“Photographer’s guide to the Leica D-Lux 5” book released

Similar to the Leica D-Lux 4 guide, Alexander White just published his latest "Photographer's guide to the Leica D-Lux 5" book which is now available in PDF format (paperback will start shipping in the next few weeks). The price of the PDF file is $9.95 and can be purchased directly from whiteknightpress.com.

Full press release after the break:

Photographer’s Guide to the Leica D-Lux 5: Getting the Most from Leica’s Compact Digital Camera Has Been Released in PDF Format for Download

Publisher: White Knight Press, Henrico, Virginia, USA
Author: Alexander S. White
Publication Date: December 12, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9649875-2-4
Format: Perfect bound paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches (140 x 216 mm) [forthcoming]
Interior: 264 pages, 160 color photographs and illustrations, full Index and Table of Contents; 3 Appendices
Retail price: $24.95 paperback; $9.95 PDF download
Web site: www.whiteknightpress.com
E-mail: contact@whiteknightpress.com

This book is a follow-up to the author’s earlier guides to the Leica D-Lux 4, Panasonic Lumix LX3, and Panasonic Lumix LX5 digital cameras. The new book, like the earlier ones, explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of the 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 any specialized knowledge by the reader, but adopts a patient and helpful tone in explaining topics such as autofocus, manual focus, aperture priority, shutter priority, macro photography, and RAW files.

The book’s numerous color photographs provide illustrations of the camera’s controls and menus, and also include examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the My Color shooting mode, which lets the photographer alter the color processing of images; the Scene modes, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and sports; and special features such as the Multiple Exposure and High Dynamic Range settings.

In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography, and provides introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography, digiscoping, astrophotography, and creating 3D images that can be viewed with conventional red and blue 3D glasses. (The publisher will send a free pair of 3D glasses to any reader on request.) These discussions provide detailed information about the equipment or software and procedures needed for these activities, and include illustrative photographs.

The book also includes a full discussion of the exceptional capabilities of the Leica D-Lux 5 camera in recording video. The book describes the various settings for video recording and when to use them, including a discussion of the advanced manual video recording settings that the camera provides, including a shutter speed as fast as 1/20,000 second and as slow as 1/8 second.

In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories available for the camera, sets forth a list of useful web sites and other resources for further information, and includes a section with helpful “quick tips” that give particular insights into how to take advantage of the camera’s advanced features in the most efficient ways possible.

The book includes a detailed Table of Contents, and a full Index that covers 18 pages, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.

The book is available now in PDF format for download through www.whiteknightpress.com at a price of $9.95. The paperback version is expected to be available by the end of December 2010. It is expected to become available through other online retailers, including Amazon.co.uk and camerabooks.com, by early in 2011.

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