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Canon® PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide

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Get the very most out of your Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Now that you've got a new Canon PowerShot G11 10.0 megapixel digital camera, take this handy book along to help you tap all the tricks and features that your cool new camera has to offer. Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide, sized perfectly to fit in your camera bag, includes pages of step-by-step techniques, beautiful full-color examples, and professional tips sure to help you capture exactly the images you want. Understand all the technology your new camera has to offer—such as new face recognition software, a 5x optical zoom, faster electronics, and much more—with this step-by-step guide. It's so handy, you can check for tips while you're shooting!

  • Provides no-fail techniques for getting the most out of your Canon PowerShot G11 digital camera

  • Walks you through the PowerShot G11's new features and functions, including face recognition software, 5x optical zoom, RAW image format capture, a wider aperture than standard PowerShot models, faster electronics, and remote capture

  • Elevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer and author Charlotte Lowrie

  • Teaches you photography essentials and offers beautiful, full-color examples to inspire you on your next shoot

Move from standard shots to power shots with Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Credits
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. Short History of Canon's PowerShot Cameras
    2. What You'll Learn from This Book
  6. Quick Tour
    1. Getting Up and Running Quickly
      1. Charging the battery
      2. Setting the display language
      3. Setting the date and time
      4. Formatting the memory card
      5. Setting the image quality
      6. Setting the ISO
      7. Setting Auto White Balance
    2. Taking Your First Photos with Your PowerShot G11
      1. Choosing a Shooting mode
      2. Choosing a Scene mode
      3. Reviewing images
      4. Deleting images
  7. 1. Anatomy of the PowerShot G11
    1. 1.1. Camera Controls
      1. 1.1.1. 4-Way Controller
      2. 1.1.2. Top camera controls
      3. 1.1.3. Rear camera controls
      4. 1.1.4. Front camera controls
      5. 1.1.5. Camera terminals
      6. 1.1.6. Side and bottom camera features
    2. 1.2. LCD Monitor Screen
      1. 1.2.1. Positioning
      2. 1.2.2. Quick Shot mode
      3. 1.2.3. Face Detection modes
      4. 1.2.4. Grid Display
      5. 1.2.5. Clock Display
    3. 1.3. Lens Controls
      1. 1.3.1. Image Stabilization
      2. 1.3.2. Optical zoom
      3. 1.3.3. Digital zoom
      4. 1.3.4. Digital Tele-Converter
    4. 1.4. Canon CCD Sensor
    5. 1.5. DiG!C Image Processor
  8. 2. Using the PowerShot G11 Menus
    1. 2.1. Camera and Shooting Functions
    2. 2.2. Shooting Menu
      1. 2.2.1. AF Frame
      2. 2.2.2. Digital Zoom
      3. 2.2.3. AF-point Zoom
      4. 2.2.4. Servo AF
      5. 2.2.5. Continuous AF
      6. 2.2.6. AF-assist beam
      7. 2.2.7. MF-point Zoom
      8. 2.2.8. Safety MF
      9. 2.2.9. Wind Filter
      10. 2.2.10. Flash Control
      11. 2.2.11. i-Contrast
      12. 2.2.12. Spot AE Point
      13. 2.2.13. Safety Shift
      14. 2.2.14. Review
      15. 2.2.15. Review Info
      16. 2.2.16. Blink Detection
      17. 2.2.17. Custom Display
      18. 2.2.18. Reverse Display
      19. 2.2.19. IS mode
      20. 2.2.20. Converter
      21. 2.2.21. Date/Time Stamp
      22. 2.2.22. Record RAW +JPEG
      23. 2.2.23. Set Shortcut button
      24. 2.2.24. Save Settings
    3. 2.3. Set-up Menu
      1. 2.3.1. Mute
      2. 2.3.2. Volume
      3. 2.3.3. Sound Options
      4. 2.3.4. Hints and Tips
      5. 2.3.5. LCD Brightness
      6. 2.3.6. Start-up Image
      7. 2.3.7. Format
      8. 2.3.8. File Numbering
      9. 2.3.9. Create Folder
      10. 2.3.10. Lens Retract
      11. 2.3.11. Power Saving
      12. 2.3.12. Time Zone
      13. 2.3.13. Date/Time
      14. 2.3.14. Distance Units
      15. 2.3.15. Video System
      16. 2.3.16. Language
      17. 2.3.17. Reset All
    4. 2.4. Playback Menu
      1. 2.4.1. Slideshow
      2. 2.4.2. Erase
      3. 2.4.3. Protect
      4. 2.4.4. Rotate
      5. 2.4.5. My Category
      6. 2.4.6. i-Contrast
      7. 2.4.7. Red-Eye Correction
      8. 2.4.8. Trimming
      9. 2.4.9. Resize
      10. 2.4.10. My Colors
      11. 2.4.11. Scroll Display
      12. 2.4.12. Resume
      13. 2.4.13. Transition
    5. 2.5. Print Menu
    6. 2.6. My Menu Settings
  9. 3. Choosing Settings on the Canon PowerShot G11
    1. 3.1. Creating Folders on the Memory Card
    2. 3.2. Setting File Numbering
    3. 3.3. Choosing the File Format and Quality
      1. 3.3.1. JPEG settings
      2. 3.3.2. RAW settings
