Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies
If you’re as excited as we are about the Rebel XSi/450D, you probably can’t wait to start shooting. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies will show you how to make every shot count! Even if you’re new to digital SLR cameras or are unfamiliar with general photography terms and techniques, this handy guide will show you how to feel comfortable with the controls and start taking beautiful photographs. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard the words aperture, white balance, or ISO. You’ll soon be switching easily between automatic and manual modes, managing exposure, and using the all-important Quality setting! You’ll learn everything about the lenses, from how to choose the ones you need to how to handle them. You’ll finally know how to push just the right buttons to achieve the results that you desire. In a snap, you will find out how to unleash your creativity by manipulating exposure and lighting. You will find out how to: Control picture quality Adjust resolution for image quality and size Shoot in automatic and manual modes Review photos using Playback Mode and the histogram, delete unwanted photos, and protect valuable photos from accidental deletion Manipulate exposure, color, focus, and lighting Download, organize, archive, print, and share photos with family and friends Complete with lists of ten fast photo-editing tricks and ten special-purpose features to explore on a rainy day, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of your new Canon digital SLR camera.
Introduction. Part I: Fast Track to Super Snaps. Chapter 1: Getting the Lay of the Land. Chapter 2: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically. Chapter 3: Controlling Picture Quality. Chapter 4: Monitor Matters: Picture Playback and Live View Shooting. Part II: Taking Creative Control. Chapter 5: Getting Creative with Exposure and Lighting. Chapter 6: Manipulating Focus and Color. Chapter 7: Putting It All Together. Part III: Working with Picture Files. Chapter 8: Downloading, Organizing, and Archiving Your Photos. Chapter 9: Printing and Sharing Your Photos. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 10: Ten Fast Photo-Editing Tricks. Chapter 11: Ten Special-Purpose Features to Explore on a Rainy Day. Index.
Julie Adair King has written numerous books on digital photography, including Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D For Dummies and Digital Photography For Dummies. She also teaches master classes in digital photography and imaging at such locations as the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
Here's how to take control of all your cool camera's features Your Digital Rebel XSi/450D delivers an exciting new way to take pictures, and this book shows you how to make every shot a winner! Even if you have no clue what aperture, white balance, or ISO mean, you'll soon be switching easily between automatic and manual modes, managing exposure, manipulating focus, and more. Master all the bells and whistles — find out how to make the most of every camera feature, from basic to advanced Move beyond automatic mode — get creative by taking manual control over aperture, shutter speed, and other camera settings Shoot like a pro — discover the secrets to capturing dynamic landscape photos, action shots, portraits, nighttime scenes, and close-ups Break through the technical jargon — get easy-to-understand explanations of resolution, pixels, file format, and other digital details End computer confusion — download, organize, and archive your pictures with easy-to-follow instructions Open the book and find: When and how to use Live View Ways to work with flash and natural light Tips for controlling and correcting color How to shoot and process Raw files Advice on Custom Functions and other advanced features Details on picture-playback features Step-by-step instructions for using your Canon software How to prepare your images for printing or viewing online