Sony A7/A7R Book

Sony A7/A7R: From Snapshots to Great ShotsSONY A7/A7R: FROM SNAPSHOTS TO GREAT SHOTS is your guide to getting the most out of your Sony A7/A7R camera. 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”.

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and InfamousWhile 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

‘Sony A7/A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots’ is available from Amazon, Amazon UK and Peachpit

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

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 2: FIRST THINGS FIRST: A Few Things to Know and Do Before You Begin Taking Pictures

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 3: FULL AUTO MODES: Get Shooting with the Automatic Camera Modes

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 4: ADVANCED MODES: Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 5: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: Settings and Features to Make Great Portraits

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 6: MOVING TARGET: Tricks to Shooting Sports and Action

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 7: LANDSCAPES & STREETSCAPES: Tips, Tools & Techniques to Get the Best Landscapes & Streetscapes

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 8: MOOD LIGHTING: Shooting When the Lights Get Low

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 9: CREATIVE COMPOSITIONS: Improve Your Pictures with Strong Compositional Elements

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 10: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: Take Your Images to the Next Level

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 11: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Getting Professional-looking Video from Your A7/A7R

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

CHAPTER 12: ADAPT MY A7/A7R: Len Mount Adapters to Expand Your Camera’s Lens Choices

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

PLUS SPECIAL BONUS DOWNLOAD CHAPTER:

CHAPTER 13: PIMP MY A7/A7R: Accessories to Expand Your Camer’s Creative Potential

'Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots' by Brian Smith

‘Sony A7/A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots’ is available from Amazon, Amazon UK and Peachpit.