Canon 7D

Canon 7D
Author: Nicole S. Young
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-06-14
ISBN: 0132118181
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canon 7D Book Excerpt:

This book has one goal: to teach Canon 7D owners how to make great shots using your camera. Starting with the top ten things you need to know about the 7D — charging your battery, setting your ISO, reviewing your photos, and more — professional photographer Nicole S. Young then carefully guides you through the modes of the camera, offering practical advice on choosing your settings, expert shooting tips, and end-of-chapter “challenges” to get you up and running with your 7D. This book is for anyone who has upgraded from a point-and-shoot, or who wants to jump right into photography with the control and capabilities of a powerful DSLR. Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shots shows not only what makes a great shot work — but how to get that shot using your 7D. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Nicole S. Young, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the 7D Use the 7D’s advanced camera settings to gain full control over the look and feel of your images Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great shots in low light Learn the basics behind shooting video with your 7D and start making movies of your own Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with challenges at the end of every chapter And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your 7D to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/canon7dfromsnapshotstogreatshots.

Creating DSLR Video

Creating DSLR Video
Author: HARRINGTON
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-07
ISBN: 0132930250
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating DSLR Video Book Excerpt:

Nearly every DLSR camera available today also shoots beautiful high-definition video. YouTube and Facebook are bursting with user-generated content as people share their memories and travels. Whether it's highlights from a great vacation, the kids' soccer game, or family gatherings, everyone wants to create compelling video to document it. While DSLR cameras are quite capable of shooting video, for many, their foray into video shooting can be frustrating. Footage tends to be dark and out of focus and suffers from camera shake and bad audio. In Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and video expert Rich Harrington demystifies the process and teaches a solid foundation for capturing great video. Whether readers have been dabbling in video already or have never even used that mode on their camera, they will learn how to go from capturing mediocre video to creating compelling footage--and all the steps in between! Readers will also learn the essentials of video editing and publishing to the web; how to make the most of their existing equipment; affordable options to improve video capture; and much more! To supplement the book, readers will gain sample videos that further demonstrate the techniques presented in the book.

Sony A7 Series

Sony A7 Series
Author: Brian Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN: 9780134185484
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sony A7 Series Book Excerpt:

The Sony A7 and A7R were the world's first mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras with a full-frame sensor. Since their release, Sony has expanded the series, adding the A7S and A7II models. All of the cameras in the series are intended for amateurs to semi-professionals who want to jump into photography with a camera that combines compact size with the performance of a high end DSLR. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn't show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That's whereSony A7 Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Brian Smith carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and end of chapter assignments. In this book, updated from theSony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots (2014), Brian will: • Include an entire new chapter on Menu Settings and Camera Setup for the various cameras in the A7 series. • Update and expand the video chapter to include new features in the Sony A7S and A7II, like XAVC S recording and Picture Profiles. • Update the content covering new features like 5-Axis SteadyShot–only found in A7II–so that the text can apply to possible future cameras with this feature • Extensively update the Lens Adapter and Accessories chapters to cover new features and gear. • Replace some of the photos to include shots from the A7S and A7II in the mix. The A7 Series camera features include: • Exmor CMOS full frame sensor (with different megapixels depending on camera version) • TruBlack XtraFine LCD screen (3"/ 7,5 cm) with 921.6K dots resolution with tilt functionality • 1.3 cm (0.5inch) Electronic Viewfinder • 1200-zone evaluative light metering • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC • LED-auto focus illuminator • Multi Interface Shoe • 9 customizable buttons and 45 assignable functions Key differentiating features among the cameras: • A7: 24MP and fast hybrid-autofocus. • A7R: 36MP version, with new, higher-density sensor design, but without optical low-pass filter of A7. Also does not include the faster hybrid auto-focus system in base model. • A7S: High-sensitivity version with an effective ISO range from 100 to 409600 and with 4K video capability, but only 12MP. • A7II: Uses the same sensor (with minor tweaks) as the original A7, but updates the external ergonomics and adds image stabilization as the world's first 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system for a full-frame ILC. The A7II has the same 50Mbit XAVC-S codec as the A7S but lacks 4K video.

