You can do some pretty amazing things with your SL1/100D. You have lots of control over the camera to create awesome pictures. And if all that control seems a bit daunting when you're getting to know your new toy, relax. You can let the camera make most of the decisions for you. If you're thinking “point and shoot,” yup, that's what you get when you let the camera take the reins. You can definitely create some great pictures with your SL1/100D when you take pictures using one of the automatic modes.
If you're an experienced photographer, breeze through this chapter and you can show someone else how to get great pictures with your high-tech camera — that is, if you can part company with it long enough for someone else to use it. In this chapter, I show you how to get the most out of your camera's auto modes. I also show you how to use the self-timer in case you want to take a self-portrait as well as show you how to use built-in camera flash automatically.