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Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D For Dummies

Book Description

Get up to speed on your Canon SL1/100D and enter the world of dSLR photography!

Canon's EOS Rebel SL1/100D is for photographers who prefer a smaller, lightweight camera that still offers heavyweight features. This full-color guide explains how to get better photos from an SL1. Written by professional photographer Doug Sahlin, this book explains the camera?s controls and shooting modes. It also shows how to take creative control by moving out of auto mode. You'll also learn how to manage and edit your images, shoot video, use autofocus, and get troubleshooting advice.

  • Features a full-color format that shows you the camera controls and menus, explaining what each is for and how to use them all

  • Demonstrates how to use the new autofocus feature, manage playback options, and shoot video

  • Helps you graduate to manual mode and learn to control exposure, lighting, focus, and color

  • Covers downloading, organizing, editing, and sharing photos

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D For Dummies gives you the knowledge and confidence to make the move to dSLR photography using the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D, which is perfect for photographers who've been waiting for a smaller dSLR with big features.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Contents
    6. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Foolish Assumptions
      3. Icons and Other Delights
      4. Beyond the Book
      5. Shoot Lots of Pictures and Enjoy!
    7. Part I: Getting Started
      1. 1: Exploring Your Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D
        1. Getting in Touch with the Camera Controls
        2. Exploring Camera Connections
        3. Modifying Basic Camera Settings
        4. Adjusting the Viewfinder for Maximum Clarity
        5. Working with Lenses
        6. Using Digital Film
        7. Powering Your Camera
        8. About Sensor Cleaning
        9. Accessorizing Your SL1/100D
        10. The Care and Feeding of Your SL1/100D
      2. 2: Creating Great Images on Auto-Pilot
        1. Ordering from Your Camera Menu
        2. Taking Your First Picture
        3. Understanding Exposure and Focal Length
        4. Focusing on an Off-Center Subject
        5. Focusing Manually
        6. Creating Images with Camera Scene Modes
        7. Shooting Pictures in Creative Auto Mode
      3. 3: Specifying Image Size and Quality
        1. Understanding Image Size and Quality
        2. Specifying Image Format, Size, and Quality
        3. Comparing Image Formats and File Sizes
        4. Managing Image Files
      4. 4: Using the LCD Monitor
        1. Displaying Image Information
        2. Using the Histogram
        3. Reviewing Your Images
        4. Modifying Image Review Time
        5. Changing Monitor Brightness
        6. Deleting Images
        7. Rotating Images
        8. Protecting Images
        9. Using the Quick Control Menu
        10. Using Touch Control with the Quick Control Menu
        11. Viewing Images as a Slide Show
        12. Viewing Images on a TV Set
    8. Part II: Going beyond Point-and-Shoot Photography
      1. 5: Shooting Pictures and Movies in Live View
        1. Taking Pictures in Live View
        2. Exploring Other Useful Live View Options
        3. Making Movies with Your Camera
        4. Previewing Movies on the Camera LCD Monitor
      2. 6: Leaving Auto Mode Behind
        1. Using Your Camera's Creative Exposure Modes
        2. Modifying Camera Exposure
        3. Locking Focus
        4. Choosing a Drive Mode
        5. Exploring Useful Image Menu Commands
        6. Using Custom Functions
        7. Clearing Custom Functions
      3. 7: Features That Make Pictures Pop
        1. Using the Auto Lighting Optimizer
        2. Correcting Lens Peripheral Illumination
        3. Choosing a Metering Mode
        4. Choosing the Autofocus Mode
        5. Changing the Autofocus Point
        6. Choosing a Picture Style
        7. Specifying the Color Space
        8. Setting White Balance
        9. Creating a Custom White Balance
        10. Setting the ISO Speed
        11. Expanding the ISO Range
        12. Using White Balance Compensation
        13. Flash Photography and Your SL1/100D
        14. Clearing Flash Settings
      4. 8: Shooting Frameworthy Photos
        1. Thinking Like a Pro Photographer
        2. Choosing the Optimal Settings for Great Photographs
    9. Part III: Editing and Sharing Images
      1. 9: Editing Your Images
        1. Introducing the Canon ImageBrowser EX
        2. Downloading Your Images
        3. Rating and KeyWording Images
        4. Adding Comments to Images
        5. Adding Information to Images
        6. Changing Your View
        7. Backing Up Your Work
        8. Organizing Your Images
        9. Editing JPEG Images in ImageBrowser EX
        10. Working with RAW Files in Digital Photo Professional
      2. 10: Creating Prints from Your Images
        1. Deciding to Print at Home or Go to a Printer
        2. Finding Images
        3. Leaving Some Breathing Room
        4. Cropping an Image in ImageBrowser EX
        5. Printing an Image
        6. Printing an image in Digital Photo Professional
        7. Printing a Contact Sheet in ImageBrowser EX
        8. Printing a Contact Sheet in Digital Photo Professional
    10. Part IV: The Part of Tens
      1. 11: Ten Tips and Tricks
        1. Creating a Custom Menu
        2. Adding Copyright Information to the Camera
        3. Adding Author Name to the Camera
        4. Creating and Registering a Picture Style
        5. Updating Your Camera's Firmware
        6. Restoring Your Camera Settings
        7. Disabling Shooting without a Card
        8. Enabling Red-Eye Reduction
        9. Creating a Makeshift Tripod
        10. Disabling the Camera Beeper
      2. 12: Ten Cool Projects
        1. Cropping JPEG Images In-Camera
        2. Resizing Images In-Camera
        3. Editing Movies In-Camera
        4. Using Creative Filters
        5. Strutting Your Stuff Online
        6. Uploading Images to Your Facebook Page
        7. Creating Abstract Images In-Camera
        8. Editing Your Images in Photoshop Elements
        9. Creating Video Albums and Snapshots
        10. Rating Images with the Playback Quick Control Menu
    11. Index