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Canon EOS 80D For Dummies

Book Description

  • Learn your camera's features and controls
  • Build the confidence to apply pro techniques when you shoot
  • Take better portraits and action shots

Simple steps to better photos

The Canon EOS 80D is a picture–taking powerhouse. Consider this book your road map to creating the types of images that pro photographers shoot. It gives you the hands-on guidance and expert instruction you need to get quick shots in auto mode, take control of your camera's exposure settings, and bring home photos worth bragging about.

Inside …

  • How to use Live View
  • When to use flash
  • Configure the camera
  • Use creative auto modes
  • Set focus and exposure
  • Explore focus options
  • Get super action shots
  • Connect via WiFi

Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. A Quick Look at What’s Ahead
      2. Icons and Other Stuff to Note
      3. eCheat Sheet
      4. Practice, Be Patient, and Have Fun!
    3. Part 1: Fast Track to Super Snaps
      1. Chapter 1: Getting the Lay of the Land
        1. Looking at Lenses
        2. Adjusting the Viewfinder
        3. Adjusting the Monitor Position
        4. Using the Touchscreen
        5. Working with Memory Cards
        6. Exploring External Camera Features
        7. Ordering from Camera Menus
        8. Navigating the Custom Functions Menu
        9. Monitoring Critical Camera Settings
        10. Changing Settings via the Quick Control Screen
        11. Getting Help from Your Camera
        12. Reviewing Basic Setup Options
      2. Chapter 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings
        1. Choosing an Exposure Mode
        2. Changing the Drive Mode
        3. Getting Familiar with the Built-in Flash
        4. Controlling Picture Quality
        5. Considering Resolution: Large, Medium, or Small?
        6. Understanding File Type (JPEG or Raw)
        7. Setting the Photo Aspect Ratio
      3. Chapter 3: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically
        1. As Easy As It Gets: Auto and Flash Off
        2. Taking Advantage of Scene (SCN) Modes
        3. Gaining More Control with Creative Auto
      4. Chapter 4: Exploring Live View Shooting and Movie Making
        1. Getting Started
        2. Focusing in Live View and Movie Modes
        3. Exploring Other Live View Options
        4. Recording Your First Movie
        5. Customizing Movie Recording Settings
        6. Using Movie Digital Zoom
        7. Playing Movies
    4. Part 2: Working with Picture Files
      1. Chapter 5: Picture Playback
        1. Disabling and Adjusting Image Review
        2. Exploring Playback Mode
        3. Viewing Picture Data
        4. Deleting Photos
        5. Protecting Photos
        6. Rating Photos
        7. Viewing Your Photos on a Television
      2. Chapter 6: Downloading, Printing, and Sharing Your Photos
        1. Installing the Canon Software
        2. Sending Pictures to the Computer
        3. Processing Raw (CR2) Files
        4. Planning for Perfect Prints
        5. Preparing Pictures for Online Sharing
    5. Part 3: Taking Creative Control
      1. Chapter 7: Getting Creative with Exposure
        1. Kicking Your Camera into High Gear
        2. Introducing Exposure Basics: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
        3. Monitoring Exposure Settings
        4. Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode
        5. Setting ISO, f-stop, and Shutter Speed
        6. Sorting through Your Camera’s Exposure-Correction Tools
        7. Locking Autoexposure Settings
        8. Bracketing Exposures Automatically
        9. Using Flash in Advanced Exposure Modes
      2. Chapter 8: Manipulating Focus and Color
        1. Reviewing Focus Basics
        2. Introducing the AF-ON button
        3. Adjusting Autofocus Performance
        4. Manipulating Depth of Field
        5. Controlling Color
        6. Taking a Quick Look at Picture Styles
      3. Chapter 9: Putting It All Together
        1. Recapping Basic Picture Settings
        2. Setting Up for Specific Scenes
    6. Part 4: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 10: Ten Features to Explore on a Rainy Day
        1. Enabling Mirror Lockup Shooting
        2. Adding Cleaning Instructions to Images
        3. Tagging Files with Your Copyright Claim
        4. Exploring Wi-Fi Functions
        5. Experimenting with Creative Filters
        6. Shooting in Multiple Exposure Mode
        7. Investigating Two More Printing Options
        8. Presenting a Slide Show
        9. Editing Movies
        10. Creating Video Snapshots and Time Lapse Movies
      2. Chapter 11: Ten More Ways to Customize Your Camera
        1. Creating Your Own Exposure Modes
        2. Creating Your Very Own Camera Menu
        3. Creating Custom Folders
        4. Changing the Color Space from sRGB to Adobe RGB
        5. Changing the Direction of the Dials
        6. Changing All the Furniture Around
        7. Disabling the AF-Assist Beam
        8. Controlling the Lens Focus Drive
        9. Making the Flashing Red AF Points Go Away
        10. Considering a Few Other Autofocusing Tweaks
    7. About the Authors
    8. Connect with Dummies
    9. End User License Agreement