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Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Book Description

Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Jeff Revell, and you will:

  •  Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the Rebel

  • Use the Rebel’s automatic modes to get better shots right away

  • Move on to the Creative zone, where you have full control over the look and feel of your images

  • Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more

  • Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits

  • Find out how to get great shots in low light

  • Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter

And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your Rebel to getgreat shots at

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. 1. The T5i Top Ten List
    1. Ten Tips to Make Your Shooting More Productive Right Out of the Box
    2. Poring Over the Camera
    3. Poring Over the Camera
    4. 1. Charge Your Battery
    5. 2. Turn Off the “Release Shutter without Card” Setting
    6. 3. Set Your JPEG Image Quality
    7. 4. Turn Off the Auto ISO Setting
    8. 5. Set Your Focus Point and Mode
    9. 6. Set the Correct White Balance
    10. 7. Adjust the Viewfinder Diopter
    11. 8. Turn Off the Touch Screen
    12. 9. Review Your Shots
    13. 10. Hold Your Camera for Proper Shooting
    14. Chapter 1 Assignments
  8. 2. First Things First
    1. A Few Things to Know and Do Before You Begin Taking Pictures
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. Choosing the Right Memory Card
    5. Formatting Your Memory Card
    6. Updating the T5i’s Firmware
    7. Cleaning the Sensor
    8. Using the Right Format: RAW vs. JPEG
    9. Lenses and Focal Lengths
    10. What Is Exposure?
    11. Motion and Depth of Field
    12. Video and the T5i
    13. Chapter 2 Assignments
  9. 3. The Basic Zone
    1. Get Shooting with the Automatic Camera Modes
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
    5. Portrait Mode
    6. Landscape Mode
    7. Close-up Mode
    8. Sports Mode
    9. Special Scene Mode
    10. Flash Off Mode
    11. Creative Auto Mode
    12. Why You May Never Want to Use the Basic Zone Again
    13. Chapter 3 Assignments
  10. 4. The Creative Zone
    1. Taking Your Photography to the Next Level
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. P: Program Mode
    5. Tv: Shutter Priority Mode
    6. Av: Aperture Priority Mode
    7. M: Manual Mode
    8. How I Shoot: A Closer Look at the Camera Settings I Use
    9. Chapter 4 Assignments
  11. 5. Moving Target
    1. The Tricks to Shooting Sports and More
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. Stop Right There!
    5. Using Shutter Priority (Tv) Mode to Stop Motion
    6. Using Aperture Priority (Av) Mode to Isolate Your Subject
    7. Keep Them in Focus with AI Servo and Auto AF Focus Point Selection
    8. Stop and Go with AI Focus AF
    9. Manual Focus for Anticipated Action
    10. Keeping Up with the Continuous Shooting Mode
    11. A Sense of Motion
    12. Tips for Shooting Action
    13. Chapter 5 Assignments
  12. 6. Say Cheese!
    1. Settings and Features to Make Great Portraits
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. Automatic Portrait Mode
    5. Using Aperture Priority Mode
    6. Metering Modes for Portraits
    7. Using the AE Lock Feature
    8. Focusing: The Eyes Have It
    9. Classic Black and White Portraits
    10. The Portrait Picture Style for Better Skin Tones
    11. Detect Faces with Live View
    12. Use Fill Flash for Reducing Shadows
    13. People on the Move
    14. Tips for Shooting Better Portraits
    15. Chapter 6 Assignments
  13. 7. Landscape Photography
    1. Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Get the Most Out of Your Landscape Photography
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. Sharp and in Focus: Using Tripods
    5. Selecting the Proper ISO
    6. Using Noise Reduction
    7. Selecting a White Balance
    8. Using the Landscape Picture Style
    9. Taming Bright Skies with Exposure Compensation
    10. Shooting Beautiful Black and White Landscapes
    11. The Golden Light
    12. Where to Focus
    13. Easier Focusing
    14. Making Water Fluid
    15. Directing the Viewer: A Word About Composition
    16. Advanced Techniques to Explore
    17. Chapter 7 Assignments
  14. 8. Mood Lighting
    1. Shooting When the Lights Get Low
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Poring Over the Picture
    4. Raising the ISO: The Simple Solution
    5. Using Very High ISOs
    6. Using Multi Shot Noise Reduction
    7. Stabilizing the Situation
    8. Focusing in Low Light
    9. Shooting Long Exposures
    10. Using the Built-In Flash
    11. Compensating for the Flash Exposure
    12. Reducing Red-Eye
    13. 2nd Curtain Sync
    14. Using an External Speedlite
    15. Flash and Glass
    16. Chapter 8 Assignments
  15. 9. Creative Compositions
    1. Improve Your Pictures with Sound Compositional Elements
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Depth of Field
    4. Angles
    5. Point of View
    6. Patterns
    7. Color
    8. Contrast
    9. Leading Lines
    10. Splitting the Frame
    11. Chapter 9 Assignments
  16. 10. Advanced Techniques
    1. Impress Your Family and Friends
    2. Poring Over the Picture
    3. Spot Meter for More Exposure Control
    4. Manual Mode
    5. Bracketing Exposures
    6. HDR Backlight Control
    7. Auto Lighting Optimizer
    8. Handheld Night Scene
    9. The My Menu Setting
    10. Customize Your White Balance
    11. Conclusion
    12. Chapter 10 Assignments
  17. Index