O’Reilly news

New Book Release by Rocky Nook's Carol F. Roullard and Dr. Brian Matsumoto, The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide

November 27, 2012

The Sony Alpha NEX-7

Request Review copy
Request Interview

Santa Barbara, CA—November 27, 2012—Rocky Nook, Santa Barbara's leading publisher of books on the techniques and aesthetics of digital photography, has released The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide by authors Carol F. Roullard and Dr. Brian Matsumoto. New users are shown how to master this complex and powerful camera, with everything covered from the basic features of the NEX-7 to numerous advanced photographic applications.

Features and capabilities of the camera are explored in a way that far surpasses the user's manual, guiding the reader through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a way that is user-friendly, with suggestions and tips for setup according to various shooting styles. The text is illustrated with screenshots and example images throughout so readers can easily follow along.

The first section of the book teaches new users to start taking pictures immediately using the camera's Intelligent Automatic mode. The second section covers how to begin taking more control by switching to the semi-automatic modes. Finally, the third section covers how to take full manual control of the camera, and how to break some "rules" and capture images that are a unique reflection of creativity.

The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide shows users how to take control of the camera, push the envelope, and have fun.

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

About the Authors

Carol F. Roullard is an author and avid photographer who produces fine art photography and runs an online gallery. She is a former Project Management Quality and Compliance engineer who spent a number of years developing procedural and quality control methodology for IT projects. In addition, she has developed and conducted training sessions covering best practices for procedural and quality control, breaking down complex subjects into easy-to-use approaches to learning.

Dr. Brian Matsumoto is a retired research scientist who worked for 30 years recording experiments with a wide range of film and digital cameras. In addition, he has taught courses on recording scientific experiments with digital cameras. His photographs and articles have been widely published, and he has authored several books, including four with Rocky Nook.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781937538118.do

The Sony Alpha NEX-7 The Sony Alpha NEX-7
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Carol F. Roullard, Brian Matsumoto Ph.D.
Print ISBN: 9781937538118   Ebook ISBN: 9781457179150  
Pages: 304
Print Price: $34.95   Ebook Price: $14.95  

Request Review copy

About Rocky Nook
Rocky Nook's books are distributed internationally by O'Reilly Media.

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.

About O’Reilly

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Email a link to this press release