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Fujifilm X100S: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Book Description

The Fujifilm X100S is a digital camera with a 23mm fixed prime lens. It is intended for amateurs to semi-professionals who want a camera that allows them to make great images faster and with less hassle than any other digital camera.

While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That’s where Fujifilm X100S: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Kevin Mullins carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and end of chapter assignments.

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. 1. The Fujifilm X100S Top Ten List
    1. Ten tips to get you going right out of the box
    2. Poring Over the Camera
    3. Poring Over the Camera
    4. 1. Make Sure You Have Everything You Need
    5. 2. Charge the Battery
    6. 3. Ensure Optimal Performance
    7. 4. Set the Image Quality: JPEG vs. RAW
    8. 5. Set the ISO Level
    9. 6. Set the Exposure Mode
    10. 7. Set the Autofocus Mode and Focus Point
    11. 8. Set the Color Space
    12. 9. Understand the Viewfinders
    13. 10. Review Your Images
    14. Chapter 1 Assignments
  8. 2. First Things First
    1. What to know before you begin taking pictures
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. The X100 vs. the X100S
    5. Choosing and Formatting Your Memory Card
    6. Updating the X100S’s Firmware
    7. Understanding the Lens and Focal Length
    8. Understanding Exposure
    9. Understanding Motion and Depth of Field
    10. Chapter 2 Assignments
  9. 3. The Viewfinders
    1. Two interfaces for added flexibility
    2. Poring Over the Viewfinders
    3. The Optical Viewfinder
    4. The Electronic Viewfinder
    5. Switching Between the Viewfinders
    6. Customizing the Viewfinders
    7. Chapter 3 Assignments
  10. 4. The Professional Modes
    1. Taking your photography to the next level
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Program (P) Mode
    4. Shutter Priority (S) Mode
    5. Aperture Priority (A) Mode
    6. Manual (M) Mode
    7. Exposure Compensation
    8. Exposure Lock
    9. Notes About Auto ISO
    10. How I Shoot: My Preferred Settings
    11. Chapter 4 Assignments
  11. 5. Say Cheese!
    1. Settings and features to make great portraits
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. Using Aperture Priority Mode
    5. Lighting and Background
    6. White Balance and ISO
    7. Metering Modes
    8. Locking Exposure
    9. Getting Creative with Film Simulation
    10. Focus: It’s All About the Eyes
    11. Focusing and Recomposing
    12. Using Fill Flash for Reducing Shadows
    13. Using Off-Camera Flash
    14. Candid Portraits on the Move
    15. Shooting Better Portraits
    16. Chapter 5 Assignments
  12. 6. Landscape Photography
    1. Getting the most out of your landscape photographs
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. Sharp and In Focus
    5. Selecting the Correct ISO
    6. Using Filters
    7. White Balance
    8. Beautiful Black-and-White Landscapes
    9. The Golden Light
    10. Focusing
    11. Composition and the Rule of Thirds
    12. Advanced Techniques to Explore
    13. Chapter 6 Assignments
  13. 7. Low Lighting
    1. Shooting when the lights get low
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Understanding High ISO Capabilities
    4. Stabilizing the Camera
    5. Focusing in Low Light
    6. Shooting Long Exposures in Low Light
    7. Using the Built-In Flash
    8. Removing Red-Eye
    9. Compensating for Flash Exposure
    10. Chapter 7 Assignments
  14. 8. Creative Compositions
    1. Improving your pictures with compositional flare
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. Depth of Field
    5. Angles
    6. Light
    7. Point of View and Perspective
    8. Color
    9. Contrast
    10. Leading Lines
    11. Backgrounds
    12. Bringing It All Together
    13. Chapter 8 Assignments
  15. 9. Hitting the Streets
    1. The art of candid photography
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. What Is Street Photography?
    4. Constructing a Great Street Image
    5. Beating the Fear
    6. It’s Not Always About People
    7. Using Focus Modes
    8. Shooting Through the Moment
    9. Tips for Shooting Quickly
    10. A Few Final Thoughts on Street Photography
    11. Chapter 9 Assignments
  16. 10. Advanced Features
    1. Creativity within the controls
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. Spot Metering
    5. Bracketing Exposures
    6. ISO Bracketing
    7. Film Simulation Bracketing
    8. Dynamic Range Bracketing
    9. Multiple Exposures
    10. Macro Photography
    11. Avoiding Lens Flare
    12. High Dynamic Range Photography
    13. Chapter 10 Assignments
  17. 11. Making Movies
    1. It’s Hollywood time
    2. Poring Over the LCD Monitor
    3. Movie Settings
    4. Audio
    5. Exposure and Focus
    6. Getting Creative with Film Simulation
    7. Technicalities
    8. Watching Your Movies
    9. Editing and Workflow
    10. Chapter 11 Assignments
  18. 12. Pimp My Ride
    1. Upgrades and accessories to expand your camera’s creative potential
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Wide Conversion Lens
    4. Bags
    5. Hoods and Straps
    6. Thumb Grips
    7. Soft Release Buttons
    8. Image Stabilization Tools
    9. Flash Systems
    10. Chapter 12 Assignments
  19. Index