Best Alexander S. White books

Photographer's Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 IV: Getting the Most from Sony's Advanced Digital Camera

Alexander S. White

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This book is a complete guide to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV camera. With this book, author Alexander S. White provides users of the RX10 IV with a manual covering all aspects of the camera’s operation. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to accomplish things with the RX10 IV, and explains when and why to use the camera’s many features.

The book provides details about the camera’s shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, video, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and special effects. The book covers all features of the RX10 IV that are new for this model, including its enhanced focusing system with phase detection autofocus; its ability to use a touch screen for focusing and enlarging images in some situations; and a variety of new or enhanced menu options.

The book includes more than 500 color photographs that illustrate the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus. The images include photographs taken using the RX10 IV’s Scene mode, with settings optimized for subjects such as landscapes, sunsets, portraits, and action shots; and its Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, with settings that alter the appearance of images.

The book provides concise introductions to topics such as street photography and infrared photography, and explains how to use the camera’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features to transfer images to a smartphone or tablet, to control the camera from such a device, and to add location information to images.

The book includes a full discussion of the video features of the RX10 IV, which can shoot HD and 4K (ultra-HD) movies, with manual control of exposure and focus during recording. The book explains the camera’s numerous features for professional-level videography, including Picture Profiles that allow adjustment of settings such as gamma curve, black level, knee, and detail. The book describes steps for recording 4K video to an external video recorder using the “clean” video output from the camera’s HDMI port.

In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the RX10 IV, including cases, power sources, remote controls, microphones and external flash units, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with “quick tips” on how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.

This guide to the RX10 IV includes a detailed index, so the reader can quickly locate information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.

Photographer's Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P900

Alexander S. White

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This book is the larger-sized paperback version of Photographer's Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P900. This version of the book contains the same content as the earlier version, which was published in June 2015 with dimensions of 8.5 by 8.5 inches (216 by 216 mm). The new version of the book, which replaces the original version, is being published at a size of 8.5 by 11 inches (216 by 280 mm) in order to present more information on each page, which keeps related images closer to the text they illustrate and reduces the page count, making the book easier to manage. This book, by Alexander S. White, is a complete guide to the operation of the Nikon Coolpix P900 digital camera. The book explains all shooting modes, menus, functions, and controls of this superzoom camera, illustrated by more than 350 full-color images. The guide shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to get excellent results using the many features of the P900. The book explains topics such as autofocus, manual focus, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, ISO, memory cards, and flash modes. It discusses techniques for using the P900's phenomenal zoom lens, with a maximum optical focal length of 2000mm, to full advantage. The book also explains the camera's features for remote control and image transfer using a smartphone or tablet with the P900's built-in Wi-Fi capability, as well as the camera's features for adding location data to images. The book includes sample photos taken with the creative options of the camera, including the Picture Control settings, which alter color processing of images; the Special Effects and Scene shooting modes, with settings optimized for subjects such as the moon, birds, landscapes, pets, sunsets, and action shots; and the Coolpix P900's features for burst shooting and time-lapse photography. In addition, the book provides introductions to topics such as street photography, infrared photography, and macro photography.

Photographer's Guide to the Sony DSC-HX80 and HX90V: Getting the Most from Sony's Pocketable Superzoom Cameras

Alexander S. White

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This book is a complete guide to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and HX90V cameras, two highly versatile, and pocketable, superzoom models, which offer a 30x optical zoom range from 24mm to 720mm. With this book, author Alexander White provides users of these two very similar models with a manual covering all aspects of the cameras’ operation. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to take still images and record video with the HX80 and HX90V, and explains when and why to use the cameras’ many features.

The book provides details about the cameras’ automatic and advanced shooting modes as well as their menu options for shooting, playback, setup, and using Wi-Fi connections with in-camera apps.

The book has more than 400 color photographs that illustrate the cameras’ controls, display screens, and menus. The images also provide examples of photographs taken using the cameras’ Scene mode, with settings optimized for subjects such as landscapes, sunsets, portraits, and action shots; and the Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, with settings that alter the appearance of images.

The book also provides introductions to topics such as street photography, macro photography, and getting the most benefit from the superzoom lens.

The book includes a full discussion of the video features of the HX80 and HX90V, which can shoot HD movies, and which offer manual control of exposure during movie recording. In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for both models, including cases, power sources, and remote controls, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with “quick tips” on how to take advantage of the cameras’ features in the most efficient ways possible.

