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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Selecting a Shooting Mode

You can choose a shooting method from the Mode dial located on the top right of the Canon EOS Rebel XSi. (See Figure 1.9.) There are seven Basic Zone shooting modes, in which the camera makes virtually all the decisions for you (except when to press the shutter), and five Creative Zone modes, which allow you to provide input over the exposure and settings the camera uses. You’ll find a complete description of both Basic Zone and Creative Zone modes in Chapter 4.

Figure 1.9. The Mode dial includes both Basic Zone and Creative Zone settings.

Turn your camera on by flipping the power switch to On. Next, you need to select ...

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