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Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies

Book Description

Action, beauty, adventure, and art—start capturing memories today!

Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies is your ultimate guide to taking spectacular photos—no photography experience required! The EOS Rebel offers professional features that camera phones just cannot match, and this book shows you how to take advantage of these features to take stunning photos in any situation. First, you'll take a tour of the controls to learn what everything does, where to find it, and how to use it. Next, you'll walk through the automatic, scene, and manual modes to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each, and how to choose a mode based on your goals for that particular photo. You'll learn how to capture action shots, take beautiful portraits, and get as artsy as you want to get as you adjust for color, lighting, and focus, and control exposure for different effects.

Taking great photos doesn't have to be difficult! Your camera offers everything you need to perfectly capture any scene, and this book provides clear, easy-to-follow instruction to help you take full advantage of these professional tools.

  • Get acquainted with your camera's controls
  • Shoot in automatic, scene, or manual mode
  • Compose shots and work with lighting like a pro
  • Adjust for focus, color, depth of field, and more

Whether you're taking pictures at a party, shooting scenery on vacation, catching action at a ball game, or just wandering around capturing spontaneous moments of beauty, awesome photos are just a few simple steps away. Your Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D is equipped with the tools to make any scene share-worthy, and Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies equips you to start snapping professional-quality photos today!

Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. A Quick Look at What’s Ahead
      2. Icons and Other Stuff to Note
      3. Practice, Be Patient, and Have Fun!
    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 Guided to Standard Display Mode
        4. Ordering from Camera Menus
        5. Customizing the Touchscreen
        6. Viewing Camera 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
      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. Giving the Set Button an Extra Job
        2. Setting Shutter/AE Lock Button Actions
        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. Viewing Photos and Movies on a TV
    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 Author
    9. Advertisement Page
    10. Connect with Dummies
    11. End User License Agreement