Introduction

Welcome to the new Digital Field Guide for the Canon PowerShot G11. Whether you are holding this book or your new G11 digital camera in your hands, you are holding a fantastic tool that will assist you in creating awesome photographs that you will be proud to display and share with your family and friends.

When the PowerShot G series was introduced almost ten years ago with the G1, many photographers were overjoyed at the prospect of being able to shoot with an affordable, full-featured digital camera in a lightweight, compact design.

Canon now ups the ante with the PowerShot G11 and a host of fantastic improvements, including a new 10-megapixel sensor, new DiG!C 4 processor, improved and expanded ISO sensitivity and range, Auto ISO, Image Stabilization, enhanced iContrast to deliver better coverage from low light shadow details to highlights with minimized blow out, special face recognition and self-timer modes, and probably the most impressive to many, the return of the beautiful 2.8 inch fl ip-out adjustable TFT LCD Monitor, last seen on the PowerShot G6 in 2004.

Learning how to properly use your new G11 is only the beginning to creating great photographs. You'll also learn about the subtleties of light and some compositional aids, and the how, when, and why you should use them. I cover camera placement and styles of lighting for different and creative effects. Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide will take you beyond the everyday use of your camera and start you ...

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