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Cengage Course Tech. Book: David Busch's Sony Alpha NEX-7 Guide to Digital Photography (1st Edition)

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Product Highlights
  • Author: David D. Busch
  • How When & Why to Use All NEX-7 Features
  • From the Basics to Advanced Functions
  • Beautiful, Full-Color Illustrations

David Busch's Sony Alpha NEX-7 Guide to Digital Photography (1st Edition) from Cengage will teach you all the features, functions and controls of one of Sony's most innovative camera, combining a full features 12 megapixel mirrorless camera in a small body. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply file formats, resolution, and exposure. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use the Sony NEX-7, and use it like a pro.

Includes the Sony Alpha NEX-7 Roadmap, a complete, concise guide to the camera's features and controls.
Covers advanced shooting techniques with the Alpha NEX-7, including HDTV movie-making.
Includes a troubleshooting guide.
You Will Learn
Advanced shooting techniques, including HDTV movie making.
Troubleshooting and prevention tips to keep your camera and media operating smoothly.
The basics of good photography as you master your camera's operation.
About the Author
David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Sony and Sony Digital models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital Photography, Second Edition, and Digital Pro Secrets. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's "All Tech Considered."
Table of Contents
Introduction
1. Quick Tour: Shooting Your First Sony NEX-7 Picture
2. The Sony NEX-7 Roadmap
3. Setting Up Your Sony NEX-7
4. Shooting Basics
5. Photography with your Sony NEX-7
6. Advanced Shooting and Movie Making
7. Working with Lenses
8. Working with Light
9. Downloading and Editing
10. Troubleshooting Your Sony NEX-7
Glossary
Index
Publisher Cengage Learning
Pages 350
Format Paperback
ISBN Number ISBN-10: 1133597459
ISBN-13: 9781133597452
Illustrations Yes

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        Comments about Cengage Course Tech. Book: David Busch's Sony Alpha NEX-7 Guide to Digital Photography (1st Edition):

        The author is very knowledgeable , easy to follow along and understand . I feel this book is a must have

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        Don't judge a book by its cover!

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              Comments about Cengage Course Tech. Book: David Busch's Sony Alpha NEX-7 Guide to Digital Photography (1st Edition):

              The my new camera the Sony Nex 7 has so many new dials, bells and whistles. I want to use my camera to the best of its ability. This book gives me all the little tricks that might have taken me years to discover!

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              Vital Reading for NEX-7 Photographers

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                Comments about Cengage Course Tech. Book: David Busch's Sony Alpha NEX-7 Guide to Digital Photography (1st Edition):

                To a guy who has used analog settings for 46 years and a manual SLR so long that he pretty much can guess how the pictures will turn out, DAVID BUSCH'S ALPHA NEX-7 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (1st Edition) is a wondrous volume. The NEX-7 is not like any DSLR that I have picked up and played with. You can do so much simply by pushing a few buttons, but you won't find much that reminds you of an old-time (as in 1990s) film SLR. That said, if you know how to use the camera, you CAN make every setting that you could on a film SLR, plus, of course, the new, good things, like allowing for varying kinds of white balance (something that used to drive me wild with color film). Now, I am not at all intuitive with digital devices. Maybe some day I will be, but until that great day arrives, I certainly appreciate Mr. Busch's guide. It tells and shows me how to get the NEX-7 to do what I want. The book progresses in a way I find both logical and useful. Anyone who has begun to use a new computer will probably appreciate its setup.The first chapter explains how to get started. I was quite at home with its way of doing things. Like quick start manuals to computers, the chapter mentions the basic areas on the camera but doesn't go into lots of detail. It assumes you have already found some of the things and have taken at least a few test shots -- all easy to do. Basically it helps you to feel at ease with the camera.The second chapter "Sony Alpha NEX-7 Roadmap" is very important, yet extremely easy to understand and to learn. It offers great color photos of the camera from several angles with key details labelled, so that you know exactly where vital controls and things like microphones and lens releases are. If some control needs fuller explanation, just for the serious techie or for anyone's later reading, the chapter also contains cross references to later in-depth sections that appear in subsequent chapters. I really appreciate both the up-front information that will help me to use the camera well right now and the chance to choose when to go into depth concerning the lure and lore of NEX-dom. (Frankly, for instance, lenses interest me tons more than flash, even attachable flash. Guess which in-depth chapters might be read first.)Chapter 3 is "Setting up Your Sony Alpha NEX-7." I have a confession to make. When I got the book, I read this chapter first, just to see whether I'd done the job correctly. Actually, as you probably know, the NEX-7 helps you to set up the date and so forth, stuff that we who like to keep pictures find important. There are topics in Chapter 3 that I had not contemplated or had ignored, however, such as White Balance, Metering Mode, all sorts of things related to audio, playback on television, and movies. I also found information on something that I had understood mirrorless cameras lack, and that is a section on Cleaning Mode. Apparently the Sony Alpha NEX-7 has "an AUTOMATIC SENSOR CLEANING SYSTEM that reduces or eliminates the need to clean your camera's sensor manually using brushes, swabs, or bulb blowers (You'll find instructions on how to do that in Chapter 11)." [Obviously I have quoted Mr. Busch, p. 121, and have included one of his references to in-depth material to show how the book allows you to go farther at a time of your own choosing.]Chapter 4 deals with exposure, chapter 5 with mastering autofocus, chapter 6 moves into "advanced shooting," chapter 7 focuses on movie making, chapter 8 is "Working with Lenses," Chapter 9 has to do with lighting, Chapter 10 is "Downloading and Editing your Images," and Chapter 11 is "Troubleshooting and Prevention." I have decided to survey / summarize the book because I suspect many people do not invest in such resources when a camera like the NEX-7 is so easy to pick up and use. Its accessibility, at least for some, may be deceptive, in that there are levels of potential you might never reach, unless you invest the time in reading David Busch's SONY ALPHA NEX-7 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY. The book is more than a manual to the camera. It grafts the technology of the camera to the ever-growing art of photography.

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