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David Busch’s Mastering Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Photography

Book Description

Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are hot! Smaller and lighter than older-style SLRs, mirrorless ILC models use more compact lenses and accessories, and can be easily adapted to use lenses and gear originally designed for conventional SLR cameras-so you can downsize your camera kit and continue using much of your favorite gear. Many mirrorless ILC models are also loaded with popular features like built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, touch screens, autofocus systems, high speed shooting, and other innovations. If you're the proud owner of a new mirrorless ILC, DAVID BUSCH'S MASTERING MIRRORLESS INTERCHANGEABLE LENS PHOTOGRAPHY will show you how to get the most out of this unique technology. In this full-color guide, you'll learn everything from operating the camera's basic controls to more advanced topics such as resolution, aperture/priority exposure, focus zones, flash synchronization options, and much more. David Busch will help you understand the ins and outs of digital photography and show you how to take great photos with your mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I Basic Mirrorless Technology
    1. 1 The Incredible Transformation
      1. Amazing New Features
    2. 2 Inside Your Mirrorless Camera
      1. Key Components of Your Mirrorless Camera
      2. Sensors Up Close
      3. Controlling Exposure Time
      4. How We Get Color
      5. Using Interchangeable Lenses
      6. Viewfinders
      7. Storage
      8. Choosing the Camera That’s Right for You
    3. 3 Dealing with Dust and Storage
      1. Protecting the Sensor from Dust
      2. Key Considerations for Choosing a Memory Card
      3. Working with RAW and Other File Formats
      4. JPEG, RAW, or TIFF?
    4. 4 Mastering Your Exposure Controls
      1. Exposure Basics
      2. Introducing Histograms
      3. What Affects Exposure
      4. Choosing an Exposure Mode
      5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      6. Semi-Automatic and Manual Exposure Modes
      7. Exposure Metering
      8. Bracketing
    5. 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Focus
      1. Manual Focus
      2. Autofocus
      3. How Focus Works
      4. Fine-Tuning the Focus of Your Lenses
    6. 6 Working with Lenses
      1. Welcome to Lens Lust
      2. Lenses and Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras
      3. Understanding Lens Requirements
      4. What Lenses Can Do for You
        1. Wide-Angle/ Wide-Zoom Lenses
      5. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      6. Typical Upgrade Paths
      7. Image Stabilization
    7. 7 Working with Light
      1. Two Types of Light
      2. Lighting Equipment
      3. Painting with Light
  10. Part II Exploring New Tools
    1. 8 Shooting Movies
      1. Tips for Shooting Better Video
    2. 9 Exploring GPS and Wi-Fi
      1. What’s Geotagging?
      2. Eye-Fi Upload
      3. Built-in Wi-Fi
    3. 10 Using Apps
      1. Smart Platforms
      2. What Can They Do?
    4. 11 Great Gadgets
      1. Taking Pictures by Remote Control
      2. Underwater Housings
      3. Light and Measuring Aids
      4. The Three Qs of Filter Buying: Quality, Quality, Quality
      5. Filters to Protect Your Lenses
      6. Polarizing Filters
      7. Neutral Density Filters
      8. Graduated Neutral Density Filters
      9. Color Control and Special Effects Filters
  11. Part III Expand Your Shooting World
    1. 12 Travel Photography
      1. Foreign Photography Field Trips—Fun and Affordable
      2. What to Take
      3. Tips for Getting Great Travel Images
      4. Photographing Monuments and Architecture
      5. Have Fun!
    2. 13 People Photography
      1. Home Studio—or Nature’s Studio?
      2. Setting Up Your Studio
      3. What You Need
      4. Portrait Basics
      5. Using Multiple Light Sources
      6. Lighting Techniques
      7. A Touch of Glamour
      8. Portraits on the Street
    3. 14 Photographing Concerts and Performances
      1. Brushes with Greatness
      2. Arming for Battle
      3. Getting Into Position
      4. Interesting People
      5. Techniques
    4. 15 Scenic, Wildlife, and Nature Photography
      1. Scenic Photography
      2. Scenic Essentials
      3. Key Types of Landscapes
      4. Infrared Landscape Photography
      5. Wildlife Photography
    5. 16 Capturing Action
      1. Sports in a Nutshell
      2. Continuous Shooting Basics
      3. Choosing Your Lenses
      4. Action Exposure Concerns
      5. Attaining Focus
      6. Selecting an ISO Speed
      7. Using a Tripod or Monopod
      8. Basics of Freezing Action
      9. Action-Stopping Techniques
      10. Some Final Tips
    6. 17 Close-Up Photography
      1. Macro Terminology
      2. Getting Practical
      3. Some Shooting Tips
  12. Index