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David Busch’s Canon® EOS 50D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 6. Advanced Shooting with Your Canon EOS 50D

Getting the right exposure is one of the foundations of a great photograph, but a lot more goes into a compelling shot than good tonal values. A sharp image, proper white balance, good color, and other factors all can help elevate your image from good to exceptional. So, now that you’ve got a good understanding of exposure tucked away, you’ll want to learn how to work with some additional exposure options, use the automatic and manual focusing controls available with the Canon EOS 50D, and master some of the many ways you can fine-tune your images.

How Focus Works

Although Canon added autofocus capabilities in the 1980s, back in the day of film cameras, prior to that focusing was always done manually. ...

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