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David Busch's Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Guide to Digital Photography, 1st Edition

  • David D. Busch
  • ISBN-10: 1133597130  |  ISBN-13: 9781133597131
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50
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The Sony a SLT-A77 is one of the most innovative cameras Sony has ever introduced, with sensational features like a full-time, real-time preview system called Live View, GPS logging, and an amazing 12 frames-per-second shooting rate. The camera boasts 24 megapixels of resolution, blazing-fast automatic focus, a full high-definition movie making mode, and a pioneering transparent mirror that allows light to pass to the sensor at all times. As the owner of a Sony a SLT-A77, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. David Busch's Sony a SLT-A77 Guide to Digital Photography shows you how, when, and why to use all the cool features, controls, and functions of the Sony a SLT-A77 to take great photographs. 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 a SLT-A77, and use it like a pro! With David Busch's Sony a SLT-A77 Guide to Digital Photography, you'll learn: • How to select the best autofocus mode, shutter speed, f/stop, and flash capability to take great pictures under any conditions. • Troubleshooting and prevention tips to keep your camera and media operating smoothly. • The basics of good photography as you master your camera's operation!

Features and Benefits

  • Includes the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Roadmap, a complete, concise guide to the camera's features and controls.
  • Covers advanced shooting techniques with the Alpha SLT-A77, including HDTV movie-making.
  • Includes a troubleshooting guide.

Table of Contents

1. Quick Tour: Shooting Your First Sony SLT-A77 Picture.
2. The Sony SLT-A77 Roadmap.
3. Setting Up Your Sony SLT-A77.
4. Shooting Basics.
5. Photography with your Sony SLT-A77.
6. Advanced Shooting and Movie Making.
7. Working with Lenses.
8. Working with Light.
9. Downloading and Editing.
10. Troubleshooting Your Sony SLT-A77.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David D. Busch

With more than a million books in print, 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 Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. 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." When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list—simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.