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Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D For Dummies

Book Description

  • Get up to speed on your camera's settings
  • Shoot with auto mode or explore manual settings
  • Discover the keys to better images

The fast way to better photos

Get ready to start taking photos worth bragging about. Your Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D offers major photography power along with tools to get pro-level images without pro-level know-how. This book helps you navigate your camera's settings and apply proven photography techniques for getting better portraits, close-ups, landscapes, and action shots.


  • A tour of your camera's controls
  • How to shoot in Live View
  • Adjusting exposure settings
  • Getting more colorful images
  • When to use flash
  • Tips for better portraits
  • Sharing your photos

Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. How This Book Is Organized
      3. Icons Used in This Book
      4. Where to Go From Here
    3. Part 1: Fast Track to Super Snaps
      1. Chapter 1: Getting Up and Running
        1. Preparing the Camera for Initial Use
        2. Exploring External Camera Features
        3. Ordering from Camera Menus
        4. Displaying the Camera Settings screen
        5. Using the Monitor as Viewfinder: Live View Shooting
        6. Monitoring Critical Picture Settings
        7. Changing Settings via the Quick Control Screen
        8. Familiarizing Yourself with the Lens
        9. Working with Memory Cards
        10. Reviewing Basic Setup Options
      2. Chapter 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings
        1. Selecting an Exposure Mode
        2. Choosing a Shutter-Release (Drive) Mode
        3. Setting Resolution and File Type (The Image Quality Setting)
        4. Adding Flash
      3. Chapter 3: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically
        1. Shooting in Auto and Flash Off Modes
        2. Exploring Image Zone (Scene) Modes
        3. Gaining More Control with Creative Auto
    4. Part 2: Taking Creative Control
      1. Chapter 4: Taking Charge of Exposure
        1. Introducing the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
        2. Stepping Up to Advanced Exposure Modes (P, Tv, Av, and M)
        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
      2. Chapter 5: Controlling Focus and Depth of Field
        1. Setting the Lens Focus Mode
        2. Exploring Viewfinder Focusing Options
        3. Focusing During Live View and Movie Shooting
        4. Manipulating Depth of Field
      3. Chapter 6: Mastering Color Controls
        1. Understanding the White Balance Setting
        2. Taking a Quick Look at Picture Styles
      4. Chapter 7: Putting It All Together
        1. Recapping Basic Picture Settings
        2. Shooting Still Portraits
        3. Capturing Action
        4. Capturing Scenic Vistas
        5. Capturing Dynamic Close-Ups
        6. Coping with Special Situations
      5. Chapter 8: Shooting and Viewing Movies
        1. Recording Your First Movie Using the Default Settings
        2. Customizing Movie Recording Settings
        3. Playing Movies
    5. Part 3: After the Shot
      1. Chapter 9: Picture Playback
        1. Disabling and Adjusting Image Review
        2. Viewing Pictures in Playback Mode
        3. Viewing Picture Data
      2. Chapter 10: Working with Picture and Movie Files
        1. Deleting Files
        2. Protecting Photos and Movies
        3. Rating Photos and Movies
        4. Using Canon’s Computer Software
        5. Sending Pictures to the Computer
        6. Processing Raw (CR2) Files
        7. Preparing Pictures for Online Sharing
        8. Transferring Files to a Smartphone or Tablet
    6. Part 4: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 11: Ten More Ways to Customize Your Camera
        1. Changing the Function of the Set Button
        2. Customizing the AE Lock and Shutter Buttons
        3. Disabling the AF-Assist Beam
        4. Silencing the Camera
        5. Preventing Shutter Release without a Memory Card
        6. Reducing the Number of Exposure Stops
        7. Creating Your Own Camera Menu
        8. Creating Custom Folders
        9. Turning Off the Shooting Settings Screen
        10. Changing the Color Space from sRGB to Adobe RGB
      2. Chapter 12: Ten More Cool Features to Explore
        1. Adding Cleaning Instructions to Images
        2. Tagging Files with Your Copyright Claim
        3. Exploring Two Special Printing Options
        4. Adding Special Effects to Your Photos
        5. Tagging Pictures for a Photo Book
        6. Presenting a Slide Show
        7. Creating Video Snapshots
        8. Trimming Movies
        9. Viewing Your Photos and Movies on an HDTV
        10. Exploring More Wi-Fi Functions
    7. About the Author
    8. Advertisement Page
    9. Connect with Dummies
    10. End User License Agreement