Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies
By Julie Adair King
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: July 2010
Pages: 368

Unpack big photo power from this little camera and show off yourcreativity!

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 offers the tools to capture great photosin automatic mode, or you can take full control of the camera'ssettings, switch lenses, and shoot like the pros. This friendly,full-color guide helps you get great photos whether you're shootinga kids' birthday party, capturing HD movies, or creating a photoworthy of framing.

  • Go live — explore the Live Guide feature and make creativeadjustments in color, focus, and brightness before you shoot

  • Make friends with your lens — get acquainted with the kitlens and learn your way around the Micro Four Thirds lenssystem

  • Stop and go action — learn to switch instantly fromshooting stills to movies and back again

  • Save, print, and share — protect images you want, deletethose you don't, transfer photos to your PC, and prepare them fore-mail or printing

  • Take control — explore manual settings and masterexposure, color, and depth of field

Open the book and find:

  • Insight into controlling the exposure trio: f-stop, shutterspeed, and ISO

  • How to use "almost automatic" modes like iAuto

  • Ways to add special effects in ART mode

  • Tips for shooting memorable landscapes

  • Steps for capturing portraits, close-ups, and action shots

  • Secrets for overriding auto-exposure

  • Cool ways to control color

  • How to make audio notes on still images

Learn to:

  • Understand and use all the camera'scontrols

  • Manipulate focus, color, and exposure for great shots in anysetting

  • Expand your creativity with special-purpose features


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