    4. 3.4. Choosing an Exposure Mode
      1. 3.4.1. Full Auto
      2. 3.4.2. Program AE
      3. 3.4.3. Shutter Priority AE
      4. 3.4.4. Aperture Priority AE
      5. 3.4.5. Manual
      6. 3.4.6. C1 and C2 modes
      7. 3.4.7. Low Light mode
      8. 3.4.8. Quick Shot mode
      9. 3.4.9. Scene modes
      10. 3.4.10. Movie mode
      11. 3.4.11. Autofocus and selecting autofocus modes
      12. 3.4.12. Improving autofocus accuracy and performance
    5. 3.5. Modifying Exposure
      1. 3.5.1. Auto Exposure Lock
      2. 3.5.2. Flash Exposure Lock
      3. 3.5.3. Auto Exposure Bracketing
      4. 3.5.4. Exposure Compensation
      5. 3.5.5. ND filter
    6. 3.6. Setting the ISO
      1. 3.6.1. Auto ISO
      2. 3.6.2. Manually setting the ISO
    7. 3.7. Selecting a Drive Mode
      1. 3.7.1. Single Shot mode
      2. 3.7.2. Continuous mode
      3. 3.7.3. Continuous AF mode
      4. 3.7.4. Continuous LV mode
      5. 3.7.5. Self-timer modes
      6. 3.7.6. Face Self-timer mode
      7. 3.7.7. Customizing the Self-timer
    8. 3.8. Viewing and Playing Back Images
      1. 3.8.1. Playback display options
      2. 3.8.2. Adding effects with My Colors
      3. 3.8.3. Red-Eye Correction
      4. 3.8.4. Correcting contrast with iContrast
      5. 3.8.5. Jump quickly through images
      6. 3.8.6. Index display
      7. 3.8.7. Viewing slide shows
      8. 3.8.8. Viewing images on a TV
      9. 3.8.9. Viewing images on a high-definition TV
    9. 3.9. Erasing Images
    10. 3.10. Protecting Images
    11. 3.11. Restoring the Camera's Default Settings
  10. 4. Light and Color
    1. 4.1. About Light
      1. 4.1.1. Color
      2. 4.1.2. Quality
      3. 4.1.3. Direction
    2. 4.2. Understanding and Controlling Exposure
      1. 4.2.1. Using aperture
      2. 4.2.2. Using shutter speed
      3. 4.2.3. Using ISO
    3. 4.3. Understanding and Setting the White Balance
      1. 4.3.1. Choosing a preset white balance
      2. 4.3.2. Setting a custom white balance
      3. 4.3.3. Setting a white balance shift
    4. 4.4. About My Colors
      1. 4.4.1. Color Accent
      2. 4.4.2. Color Swap
      3. 4.4.3. Custom Colors
    5. 4.5. Using the Onboard Flash
      1. 4.5.1. Flash Exposure Compensation
      2. 4.5.2. Shutter sync
      3. 4.5.3. Red-Eye Reduction lamp
      4. 4.5.4. Safety FE
  11. 5. Making Movies with Your PowerShot G11
    1. 5.1. Setting Up the G11 to Shoot Movies
      1. 5.1.1. MOV format
      2. 5.1.2. Shooting modes
        1. 5.1.2.1. Standard
        2. 5.1.2.2. Color Accent
        3. 5.1.2.3. Color Swap
      3. 5.1.3. Sound
      4. 5.1.4. Image quality
      5. 5.1.5. Maximum file size and runtime
    2. 5.2. Shooting Movies
      1. 5.2.1. Composition
      2. 5.2.2. Zooming
      3. 5.2.3. Playback
  12. 6. Everyday Picture-taking Situations with Your PowerShot G11
    1. 6.1. Action and Sports Photography
      1. 6.1.1. Preparation and considerations
      2. 6.1.2. Action tips and advice
    2. 6.2. Concert and Event Photography
      1. 6.2.1. Preparation and considerations
      2. 6.2.2. Concert tips and advice
    3. 6.3. Landscape and Travel Photography
      1. 6.3.1. Preparation and considerations
      2. 6.3.2. Landscape tips and advice
    4. 6.4. Macro and Close-Up Photography
      1. 6.4.1. Preparation and considerations
      2. 6.4.2. Macro tips and advice
    5. 6.5. Portrait Photography
      1. 6.5.1. Outdoor portraits
      2. 6.5.2. Group portraits
      3. 6.5.3. Night portraits
      4. 6.5.4. Portrait tips and advice
    6. 6.6. Wedding Photography
      1. 6.6.1. Preparation and considerations
      2. 6.6.2. Wedding tips and advice
    7. 6.7. Wildlife and Pet Photography
      1. 6.7.1. Preparation and considerations
      2. 6.7.2. Wildlife tips and advice
  13. A. Rules of Composition
    1. A.1. Keep It Simple
      1. A.1.1. Composition
      2. A.1.2. Silhouettes
      3. A.1.3. Limiting focus
    2. A.2. The Rule of Thirds
    3. A.3. Field of View
    4. A.4. Leading Lines and S-Curves
      1. A.4.1. Symmetry
  14. B. Accessories
    1. B.1. External Speedlites and Flashes
      1. B.1.1. EX Speedlites
    2. B.2. Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
    3. B.3. Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
    4. B.4. Macro Speedlites
    5. B.5. Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
    6. B.6. Remote Switch RS60-E3
    7. B.7. Tele Converter TC-DC58D
    8. B.8. Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58K
    9. B.9. Waterproof Case WP-DC34
    10. B.10. HDMI Cable HTC-100
    11. B.11. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50
  15. C. Resources
    1. C.1. Informational Web Sites and Blogs
    2. C.2. Online Photography Magazines
  16. D. How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker
    1. D.1. The Gray Card
    2. D.2. The Color Checker
  17. Glossary