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David Busch’s Canon® PowerShot® G15 Guide to Digital Photography

Book Description

The Canon PowerShot G15 is the most advanced pocket-sized digital camera that Canon has ever introduced. It boasts 12 megapixels of resolution, blazing-fast automatic focus, and a dozen and a half special Scene modes that make it easy to take pictures under any type of conditions. As the owner of a Canon PowerShot G15, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. DAVID BUSCH'S CANON POWERSHOT G15 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY shows you how, when, and why to use all the features, controls, and functions of the G15 to take great photographs and movies. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply file formats, resolution, and exposure. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use the Canon PowerShot G15, and use it like a pro!

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I Getting Started with Your Canon PowerShot G15
    1. 1 Your New Canon PowerShot G15
      1. Contents of the Table
      2. Initial Setup
    2. 2 Taking Your First Canon PowerShot G15 Photos
      1. 52-Second No-Option Quick Tour for Still Photos
      2. 52-Second No-Option Quick Tour for Movies
      3. Your 10-Minute Introduction
      4. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      5. Choosing a Metering Mode
      6. Choosing a Focus Mode
      7. Other Settings
      8. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. 3 Canon PowerShot G15 Roadmap
      1. Front View
      2. The Canon PowerShot G15’s Business End
      3. Going Topside
      4. LCD Panel Readouts
      5. Underneath Your PowerShot G15
    4. 4 Setting Up Your Canon PowerShot G15
      1. Anatomy of the PowerShot G15’s Menus
      2. Shooting Menu Options
      3. Playback Menu Options
      4. Setup Menu Options
      5. My Menu
      6. FUNC. Menu
  10. Part II Getting the Most from Your Canon PowerShot G15
    1. 5 Fine-Tuning Exposure
      1. Understanding Exposure
      2. How the PowerShot G15 Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Correcting Brightness with i-Contrast
      6. Automatic and Scene Modes
      7. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      8. Bracketing
      9. Dealing with Noise
      10. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
    2. 6 Movie Making with Your Canon PowerShot G15
      1. Making Movies
      2. Tips for Shooting Better Video
    3. 7 Mastering Autofocus and Advanced Techniques
      1. Getting in Focus
      2. How Autofocus Works
      3. More Exposure Options
      4. A Tiny Slice of Time
      5. Long Exposures
      6. Beyond Visible Light with Infrared
      7. Wi-Fi/GPS
      8. Tablets, Smart Phones, and the PowerShot G15
    4. 8 Getting the Most from Your Zoom
      1. How Lenses Affect Your Pictures
      2. Using the Wide-Angle Zoom Settings
      3. Using Telephoto Settings
      4. Lens Add-Ons
      5. Working with Filters
    5. 9 Making Light Work for You
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      3. Electronic Flash Basics
      4. Using the Built-In Flash
      5. Using External Electronic Flash
      6. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
    6. 10 Downloading and Editing Your Images
      1. What’s in the Box?
      2. Transferring Your Photos
      3. Editing Your Photos
  11. Glossary
  12. Index