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David Busch’s Canon® PowerShot® G10/G11: Guide to Digital Photography

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"David Busch's Canon Powershot G10/G11 Guide to Digital Photography" is perfect for those new to digital photography or those who just want to make sure they get the most out of their Canon Powershot G10/G11. The book is a complete guide to this digital SLR camera, including how to utilize the high-resolution 15-megapixel sensor, fast f/2.8 28-140mm lens, selectable 1/15th-1/4000th second shutter speeds, built-in anti-shake, and many other features that are unique to the Powershot G10/G11 . After the introductory chapters designed to create familiarity with the camera, the book delves into various shooting situations and recommendations on how to get the best possible shots with full-color photos to illustrate each. Readers will discover a wealth of tips and information not found in the user's manual, so new users and pros alike will find "David Busch's Canon Powershot G10/G11 Guide to Digital Photography" an indispensable tool for achieving the best possible photographs.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Authors
  4. Preface
  5. Introduction
    1. Why the Canon PowerShot G10/G11 Needs Special Coverage
    2. Who Are We?
    3. Meet My Co-Author, Alex
  6. I. Getting Started with Your Canon PowerShot G10/G11
    1. 1. Your New Canon PowerShot G10/G11
      1. Contents of the Table
      2. Initial Setup
        1. Battery Included
          1. Power Options
          2. Charging the Battery
        2. Final Steps
          1. Adjusting Diopter Correction
          2. Inserting a Memory Card
          3. Formatting a Memory Card
          4. Powering Up/Setting Date and Time
    2. 2. Taking Your First Canon PowerShot G10/G11 Photos
      1. 52-Second No-Option Quick Tour for Still Photos
      2. 52-Second No-Option Quick Tour for Movies
      3. Your Ten-Minute Introduction
      4. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      5. Choosing a Metering Mode
      6. Choosing a Focus Mode
        1. Manual Focus
      7. Other Settings
        1. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
        2. Using the Self-Timer
          1. PowerShot G10 Self-Timer
          2. PowerShot G11 Self-Timer
        3. Using the Built-in Flash
      8. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. 3. Canon PowerShot G10/G11 Roadmap
      1. Front View
      2. The LCD Screen: To Swivel, or Not to Swivel
      3. The Canon PowerShot G10/G11’s Business End
        1. Self-Timer/Drive Mode
          1. Other Uses for the Self-Timer
          2. Using Drive Mode on the G10
      4. Going Topside
      5. Port-Side Terminals
      6. LCD Panel Readouts
        1. Image Playback Displays
        2. Jumping/Zooming Around
          1. Zooming Around
          2. Viewing Thumbnails
          3. Jumping Around
      7. Underneath Your PowerShot G10/G11
    4. 4. Setting Up Your Canon PowerShot G10/G11
      1. Anatomy of the PowerShot G10/G11’s Menus
      2. Shooting Menu Options
        1. AF Frame
        2. Digital Zoom
        3. AF-Point Zoom
        4. Servo AF
        5. Continuous AF
        6. AF-assist Beam
        7. MF-Point Zoom
        8. Safety MF
        9. Flash Control
          1. Flash Exposure Compensation
          2. Flash Mode
          3. Flash Output
          4. Shutter Sync.
          5. Slow Synchro (PowerShot G10 Menu Only)
          6. Red-Eye Correction
          7. Red-Eye Lamp
          8. Safety FE
        10. i-Contrast
        11. Drive Settings (PowerShot G10 Menu Only)
        12. Spot AE Point
        13. Safety Shift
        14. Auto ISO Shift (PowerShot G10 Only)
        15. Wind Filter (PowerShot G11 Menu Only)
        16. Review
        17. Review Info
        18. Blink Detection (PowerShot G11 Only)
        19. Custom Display
        20. Reverse Display (PowerShot G11 Only)
        21. IS Mode
        22. Converter
        23. Date Stamp (PowerShot G11 Only)
        24. Record RAW + Large (JPEG)
        25. Auto Category (PowerShot G10 Only)
        26. Set Shortcut Button
        27. Save Settings
      3. Playback Menu Options
        1. Slideshow
        2. Erase
        3. Protect
        4. Rotate
        5. My Category
        6. i-Contrast
        7. Red-Eye Correction
        8. Trimming
        9. Resize
        10. My Colors
        11. Scroll Display (PowerShot G11 Menu Only)
        12. Resume
        13. Transition
        14. Sound Recorder (PowerShot G10 Only)
        15. Transfer Order (PowerShot G10 Only)
      4. Print Menu Options
      5. Setup Menu Options
        1. Mute
        2. Volume
        3. Sound Options (PowerShot G11 Only)
        4. Hints & Tips (PowerShot G11 Only)
        5. LCD Brightness
