Canon T2i Experience - The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation With the Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D

Canon T2i Experience - The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation With the Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D

by Douglas Klostermann

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Canon T2i Experience - The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation With the Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D by Douglas Klostermann

Canon T2i Experience - The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an eBook user's guide and tutorial for the new Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D.

Learn to use your T2i / 550D quickly and competently, take control of your camera, and create the types of images you want to capture. The Canon T2i / 550D is an advanced tool, and this guide explains how to start to use it to its full potential.

This instant download Canon T2i / 550D e-book is for those who wish to learn the essential features and controls for real world photography, and to go beyond Auto and Program Modes and shoot in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Modes (Av, Tv, and M Modes). It covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those new to digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation, such as using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, controlling autofocus modes and focus points for sharp focus of still or moving subjects, and utilizing dramatic depth of field for professional looking photographs.

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T2i Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and controls of the Canon 550D / T2i, but it also explains when and why to use them for your photography. This illustrated guide focuses on still-photography but includes a brief introduction to HD video/ movie menus and settings to get you up and running. Sections include:

-Setting Up Your Camera - All of the T2i /550D Custom Function settings and Menu settings with brief descriptions and recommended settings for practical, everyday use.

-Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv), and Manual (M) Modes - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field or to freeze or express motion.

-Auto Focusing Modes and Drive Modes - How they differ, how and when to use them to capture sharp images of both still and moving subjects.

-Exposure Metering Modes of the Canon T2i / 550D - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation.

-Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance - Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations.

-Composition - Brief tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.

-The Image Taking Process - A descriptive tutorial for using the settings and controls you just learned to take photos.

-Lenses - Explanation of Canon lenses and choosing your next lens.

-Photography Accessories - The most useful accessories for day-to-day and travel photography.

-Introduction to Video Settings

This illustrated digital field guide to the Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D builds upon the information found in the manual, and will help one begin to master their dSLR and learn to use the Canon T2i / 550D to its full capabilities!

What Readers are Saying about Doug Klostermann's dSLR User's Guides:

“This book, together with the manual that came with your camera, is all you need to start discovering all the potential of this camera.”
-Max M.

“It’s the first guide I've read which has taken me through all the settings in an understandable way. I now feel that I have control over the camera.”
-Peter S.

“I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get a quick start to using their camera. Manuals are nice, but this eBook highlights the important information and gives a quick easy to understand explanation of most all of the functions and controls.”
-Ray M.

“I found the (camera's) manual good for understanding how to set things up but not much on the why - this book really focuses on the "why." The Custom Settings sections help to make firm decisions on how to apply settings by understanding the usage of each in addition to knowing how to set them up. I would like to thank you for saving me time - now I'm confident that my camera is well tuned!”
-Benoit A.

“This manual is a clearly written, concise and useful explanation of the rationale for the seemingly infinite and often confusing settings options. Used in conjunction with the (camera's) manual I feel a bit more confident in understanding how to at last proceed in getting better photographs”.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011840418
Publisher: Full Stop.
Publication date: 11/18/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer dedicated to documenting the work of international aid organizations. He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. He also lectures and gives individual instruction on digital photography. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Learn more about photography techniques and equipment on his Wordpress blog Picturing Change.

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