Canon PowerShot G10 G11

Canon PowerShot G10   G11
Author: Jeff Carlson
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2009-12-18
ISBN: 0321702921
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canon PowerShot G10 G11 Book Excerpt:

Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon PowerShot G10 or G11, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use your camera to take great pictures. With Canon PowerShot G10/G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos from the author and the Flickr community, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, Jeff Carlson, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the G10 or G11 Use the camera’s Automatic modes to get better shots right away Move on to the Creative modes, where you have full control over the look and feel of your images Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great shots in low light Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter With Canon PowerShot G10/G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you’ll learn not only what makes a great shot work—you’ll learn how to get that shot using your G10 or G11. And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/canon_g10g11_from_snapshots_ to_greatshots.

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
Author: Jeff Carlson
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2011-01-25
ISBN: 0132659727
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canon PowerShot G12 Book Excerpt:

Now that you've bought the amazing Canon PowerShot G12, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera's features to show you exactly how to use your camera to take great pictures. With Canon PowerShot G12: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos from the author and the Flickr community, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, Jeff Carlson, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the PowerShot G12 Use the camera's Automatic modes to get better shots right away, and then take full control over the look and feel of your images with the Creative modes Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great shots in low light Learn the basics behind shooting HD video and start making movies of your own Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter And once you've got the shot, show it off! Join the book's Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/canon_g12_from_snapshots_to_greatshots.

Travel and Street Photography

Travel and Street Photography
Author: John Batdorff
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN: 0133818306
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travel and Street Photography Book Excerpt:

Whether you’re heading to Paris or San Francisco, Patagonia or Yosemite, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. This guide by pro photographer John Batdorff will help you conquer the fundamentals of travel and street photography and capture stunning pictures. Batdorff starts with the basics–composition, light, and exposure–and how to plan and pack the right equipment for different types of shooting conditions. He also covers all the key camera features that affect your image. Once you’ve captured those shots, John takes you step-by-step through an effective workflow in Lightroom to organize your images and develop your own personal style. This guide is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic expression to any situation whether you’re taking landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, or food and drink shots. Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pack up your camera and take it on the road.

Time Lapse Photography Long Exposure Other Tricks of Time

Time Lapse Photography  Long Exposure   Other Tricks of Time
Author: John Carucci
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-03-21
ISBN: 0134429176
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Lapse Photography Long Exposure Other Tricks of Time Book Excerpt:

In the newest entry in Peachpit's popular From Snapshots to Great Shots series, photographer John Carucci shares amazing techniques for creative time-related photography techniques, including long-exposure, time-lapse, and high-speed photography. Carucci starts by reviewing your equipment needs, including filters, image stabilizers (tripods, monopods, beanbags, etc.), software, and more. Next, he explains the basics of long-exposure photography, demonstrating how to effectively capture time in nighttime cityscapes, photos of the night sky, and in brighter light using neutral density filters. Along the way, you'll learn the fundamentals of blurring, shooting in RAW, and balancing flash and ambient light. He then walks through the essentials of time-lapse photography: how to regulate your camera's motion, determine the best duration to use, and use software to perfect your images. Carucci's time-lapse section is complemented with a complete online video tutorial on capturing effective time-lapse sequences. You'll also find expert coverage of high-speed photography, including choosing shutter speed, stopping action with flash, shooting sports, and more. Carucci concludes by helping you develop and perfect your own aesthetic, with tips on properly framing your scenes, creative composition, and effective use of color and tone. Time Lapse, Long Exposure, and Other Tricks of Time features beautiful full-color images, clear design, and John Carucci's friendly, knowledgeable voice. It's a pleasure to learn from - and if you've ever wanted to master any of these techniques, it's the guide you've been waiting for.