Photographer's Guide to the Panasonic ZS100/TZ100

Alexander S. White

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This book is a complete guide to the use of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 camera, which is known as the TZ100 in Europe, and as the TZ110, ZS110, or TZ101 in other areas. The 200-page book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to capture excellent images and video sequences with the ZS100. The book explains the camera's controls for autofocus, manual focus, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, white balance, and ISO, as well as many other settings. The book also discusses the camera's many options for playback, setup, and customizing the operation of its various buttons and other controls. The book contains more than 400 color photographs showing the camera's controls, display screens, and menus. The book includes examples of photographs taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Photo Style settings; the Creative Control mode picture effects, which provide the ability to customize the appearance of images in dramatic ways; and the camera's strong array of features for continuous shooting and shooting in high-contrast lighting conditions. The book also includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the ZS100 camera, which offers manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording, and which provides ultra-high definition 4K recording of motion pictures. The book also explains the camera's special features for extracting still images from 4K video footage and using the Post Focus feature to select a sharply focused image after a shooting session. In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories for the ZS100, including cases, power supply options, and other items, and includes a list of web sites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with helpful Quick Tips that explain how to take advantage of the camera's features in the most efficient ways possible.

Photographer's Guide to the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70/TZ90: Getting the Most from this Compact Travel Zoom Camera

Alexander S. White

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Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70/TZ90 is a complete guide to the use of the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 camera, which is known as the TZ90 outside of North America. The book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to capture excellent images and video sequences with the ZS70. The book explains the use of autofocus, manual focus, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, white balance, and ISO, as well as many other settings. The book discusses the camera’s options for playback, setup, and customizing the operation of its controls.

The book contains more than 450 color photographs showing the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus. The book includes photographs taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Photo Style settings; the Creative Control mode picture effects, which provide the ability to customize the appearance of images in dramatic ways; and the camera’s features for burst shooting and shooting in high-contrast lighting conditions.

The book includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the ZS70 camera, which offers manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording, and provides ultra-high definition 4K recording of motion pictures. The book also explains the camera’s features for extracting still images from 4K video and using the Post Focus and Focus Stacking features to produce sharply focused images after a shooting session.

In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the ZS70, including cases, power supply options, and other items, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with helpful Quick Tips that explain how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.

Photographer's Guide to the Canon PowerShot S100

Alexander S. White

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This 283-page paperback is a complete guide to the operation and features of the Canon PowerShot S100, one of the most sophisticated compact digital cameras currently available. The book is a follow-up to earlier guides by this author to advanced compact cameras, including the Leica D-Lux 5, Panasonic Lumix LX5, and Fujifilm FinePix X100. The new book explains all operations, features, and controls of the Canon PowerShot S100 camera in clear language, providing guidance not only about how to accomplish things with the camera, but when and why to use certain features. The book does not assume specialized knowledge by the reader, but adopts a matter-of-fact tone in covering topics such as autofocus, manual focus, depth of field, aperture priority, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, white balance, ISO, and macro photography. The book includes discussions of the special features of the S100, including its High-Definition video capability, and its Super Slow Motion video settings, which allow the user to slow down action to one-eighth of normal speed. The more than 200 photographs in the book, almost all in full color, illustrate the controls and menus of the camera, and include examples of the types of pictures that can be taken using the many creative settings of the S100, including Creative Filters mode settings, which let the photographer alter the color processing and other aspects of images. In addition, the book explains menu options such as Dynamic Range Correction, and it explains the excellent features that this camera has for shooting continuous bursts of still photographs. The book also goes beyond the realm of everyday photography, with introductions to topics such as infrared photography, street photography, macro photography, and creating 3D (three-dimensional) images that can be viewed with conventional red and blue 3D glasses. In three appendices, the book describes accessories for the PowerShot S100 camera, including filter adapter, cases, and external flash; gives a list of web sites and other resources for further information; and includes a section with quick tips that give insights into how to take advantage of the features of this camera in the most efficient ways possible. The book includes a detailed Table of Contents and a full Index, so the reader can quickly find information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.

