-and-white artistic composition. Since then, she has continued photographing, mainly nature and architecture. Carol has used a variety of cameras covering a wide range of makes and models, from simple point-and-shoot cameras to complex professional level cameras. Carol produces fine art photography and is utilizing her previous art business experience for her new online gallery.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. Photography Basics and the NEX-6
Chapter 3. Managing Your Images
Chapter 4. Automatic Settings
Chapter 5. Taking Control of the Camera
Chapter 6. Manual Operation of the Camera
Chapter 7. Customizing the Camera
Chapter 8. Additional Features
Chapter 9. Adding Applications to the Camera
Chapter 10. Using Accessories
Chapter 11. Flash Photography
Chapter 12. Making Movies
Appendix A. Menu and Function Commands
Appendix B. Error Messages/Warning Messages and Resolutions
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