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Canon® EOS Digital Photography Photo Workshop

Book Description

Veteran professional photographer Serge Timacheff walks you through the features of the Canon EOS DSLR camera; selecting, understanding, and using lenses and accessories; and caring for your equipment. You'll also get professional insight into protecting your gear and building your skill set. Once you understand how to build a photography system that meets your needs and discover which filters and accessories are best for you, you can begin to embrace all the Canon EOS camera system has to offer.

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Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Credits
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Building a Photography System
    1. WHAT IS A PHOTOGRAPHY SYSTEM?
    2. CANON SYSTEM OVERVIEW
    3. PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SYSTEMS
    4. BUILDING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SYSTEM
    5. CHOOSING THE GEAR THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU
    6. ASSIGNMENT
  8. CHOOSING AND USING A CANON DIGITAL SLR
    1. CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUYING A CANON DSLR
    2. WHAT RESOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
    3. TECHNOLOGIES AND FEATURES COMMON TO CANON DSLRS
    4. LOOKING AT THE CANON DSLR LINEUP
    5. EXPLORING DIFFERENT IMAGE SENSOR SIZES
    6. CROP FACTOR
    7. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES FRAME RATE MAKE?
    8. GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR CANON DSLR
    9. ASSIGNMENT
  9. LENS BASICS
    1. BUILDING THE BACKBONE OF YOUR SYSTEM
    2. LEARNING THE BASICS OF LENSES
    3. EXPLORING FOCUSING OPTIONS
    4. CONSIDERING THE DEPTH OF FIELD FACTOR
    5. TIPS FOR SHOPPING FOR LENSES
    6. ASSIGNMENT
  10. THE SCIENCE OF LENSES
    1. HOW LENSES WORK
    2. HOW THE LENS COMMUNICATES WITH THE CAMERA
    3. CANON LENS TECHNOLOGIES
    4. FOCAL LENGTH AND APERTURE EFFECTS
    5. WHAT MAKES A LENS GOOD?
    6. WHAT IS AN MTF CHART?
    7. ASSIGNMENT
  11. UNDERSTANDING LENS CHARACTERISTICS
    1. GHOSTING
    2. LENS FLARE
    3. CHROMATIC ABERRATION
    4. MOIRÉ PATTERNS
    5. FALSE COLORS
    6. DIFFRACTION
    7. EVALUATING COLOR AND CONTRAST
    8. PINCUSHIONING AND BARREL DISTORTION
    9. VIGNETTING
    10. ASSIGNMENT
  12. CHOOSING AND USING LENSES
    1. ZOOM VERSUS PRIME LENSES
    2. FAST VERSUS SLOW LENSES
    3. L SERIES LENSES
    4. CANON LENSES
    5. WIDE-ANGLE LENSES
    6. NORMAL LENSES
    7. TELEPHOTO LENSES
    8. MACRO LENSES
    9. TILT-AND-SHIFT LENSES
    10. ASSIGNMENT
  13. LENS ACCESSORIES AND CARE
    1. EXTEND THE RANGE OF L SERIES LENSES
    2. CONSIDER A CLOSE-UP LENS
    3. CONSIDER A FILTER
    4. CONSIDER A TRIPOD MOUNT FOR SPECIALTY LENSES
    5. FILTERS WORTH CONSIDERING
    6. USING LENS HOODS
    7. CLEANING AND STORING LENSES
    8. ASSIGNMENT
  14. FLASH BASICS AND MORE
    1. HOW ETTL II TECHNOLOGY WORKS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
    2. BUILT-IN FLASH TECHNIQUES
    3. CANON'S SPEEDLITE LINEUP
    4. OTHER FLASH EQUIPMENT
    5. EXPLORING CANON SPEEDLITE FLASH CAPABILITIES
    6. USING MULTIPLE WIRELESS SPEEDLITES
    7. SHOOTING MACRO IMAGES WITH A FLASH
    8. ASSIGNMENT
  15. INTEGRATED WORKFLOW WITH YOUR CANONDSLR
    1. Workflow: The Foundation of Great Photography
    2. Image Storage and Backup: on the road and in the studio
    3. MANAGING AND ARCHIVING PHOTOS
    4. GETTING AND KEEPING THE HIGHEST IMAGE QUALITY
    5. CANON'S DIGITAL PHOTO PROFESSIONAL
    6. ASSIGNMENT
  16. CAMERA CARE AND SENSOR CLEANING
    1. KNOWING AND AVOIDING THE FIVE THINGS THAT DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA GEAR
    2. CLEANING YOUR SENSOR
    3. KEEPING YOUR EQUIPMENT IN TOP CONDITION
    4. ASSIGNMENT
  17. THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Q & A
    1. GEARING UP
    2. HOW DO I DECIDE WHEN TO SELL EXISTING GEAR?
    3. SHOWING OFF YOUR WORK
    4. BUSINESS DETAILS
    5. ASSIGNMENT
  18. RESOURCES
    1. PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES
    2. ONLINE SOURCES FOR BUYING CANON EQUIPMENT
  19. ADDITIONAL CANON DSLR ACCESSORIES
    1. REMOTE SHUTTER RELEASE DEVICES
    2. WIRELESS TRANSMITTERS
    3. VIEWFINDER AND EYE ACCESSORIES
    4. OTHER ACCESSORIES
  20. Glossary
  21. Index