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David Busch’s Canon® EOS® Rebel T5i/700D

Book Description

DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS REBEL T5i/700D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is the all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D, Canon's most advanced Rebel dSLR ever, featuring an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, the DIGIC 5 image processor, an extensive ISO range, continuous shooting of up to 5 frames per second, and much more. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, learn to sharpen your creative vision, and take beautiful photographs with the Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS REBEL T5i/700D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this powerful camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D "road map," an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. With David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Introduction
  10. Part I Getting Started with Your Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D
    1. 1 Thinking Outside of the Box
      1. First Things First
      2. Initial Setup
    2. 2 Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D Quick Start
      1. Navigating the Menus
      2. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      3. Choosing a Metering Mode
      4. Choosing a Focus Mode
      5. Selecting a Focus Point
      6. Other Settings
      7. Taking a Picture
      8. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. 3 Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D Roadmap
      1. Front View
      2. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i’s Business End
      3. Going Topside
      4. Underneath Your Rebel T5i
      5. Lens Components
      6. LCD Monitor Readouts
      7. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
  11. Part II Mastering Your Tools
    1. 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. How the Rebel T5i Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      6. Making EV Changes
      7. Bracketing
      8. Working with HDR
      9. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
      10. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
      11. Basic Zone Modes
    2. 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      1. How Focus Works
      2. Focus Modes
      3. Your Autofocus Mode Options
      4. Setting AF Point
      5. Focusing in Live View/Movie Modes
      6. Focus Stacking
    3. 6 Movies and Live View
      1. Working with Live View
      2. Shooting Movies
      3. Tips for Shooting Better Movies
    4. 7 Advanced Shooting
      1. Continuous Shooting
      2. More Exposure Options
      3. A Tiny Slice of Time
      4. Long Exposures
      5. Delayed Exposures
      6. Wi-Fi and Geotagging
      7. Tablets, Smart Phones, and the Canon T5i
  12. Part III Configuring Your Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D
    1. 8 Customizing with the Shooting and Playback Menus179
    2. Anatomy of the Rebel T5i’s Menus
    3. Shooting Menu Options
    4. Live View Shooting Menu Options
    5. Movie Shooting Menu Options
    6. Playback Menu Options
    7. 9 Customizing with the Set-up Menu and My Menu
      1. Set-up Menu Options
      2. My Menu
  13. Part IV Enhancing Your Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D
    1. 10 Working with Lenses
      1. But Don’t Forget the Crop Factor
      2. Your First Lens
      3. What Lenses Can You Use?
      4. Ingredients of Canon’s Alphanumeric Soup
      5. Your Second (and Third…) Lens
      6. Categories of Lenses
      7. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      8. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      9. Add-ons and Special Features
      10. Using the Lensbaby
    2. 11 Working with Light
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      3. Electronic Flash Basics
      4. Getting Started with the Built-in Flash
      5. More on Flash Control Settings
      6. Using External Electronic Flash
      7. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
    3. 12 Working with Wireless Flash
      1. Wireless Evolution
      2. Elements of Wireless Flash
      3. Getting Started
      4. Setting Up an External Master Flash or Controller
      5. Setting Up a Slave Flash
      6. More Wireless Options and Capabilities
      7. Working with Groups
      8. Flash Release Function
      9. Using Wireless Flash Creatively
      10. Single-Flash Unit Ideas
    4. 13 Downloading, Editing, and Printing Your Images
      1. Printing
      2. Using the Supplied Software
      3. Transferring Your Photos
      4. Editing Your Photos
    5. 14 Troubleshooting and Prevention
      1. Updating Your Firmware
      2. Protecting Your LCD
      3. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      4. Cleaning Your Sensor
  14. Index