By David D. Busch
With the Alpha A550 and A500, Sony has mixed the fine quality attributes of dearer and complex electronic SLR cameras with the compact physique and simplicity of use that the Alpha types are identified for. David Busch's Sony Alpha DSLR-A550/A500 advisor to electronic images indicates discriminating images scholars find out how to take impressive images with those subtle and state-of-the-art cameras that characteristic 12 to fourteen megapixels of solution, blazing quickly computerized concentration, and the real-time preview process dwell View . scholars will find out how, whilst, and, most significantly, why to exploit the entire cool positive aspects and capabilities in their digicam to take eye-popping photos. Introductory chapters might help them get pleased with the fundamentals in their digital camera sooner than they dive correct into exploring inventive how one can follow the Sony Alpha's publicity modes, concentration controls, and digital flash ideas. suitable with either the A550 and the A500, this booklet is chock jam-packed with hands-on assistance for selecting lenses, flash devices, and software program items to take advantage of together with your new digital camera. attractive, full-color photos illustrate the place the fundamental buttons and dials are, so scholars fast how you can use your Sony Alpha, and use it good.
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It otherwise operates exactly like the Auto setting but disables the pop-up internal flash. 12 The semiautomatic and manual modes (bottom of the dial as shown) let the photographer control how exposures are made, to increase creative options. The scene settings (top and left side of the dial) make all the exposure decisions for you. 13 This Help Guide screen appears when you first select a shooting mode. Chapter 1 ■ Getting Started with Your Sony Alpha dSLR 19 ■ Portrait. Use this mode when you’re taking a portrait of a subject positioned relatively close to the camera and want to de-emphasize the background, maximize sharpness, and produce flattering skin tones.
The scene settings (top and left side of the dial) make all the exposure decisions for you. 13 This Help Guide screen appears when you first select a shooting mode. Chapter 1 ■ Getting Started with Your Sony Alpha dSLR 19 ■ Portrait. Use this mode when you’re taking a portrait of a subject positioned relatively close to the camera and want to de-emphasize the background, maximize sharpness, and produce flattering skin tones. ■ Landscape. Select this mode when you want extra sharpness and rich colors of distant scenes.
The only exception is when you want to leave the protected/unerased images on the card for a while longer, say, to share with friends, family, and colleagues. ■ (Don’t) Format in your computer. With the memory card inserted in a card reader or card slot in your computer, you can use Windows or Mac OS to reformat the memory card. Don’t! The operating system won’t necessarily arrange the structure of the card the way the Alpha likes to see it (in computer terms, an incorrect file system may be installed).