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David Busch’s Canon® EOS M Guide to Digital Photography

Book Description

The Canon EOS M is the long-awaited first entry from Canon in the mirrorless camera race, and it is the only mirrorless camera that can use (with an adapter) the full range of more than 60 Canon lenses. It boasts 18 megapixels of resolution and cool features like full high-definition movie shooting, a touch screen that allows you to make many settings with a tap of the LCD, and an amazing new wireless flash capability when used with an external flash. As the owner of a Canon EOS M, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS M GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY shows you how, when, and why to use all the features, controls, and functions of the EOS M camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply file formats, resolution, and exposure. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use the Canon EOS M, and use it like a pro! With DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS M GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, you'll learn how to select the best autofocus mode, shutter speed, f/stop, and flash capability to take great pictures under any conditions, advanced shooting techniques, including high-definition movie making and wireless flash operation, troubleshooting and prevention tips to keep your camera and media operating smoothly, and the basics of good photography as you master your camera's operation!

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I Getting Started with Your Canon EOS M
    1. 1 Thinking Outside of the Box
      1. First Things First
      2. Initial Setup
    2. 2 Canon EOS M Quick Start
      1. Navigating the Menus
      2. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      3. Choosing a Metering Mode
      4. Choosing a Focus Method
      5. Selecting a Focus Point
      6. Other Settings
      7. Taking a Picture
      8. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. 3 Canon EOS M Roadmap
      1. Front View
      2. The Canon EOS M’s Business End
      3. Top and Bottom
      4. LCD Monitor Displays
  10. Part II Mastering Your Tools
    1. 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. How the EOS M Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      6. Making EV Changes
      7. Bracketing
      8. Working with HDR
      9. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
      10. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
      11. Basic Zone Modes
    2. 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      1. How Focus Works
      2. Focus Options
      3. Focus Stacking
    3. 6 Shooting Movies
      1. Important Movie Mode Aspects
      2. Movie Settings
      3. Video Snapshots
      4. Tips for Shooting Better Movies
    4. 7 Advanced Shooting
      1. Continuous Shooting
      2. A Tiny Slice of Time
      3. Long Exposures
      4. Wi-Fi and Geotagging
      5. Tablets, Smart Phones, and the Canon EOS M
  11. Part III Configuring Your Canon EOS M
    1. 8 Customizing with the Shooting and Playback Menus
      1. Anatomy of the EOS M’s Menus
      2. Shooting 1, 2, 3, and 4 Menu Options
      3. Playback 1 and 2 Menu Options
    2. 9 Customizing with the Setup Menu and My Menu
      1. Setup 1, 2, 3, and 4 Menu Options
      2. My Menu
  12. Part IV Enhancing Your Canon EOS M
    1. 10 Working with Lenses
      1. But Don’t Forget the Crop Factor
      2. Lens Components
      3. Your First Lens
      4. What Lenses Can You Use?
      5. Ingredients of Canon’s Alphanumeric Soup
      6. What Lenses Can Do for You
      7. Categories of Lenses
      8. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      9. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      10. Add-ons and Special Features
      11. Using the Lensbaby
    2. 11 Working with Light
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      3. Electronic Flash Basics
      4. Getting Started with Flash
      5. More on Flash Control Settings
      6. Choosing Your Electronic Flash
    3. 12 Working with Wireless Flash
      1. Wireless Evolution
      2. Elements of Wireless Flash
      3. Getting Started
      4. More Wireless Options and Capabilities
    4. 13 Downloading, Editing, and Printing Your Images
      1. Printing
      2. Using the Supplied Software
      3. Transferring Your Photos
      4. Editing Your Photos
    5. 14 Troubleshooting and Prevention
      1. Updating Your Firmware
      2. Protecting Your LCD
      3. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      4. Cleaning Your Sensor
  13. Index