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1st Edition

Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Getting the Most from Your MILC

ISBN 9781138308121
Published March 4, 2019 by Routledge
212 Pages 205 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are changing the way images are captured, being far more in line with modern photography trends and sensibilities. With Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera: Getting the Most from Your MILC, you’ll learn why this is happening and how to get the most from your mirrorless camera. This guide covers everything you need to know about the difference between a mirrorless camera and a DSLR, apps, lenses, video recording, and picture profiling features. You’ll learn how to use your mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for different genres of photography including landscape, travel, low light, street photography, portraiture, and more.

Written by expert and skilled instructor Steve Anchell, this book includes 198 inspirational and instructional images with 154 in full-color, with insights and photographs from 9 professional photographers. It’s the perfect guide for established photographers not yet aware of the wealth of benefits mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras offer and for beginning photographers just starting their career.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 – The Mirrorless Revolution

Chapter 2 – Knowing Your Camera

Chapter 3 – MILC Components in Depth

Chapter 4 – Beyond the Basics

Chapter 5 – MILC Custom Controls

Chapter 6 – Lenses

Chapter 7 – MILC in Practice

Chapter 8 – Post-processing

Chapter 9 – Video Capture

Appendix 1 – Camera Preferences & Defaults

Appendix 2 – Trusted Web Sites


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Steve Anchell is an internationally published writer, photographer, and teacher with work exhibited and shown in 61 exhibits. He has taught photography for Oregon State University, Santa Fe Photography Workshops, International Center of Photography in NYC, and many others, and is a member of the Freestyle Photographic Board of Advisors. Steve has four books on photography in print, The Darkroom Cookbook, The Film Developing Cookbook, The Variable Contrast Printing Manual, and Digital Photo Assignments. He is the former editor of Photovision: Art and Technique and Focus Fine Art Photography magazines and has written and worked as contributing editor for numerous photography magazines.


‘A photographer that understands the "how" can master the craft. Anchell succeeds in an exhaustively researched and comprehensive book on the next revolution, the Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. What makes this book a "must read" is Anchell‘s vast experience as a professional photographer and educator. He fluidly weaves the facts with an empirical understanding of what is essential for any photographer.’

S.H. Begleiter, Adjunct Professor, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

‘Steve Anchell got it right: mirrorless cameras are the next wave in digital photography. This textbook is a boon to both educators and working photographers as both a compendium of technical information and a resource guide for career development advancing the use of this new technology for the emerging/advanced student. I highly recommend it.’

Kay Kenny, Photography Instructor, NYU

‘Smart and accessible, informative and inspiring, Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera: Getting the Most from Your MILC is important to read whether you are an established professional photographer, an artist or young student. The clear writing with touches of humor, provides stimulating details about the new world of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras which are an important part of our quickly changing technology.’

Lynn Saville, Fine Art Photographer