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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Field Guide

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Easy-to-understand techniques for getting the most from your Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR

At nearly $3,000 for the body only, the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR is for amateurs and semi-professionals who are serious about taking great photos-and this go-anywhere guide shares insight for doing just that. Authors Charlotte Lowrie and Brian McLernon walk you step by step through each function on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, going into more depth and scope than the standard manual that accompanies...

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Overview

Easy-to-understand techniques for getting the most from your Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR

At nearly $3,000 for the body only, the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR is for amateurs and semi-professionals who are serious about taking great photos-and this go-anywhere guide shares insight for doing just that. Authors Charlotte Lowrie and Brian McLernon walk you step by step through each function on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, going into more depth and scope than the standard manual that accompanies the camera.Portable and easy to understand, the book shows you how to get the exact show you want, when you want them, and is packed with more than 200 beautiful color photos.

  • Includes step-by-step techniques and professional tips on taking exceptional photos with your Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Reviews how to better understand the various functions and potential of your Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Features samples of inspirational photos taken by the author

With so much helpful advice for getting the most out of your Canon EOS 5D Mark II, you'll be referencing this guide again and again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470467145
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/10/2009
  • Series: Digital Field Guide Series , #204
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 721,879
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian McLernon is a freelance photographer specializing in editorial, commercial, corporate, and lifestyle photography. His client list includes CBS Records, Exxon, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Premiere Homes magazine, and the United States Tennis Association. A popular guest speaker for artistic associations, communications groups, and business organizations, Brian maintains his photography Web site at http://brianmclernon.com and blogs about photography at http://blog.brianmclernon.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xx

CHAPTER 1
Anatomy of the Canon 5D Mark II 1

CHAPTER 2
Using the 5D Mark II Menus 17

CHAPTER 3
Choosing Settings on the 5D Mark II 31

CHAPTER 4
Color and Picture Styles 65

CHAPTER 5
Customizing the Canon 5D Mark II 87

CHAPTER 6
Selecting and Using Canon Lenses 103

CHAPTER 7
Working with Canon EX-series Speedlites 123

CHAPTER 8
Shooting Video with the 5D Mark II 139

CHAPTER 9
Sports, Concert, and Event Photography 155

CHAPTER 10
Landscape, Nature, and Travel Photography 169

CHAPTER 11
Portrait Photography 187

CHAPTER 12
Stock and Editorial Photography 203

CHAPTER 13
Wedding Photography 215

APPENDIX A
Maintenance Tips for Your 5D Mark II 231

APPENDIX B
5D Mark II Specifi cations 240

Glossary 246

Index 253

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