August 21, 2010

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Guide by Julie Adair King published by Wiley

Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies Guide Makes Capturing Amazing Images Easier


Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies Guide

© 2010 John Wiley & Sons. Courtesy of the publisher


Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies
Julie Adair King
John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 978-0-470-87950-4
Paperback, 352 pages
August 2010

Wiley's new "For Dummies" guide makes it even easier to shoot digital single lens reflex (DSLR) quality images and High-Definition (HD) video with the user-friendly Olympus PEN. The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is among a new breed of digital cameras (the first priced at a consumer friendly sub-$600) and Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies speaks squarely to first-time users of this new type of camera who are looking for a guide to help them better understand their camera's controls.

“We’re very excited about the release of Olympus PEN E-PL1 for Dummies,” said John Knaur, senior marketing manager, Interchangeable Lens Systems Cameras, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “The book is a valuable resource that will help budding photographers learn more about their PEN E-PL1, a camera that is already extremely easy to use, in order to capture even more outstanding still images and High-Definition videos."

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a surprisingly small body packed with technology normally found in bigger, bulkier and heavier professional Digital Single Lens Reflex  cameras and High-Definition  camcorders. This third-generation PEN is built for people who always wanted better pictures and considered a DSLR, but were intimidated by the bulky size and complex interface. The camera’s simple design and easy interface enable consumers to easily create amazing images.

Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies introduces users to the camera's main functions and offers examples on how to use them to create effective digital photos. Coverage includes:

• Exploring the on-board controls

• Shooting in auto mode

• Working with lenses

• Dialing in exposure and lighting controls

• Manipulating focus and color controls

• Situational shooting

• Getting pics onto a PC for editing

• Printing, posting online, and other ways to share images

• Part of Tens including editing tricks

The book's author, Julie Adair King, has penned six editions of Digital Photography For Dummies and several digital SLR camera-specific guides in the For Dummies series. In this book, she speaks to the consumer/hobbyist who would like to take professional quality images without the intimidating load and price tags that accompany most DSLR cameras. Julie Adair King also works one-on-one with beginning digital photographers in the classroom at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.