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Canon EOS 5D Mark III For Dummies

Book Description

The ideal reference to Canon's EOS 5D Mark III for professionals and serious hobbyists

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III offers professional photographers and advanced amateurs a wide range of top-flight dSLR capabilities. Canon users love For Dummies guides, with more than 100,000 copies of previous Canon camera guides sold. Like its predecessors, this one is packed with colorful examples that illustrate camera features and inspire you to capture your own super images. It explains the camera controls and menus, shows you how to take full advantage of all the features, discusses output options and image editing, and much more.

  • Geared to the needs of professional dSLR photographers and serious hobbyists, this guide covers all the features of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

  • Explores the camera body, menu screen, auto settings, and image settings

  • Shows how to use the video modes, priority settings, manual settings, and focus modes to capture the best images

  • Provides suggestions and inspiration with more than 300 full-color photos

  • Covers image editing and output options

  • Features tips, techniques, and projects to help you get the most from your camera's capabilities

Canon EOS 5D Mark III For Dummies is the perfect partner for your new dSLR.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. Part I: Knowing Your Camera Inside and Out
    1. Chapter 1: Surveying the Territory
      1. It’s the Hard-Knocks Life (Not)
      2. Connecting with Your 5D Mark III
      3. Your Windows to the World
      4. Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus
      5. Using Batteries and Memory Cards
      6. Cleaning the Camera Sensor
    2. Chapter 2: Choosing Essential Camera Settings
      1. Setting Up Your Camera
      2. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      3. Choosing a Drive Mode
      4. Rustling up a Photo Size, Quality, and Aspect Ratio
      5. Deciding Between RAW and JPEG
      6. Selecting a Photo Size
      7. Putting Your Best Photo Forward
  6. Part II: Fast Track to Super Shots
    1. Chapter 3: Using Scene Intelligent Auto and Live View
      1. Holding on Tight
      2. Shooting with Scene Intelligent Auto
      3. Live View: Using the LCD Monitor as a Viewfinder
      4. Managing the Camera in Live View
      5. Focusing in Live View
    2. Chapter 4: Making Movie Magic
      1. Yelling, “Action!” versus Saying “Cheese”
      2. Configuring the 5D Mark III for Movies
      3. Making Exposure Decisions
      4. Changing the Information Display
      5. Shooting Movies
      6. Enjoying the Show: Movie Playback
      7. Editing Movies In-Camera
      8. Stepping Up Your Game
    3. Chapter 5: Getting More from Picture Playback
      1. Folders, Cards, and Movies
      2. Adjusting Image Review
      3. Viewing Images in Playback Mode
      4. Viewing Picture Data
      5. Deleting Files
      6. Protecting Photos
      7. Rating Photos
      8. Enjoying Side-by-Side Photo Playback
      9. Copying Photos and Movies
      10. Processing Photos In-Camera
      11. Presenting a Slide Show
      12. Connecting Your Camera to a TV
  7. Part III: Expressing Your Creativity
    1. Chapter 6: Making Exposure and Flash Decisions
      1. Understanding and Controlling Exposure Settings
      2. Selecting an Advanced Shooting Mode
      3. Monitoring Exposure Settings
      4. Choosing a Metering Mode
      5. Setting the Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO
      6. Locking the Autoexposure
      7. Using the 5D’s Exposure-Correction Tools
      8. Capturing More Dynamic Range
      9. Using the Flash in Advanced Shooting Modes
    2. Chapter 7: Managing Focus and Depth of Field
      1. Reviewing Focus Fundamentals
      2. Selecting an AF Mode
      3. Choosing AI Servo AF Characteristics
      4. Choosing an AF Area Selection Mode
      5. Selecting Focus Points
      6. Using the AF-ON Button
      7. Customizing AF
      8. Controlling Depth of Field
    3. Chapter 8: Designing with White Balance, Color, and Style
      1. Shedding Light on White Balance
      2. Choosing a Color Space
      3. Exploring Picture Styles
    4. Chapter 9: Putting It All Together
      1. Solid Settings for All Occasions
      2. Developing a Shooting Strategy
      3. Perfecting Portraits
      4. Goodbye, City Life: Shooting Landscapes
      5. Give Me Park Avenue: Shooting in the City
      6. Shooting Freeze-Frame Moments
      7. Tabletop Studio Photography
      8. Exploring HDR Photography
      9. Dial “F” for Fun
  8. Part IV: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 10: Ten Ways to Customize Your Camera
      1. Custom Function, What’s Your Function?
      2. Adding Copyright Information to Your Photos
      3. Creating Your Own Camera Menu
      4. Creating Custom Shooting Modes
      5. Customizing Camera Buttons and Dials
      6. Creating and Using Folders
      7. Changing How Files Are Named and Numbered
      8. Reversing the Main Dial Direction
      9. Adding Cropping Information to Photos
      10. Customizing Info Button Display Options
      11. Customizing Auto Power Off Options
    2. Chapter 11: Ten Cool Features Worth Investigating
      1. All Your Dust Are Belong to Us
      2. Becoming One with the Level
      3. “Dual”ing Memory Cards
      4. Playing It Safe with Safety Shift
      5. I Spy an Eye-Fi Memory Card
      6. Shooting Multiple-Exposure Exposures
      7. Navigating with GPS
      8. Introducing Wireless Flash
      9. Using Mirror Lockup
      10. Plugging into Some Brainiac AF Features
  9. Cheat Sheet