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Now that you’ve bought the amazing Sony A7 / A7R, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.
Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, Pulitzer Prize—winning photographer Brian Smith, and you will:
Chapter 1: The Sony A7 / A7R Top Ten List: Ten Tips to Make Your Shooting More Productive Right Out of the Box
Chapter 2: First Things First: A Few Things to Know and Do Before You Begin Taking Pictures
Chapter 3: Full Auto Modes: Get Shooting with the Automatic Camera Modes
Chapter 4: Advanced Modes: Taking Your Photography to the Next Level
Chapter 5: Portrait Photography: Settings and Features to Make Great Portraits
Chapter 6: Moving Target: Tricks to Shooting Sports and Action
Chapter 7: Landscape & Streetscape Photography: Tips Tools & Techniques to Get the Best Landscapes & Streetscapes
Chapter 8: Mood Lighting: Shooting When the Lights Get Low
Chapter 9: Creative Compositions: Improve Your Pictures with Strong Compositional Elements
Chapter 10: Advanced Techniques: Take Your Images to the Next Level
Chapter 11: Lights, Camera, Action: Getting Professional-looking Video from Your A7/A7R
Chapter 12: Adapt My A7/A7R: Len Mount Adapters to Expand Your Camera’s Lens Choices
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4. Change your drive mode to Bracket: Continuous: 2.0 EV. To do so, select Menu > Camera Settings 2 > Drive Mode. Push the top or bottom of the Control wheel until you see the icon BRK C (A). Press either side of the Control wheel to navigate through EV bracket options until the option for 2.0 EV 3 is highlighted (B). Press the center of the Control wheel to make your selection. Bracketing continuously will allow you to capture your exposures quickly, minimizing any subject movement between frames. Even though you will be using a tripod, there is always a chance that something within your scene will be moving (like clouds or leaves).