SONY A7/A7R: FROM SNAPSHOTS TO GREAT SHOTS is your guide to getting the most out of Sony A7/A7R cameras. These ground-breaking compact full-frame cameras combine the features and image quality of a top-end DSLR in a smaller camera at half the weight. They’ve quickly racked up an impressive list of accolades including Popular Photography ‘Camera of the Year’.
While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show how to use the camera to create great images! That’s where Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Brian Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and Sony Artisan of Imagery, carefully guides readers through the operating features and how to use them. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and assignments at end of chapter to practice what they’ve just learned.
From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera.
Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book will both educate and inspire you as it blends camera reference guide with a healthy dose of photography instruction to help you take your images to the next level.
Follow along with Pulitzer Prize-winning Sony Artisan of Imagery Brian Smith as he guides you to:
• Set up fast and learn the top ten things about shooting with the Sony A7/A7R
• Understand the photographic basics of composition, focus, and depth of field
• Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes and portraits
• Learn how to create great images in low light
• Use the HD video capability for recording memorable live action
• Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter
WHAT’S IN THE BOOK?
CHAPTER 1: THE SONY A7 / A7R TOP TEN LIST: Ten Tips to Make Your Shooting More Productive Right Out of the Box
CHAPTER 2: FIRST THINGS FIRST: A Few Things to Know and Do Before You Begin Taking Pictures
CHAPTER 3: FULL AUTO MODES: Get Shooting with the Automatic Camera Modes
CHAPTER 4: ADVANCED MODES: Taking Your Photography to the Next Level
CHAPTER 5: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: Settings and Features to Make Great Portraits
CHAPTER 6: MOVING TARGET: Tricks to Shooting Sports and Action
CHAPTER 7: LANDSCAPES & STREETSCAPES: Tips Tools & Techniques to Get the Best Landscapes & Streetscapes
CHAPTER 8: MOOD LIGHTING: Shooting When the Lights Get Low
CHAPTER 9: CREATIVE COMPOSITIONS: Improve Your Pictures with Strong Compositional Elements
CHAPTER 10: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: Take Your Images to the Next Level
CHAPTER 11: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Getting Professional-looking Video from Your A7/A7R
CHAPTER 12: ADAPT MY A7/A7R: Len Mount Adapters to Expand Your Camera’s Lens Choices