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December 10, 2012

Canon EOS 5D Mark III--New from Rocky Nook: The Guide to Understanding and Using Your Camera

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Santa Barbara, CA—December 10, 2012—Rocky Nook, Santa Barbara's leading publisher of books on the techniques and aesthetics of digital photography, announces its new release Canon EOS 5D Mark III: The Guide to Understanding and Using Your Camera by James Johnson.

This book explores the features and capabilities of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. Johnson provides step-by-step instructions for setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each menu option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup. Screenshots and example images are placed throughout the book, making it easy to follow along.

Johnson covers everything from the basic features of the camera to the numerous advanced photographic options as he discusses topics such as focus and exposure, lenses, lighting, custom settings, and more.

For a review copy or more information please email rockynookpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

When James (Jim) Johnson retired from a 25-year career as a software developer for IBM, he had already been working as a contract technical editor for Microsoft. After his retirement, technical editing and writing became his primary source of income to cover the cost of his "toys" - most of which were computer and photographic equipment.

Jim's involvement with cameras began in the mid '50s when he needed to record the interior of caves in Kentucky. At the time, the greatest challenge was to provide adequate illumination, so he purchased a Leica 3F camera and experimented with numerous lighting sources. He was later able to add a nice piece of brass-and-glass that had been manufactured by Canon during the post-war occupation. That 100 mm telephoto was every bit as sharp and capable as the Leica lenses. Such began Jim's appreciation for Japanese camera equipment.

Jim and his wife Heather live on the California coast in a home that overlooks the Morro Bay estuary. The coast, the bays, and the mountains combine to host a vast array of botanical subjects, which are the focus of Jim's current photographic interest.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781937538156.do

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Publisher: Rocky Nook
By James Johnson
Print ISBN: 9781937538156  
Pages: 276 (est.)
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Rocky Nook, Inc., is affiliated with dpunkt.verlag, the leading publisher of technology books based in Heidelberg, Germany. Since its inception in 2006, Rocky Nook has cornered the market on technological advances in the digital photography workflow. Their mission is to demystify cutting-edge developments in digital photography and its modern developments, such as imaging and computer technology, and to provide outstanding image quality and practical instruction to both amateur and professional photographers that will enhance creativity, efficiency, and skill. For more information contact www.rockynook.com.

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