        6. Start-up Image (PowerShot G11 Only)
        7. Format
        8. File Numbering
        9. Create Folder
        10. Auto Rotate (PowerShot G10 Only)
        11. Lens Retract
        12. Power Saving
        13. Time Zone
        14. Clock Display (PowerShot G10 Only)
        15. Date/Time
        16. Distance Units
        17. Video System
        18. Language
        19. Reset All
      6. My Menu
      7. My Camera (G10 Only)
      8. FUNC. Menu
        1. White Balance
        2. My Colors
        3. Bracketing
          1. Auto Exposure Bracketing
          2. Focus Bracketing
        4. Flash Exposure Compensation
        5. Neutral Density Filter
        6. Drive Mode
        7. Image Size and Quality
  7. II. Getting the Most from Your Canon PowerShot G10/G11
    1. 5. Fine Tuning Exposure
      1. Understanding Exposure
      2. How the PowerShot G10/G11 Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
        1. Aperture Priority
        2. Shutter Priority
        3. Program Mode
        4. Making EV Changes
        5. Exposure Compensation with the PowerShot G10/G11
        6. Manual Exposure
      5. Automatic and Scene Modes
        1. Auto Mode
        2. Scene Modes
        3. Low Light Mode (G11 Only)
        4. Quick Shot Mode (G11 Only)
      6. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      7. Bracketing
        1. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
      8. Dealing with Noise
      9. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
    2. 6. Advanced Shooting and Movie-Making with Your Canon PowerShot G10/G11
      1. Getting into Focus
        1. Focus Modes and Options
      2. Focus Pocus
        1. Adding Circles of Confusion
        2. Using Manual Focus
          1. Hyperfocal Distance—A Tool for Quick Candid Shots
        3. Your Autofocus Mode Options
          1. Single Autofocus/Continuous AF Off
          2. Continuous AF
          3. Servo AF
        4. Setting the AF Frame
          1. PowerShot G10
          2. PowerShot G11
        5. Locking Manual Focus
        6. Macro Shooting
      3. More Exposure Options
      4. A Tiny Slice of Time
        1. Working with Short Exposures
      5. Long Exposures
        1. Three Ways to Take Long Exposures
        2. Working with Long Exposures
      6. Delayed Exposures
        1. Self-Timer
      7. Beyond Visible Light with Infrared
      8. Making Movies
        1. Editing Movies in the Camera
    3. 7. Getting the Most from Your Zoom
      1. How Lenses Affect Your Pictures
      2. Using the Wide-Angle Zoom Settings
        1. Avoiding Potential Wide-Angle Problems
      3. Using Telephoto Settings
        1. Avoiding Telephoto Lens Problems
        2. Image Stabilization
      4. Lens Add-Ons
      5. Working with Filters
        1. Polarizers
        2. Neutral Density Filters
        3. Infrared Filters
        4. Special Effects Filters
    4. 8. Making Light Work for You
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
        1. Daylight
        2. Incandescent/Tungsten Light
        3. Fluorescent Light/Other Light Sources
        4. Adjusting White Balance
      3. Electronic Flash Basics
        1. How Electronic Flash Works
          1. Ghost Images
          2. Avoiding Sync Speed Problems
          3. Determining Exposure
          4. Guide Numbers
      4. Using the Built-In Flash
        1. The Always-Ready Flash
        2. Range and Angle of View
        3. Available Settings for the Built-In Flash
          1. Mode Dial: Shooting Mode
          2. Flash Button: On, Off, or Auto (and Sometimes Slow Synchro)
          3. Flash Control Menu: Other Settings
        4. Using Built-In Flash with the Various Shooting Modes
          1. Auto Mode
          2. Program Mode
          3. Manual, Aperture Priority, and Shutter Priority Modes
          4. SCN Modes and Special G11 Modes (Low Light and Quick Shot)
        5. Using FE Lock
      5. Using External Electronic Flash
        1. Canon HF-DC1 High-Power Flash
        2. Speedlite 220EX
        3. Speedlite 270EX
        4. Speedlite 430EX II
        5. Speedlite 580EX II
      6. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
        1. Diffusing and Softening the Light
    5. 9. Downloading and Editing Your Images
      1. What’s in the Box?
        1. ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser
        2. PhotoStitch
        3. Digital Photo Professional
      2. Transferring Your Photos
        1. Direct Transfer
        2. Using a Card Reader and Software
        3. Dragging and Dropping
      3. Editing Your Photos
        1. Image Editors
        2. RAW Utilities
          1. Digital Photo Professional
          2. IrfanView
          3. Phase One Capture One Pro (C1 Pro)
          4. Bibble Pro
          5. BreezeBrowser
        3. Adobe Photoshop
  8. Glossary