David Busch's Canon EOS RP Guide to Digital Photography

Book description

David Busch's Canon EOS RP Guide to Digital Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the exciting new Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera. This highly-affordable model sports a 26.2 MP full frame sensor embedded with 4,779 Dual-Pixel phase detection AF points for lightning-fast, precise autofocus. The EOS RP’s 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder provides a bright, clear view as you shoot. There are three available adapters that it easy to supplement your RF-mount lenses with a broad selection of legacy Canon EF and EF-S optics. The EOS RP has wireless connectivity to allow linking the camera to a computer and iOS or Android smart devices, high-definition movie-making capabilities, and a versatile swiveling touch screen LCD. With this book in hand, you can quickly apply all these advanced features to your digital photography, while boosting your creativity to take great photographs with your Canon EOS RP. Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Canon EOS RP Guide to Digital Photography covers all this upscale camera's features in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy EOS RP "roadmap" chapter, an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. Learn when to use each option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you'll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced enthusiast, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Canon EOS RP today.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1 Thinking Outside the Box
    1. First Things First
    2. Initial Setup
      1. Power Options
      2. Final Steps
    3. Setting the Time and Date
    4. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      1. Basic Zone Modes
      2. Scene Intelligent Auto Adjustments
      3. Creative Zone Modes
    5. Choosing a Metering Mode
    6. Mastering the Quick Control Screen
    7. Choosing a Focus Mode
    8. Selecting AF Method
    9. Other Settings
      1. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
      2. Using Drive Modes and Self-Timer/Remote
    10. Taking a Picture
    11. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      1. Cruising through Index Views
    12. Quick Control: Playback
    13. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
  11. Chapter 2 Canon EOS RP Roadmap
    1. Front View
    2. The Canon EOS RP’s Business End
      1. Right Side Controls
    3. Mastering the Touch Screen
      1. Flexible View
      2. Touch Operation
    4. Going Topside
    5. Underneath Your EOS RP
  12. Chapter 3 Recommended Settings
    1. Changing Default Settings
      1. Resetting the Canon EOS RP
    2. Recommended Default Changes
  13. Chapter 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
    1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
    2. How the Camera Calculates Exposure
      1. Correctly Exposed
      2. Overexposed
      3. Underexposed
    3. Choosing a Metering Mode
    4. Choosing a Shooting Mode
      1. Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
      2. Aperture-Priority Mode
      3. Shutter-Priority Mode
      4. Program AE Mode
      5. Flexible-Priority Mode
      6. Manual Exposure Mode
    5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      1. Dealing with Visual Noise
    6. Making EV Changes
    7. Bracketing Parameters
      1. Bracketing Auto Cancel
      2. Bracketing Sequence
      3. Number of Exposures
      4. Increment Between Exposures
    8. Creating a Bracketed Set
    9. Working with HDR
      1. Using HDR Mode
    10. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
    11. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
      1. Tonal Range
      2. Histogram Basics
      3. Understanding Histograms
  14. Chapter 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Focus
    1. Auto or Manual Focus?
    2. How Focus Works
      1. Contrast Detection
      2. Phase Detection
      3. Dual Pixel CMOS AF
      4. Circles of Confusion and Focus
    3. Working with the AF System
      1. AF Operation
    4. AF Method
      1. Face+Tracking AF
      2. Spot AF
      3. 1-Point AF
      4. Expand AF Area
      5. Expand AF Area: Around
      6. Zone AF
    5. Fine-Tuning Your Autofocus
    6. Back-Button Focus
      1. Activating Back-Button Focus
  15. Chapter 6 Advanced Techniques, Wi-Fi, and GPS
    1. Continuous Shooting
    2. More Exposure Options
    3. A Tiny Slice of Time
      1. Working with Short Exposures
    4. Long Exposures
      1. Three Ways to Take Long Exposures
      2. Working with Long Exposures
    5. Delayed Exposures
      1. Self-Timer
      2. Interval/Time Lapse Photography
    6. Introducing Wi-Fi
      1. General Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Guidelines
    7. Connecting to a Smartphone via Wi-Fi
      1. Connecting to a Bluetooth-compatible Smartphone
      2. Remote Control with EOS Utility
    8. Geotagging
  16. Chapter 7 Choosing Your Lens Arsenal
    1. Your First Lenses
      1. Canon RF-Mount Lenses
    2. Using Adapted Lenses
      1. Canon RF-Mount Adapters
    3. Legacy Options
    4. Ingredients of Canon’s Alphanumeric Soup
    5. More Interesting Optics
      1. The Magic Three
      2. More Winners
  17. Chapter 8 Mastering Light
    1. Light That’s Available
    2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      1. Living with Color Temperature
