Ben Long is a freelance writer, photographer, and videographer based in San Francisco. A long-time computer journalist, he has written hundreds of features, reviews, and how-to's for magazines such as Macworld, MacWeek, Macworld UK, MacUser, Computer Graphics World, Maximum PC, and eMediaWeekly. He is currently a Senior Editor for CreativePro.com, where he writes a regular digital photography column. His most recent books include Apple's Pro Training guide for Aperture, Real World Aperture, Getting Started with Camera Raw, and Complete Digital Photography, 3rd edition.
As a photographer and videographer, his clients have included Blue Note Records, 20th Century Fox, the Pickle Circus, Global Business Network, Head Start, the Oklahoma Arts Institute, and the National Endowment for the Arts. You can learn more about him and his work at www.completedigitalphotography.com.
"Are you using the Nikon D90? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Ben Long, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that offers a complete class on digital photography."
--John R. Vacca, Amazon.com
"The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS 1000D Companion serves as a full-on photography class built specifically around the XS and explains clearly all the functions and conrols of the XS, how to recognize a good photo and how to use the XS's controls to represent that subject as a compelling image. "
--Stan Ashbrook, PSA Journal
"If you have purchased a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D, you owe it to yourself to get a copy and tuck it in your kit bag."
--Dennis Hays, Photo News Today
"The book is well-designed and well written and attractively laid out. It covers more advanced areas such as white balance and gray cards. As well as the understanding and use of the camera's histogram."
--Gordon Cook, Cook's Collaborative Edge
"...a great aid for the Canon photographer. As a teacher Long is excellent. You will learn how to take superb pictures with this well-written camera guide."
--Tim Boxer, 15 Minutes Magazine
"...easy to follow explanations without being condescending. As I thumbed through...all I could think was that's exactly the advice I'd give!...This is how you should spend the money you're no longer spending on film.
--Geoff Fox, PC Magazine's Gearlog blog
"Long's companion book is the type I would recommend to students in my digital photography workshops because it reveals camera features often overlooked by most novice photographers...This companion book is a fine introduction to digital photography and those purchasing the Canon Rebel for the first time. It might also be a good refresher guide for intermediate photographers as well. "
--Bakari Chavanu, MyMac Magazine
"Ben Longs The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion is the manual that "should have" shipped with the camera...Throughout the entire book, he manages to keep a friendly patter going, with some asides, as if he were with you. He does this without pandering, in a voice thats easy for both the novice and the advanced user...there is enough here to satisfy all."
--Dennis Hays, Photo News Today
"You need a very good book that not only teaches you how to use the XSi but also shows you how to make really good photographs. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion, subtitled Practical photography advice you can take anywhere, is one such book. "
--Chris Malinao, Studio Lighting
"This unique account teaches you how to use different Digital Rebel features to make great photographs: author gives his easy-to-follow lessons, a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use this camera.
--Nadia Russ, Wonderpedia