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Canon EOS 77D For Dummies

Book Description

Get pro results from your 77D!

The Canon EOS 77D puts features from higher-end cameras into a model designed for amateur photographers—and that's good news for you! Even better, Canon EOS 77D For Dummies makes it easier than ever to start producing pro-level photos. You'll start by getting a grasp on the mysterious terms that photographers throw around and then learn how your camera puts you in control of your image's exposure, color, and focus tools. Plus, you can follow some basic photography recipes to create portraits, nature shots, and action photos worth bragging about.

If you're just getting your hands on your first DSLR camera, you're in for a photographer's delight! With the help of this friendly guide, you'll walk through all the steps of shooting in automatic, scene, or manual mode. Plus, the book is packed with full-color photos designed to explain and illustrate how the 77D can control the focus and color in an image—ensuring you'll get the perfect shot every time.

  • Find simple steps for shooting better photos
  • Learn the tricks the pros use to control exposure settings
  • Discover how to capture better light and color
  • Get tips for working with more advanced features

Everything you need to take picture-perfect photos with your Canon EOS 77D is inside!

Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Foolish Assumptions
      3. Icons Used in This Book
      4. Beyond the Book
      5. Where to Go from Here
    3. Part 1: Fast Track to Super Snaps
      1. Chapter 1: Getting Up and Running
        1. Preparing the Camera for Initial Use
        2. Exploring External Camera Features
        3. Changing from Standard to Guided Display Mode
        4. Ordering from Camera Menus
        5. Customizing the Touch Screen
        6. Viewing Shooting Settings
        7. Switching to Live View Mode
        8. Using Quick Control Mode
        9. Familiarizing Yourself with the Lens
        10. Working with Memory Cards
        11. Reviewing Basic Setup Options
      2. Chapter 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings
        1. Choosing an Exposure Mode
        2. Changing the Drive Mode
        3. Understanding the Image Quality Setting
        4. Setting the Photo Aspect Ratio
        5. Adding Flash
      3. Chapter 3: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically
        1. Using Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
        2. Shooting in Flash Off Mode
        3. Taking Advantage of Scene Modes
        4. Gaining More Control with Creative Auto
    4. Part 2: Taking Creative Control
      1. Chapter 4: Taking Charge of Exposure
        1. Introducing the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
        2. Stepping Up to Advance Exposure Modes (P, Tv, Av, and M)
        3. Monitoring Exposure Settings
        4. Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode
        5. Setting ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed
        6. Sorting Through Your Camera’s Exposure-Correction Tools
        7. Locking Autoexposure Settings
        8. Bracketing Exposures Automatically
      2. Chapter 5: Controlling Focus and Depth of Field
        1. Setting the Lens to Automatic or Manual Focusing Mode
        2. Exploring Viewfinder Focusing Options
        3. Focusing in Live View and Movie Modes
        4. Manipulating Depth of Field
      3. Chapter 6: Mastering Color Controls
        1. Understanding White Balance
        2. Taking a Quick Look at Picture Styles
        3. Changing the Color Space
      4. Chapter 7: Putting It All Together
        1. Recapping Basic Picture Settings
        2. Shooting Still Portraits
        3. Capturing Action
        4. Capturing Scenic Vistas
        5. Capturing Dynamic Close-Ups
      5. Chapter 8: Shooting and Viewing Movies
        1. Recording Movies Using Default Settings
        2. Choosing between NTSC and PAL
        3. Customizing Recording Settings
        4. Using Movie Digital Zoom
        5. Reviewing Other Movie Options
        6. Playing Movies
    5. Part 3: After the Shot
      1. Chapter 9: Picture Playback
        1. Adjusting Automatic Image Review
        2. Viewing Pictures in Playback Mode
        3. Viewing Picture Data
        4. Taking Advantage of Image Search
        5. Viewing Photos and Movies on a TV
      2. Chapter 10: Working with Picture and Movie Files
        1. Deleting Files
        2. Protecting Photos and Movies
        3. Rating Photos and Movies
        4. Cropping Photos
        5. Installing the Canon Software
        6. Sending Pictures to the Computer
        7. Converting Raw Images in Digital Photo Professional 4
        8. Preparing Pictures for Online Sharing
    6. Part 4: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 11: Ten More Customization Options
        1. Changing the Furniture Around
        2. Silencing the Camera
        3. Disabling the AF-Assist Beam
        4. Preventing Shutter Release without a Memory Card
        5. Reducing the Number of Exposure Stops
        6. Creating a Custom Menu
        7. Adding Custom Folders
        8. Turning Off the Shooting Settings Screen
        9. Embedding Copyright Notices
        10. Adding Cleaning Instructions to Images
      2. Chapter 12: Ten Features to Explore on a Rainy Day
        1. Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie
        2. Enabling Mirror Lockup
        3. Exploring DPOF Printing
        4. Adding Special Effects to Photos
        5. Adding Effects During Shooting
        6. Tagging Pictures for a Photo Book
        7. Creating Video Snapshots
        8. Trimming Movies
        9. Presenting a Slide Show
        10. Exploring Interval Timer Shooting
    7. Appendix: Exploring Wireless Connections
      1. Preparing the Camera
      2. Connecting to a Computer
      3. Connecting to a Smartphone or Tablet
      4. Decoding the Wireless Symbols
    8. About the Authors
    9. Connect with Dummies
    10. End User License Agreement