      2. Daylight
      3. Incandescent/Tungsten/Halogen Light
      4. Fluorescent Light/Other Light Sources
      5. Fluorescent Light/LEDs
      6. Other Lighting Accessories
  18. Chapter 9 Electronic Flash Basics
    1. How Electronic Flash Works
      1. Ghost Images
      2. Avoiding Sync-Speed Problems
    2. Determining Exposure
      1. Guide Numbers
    3. Getting Started with Electronic Flash
      1. Flash Exposure Compensation and FE Lock
      2. Flash Range
    4. External Speedlite Control
      1. Flash Firing
      2. E-TTL II Meter.
      3. Slow Synchro
      4. Safety FE
      5. Flash Function Settings
      6. Flash C.Fn Settings
      7. Clear Settings
    5. Using Flash Settings
      1. When to Disable Flash Firing
      2. More on Flash Modes
    6. Using External Electronic Flash
      1. Speedlite 600EX-RT/600EX II-RT
      2. Speedlite 580EX II
      3. Speedlite 430EX III-RT
      4. Speedlite 320EX
      5. Speedlite EL-100
      6. Speedlite 270EX II
      7. Close-Up Lites
  19. Chapter 10 Working with Wireless Flash
    1. Wireless Evolution
    2. Elements of Wireless Flash
      1. Flash Combinations
      2. Controlling Flash Units
      3. Why Use Wireless Flash?
      4. Key Wireless Concepts
      5. Which Flashes Can Be Operated Wirelessly?
    3. Setting Up a Master Flash or Controller
      1. Using a Speedlite as an Optical Master
      2. Using the ST-E2 Transmitter as Master
      3. Using the Speedlite 600EX-RT/600EX II-RT as Radio Master
      4. Using the Speedlite 430EX III-RT as Radio Master
      5. Using the ST-E3-RT as Radio Master
    4. Setting Up a Slave Flash
    5. Choosing a Channel
    6. Working with Groups
      1. Ratio Control
      2. Remote Release Function/Linked Shooting
  20. Chapter 11 Customizing with the Shooting Menu
    1. Anatomy of the EOS RP’s Menus
    2. Shooting Menu Options
      1. Image Quality
      2. Cropping/Aspect Ratio
      3. Image Review
      4. Release Shutter without Card
      5. Lens Aberration Correction
      6. External Speedlite Control
      7. Exposure Compensation/Automatic Exposure Bracketing
      8. ISO Speed Settings
      9. Movie ISO Speed Settings
      10. Auto Lighting Optimizer
      11. Highlight Tone Priority
      12. Metering Timer
      13. Exposure Simulation
      14. White Balance
      15. Custom White Balance
      16. White Balance Shift/Bracketing
      17. Color Space
      18. Picture Style
      19. Long Exposure Noise Reduction
      20. High ISO Speed Noise Reduction
      21. Dust Delete Data
      22. Touch Shutter
      23. Multiple Exposure
      24. HDR Mode
      25. Focus Bracketing
      26. Interval Timer
      27. Bulb Timer
      28. Anti-Flicker Shooting
      29. High-Speed Display
      30. AF Operation
      31. AF Method
      32. Eye Detection AF
      33. Continuous AF
      34. Touch & Drag AF Settings
      35. Lens Electronic MF
      36. AF-Assist Beam Firing
      37. MF Peaking Settings
  21. Chapter 12 Customizing with the Playback Menu
    1. Playback Menu Options
      1. Protect Images
      2. Rotate Image
      3. Erase Images
      4. Print Order
      5. Photobook Set-up
      6. RAW Image Processing
      7. Creative Assist
      8. Quick Control RAW Processing
      9. Create Album
      10. Cropping
      11. Resize
      12. Rating
      13. Slide Show
      14. Set Image Search Conditions
      15. Image Jump with Main Dial
      16. Playback Information Display
      17. Highlight Alert
