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Press Release: July 22, 2009

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion--New from O'Reilly: The Perfect Field Reference to Capturing Stunning Pictures

Sebastopol, CA—Learn how to take pro-quality shots with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500 and get your digital photography questions answered with the latest book from O'Reilly. In The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion ($24.99 USD), expert author Ben Long delivers a one-stop digital photography guide through a series of practical, easy-to-follow lessons that are tailored specifically for people who use this camera.

Although the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D comes with a manual, Long explains why you need this book to get the most out of your camera. "Knowing what each button on your camera does won't necessarily mean you can shoot great pictures. Personally, I know the basic concept of a paintbrush, but I can't paint a decent painting to save my life. To use a creative tool well, you must understand both the technique and the craft of the tool, as well as have some sense of artistry when you use it."

That's where The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion steps in. This is not a typical camera guide. Rather than just showing you what all the buttons do, this unique book teaches you how to use the Digital Rebel's features to make great photographs--including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion will show you how to:

  • Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings
  • Learn the basic rules of composition
  • Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects
  • Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors
  • Learn about different lenses and the best time to use them
  • Understand the options for shooting RAW and whether it's right for you
  • Use the Digital Rebel's ability to shoot high definition video

With Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly field reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime.

For a review copy or more information please email peyton@oreilly.com Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Ben Long is a freelance writer, producer, photographer, and videographer. He is also the author of The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion, The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion, The Nikon D90 Companion, and Complete Digital Photography (Charles River Media), among others. He also maintains the Complete Digital Photography website www.completedigitalphotography.com.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596803636

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion
Ben Long
ISBN: 9780596803636, 300 pages,
Book Price: $24.99 USD, £18.99 GBP
Ebook Price: $19.99 USD

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