Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 20, 2011 - Photography - 352 pages
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If you’re as excited as we are about the Rebel XSi/450D, you probably can’t wait to start shooting. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies will show you how to make every shot count! Even if you’re new to digital SLR cameras or are unfamiliar with general photography terms and techniques, this handy guide will show you how to feel comfortable with the controls and start taking beautiful photographs.

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard the words aperture, white balance, or ISO. You’ll soon be switching easily between automatic and manual modes, managing exposure, and using the all-important Quality setting! You’ll learn everything about the lenses, from how to choose the ones you need to how to handle them. You’ll finally know how to push just the right buttons to achieve the results that you desire. In a snap, you will find out how to unleash your creativity by manipulating exposure and lighting. You will find out how to:

  • Control picture quality
  • Adjust resolution for image quality and size
  • Shoot in automatic and manual modes
  • Review photos using Playback Mode and the histogram, delete unwanted photos, and protect valuable photos from accidental deletion
  • Manipulate exposure, color, focus, and lighting
  • Download, organize, archive, print, and share photos with family and friends

Complete with lists of ten fast photo-editing tricks and ten special-purpose features to explore on a rainy day, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of your new Canon digital SLR camera.


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Monitor Matters Picture Playback and Live View Shooting
Taking Great Pictures Automatically
Diagnosing Quality Problems
Taking Creative Control
Kicking Your Camera into Advanced Gear
Overriding Autoexposure Results with Exposure Compensation
Holding on to Highlights Disabling AutoLighting Optimization
Manipulating Focus and Color
Exploring Picture Styles
Working with Picture Files
Downloading Organizing and Archiving Your Photos
Printing and Sharing Your Photos
Ten Fast PhotoEditing Tricks Removing RedEye Cropping YourPhoto Adjusting Color Saturation

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About the author (2011)

Julie Adair King has written numerous books on digital photography, including Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D For Dummies and Digital Photography For Dummies. She also teaches master classes in digital photography and imaging at such locations as the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

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