- Series: David Busch's Digital Photography Guides
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (August 10, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1435458303
- ISBN-13: 978-1435458307
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
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David Busch's Sony Alpha DSLR-A550/A500 Guide to Digital Photography (David Busch's Digital Photography Guides) 1st Edition
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Introduction. 1. Shooting Your First Sony Alpha DSLR-A550/A500 Picture. 2. The Sony Alpha DSLR-A550/A500 Roadmap. 3. Setting Up Your Sony Alpha DSLR-A550/A500. 4. Optimizing Exposure. 5. Advanced Techniques. 6. Working with Lenses. 7. Working with Light. 8. Downloading and Editing. 9. Troubleshooting Your Sony Alpha DSLR-A550/A500. Glossary. Index.
About the Author
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.
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Having progressed from a Canon film SLR camera, to a Sony digital camera
when they were first introduced, to the Sony A550 I know from a cursory
read of the manual I needed much more to learn how to use this camera to
its full advantages. David Busch's book fits the bill perfectly!!
It explains the features, menus, and scene modes and breaks them down in
easily digestible bites that are fun to read. It is very informative without taking the reader into realms of information overkill that is often done with some manuals.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone that owns either camera, or
someone that just wants to take better digital pictures. Great job David!
To evaluate my opinion, of course, you need to know that I've been shooting seriously for over 40 years, starting with a Kodak, moving on to Minolta, and now to the Sony Alpha series. I shoot semi-professionally, participating in several serious camera clubs in the Kansas City area, and have won awards for some of my fine art black and white work.
I cannot recommend the books David creates highly enough. They are simply wonderful. I give copies of David's guides to friends who have gotten a new camera and aren't sure how to get the most out of it.
About half of this book is about the A500/550 and the rest is about photography. I expected more of it to be as the title indicated. I am not a professional photographer but I am experienced and do have a grasp about F stops, depth of field, etc. If I wanted to learn more I would have bought a book on photography.
I will say that it is a nice book, well make, and what there is about the A500/550 is clear. There is just too much stuff not related to the camera itself.
The information in both books is something that can be used for most all cameras because it goes into Digital photography in an in-depth level that is easy to understand.
Thank you David!