Photographer's Guide to the Leica D-Lux 6

Alexander S. White

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The Leica D-Lux 6 is one of the top choices for photographers who want an advanced camera they can carry around to capture great images without the complication and weight of a DSLR or other large camera. With features such as a very fast lens with an aperture of f/1.4, excellent image quality, and a solid array of burst-shooting capabilities, the D-Lux 6 has attracted an enthusiastic following. However, the camera does not come with a detailed printed manual for reference, making it hard for users to find answers to questions about the use of the camera's many controls, menus, and features. With the release of this guide book to the D-Lux 6, White Knight Press has provided users with a comprehensive guide to all operations of this sophisticated camera. Using a patient, tutorial-like approach, the book provides guidance to beginning and intermediate photographers about how to accomplish things with the D-LUX 6, as well as when and why to use the camera's many controls, menus options, and other features. The book does not assume specialized knowledge by the reader as it explains topics such as autofocus, manual focus, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, exposure bracketing, white balance, and ISO sensitivity. The book also provides details about the camera's numerous options for playback, setup, and customizing the operation of the various buttons and other controls. The book contains approximately 400 photographs, almost all in full color, illustrating the D-Lux 6's controls, shooting screens, and menus. The images also provide examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Creative Control settings, which let the photographer alter the color processing and other aspects of images; the Scene shooting mode, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and action shots; the Photo Style menu option, which provides the ability to customize the appearance of images; and the camera's strong array of features for continuous shooting and shooting in dim lighting. In addition, the book goes beyond the bounds of everyday photography, and introduces more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography, digiscoping, astrophotography, and High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. The book also includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the D-Lux 6, which can shoot high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound, and which offers manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording. In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories for the D-Lux 6, including cases, external flash units, viewfinders, and filter adapters, and includes a list of web sites and other resources for further information. The book includes a detailed appendix with helpful Quick Tips with insights into how to take advantage of the camera's features in the most efficient ways possible.

Alexander S. White: Photographer's Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P900 (Paperback); 2015 Edition

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Photographer's Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 V: Getting the Most from Sony's Pocketable Digital Camera

Alexander S. White

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This book is a complete guide to using the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V camera, one of the most advanced, but still pocketable, cameras available. With this book, author Alexander White provides users of the RX100 V with a manual covering all aspects of the camera’s operation. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to take still images and record video with the RX100 V, and explains when and why to use the camera’s many features.

The book provides details about the camera’s automatic and advanced shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, and using Wi-Fi connections with in-camera apps.

The book includes almost 500 color photographs that illustrate the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus. The images also provide examples of photographs taken using the RX100 V’s Scene mode, with settings optimized for subjects such as landscapes, sunsets, portraits, and action shots; and the Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, with settings that alter the appearance of images.

The book also provides introductions to topics such as street photography, astrophotography, and digiscoping.

The book includes a full discussion of the video features of the RX100 V, which can shoot HD and 4K (ultra-HD) movies, and which offers manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording. The book explains the camera’s numerous features that are oriented for professional-level videography, including Picture Profiles that allow adjustment of settings such as gamma curve, black level, knee, and detail. The book provides detailed information about recording 4K video to an external video recorder using the “clean” video output from the camera’s HDMI port.

In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the RX100 V, including cases, power sources, grips, remote controls, and filter adapters, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with “quick tips” on how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.

This guide to the RX100 V includes a detailed index, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.

Photographer's Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100

Alexander S. White

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The Sony DSC-RX100 has been hailed by reviewers and general photographers as one of the highest-quality compact digital cameras ever produced. With its larger-than-normal image sensor, superior image quality, and impressive array of features for creative photography, this camera has attracted a large and dedicated following in the photography community. However, the camera does not come with a printed manual, or even a PDF manual that can readily be printed for reference. So, until now, it has been difficult for users of the camera to find answers to their questions about the use of the camera's many controls, menus, and features. With the release of this new book, White Knight Press has provided users of the RX100 with a comprehensive guide to all operations, features, menus, and controls of this amazing camera. Using a patient, tutorial-like approach, the book provides guidance to beginning and intermediate photographers not only about how to accomplish things with the RX100, but when and why to use the camera's many features. The book does not assume any specialized knowledge by the reader as it explains topics such as autofocus, manual focus, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, exposure compensation, white balance, and ISO sensitivity. The book also provides full details of the camera's numerous menu options for playback, setup, and customizing the operation of the various buttons and other controls. The book's more than 300 photographs, most of them in full color, illustrate the RX100's controls, shooting screens, and menus. The photographs also provide examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Photo Creativity settings, which let the photographer alter the color processing of images; the Scene shooting mode, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and action shots; the Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, which offer dramatic options for altering the appearance of images; and the camera's strong array of features for continuous shooting and shooting in dim lighting. In addition, the book goes beyond the bounds of everyday photography, and provides introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography, astrophotography, and macro photography. The book also includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the RX100, which can shoot high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound, and which offers manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording. In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories available for the RX100, including cases, external flash units, and filter adapters, and includes a list of web sites and other resources for further information. Also, the book includes a detailed appendix with helpful Quick Tips that give particular insights into how to take advantage of the camera's features in the most efficient ways possible. The guidebook to the RX100 includes a detailed Table of Contents and Index, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.