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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Digital Field Guide Paperback – June 10, 2008
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From the Back Cover
With its built-in Super Steady Shot vibration reduction, 12.2 megapixel resolution, and amazingly fast focusing capability, the Sony A700 is a top-drawer camera. Make the most of it with this information-packed guide. You'll learn to use all the controls, refresh your knowledge of photography basics, explore the effects of various lenses, and get practical advice for capturing the shot you want in all sorts of situations. This is a working guide. Take it everywhere you take your A700.
Get the feel of your Sony A700 right away with the Quick Tour
Examine the effects of natural and artificial light, flash, reflectors, diffusers, and more
Compare prime, zoom, normal, wide, and telephoto lenses, with special emphasis on Sony lenses
Apply professional tips for shooting a wide variety of subjects
View, download, and print your photos
About the Author
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The wide variety of bands that Alan has shot include: Billy Idol, Black Eyed Peas, Bob Weir and RatDog, Bruce Hornsby, Bullet for my Valentine, Citizen Cope, The Dead, Death Cab for Cutie, Derek Trucks Band, The Grateful Dead, Jackie Greene, John Legend, Marilyn Manson, Mickey Hart Band, Robin Williams, Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Steel Pulse, Widespread Panic, and Willie Nelson.
Alan's work has been published online and in print in the following outlets:Soundspike.com Associatedcontent.com, Bruuce.com, Dead.net, Glidemagazine.com, Jambands.com, Jambase.com, MarkKaran.com, Poughkeepsie Journal, Mill Valley Herald, Otherones.net, Pauserecord.com, Philzone.com, Photoshop User, Ranch & Coast Magazine, Rat-dog.com, Ratdog.org, Relix Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine. His images have been used for various CDs and other promotional work.
Alan is currently the house photographer for a large concert venue in Southern California and when he isn't out shooting concerts, he is writing photography books.
He is the author of the best selling "Exposure Digital Field Guide" and "Composition Digital Field Guide", and has written two books on Sony DSLRs the "Sony Alpha A700 Digital Field Guide," and the "Sony Alpha A200 Digital Field Guide." Alan is also the Author of the iPad Fully Loaded series and theNight an dLow Light Photography Photo Workshop all for Wiley Publishing. Alan has contributed to Photoshop User magazine and is a key contributor to the Lexar.com website.
Alan a regular blog at www.alanhessphotography.com
Top Customer Reviews
For the uninitiated: the Sony Alpha 700 can be used as easily as a point-and-shoot camera, using the `AUTO' setting.
From page 80 onwards, the remainder of the 279-page book gives mostly general tips on photography, which apply regardless of what camera the reader uses (the exception is Chapter 5, "All About Lenses," which in 14 pages gives some rather sketchy descriptions of the more than 24 lenses available for the A700. A reader interested in a particular lens might look on the Internet for lens tests, such as those published by `Popular Photography.' This chapter hardly mentions the wide range of Minolta AF lenses, which can be used on all Sony Alpha cameras).Read more ›
I know this will be my photographer's bible for years to come.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Clear descriptions and instructions of camera operating features.Published 16 months ago by C. Carlile
Should have bought this book as soon as I bought the camera! I would have taken better pictures from the beginning!Published 23 months ago by timothy d.
Alan Hess is the right man to be writing this guide. You will have a better handle on all the specifics of your equipment after reading this book.Published on February 17, 2010 by Nikki Stix
OK as far as it goes - great for a beginner to photography, or even to DSLR work, but very irritating for a more experience photographer who has read many times all the basic stuff... Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by Amazon Customer
When you want to check out a function, they are easy to find here. It's been spot on every timePublished on April 25, 2009 by John Werner
The book started strong enough--great information specific to the A700. Then after the first two chapters, the remaining two thirds of the book was filled with generic photographic... Read morePublished on January 8, 2009 by Robert Enger
this easy to use guide is not only helpful to a digital photographer but also for someone who is not a "photographer. Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by C. Kriss