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David Busch’s Canon® EOS® Rebel T5/1200D

Book Description

DAVID BUSCH'S CANON EOS REBEL T5/1200D GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is the complete all-in-one resource and reference for the CANON EOS REBEL T5/1200D, one of Canon's newest dSLR's, featuring an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor for exceptional clarity and tonal range. With this book, you will explore the world of digital photography, develop your creativity, and learn to take great photographs with your new Canon Rebel T5. Featuring clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, this book covers all the camera's features in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more. Also included is the handy Canon Rebel T5 "roadmap," 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 T5/1200D today.

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 EOS Rebel T5/1200D
    1. 1 Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D: Thinking Outside of the Box
      1. First Things First
      2. Initial Setup
    2. 2 Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D Quick Start
      1. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      2. Choosing a Metering Mode
      3. Choosing a Focus Mode
      4. Selecting a Focus Point
      5. Other Settings
      6. Taking a Picture
      7. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      8. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. 3 Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D Roadmap
      1. Front View
      2. The Canon EOS Rebel T5’s Business End
      3. Going Topside
      4. Underneath Your Rebel T5
      5. Lens Components
      6. LCD Panel Readouts
      7. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
    1. 4 Understanding Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. How the Rebel T5 Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      6. Bracketing
      7. Dealing with Noise
      8. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
      9. Basic Zone Modes
    2. 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      1. How Focus Works
      2. Focus Modes
    3. 6 Live View and Movies
      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
    1. 8 Customizing with the Shooting and Playback Menus
      1. Anatomy of the Rebel T5’s Menus
      2. Shooting 1, 2, 3, & 4 Menu Options
      3. Playback 1 & 2 Menu Options
    2. 9 Customizing with the Set-up Menu and My Menu
      1. Set-up 1, 2, and 3 Menu Options
      2. My Menu
    3. 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
    4. 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 Wireless Flash
      7. Using External Electronic Flash
      8. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
    5. 12 Canon EOS T5 /1200D: Troubleshooting and Prevention
      1. Updating Your Firmware
      2. Protecting Your LCD
      3. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      4. Cleaning Your Sensor
  12. Index