Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sony RX100 II Book is Now on Sale at eBay Store

Sony-RX100-II-Book-Cover-High-QualityEarlier today I set up my first sale on eBay — the first time I have temporarily reduced the price of a book.  I did this because I ended up with more copies of the Sony RX100 II guide book than planned.  I ordered a quantity of them at a time when was not keeping the book steadily in stock, but that problem cleared up and the book has been constantly available directly from Amazon.  So, in order to reduce my own inventory, I have reduced the price of the paperback version of the book to $18.95 for one week.

I don’t know if I will be having any other sales.  I will see how this one goes.  Anyway, if you’re interested in this book, it’s available for $18.95 through the first week in July.  For more information about the book, please see its information page at this site.  Here is a link to the sale at my eBay store.

Nikon Coolpix P600 Book is Now Available in Downloadable Versions

Nikon Coolpix P600As of today, Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P600 is available for purchase in downloadable versions as a PDF, ePub, or .mobi file. The PDF file can be read with Adobe Reader or any other program or app that can read PDF files; the ePub version is designed for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch; and the .mobi file is designed for Kindle readers.

For more information, please see the book’s main information page at this site, or, to go directly to the ordering page to purchase all three files for $9.95, please click on the button below.



Using External Flash with Compact Cameras

In all of my camera guide books I include a section on using external flash. With the cameras that have a flash shoe, like the Sony DSC-RX100 II, the Sony DSC-RX10, the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7, and others, there is no problem attaching an external flash unit, because each of those cameras has a flash shoe. But some other cameras that I write about, including the Sony DSC-RX100, the Nikon Coolpix P600, and the Canon PowerShot S110, do not have a flash shoe, so there is no way to attach or connect an external flash unit.

With those cameras and others like them, you can use an external flash unit that has a built-in optical slave capability, or you can use an external flash unit along with a separate optical slave device. I thought it would be useful to do a video that demonstrates how this works, so I put together a short demonstration using the Nikon Coolpix P600 camera. Here is the video:

For more information about specific cameras and using external flash units with them, please see my guide books for those camera models.

Water Drop Photography with the Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone Camera

So far, I have written camera guide books only for advanced compact cameras like the Sony DSC-RX100 II, the Nikon Coolpix P600, the Fujifilm X100S, and several others. I have not yet done any books about cameras that are included in smartphones, like the iPhone camera. I have read a good deal about the Nokia Lumia 1020 phone, though, with its camera that takes 38-megapixel photos. I’m not planning to do a book about this camera at this point, but I have been playing around with one for the past few days. Today I set up my water drop photography equipment to give the Lumia 1020 a test run, just to see how the camera works using a familiar scenario.

I think it did pretty well. I put the results into a SlideShare presentation, which you can view by clicking the link in this sentence.

If there is interest in a book about the Nokia Lumia 1020’s camera, I might consider it for a future project.

Paperback Edition of New Guide Book for Nikon Coolpix P600 Camera is Now Available for Purchase

Nikon Coolpix P600As of today, Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P600, the newest full-color camera guide book from White Knight Press, is available for purchase in a paperback edition. This 409-page book is currently listed for sale at You can find the book by searching at that site or by clicking on the button here:

The P600 guide book will be available in downloadable versions for smartphones, tablets, and other devices within the next two weeks.

New Camera Guide Book for Nikon Coolpix P600 is Coming Soon

coolpixp600prooffrontLate yesterday I received from the printer the proof copy of Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P600, my latest camera guide book from White Knight Press. The paperback proof copy looks fine, and I have approved the book to go into production. It should soon start showing up as available for ordering at, and, after that, at other sites, such as,, and others. The paperback will sell for a list price of $24.95, though Amazon occasionally may offer a small discount.

Within the next few weeks, I hope to have the book available also in downloadable versions — PDF, ePub (for iPad and other devices), and mobi (for Kindle).  I will be selling a bundle of all 3 downloadable versions for $9.95 from this site. The ePub version will also be available through the Apple iBookStore and the Kindle version will be available directly from Amazon.  I will post further information on this site as more versions become available.

For more information about this new book, please go to the book’s main information page at this site.