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David Busch’s Olympus® OM-D E-M1

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DAVID BUSCH'S OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is your one-stop resource and reference for the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1. The OM-D E-M1 is Olympus's newest dSLR-like mirrorless camera using the Micro Four Thirds format. It features five-access image stabilization, super-fast autofocus, 16-megapixel resolution, ISO settings up to 25,600, 9 fps burst mode, and a high-resolution viewfinder. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, learn to exercise your creativity, and take great photographs with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this powerful camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy Olympus OM-D E-M1 "road map," an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. With David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 today.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Pages
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Authors
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I Getting Started with Your Olympus OM-D E-M1
    1. 1 Thinking Outside of the Box
      1. First Things First
      2. Initial Setup
    2. 2 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Quick Start
      1. Navigating the Controls
      2. Mastering the Touch Screen
      3. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      4. Mastering Control Screens
      5. Working with the EVF and LCD Monitor
      6. Choosing a Metering Mode
      7. Choosing a Focus Mode
      8. Selecting a Focus Point
      9. Other Settings
      10. Taking a Picture
      11. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      12. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. 3 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Roadmap
      1. Front View
      2. Side View
      3. The Olympus OM-D E-M1’s Business End
      4. Going Topside
      5. Underneath Your E-M1
      6. Lens Components
      7. LCD Monitor Readouts
      8. Looking Inside the Electronic Viewfinder
  10. Part II Mastering Your Tools
    1. 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. How the Olympus E-M1 Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      6. Bracketing
      7. Working with HDR
      8. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
      9. Introducing Histograms
      10. Scene Modes
      11. Art Filters
    2. 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      1. How Focus Works
      2. Focus Modes
      3. Setting AF Target Area
      4. Setting the Face Priority Control
      5. Focus Stacking
      6. AF Focus Adjustment
    3. 6 Movies and Live View
      1. Working with Live View
      2. Shooting Movies
      3. Tips for Shooting Better Movies
    4. 7 Advanced Shooting
      1. Continuous Shooting
      2. A Tiny Slice of Time
      3. Long Exposures
      4. Delayed Exposures
      5. Wi-Fi and Geotagging
      6. Tablets, Smartphones, and the Olympus E-M1
  11. Part III Configuring Your OM-D E-M1
    1. 8 Customizing with the Shooting, Playback, and Retouch Menus
      1. Anatomy of the E-M1’s Menus
      2. Shooting Menu Options
      3. Playback Menu
      4. Retouch Menu
    2. 9 Using the Custom, Setup, and PENPAL Menus
      1. Custom Menu
      2. Setup Menu
      3. PENPAL Menu
  12. Part IV ENHANCING YOUR OM-D E-M1
    1. 10 Working with Lenses
      1. But Don’t Forget the Crop Factor
      2. Your First Lens
      3. What Lenses Can You Use?
      4. Ingredients of Olympus’s Alphanumeric Soup
      5. Your Second (and Third…) Lens
      6. Categories of Lenses
      7. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      8. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      9. Add-ons and Special Features
      10. Using the Lensbaby
    2. 11 Working with Light
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      3. Electronic Flash Basics
      4. Getting Started with the Accessory Flash
      5. More on Flash Control Settings
      6. Using External Electronic Flash
      7. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
    3. 12 Working with Wireless Flash
      1. Wireless Evolution
      2. Elements of Wireless Flash
      3. Getting Started
      4. Setting Up an External Master Flash or Controller
      5. More Wireless Options and Capabilities
      6. Working with Groups
      7. Using Wireless Flash Creatively
      8. Single-Flash Unit Ideas
    4. 13 Downloading, Editing, and Printing Your Images
      1. Editing
      2. Printing
      3. Using the Supplied Software
      4. Transferring Your Photos
      5. Editing Your Photos
    5. 14 Troubleshooting and Prevention
      1. Updating Your Firmware
      2. Protecting Your LCD
      3. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      4. Cleaning Your Sensor
    6. 15 Using Wireless Control
      1. Wireless Evolution
      2. Setup
      3. Creating the Connection Between Camera and Phone
      4. Using the Olympus Image Share App
  13. Index