Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

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The Canon Digital Rebel XTi is today's top-selling digital SLR camera. If you own a Digital Rebel XTi, you're serious about the quality of your photographs and you don't have time to play hit or miss with its features. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Guide to Digital SLR Photography will help you master the features of your camera as you explore the world of digital photography, exercise your creativity, and improve your work performance. You'll cover focus zones, Bokeh, flash synchronization options, choosing zoom ...

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xti/400D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

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Overview

The Canon Digital Rebel XTi is today's top-selling digital SLR camera. If you own a Digital Rebel XTi, you're serious about the quality of your photographs and you don't have time to play hit or miss with its features. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Guide to Digital SLR Photography will help you master the features of your camera as you explore the world of digital photography, exercise your creativity, and improve your work performance. You'll cover focus zones, Bokeh, flash synchronization options, choosing zoom settings, and will explore which exposure modes are the best fit for your EOS Digital Rebel XTi. If you are struggling to learn the basic capabilities of your Rebel XTi, you are not alone; Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Guide to Digital SLR Photography is your quick start to pixel proficiency. Benefits:
• Deals with the most popular camera in the fastest growing segments of the digital photography market
• Provides full-color images to illustrate the lessons and a concise presentation of each feature of the Digital Rebel XTi
• Written by a working photographer and best-selling author

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598634563
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/8/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 472,191
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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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 more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty 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 appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's "All Tech Considered." When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.
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Table of Contents


Introduction The Canon dSLR Revolution - Digital Rebel and Beyond! The EOS Digital Rebel XTis Niche The EOS Digital Rebel XTis Advantages Digital Challenges (noise, multiplication factor, white balance) Chapter 1: Quick Tour: Shooting Your First EOS Digital Rebel XTi 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 Chapter 2: The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi 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 Chapter 3: Setting Up Your EOS Digital Rebel XTi 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 Viewfinders Diopter Adjustment Resetting the Camera Updating Your Firmware. Chapter 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 Chapter 5: Photography with your EOS Digital Rebel XTi Understanding Exposure ISO and Noise Control Using Apertures Controlling Depth of Field Motion and Shutter Speed Chapter 6: Working with Lenses Canon 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 Chapter 7: Working with Light Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Flash Basics The Built-In Flash Flash Modes Using Manual Flash Flash Exposure Compensation External Flash Units Canon Flash Third Party Flash Using Studio Flash Using Modeling Lights Conquering Available Light Incandescent Lighting Dealing with Fluorescents Infrared and UV Chapter 8: Downloading and Editing Software Utilities Canon Software Third Party Software Noise Reduction Software RAW converters Chapter 9: Troubleshooting Your Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Charging and Maintaining Batteries Battery Life Using Alternate Power Sources Checking your Internal Clock Battery Cleaning the CCD Troubleshooting Glossary Index
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