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David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Book Description

David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D Guide to Digital SLR Photography is your complete all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D. Aimed at budding photo enthusiasts seeking to improve their photographic skills, the T6/1300D is a budget-priced digital SLR with an impressive range of features, including Wi-Fi communications to link your camera to your iOS or Android smart device. With this book in hand, the camera is remarkably easy to master, too. Equipped with an 18-megapixel sensor, full HD movie-making, an accurate 9-point autofocus system, and a full range of semi-automatic modes, scene options, and creative filters, this newest Rebel has everything you need to explore the world of photography. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D Guide to Digital SLR Photography covers all the camera's capabilities in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more. Also included is a handy Canon Rebel T6/1300D "roadmap" chapter, an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. With best-selling author and mentor David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D today.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. Chapter 1 Thinking Outside of the Box
    1. First Things First
    2. Initial Set-up
      1. Battery Included
      2. Final Steps
  4. Chapter 2 Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D 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
      1. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
      2. Using the Self-Timer
      3. Using the Built-in Flash
    6. Taking a Picture
    7. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      1. Cruising Through Index Views
    8. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
  5. Chapter 3 Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D Roadmap
    1. Front View
    2. The Canon EOS Rebel T6’s Business End
      1. Jumping Around
    3. Going Topside
    4. Underneath Your Rebel T6
    5. Lens Components
    6. LCD Panel Readouts
    7. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
  6. Chapter 4 Understanding Exposure
    1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
    2. How the Rebel T6 Calculates Exposure
      1. Correctly Exposed
      2. Overexposed
      3. Underexposed
    3. Choosing a Metering Method
    4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      1. Basic Zone Exposure Methods
      2. Aperture-Priority
      3. Shutter-Priority
      4. Program Mode
      5. Making EV Changes
      6. Manual Exposure
    5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
    6. Bracketing
      1. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
    7. Dealing with Noise
    8. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
    9. Basic Zone Modes
      1. That Quick Control Screen Again
  7. Chapter 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
    1. How Focus Works
      1. Contrast Detection
      2. Phase Detection
      3. Cross-Type Focus Points
    2. Focus Modes
      1. Adding Circles of Confusion
      2. Making Sense of Sensors
      3. Your Autofocus Mode Options
      4. Setting AF Point
  8. Chapter 6 Live View and Movies
    1. Live View Essentials
      1. Enabling Live View
      2. Activating Live View
      3. Focusing in Live View
      4. Using Final Image (Exposure) Simulation
      5. Quick Control
    2. Shooting Movies
      1. Resolution
      2. Frame Rates
      3. Movie Settings
      4. Capturing Video/Sound
      5. Playback and Editing
      6. Video Snapshots
    3. Tips for Shooting Better Movies
      1. Make a Shooting Script
      2. Use Storyboards
      3. Storytelling in Video
      4. Lighting for Video
      5. Tips for Better Audio
  9. Chapter 7 Advanced Shooting
    1. Continuous Shooting
    2. A Tiny Slice of Time
      1. Working with Short Exposures
    3. Long Exposures
      1. Three Ways to Take Long Exposures
      2. Working with Long Exposures
    4. Delayed Exposures
      1. Self-Timer
      2. Time-Lapse/Interval Photography
    5. Introducing Wi-Fi
      1. Using Wi-Fi and NFC
  10. Chapter 8 Customizing with the Shooting and Playback Menus
    1. Anatomy of the Rebel T6’s Menus
    2. Shooting 1, 2, 3, and 4 Menu Options
      1. Image Quality
      2. Beep
      3. Release Shutter Without Card
      4. Image Review
      5. Peripheral Illumination Correction
      6. Red-Eye Reduction
      7. Flash Control
      8. Exposure Compensation/Automatic Exposure Bracketing
      9. Auto Lighting Optimizer
      10. Metering Mode
      11. Custom White Balance
      12. White Balance Shift/Bracketing
      13. Color Space
      14. Picture Style
      15. Dust Delete Data
      16. ISO Auto
      17. Live View Shooting
    3. Playback 1 and 2 Menu Options
      1. Protect Images
      2. Rotate Image
      3. Erase Images
      4. Print Order
      5. Photobook Set-up
      6. Creative Filters
      7. Resize
      8. Histogram Display
      9. Image Jump with Main Dial
      10. Slide Show
      11. Rating
  11. Chapter 9 Customizing with the Set-up Menu and My Menu
    1. Set-up 1, 2, and 3 Menu Options
      1. Auto Power Off
      2. Auto Rotate
      3. Format
      4. File Numbering
      5. Select Folder
      6. Screen Color
      7. Eye-Fi Settings
      8. LCD Brightness
      9. LCD Off/On Button
      10. Date/Time/Zone
      11. Language
      12. Clean Manually
      13. Feature Guide
      14. GPS Device Settings
      15. Wi-Fi/NFC/Wi-Fi Function
      16. Certification Logo Display
      17. Custom Functions
      18. Copyright Information
      19. Clear Settings
      20. Firmware Version
    2. My Menu
  12. Chapter 10 Working with Lenses
    1. But Don’t Forget the Crop Factor
    2. Your First Lens
      1. Buy Now, Expand Later
    3. What Lenses Can You Use?
      1. EF vs. EF-S
    4. Ingredients of Canon’s Alphanumeric Soup
    5. Your Second (and Third . . .) Lens
      1. What Lenses Can Do for You
      2. Zoom or Prime?
    6. Categories of Lenses
    7. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      1. Avoiding Potential Wide-Angle Problems
    8. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      1. Avoiding Telephoto Lens Problems
      2. Telephotos and Bokeh
  13. Chapter 11 Working with Light
    1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
    2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      1. Daylight
      2. Incandescent/Tungsten Light
      3. Fluorescent Light/Other Light Sources
      4. Adjusting White Balance
    3. Electronic Flash Basics
      1. How Electronic Flash Works
      2. Determining Exposure
    4. Getting Started with the Built-in Flash
      1. Basic Zone Flash
      2. Creative Zone Flash
      3. Flash Range
      4. Red-Eye Reduction and Autofocus Assist
      5. Using FE Lock and Flash Exposure Compensation
    5. More on Flash Control Settings
      1. Flash Firing
      2. Built-in Flash Function Setting
      3. External Flash Function Settings
      4. External Flash Custom Function Settings
      5. Clear External Flash Custom Function Setting
    6. Using Wireless Flash
      1. Getting Started
      2. Setting Up a Slave Flash
      3. Wireless Flash Shooting
    7. Using External Electronic Flash
      1. Speedlite 600EX-RT
      2. Speedlite 580EX II
      3. Speedlite 430EX III-RT/430EX III
      4. Speedlite 320EX
      5. Speedlite 270EX II
      6. Close-Up Lites
  14. Chapter 12 Troubleshooting and Prevention
    1. Updating Your Firmware
      1. Official Firmware
      2. Upgrading Your Firmware
    2. Protecting Your LCD
    3. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      1. All Your Eggs in One Basket?
      2. What Can Go Wrong?
      3. What Can You Do?
    4. Cleaning Your Sensor
      1. Dust the FAQs, Ma’am
      2. Identifying and Dealing with Dust
      3. Avoiding Dust
      4. Sensor Cleaning