Your Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D is the latest and greatest digital camera on the market, sporting a stunning 18-megapixel capture, Live View, high-definition video, and much more. All this technology might be a bit daunting, though, especially if this is your first digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. If you've used a digital camera before, you're probably accustomed to basic shooting modes like Portrait, Sports, Landscape, and so on. Those are still there for your convenience. But with the SL1/100D, you've also graduated to the big leagues with all the manual settings and shooting tweaks you could ever want. If you're moving to Digital Land from a 35mm film camera background, most of this will be second nature to you.
All you have to do is practice — and have fun in the process — to master the power you hold in your hands. And that's where I come into the picture. I've been using Canon dSLRs since the EOS 10D model debuted, and I've learned a lot about Canon digital cameras since then. In addition to the SL1/100D I'm using to write this book, I also own an EOS 5D MKII and EOS 7D, which have a lot of the features found on your SL1/100D.
My simple goal in this book is to show you how to become one with your camera. I don't get overly technical in this book, even though your camera is very technical. I also do my best to keep it lively. So if you want to master your SL1/100D, you have the right book in your hands.
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