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Canon EOS 30D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

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ISBN-10: 1598633368

ISBN-13: 9781598633368

Edition: 2007

Authors: David D. Busch, David D. Busch

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If you own a digital SLR camera, then you?re serious about photography. As an avid photographer, you owe it to yourself to make the most out of your cutting-edge equipment. Somewhere between the tedious user manual full of technical garble and the generic how to digital photography books is the ideal guide to your EOS 30D. Welcome to that guide! Canon EOS 30D Guide to Digital SLR Photography provides you with a concise introduction to the most important features specific to your EOS 30D, explaining not only how to use them but also why and when. Filled with full-color images to illustrate results in various settings, this book also helps you enhance your digital photography skills with…    
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 11/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

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…    

Preface
Introduction
Shooting Your First Canon EOS 30D Picture
Getting Ready to Shoot
Selecting a Shooting Mode
Choosing a Metering Mode
Choosing a Focus Mode
Selecting a Focus Point
Other Settings
Adjusting White Balance and ISO
Using the Self-Timer
Reviewing the Images You've Taken
Transferring Photos to Your Computer
Canon EOS 30D Roadmap
The Canon EOS 30D's Public Face
The Canon EOS 30D's Business End
Going Topside
LCD Panel Readouts
Lens Components
Looking Inside the Viewfinder
Underneath Your EOS 30D
Setting Up Your Canon EOS 30D
Anatomy of the EOS 30D's Menus
Shooting Menu Options
Quality Settings
Red-Eye Reduction
Beep
Shoot Without Card
Automatic Exposure Bracketing
White Balance Shift and Bracketing
Custom White Balance
Color Temperature
Color Space
Picture Style
Playback Menu Options
Protect
Rotate
Print Order
Transfer Order
Auto Play
Review Time
AF Points
Histogram
Set-up Menu Options
Auto Power Off
Auto Rotate
LCD Brightness
Date/Time
File Numbering
Language
Video System
Communication
Format
Custom Functions
Clear Settings
Sensor Cleaning
Firmware Version
Getting the Right Exposure
Getting a Handle on Exposure
How the EOS 30D Calculates Exposure
Choosing a Metering Method
Choosing a Creative Zone Exposure Method
A-DEP
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Program Mode
Manual Exposure
Selecting an Autofocus/Exposure Zone Manually
Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
Bracketing
Fine-Tuning Exposure Bracketing
Dealing with Noise
Fixing Exposures with Histograms
Basic Zone Modes
Advanced Shooting with Your Canon EOS 30D
More Exposure Options
Very Short Exposures
Working with Short Exposures
Long Exposures
Three Ways to Take Long Exposures
Working with Long Exposures
Delayed Exposures
Self-Timer
Remote Control
Time-Lapse/Interval Photography
Getting into Focus
Focus Pocus
Adding Circles of Confusion
Making Sense of Sensors
Your Autofocus Mode Options
Setting AF Point
Continuous Shooting
Setting Image Parameters
Customizing White Balance
Image Parameters in Picture Styles
Working with Lenses
But First, a Word from Our Sensor
Your First Lens
Buy Now, Expand Later
What Lenses Can You Use?
EF vs. EF-S
Ingredients of Canon's Alphanumeric Soup
Your Second (and Third...) Lens
What Lenses Can Do for You
Zoom or Prime?
Categories of Lenses
Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
Avoiding Potential Wide-Angle Problems
Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
Avoiding Telephoto Lens Problems
Telephotos and Bokeh
Add-ons and Special Features
Lens Hoods
Telephoto Extenders
Macro Focusing
Image Stabilization
Working with Light
Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
Continuous Lighting Basics
Daylight
Incandescent/Tungsten Light
Fluorescent Light/Other Light Sources
Adjusting White Balance
Electronic Flash Basics
How Electronic Flash Works
Using the Built-In Flash
Basic Zone Flash
Creative Zone Flash
Using FE Lock and Flash Exposure Compensation
Using External Electronic Flash
Speedlite 580EX
Speedlite 430EX
Speedlite 220EX
More Advanced Lighting Techniques
Diffusing and Softening the Light
Using Multiple Light Sources
Other Lighting Accessories
Downloading and Editing Your Images
What's in the Box?
EOS Utility
ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser
RAW Image Task
PhotoStitch
Digital Photo Professional
Transferring Your Photos
Direct-Direct Transfer/Indirect-Direct Transfer
Using a Card Reader and Software
Dragging and Dropping
Editing Your Photos
Image Editors
RAW Utilities
Photoshop CS 2
Canon EOS 30D: Troubleshooting and Prevention
Update Your Firmware
Official Firmware
Upgrading Your Firmware
Protect Your LCD
Troubleshooting Memory Cards
All Your Eggs in One Basket?
What Can Go Wrong?
What Can You Do?
Replacing Your Clock Battery
Clean Your Sensor
Dust the FAQs, Ma'am.
Identifying and Dealing with Dust
Avoiding Dust
Sensor Cleaning
Glossary
Index