O'Reilly logo

David Busch’s Canon® EOS Rebel® XS/1000D: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 4. Getting the Right Exposure

The Canon EOS Rebel XS offers the best of two worlds when it comes to capturing exactly the right exposure—a picture with the optimum balance of tones and colors that are neither too light nor too dark to reveal all the detail in the original subject. You can select one of the Basic Zone modes suitable for your subject matter—portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, or nighttime subjects, and the camera will do an excellent job of calculating the right settings to give you an outstanding picture with little input on your part beyond the initial Mode dial selection. If you can’t decide which Basic Zone mode is best, you can select the green Auto icon instead, and the XS will still do a fine job.

On the other hand, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required