Sony A7 A7R

Sony A7   A7R
Author: Brian Smith
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0321968603
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sony A7 A7R Book Excerpt:

It is intended for amateurs to semi-professionals who want to jump into photography with a camera that combines compact size with the performance of a high end DSLR. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn't show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That's where Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Brian Smith carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and end of chapter assignments. From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
Author: Nicole S. Young
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-12-18
ISBN: 0133597326
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canon EOS 70D Book Excerpt:

The successor to Canon's popular, now-three-year-old EOS 60D "prosumer" DSLR, the Canon 70D is a powerful camera intended for advanced amateurs to professionals who want to jump into photography with the control and capabilities of a DSLR–but without the high price. There's the manual, of course, as well as competing books, and while they all explain, often in 400+ pages, what the camera can do, none of them shows exactly how to use the camera to create great images! This book has one goal: to teach Canon EOS 70D owners how to make great shots using their camera. Starting with the top ten things you need to know about the 70D–charging your battery, setting your ISO, reviewing your photos, and more–professional photographer and author Nicole S. Young then carefully guides you through the modes of the camera, offering practical advice on choosing your settings, expert shooting tips, and end-of-chapter "challenges" to get you up and running with your 70D. The 70D is slated for availability in late September 2013. Features include: - 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor - ISO 100—12,800 (expandable to 25,600) for shooting from bright to dim light. - A 19-point all cross-type autofocus system - A 7 frames-per-second continuous shooting capability - In-camera features like HDR, HDR Backlight Control, Multiple Exposure, Handheld Night Scene, and Creative Filters - A 3-inch Clear View LCD monitor - And much more!

Exposure

Exposure
Author: Jeff Revell
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-03-03
ISBN: 0133760154
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exposure Book Excerpt:

In this exciting update to the first edition of Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots (9780321741295)—which has sold over 20,000 net units since its 2010 release—Jeff Revell fully refreshes the book to include new images and new techniques. Now that you've bought an amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots, and that begins with understanding the fundamental principles of great photography. With Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots, popular photographer Jeff Revell starts with the basics of light, including how it works, and how to see it. In order to leverage this new understanding of light in your photography, Jeff walks the reader through one of the most important photographic principles—the exposure triangle: ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Learning to apply these three elements together is the gateway to both technical and creative control of your photography. The book covers all key camera features that affect exposure (regardless of what type of DSLR you have) including Aperture Priority mode, Shutter Priority mode, and Exposure Compensation. Throughout the course of the book, the reader will gain an understanding of exposure for many different situations, such as taking portraits, action shots, landscapes, and more. Additionally, Jeff covers techniques that many DSLRs now have helpfully built into their hardware, such as panoramas, in-camera HDR, and even time-lapse photography. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

Getting Started in Digital Photography

Getting Started in Digital Photography
Author: Khara Plicanic
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN: 0133572560
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Started in Digital Photography Book Excerpt:

(Please note that this material was also published as Your Camera Loves You: Learn to Love it Back, Peachpit Press [978-0-321-78410-0].) If you’re not thrilled with the photos you’re getting from your digital camera–whether it’s a point-and-shoot or a DSLR–the answer isn’t a new camera. It’s learning to use the one you’ve got! After all, it’s not the camera that takes great shots–it’s the person behind the camera. In Getting Started in Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and instructor Khara Plicanic teaches the basics of photography and digital camera functions that you can apply to any camera, anywhere, any time– answering questions like: What do all those different modes mean and when do I use them? What’s a megapixel and why should I care? Follow along with Khara, and you will: Learn about shutter speed, aperture, and shooting modes Improve those yellow dingy photos of your kids’ indoor sporting events Fix the exposure on shots that are too dark or too bright Move beyond the Auto mode to take advantage of your camera’s settings Discover that the key to great shots is to learn your way around your camera By the time you’re finished, you’ll know how to best use the features of whatever camera you already have to take great shots. And once you’ve got the shots, show them off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you get your own great shots at flickr.com/groups/gettingstartedfromsnapshotstogreatshots

Food Photography

Food Photography
Author: Nicole S. Young
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN: 0134097254
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Photography Book Excerpt:

