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David Busch’s Sony® α A3000/ILCE-3000 Guide to Digital Photography

Book Description

DAVID BUSCH'S SONY ALPHA A3000/ILCE-3000 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is your best resource and reference for the Sony A3000/ILCE-3000. This newest E-mount camera in the Sony product line includes a 20.2 megapixel sensor, ISO up to 12,800, and full HDTV video. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, learn to exercise your creativity, and take great photographs with the Sony A3000/ILCE-3000. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S SONY A3000/ILC-3000 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this advanced but affordable camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy Sony A3000/ILCE-3000 "roadmap," an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. With David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Sony A3000/ILCE-3000 today.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your Sony Alpha A3000
    1. Your Out-of-Box Experience
    2. Initial Setup
    3. Selecting a Shooting Mode
    4. Using Menus
    5. Choosing a Metering Mode
    6. Choosing a Focus Mode
    7. Selecting a Focus Point
    8. Other Settings
    9. An Introduction to Movie Making
    10. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
    11. Transferring Files to Your Computer
  10. Chapter 2 Sony Alpha A3000 Roadmap
    1. Front View
    2. The Sony Alpha’s Business End
    3. LCD Panel Readouts
    4. Going Topside
    5. Lens Components
    6. Underneath Your Sony Alpha
    7. Playback Displays
  11. Chapter 3 Setting Up Your Sony Alpha A3000
    1. Anatomy of the Sony Alpha’s Menus
    2. Camera Menu
    3. Image Size Menu
    4. Brightness/Color Menu
    5. Playback Menu
    6. Setup Menu
  12. Chapter 4 Getting the Right Exposure
    1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
    2. How the Sony Alpha Calculates Exposure
    3. Choosing a Metering Method
    4. Choosing an Exposure Method
    5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
    6. Bracketing
    7. Dealing with Noise
    8. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
    9. Automatic and Specialized Shooting Modes
  13. Chapter 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
    1. Getting into Focus
    2. Focus Pocus
  14. Chapter 6 Advanced Shooting with Your Sony Alpha A3000
    1. Exploring Ultra-Fast Exposures
    2. Long Exposures
    3. Delayed Exposures
    4. Continuous Shooting
    5. Setting Image Parameters
    6. Image Processing
    7. Wi-Fi
  15. Chapter 7 Movie Making with Your Sony Alpha A3000
    1. Some Fundamentals
    2. Preparing to Shoot Video
    3. Tips for Shooting Better Video
  16. Chapter 8 Working with Lenses
    1. But Don’t Forget the Crop Factor
    2. Choosing a Lens
    3. What Lenses Can Do for You
    4. Categories of Lenses
    5. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
    6. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
    7. Fine-Tuning the Focus of Your Lenses
  17. Chapter 9 Making Light Work for You
    1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
    2. Continuous Lighting Basics
    3. Electronic Flash Basics
    4. Using the Built-in Flash
  18. Chapter 10 Troubleshooting and Prevention
    1. Updating Your Firmware
    2. Protecting Your LCD
    3. Cleaning Your Sensor
  19. Index