You are previewing David Busch’s Canon® EOS® 6D Guide to Digital SLR Photography.
O'Reilly logo
David Busch’s Canon® EOS® 6D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Book Description

DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS 6D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is your one-stop resource and reference for the Canon EOS 6D, an advanced, full-frame camera featuring built-in WiFi and GPS, along with 20 megapixels of resolution, full HD movie-making capability, and ISO up to 102,400. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, learn to flex your creativity, and take great photographs with the Canon EOS 6D. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS 6D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this powerful camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy Canon EOS 6D "road map," an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. With David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Canon EOS 6D today. - See more at:

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Introduction
  10. Part I Canon EOS 6D Quick Start
    1. 1 Introduction to Your Canon EOS 6D
      1. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      2. Choosing a Metering Mode
      3. Choosing a Focus Mode
      4. Selecting a Focus Point
      5. Other Settings
      6. Taking a Picture
      7. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      8. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    2. 2 Canon EOS 6D Roadmap
      1. Canon EOS 6D: Front View
      2. The Canon EOS 6D’s Business End
      3. Going Topside
      4. LCD Panel Readouts
      5. Lens Components
      6. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
      7. Underneath Your EOS 6D
    3. 3 Recommended Settings
      1. Changing Default Settings
      2. Recommended Default Changes
  11. Part II Mastering Your Tools
    1. 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. How the 6D Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      6. Making EV Changes
      7. Bracketing Parameters
      8. Creating a Bracketed Set
      9. Working with HDR
      10. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
      11. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
      12. Basic Zone Modes
    2. 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      1. How Focus Works
      2. Focus Modes
      3. Your Autofocus Mode Options
      4. Setting AF Point
      5. Focus Stacking
      6. Fine-Tuning the Autofocus of Your Lenses
    3. 6 Advanced Shooting
      1. Continuous Shooting
      2. More Exposure Options
      3. A Tiny Slice of Time
      4. Long Exposures
      5. Delayed Exposures
      6. Geotagging and Wi-Fi
    4. 7 Working with Lenses
      1. Forget the Crop Factor!
      2. Your First Lens
      3. What Lenses Can You Use?
      4. Ingredients of Canon’s Alphanumeric Soup
      5. More Interesting Optics
      6. Using the Lensbaby
  12. Part III Working with Light
    1. 8 Making Light Work for You
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
    2. 9 Electronic Flash Basics
      1. How Electronic Flash Works
      2. Determining Exposure
      3. Getting Started with Electronic Flash
      4. External Speedlite Control
      5. Using Flash Settings
      6. Using External Electronic Flash
      7. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
    3. 10 Working with Wireless Flash
      1. Wireless Evolution
      2. Elements of Wireless Flash
      3. Setting Up a Master Flash or Controller
      4. Setting Up a Slave Flash
      5. Choosing a Channel
      6. Working with Groups
      7. Flash Release Function
      8. Using Wireless Flash Creatively
      9. Single-Flash Unit Ideas
  13. Part IV Configuring Your Canon EOS 6D
    1. 11 Customizing with the Shooting Menu
      1. Anatomy of the 6D’s Menus
      2. Shooting Menu Options
      3. Live View Shooting Menu Options
    2. 12 Customizing with the Playback Menu
      1. Playback Menu Options
    3. 13 Customizing with the Set-up Menu
      1. Set-up Menu Options
    4. 14 The Custom Functions and My Menu
      1. Setting Custom Functions
      2. Custom Function I (C.Fn I): Exposure
      3. Custom Function II (C.Fn II): Autofocus
      4. Custom Function III (C.Fn III): Operation/Others
      5. My Menu
  14. Part V Introduction to Movie Making and Live View
    1. 15 Basic Live View
      1. Enabling Live View
      2. Live View Shooting Menu Options
    2. 16 Basic Movie Making
      1. Pre-flight Checklist
      2. Shooting Movies
      3. Playback and Editing
    3. 17 Advanced Movie-Making Techniques
      1. Tips for Shooting Better Video
  15. Part VI Bonus Material
    1. Appendix A Getting Started with Your Canon EOS 6D
      1. First Things First
      2. Initial Setup
      3. Setting the Time, Date, and Time Zone
    2. Appendix B Lens Basics
      1. Zoom or Prime?
      2. Categories of Lenses
      3. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      4. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      5. Add-ons and Special Features
    3. Appendix C Troubleshooting and Prevention
      1. Updating Your Firmware
      2. Protecting Your LCD
      3. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      4. Cleaning Your Sensor
  16. Index