Do you need help making your food look as delicious as it tastes? Are you a “foodie” hungry for more tantalizing photos of your culinary creations? Do you have a food blog that you’d like to take to the next level, with better images and a stronger business strategy? Then this book is for you! In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, photographer Nicole Young returns to dish up the basics on everything you need to know to make great food images, from getting the right camera equipment to mastering the key photographic principles of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. She offers tips on styling food using props, fabrics, and tabletops; and she explains how to improve your photos through editing after the shoot. This new edition features many brand-new images and examples, accompanied by up-to-date discussions on achieving good lighting and composition. In addition Nicole covers developments in the industry that have emerged since the publication of the first edition, such as the entry of mirrorless cameras on the scene, and more. She also provides a brand new post-processing section focusing on Photoshop Lightroom, showing how to improve your photos through sharpening, color enhancement, and other editing techniques. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book offers the practical advice and expert shooting tips you need to get the food images you want every time you pick up your camera.

Lighting for Digital Photography

Lighting for Digital Photography
Author: Syl Arena
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-10-07
ISBN: 0133016382
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lighting for Digital Photography Book Excerpt:

Now that you’ve had your DSLR for a while, are you ready to take a much closer look at what creating a great image is all about? It’s all about light! The ability to see, influence, modify, control, and create light will take your images from snapshots to great shots! In Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and bestselling author Syl Arena begins with a primer on light itself—how to see its direction, intensity, color, contrast, and hardness—and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the many different conditions of natural or man-made light. Then the book digs in to begin creating light with photographic lights, whether that’s small flash or big strobe, the pop-up flash on your DSLR or continuous lights. Follow along with Syl and you will: Learn the basics (and beyond) of light modifiers that make light bigger and softer, such as umbrellas, softboxes, beauty dishes, and diffusion panels Understand how to control and shape the light itself with flags, grids, snoots, and the zoom function on your flash Appreciate the color temperature of light (whether that’s the sun, a light bulb, or a flash), and how to influence it with white balance settings on your camera and colored gels on your flash Learn how to take great pictures across many different genres, from product and still life images, to simple (and not so simple) portraits and group shots With Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you’ll learn not only how light behaves—you’ll learn all you need to know to get started on the journey of creating and controlling light in order to make great shots. And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you get great shots at flickr.com/groups/lightingfromsnapshotstogreatshots.

Composition

Composition
Author: Laurie S. Excell
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN: 0133813800
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composition Book Excerpt:

Now that you’ve bought an amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. That’s where Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, comes in, teaching you the fundamentals of composition—the creative arrangement of elements in the shot, and the way a viewer’s eye travels through an image—so you can get great shots no matter what gear you use. In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and illustrates how elements like color, shape, angles, and contrast work to create compelling images. In the process, she covers all key camera features that affect composition (regardless of what type of DSLR you have), including the ability to freeze and convey motion depending on what shutter speed you choose, and the correlation between aperture and depth of field. In addition to dozens of brand-new images and more in-depth coverage on topics such as patterns and textures and arranging elements in a frame, this revised edition features several completely new chapters. These will include a chapter of step-by-step examples that highlight the compositional technique used to get just the right shot; a new chapter on black-and-white photography; and a chapter on what to do after the shot—enhancing and editing the images in post-processing. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book will help you bring your own unique artistic expression to any situation whether taking portraits, action shots, landscapes, or events, teaching you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. The book includes coverage of Lightroom for image management; Nikon Capture NX2 for RAW processing; Photoshop for image processing; and NIK and OnOne software for creative effects.

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography
Author: Rob Sheppard
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2012
ISBN: 032182377X
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Photography Book Excerpt:

A guide to landscape photography using a DSLR camera covers such topics as light, composition, perspective, lenses, black-and-white images, and HDR.

