Synopses & Reviews
The Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D is one of the most advanced entry-level cameras that Canon has ever introduced. This compact, lightweight dSLR boasts 18 megapixels of resolution, blazing fast automatic focus, and cool features like the real-time preview system called live view, full high-definition movie shooting, and a touch screen that allows you to make many settings with a tap of the LCD. As the owner of a Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY shows you how, when, and why to use all the cool features, controls, and functions of the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D to take great photographs and movies. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply file formats, resolution, and exposure. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D, and use it like a pro! With DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY, you'll learn how to select the best autofocus mode, shutter speed, f/stop, and flash capability to take great pictures under any conditions, advanced shooting techniques, including high-definition movie making, how to use flash functions, including wireless flash, troubleshooting and prevention tips to keep your camera and media operating smoothly, and the basics of good photography as you master your camera's operation!
DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is your comprehensive resource and reference for the new Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D. This capable entry-level EOS Rebel is the world's smallest APS-C digital SLR. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, develop your creative vision, and take beautiful photographs with the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this powerful camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D "road map," an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. With David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as a hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D today.
About the Author
With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written dozens of hugely successful guidebooks and compact guides for Canon digital SLR models, and several dozen additional user guides for other camera models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Third Edition and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have been published in Popular Photography, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and other Ziff-Davis publications. His advice has been featured on National Public Radio's All Tech Considered.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. QUICK TOUR: SHOOTING YOUR FIRST CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D PICTURE. Selecting Shooting Mode. Focusing. Taking the Picture. Depth of Field Preview. Releasing the Shutter. Using the Self-Timer. Using Sequence Shooting. Reviewing the Image. Trashing the Duds. Transferring Images to Your Computer. Choosing an Image Format. 2. THE CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D ROADMAP. Front of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Back of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Top of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Viewfinder Display (picture + callouts). LCD Display. View and Playback Images. Activating the Onboard Flash. Basic Control Layout. Exposure Modes. Focus Modes. Shooting Modes. 3. SETTING UP YOUR CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D. The Setup Menu. Date, Time, and Language. Setting LCD Brightness. Specifying Image Quality. Setting Autofocus Options. Choosing Drive Mode. Using Custom Settings Banks. Setting Your Viewfinder's Diopter Adjustment. Resetting the Camera. Updating Your Firmware. 4. SHOOTING BASICS. Metering Modes. Metering Techniques. Interpreting Histograms. Adjusting Exposures with EV. Bracketing Exposures and other Parameters. ISO Sensitivity. Setting White Balance. Working with High Speed Continuous Shooting Modes. Focus Modes. Image Parameters. 5. PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D. Understanding Exposure. ISO and Noise Control. Using Apertures. Controlling Depth of Field. Motion and Shutter Speed. 6. ADVANCED SHOOTING AND MOVIE MAKING. Shooting Full HDTV D-Movies. Editing Movies. Enhancing Sound. Capturing Continuous Sequences. Freezing Action. 7. WORKING WITH LENSES. Olympus lenses. Third-Party lenses. Lens compatibility. Using Zooms. Working with Prime Lenses. Applying the Lens Crop Factor to Your Pictures. Using a Wide-Angle Lens. Using Telephoto Lenses. Using Normal Lenses. Using Macro Lenses. Cool Special Features. Extending the Range of Any Lens with a Converter. Working with Autofocus. 8. WORKING WITH LIGHT. Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D Flash Basics. The Built-In Flash. Flash Modes. Using Manual Flash. Flash Exposure Compensation. External Flash Units. Olympus Flash. Third Party Flash. Using Studio Flash. Using Modeling Lights. Conquering Available Light. Incandescent Lighting Dealing with Fluorescents Infrared and UV. 9. DOWNLOADING AND EDITING. Software Utilities. Olympus Software. Third Party Software. Noise Reduction Software. RAW converters. 10. TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D. Charging and Maintaining Batteries. Battery Life. Using Alternate Power Sources. Checking your Internal Clock Battery. Cleaning the CCD. Troubleshooting. Glossary. Index.