Canon PowerShot G10 / G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon PowerShot G10 or G11, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use your camera to take great pictures. With Canon PowerShot G10/G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos from the author and the Flickr community, this book teaches you how to take control of your...
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Overview

Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon PowerShot G10 or G11, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use your camera to take great pictures. With Canon PowerShot G10/G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos from the author and the Flickr community, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, Jeff Carlson, and you will:

  • Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the G10 or G11
  • Use the camera’s Automatic modes to get better shots right away
  • Move on to the Creative modes, where you have full control over the look and feel of your images
  • Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more
  • Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits
  • Find out how to get great shots in low light
  • Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter

With Canon PowerShot G10/G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you’ll learn not only what makes a great shot work—you’ll learn how to get that shot using your G10 or G11.

And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/canon_g10g11_from_snapshots_ to_greatshots.

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Meet the Author

Jeff Carlson is the author of the Photoshop Elements 8: Visual QuickStart Guide, the iMovie ’09 and iDVD: Visual QuickStart Guide, and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Pocket Guide. He is also a columnist for the Seattle Times, the managing editor of the weekly electronic newsletter TidBITS, and a frequent contributor to publications such as Macworld magazine, CreativePro.com, and Photoshop Elements Techniques.
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  • Posted June 5, 2010

    A better guide book on using the Canon G10/G11 camera

    I had just purchased my Canon PowerShot G11 and read the User Guide that came with the camera. It was okay, but I wanted to learn more on how to use all the function that the camera has to offered. This book, "Canon PowerShot G10/G11- From Shapshots to Great Shots", not only show how all the main function works; but it also give good pointer on how to get those "great" pictures that I wanted. It's a great way to learn to use my camera. I give it a high mark on owning this book to my library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Very good

    This is a great book if you want to get more out of your G10 or G11.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2010

    A G10 Shooter's Review

    Canon PowerShot G10/G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots
    Before I begin this review, I want to make clear this is not "the missing manual that should have come with your camera." Rather, this is a photography book that uses the Canon G10 and G11 as the vehicle to help any photographer-but particularly one using a high-end point-and-shoot-improve his or her image-making skills. And to make his point that anyone can make great images, the author-Jeff Carlson-illustrated much of From Snapshots to Great Shots with images submitted to his online Flickr group.
    Although the goal of this book is pretty much the same as any photo book-to make the reader a better photographer-Jeff Carlson does take a different tact from many other authors. First, although this book focuses on the Canon G10 and G11, he describes their features more in terms of when and why to use them, rather than how. The "how" he leaves to the respective camera manuals to which he directs the reader using page-referenced ""Manual Callouts."
    Next, each chapter begins with an image (complete with shot data) analyzed for the topics to be discussed in the following pages. Last, as I mentioned, the author doesn't rely only on his professional images to illustrate the techniques described in the book. He lets readers see that "real people" can make excellent photos with the methods he provides.
    And, of course, as any good instructor should, Jeff asks his readers to take a break after each chapter and put what they have learned to practical use: to shoot images and submit them to the book's Flickr group.
    As you'd expect, From Snapshots to Great Shots clearly covers all the necessary skills and techniques a good photo book should, with chapters on camera controls and modes, shooting techniques and image-making styles. I'd certainly recommend this book to G10 and G11 shooters; but, I also believe any high-end point-and-shooter can also benefit.

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  • Posted February 18, 2010

    great reading

    I think this is a great book. Helps you understand the different settings and when to use them. Found it very helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    Canon PowerShot G10/G11

    As a first time photography student, I find this book easy to follow and read. I particular like the assignments at the end of each chapter, allowing you to practice.

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