Macro Photography

Macro Photography
Author: Rob Sheppard
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-03-04
ISBN: 0134057457
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macro Photography Book Excerpt:

Close-up and macro photography is one of the most popular types of photography among digital photographers today. After the big-range zoom, a macro lens is typically one of the next purchases considered by serious outdoor photographers and amateur photographers looking for close-up capability in all zoom lenses. Yet hobbyist photographers struggle. Many macro shots just don’t make it–not sharp, confusing backgrounds, muddled compositions, misplaced sharpness, and distracting light. Even more advanced photographers find challenges working with depth of field, dealing with light, and using different focal lengths up close. You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use various lenses to take great macro shots. This guide by pro photographer Rob Sheppard will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures. Sheppard starts with the basics. He discusses factors such as depth of field, perspective, and compression and which types of lenses are right for your style of shooting. You will have a better understanding of your equipment and understand your choices for investing in lenses. Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

BetterPhoto Basics

BetterPhoto Basics
Author: Jim Miotke
Publsiher: Amphoto Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-02-09
ISBN: 0817400249
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BetterPhoto Basics Book Excerpt:

Absolutely anyone can take better photos! If you can press a button, you can take great pictures. It’s as simple as that. In BetterPhoto Basics, Jim Miotke, founder of the popular online photography school BetterPhoto.com, shares tips and tricks to improve your photos right away, no matter what camera you’re using. Too busy to read a book? No problem—flip to any page for an instant tip to use right away! Learn to compose knockout shots, make the most of indoor and outdoor light, and photograph twenty popular subjects, from sunsets and flowers to a family portrait. Those who want to go further get tips on controlling exposure and the secrets behind ten advanced creative techniques. And everyone will appreciate Jim’s breakdown of easy fixes to make in Photoshop. No matter what your level of experience, you’ll be amazed how easy it is to start taking photos like the pros.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s T6i 760D 750D

Canon EOS Rebel T6s   T6i  760D   750D
Author: Jeff Revell
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-08-13
ISBN: 0134024087
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canon EOS Rebel T6s T6i 760D 750D Book Excerpt:

The Canon EOS T6i and T6s (known as the 760D and 750D outside of U.S.) are powerful new cameras intended for amateurs to semi-professionals who want to jump into photography with the control and capabilities of a DSLR. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That’s where Canon EOS T6i / T6s: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Jeff Revell carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and end of chapter assignments. From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera. DP Review has strongly endorsed this new Rebel camera system, which represents a major upgrade from the T5i camera. Providing a complete body and lens system, both the T6i and T6s are made available as kits with zoom lenses, and include many feature upgrades, perhaps most significantly, a new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor (up from 18MP on the T5i / 700D) coupled with a new 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor for more accurate metering. Also, for the first time for the Rebel line, both cameras offer built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC. Key T6i / T6s camera features: • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor • 19-point autofocus system • Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system (live view) • 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor with skin tone detection • 3" fully articulating touchscreen LCD • Eye sensor for use with optical viewfinder [T6s only] • LCD information display on top plate [T6s only] • Quick control dial on rear [T6s only] • 5 fps continuous shooting • 1080/30p video • Servo AF in live view [T6s only] • Wi-Fi with NFC

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
Author: Rob Sylvan
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 99998
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN: 0133408396
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nikon D5200 Book Excerpt:

Now that you’ve bought the amazing Nikon D5200, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the D5200 to take great pictures. With Nikon D5200: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer Rob Sylvan, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the D5200 Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, and depth of field Use the D5200’s automatic scene and professional modes for more control over your images Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great shots in low light Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your D5200 to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/nikon5200_fromsnapshotstogreatshots.

Composition

Composition
Author: Laurie S. Excell
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2010-11-17
ISBN: 0132563096
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composition Book Excerpt:

Now that you’ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take those great shots. One key element is composition—the creative arrangement of components in the shot, and the way a viewer’s eye travels through an image. With Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition and explores how the elements of color, shape, angles, and contrast work to create compelling images. Contributing photographers, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, and Steve Simon, provide unique perspectives on black and white, sports, art history, and other subjects related to composition. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guides, and you will learn about: Key camera features that affect composition, including the exposure triangle (ISO, aperture, and shutter speed) Shadow and light and how to direct the viewer’s eye to your subject Lines and shapes that create visual paths to points of interest in your image The role of color—using complementary or contrasting colors—to add your own unique artistic expression Spatial relationship and placing your subject within the frame for portraits, action shots, or landscapes And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/composition_fromsnapshotstogreatshots.