      18. AF Point Disp.
      19. Playback Grid
      20. View from Last Seen
      21. Magnification (apx)
  22. Chapter 13 Customizing with the Set-up Menu
    1. Select Folder
    2. File Numbering
    3. Auto Rotate
    4. Format Card
    5. Mode Guide
    6. Feature Guide
    7. Eco Mode
    8. Power Saving
    9. Display Brightness
    10. Date/Time/Zone
    11. Language
    12. Video System
    13. Touch Control
    14. Beep
    15. Battery Information
    16. Sensor Cleaning
    17. HDMI Resolution
    18. HDMI HDR Output
    19. Shooting Information Display
    20. Viewfinder Performance
    21. Viewfinder Display Format
    22. Display Settings
    23. Shutter Button Function For Movies
    24. Help Text Size
    25. Wireless Communications Settings
    26. GPS Device Settings
    27. Multi-Function Lock
    28. Custom Shooting Mode (C1–C3)
    29. Clear All Camera Settings
    30. Copyright Information
    31. Manual/Software URL
    32. Certification Logo Display
    33. Firmware
  23. Chapter 14 The Custom Functions and My Menus
    1. Navigating Custom Functions
    2. Custom Function I (C.Fn I): Exposure
      1. C.Fn I-1: Exposure Level Increments
      2. C.Fn I-2: ISO Speed Setting Increments
      3. C.Fn I-3: Bracketing Auto Cancel
      4. C.Fn I-4: Bracketing Sequence
      5. C.Fn I-5: Number of Bracketed Shots
      6. C.Fn I-6: Safety Shift
      7. C.Fn I-7: AE Lock Metering Mode After Focus
    3. Custom Function II (C.Fn II): Autofocus
      1. C.Fn II-1: Tracking Sensitivity
      2. C.Fn II-2: Acceleration/Deceleration Tracking
      3. C.Fn II-3: AF Point Auto Switching
      4. C.Fn II-4: Lens Drive When AF Impossible
      5. C.Fn II-5: Limit AF Methods
      6. C.Fn II-6: Orientation Linked AF Point
      7. C.Fn II-7: Initial Servo AF Point for Face+Tracking
    4. Custom Function III (C.Fn III): Operation/Others
      1. C.Fn III-1: Dial Direction During Tv/Av
      2. C.Fn III-2: Control Ring Rotation
      3. C.Fn III-3: Focus Ring Rotation
      4. C.Fn III-4: RF Lens MF Focus Ring Sensitivity
      5. C.Fn III-5: Customize Buttons
      6. C.Fn III-6: Customize Dials
      7. C.Fn III-7: Release Shutter without Lens
      8. C.Fn III-8: Retract Lens on Power Off
      9. C.Fn III-9: Audio Compression
      10. Clear Customized Settings
      11. Clear All Custom Func. (C.Fn)
    5. My Menu
  24. Chapter 15 Capturing Video
    1. Movie Shooting Menus
      1. Movie Shooting 1 Menu
      2. Movie Shooting 2 Menu
      3. Movie Shooting 3 Menu
      4. Movie Shooting 4 Menu
      5. Movie Shooting 5 Menu
      6. Movie Shooting 6 Menu
      7. Movie Servo AF Tracking Sensitivity
      8. Movie Servo AF Speed
    2. Compression, Resolution, and Frame Rates
      1. Compression
      2. Resolution
      3. Frame Rate
    3. HDR Movies
    4. Exposure Options
      1. More on Shutter Speeds
    5. Playback and Editing
  25. Chapter 16 Tips for Shooting Better Video
    1. Using an External Recorder/Monitor
      1. Lens Craft
      2. Keep Things Stable and on the Level
      3. Shooting Script
      4. Storyboards
      5. Storytelling in Video
      6. Composition
      7. Lighting for Video
      8. Audio
      9. Stills from Movies
  26. Chapter 17 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

Product information

  • Title: David Busch's Canon EOS RP Guide to Digital Photography
  • Author(s): David D. Busch
  • Release date: June 2019
  • Publisher(s): Rocky Nook
  • ISBN: 9781681985251