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David Busch’s Canon® EOS® 70D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Book Description

DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS 70D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is the comprehensive resource and reference for the new Canon EOS 70D, an affordable dSLR with fast continuous shooting frame rates and advanced exposure metering. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, develop your creative vision, and take beautiful photographs with the Canon EOS 70D. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS 70D 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 70D "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 a hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Canon EOS 70D today.

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 70D
    1. 1 Thinking Outside of the Box
      1. First Things First
      2. Initial Setup
    2. 2 Canon EOS 70D Quick Start
      1. Navigating the Menus
      2. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      3. Choosing a Metering Mode
      4. Choosing a Focus Mode
      5. Selecting an AF Area Selection Mode
      6. Other Settings
      7. Taking a Picture
      8. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. 3 Canon EOS 70D Roadmap
      1. Front View
      2. The Canon EOS 70D’s Business End
      3. Going Topside
      4. LCD Panel Readouts
      5. Underneath Your 70D
      6. Lens Components
      7. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
  10. Part II Mastering Your Tools
    1. 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. How the 70D 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. 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 Modes
      3. Your Autofocus Mode Options
      4. Selecting an AF Area Selection Mode
      5. Focus Stacking
      6. Fine-Tuning the Autofocus of Your Lenses
    3. 6 Live View and Movies
      1. Working with Live View
      2. Shooting Movies
      3. Tips for Shooting Better Movies
    4. 7 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
  11. PART III Configuring Your Canon EOS 70D
    1. 8 Customizing with the Shooting and Playback Menus
      1. Anatomy of the 70D’s Menus
      2. Shooting Menu Options
      3. Live View and Movie Shooting Menus
      4. Playback Menu Options
    2. 9 Customizing with the Set-up Menu and My Menu
      1. Set-up Menu Options
      2. Custom Functions Menu
      3. My Menu
  12. PART IV Enhancing Your Canon EOS 70D
    1. 10 Working with Lenses
      1. But Don’t Forget the Crop Factor
      2. Your First Lens
      3. What Lenses Can You Use?
      4. Ingredients of Canon’s Alphanumeric Soup
      5. Your Second (and Third…) Lens
      6. Categories of Lenses
      7. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      8. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      9. Add-ons and Special Features
      10. 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 the Built-In Flash
      5. More on Flash Control Settings
      6. Using External Electronic Flash
      7. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
    3. 12 Working with Wireless Flash
      1. Wireless Evolution
      2. Elements of Wireless Flash
      3. Getting Started
      4. Setting Up an External Master Flash or Controller
      5. More Wireless Options and Capabilities
      6. Working with Groups
      7. Flash Release Function
      8. Using Wireless Flash Creatively
      9. Single-Flash Unit Ideas
    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