Whether you’re thinking about buying or have already
purchased a Canon Rebel XTi/400D, this 18-page Short Cut guide
helps you think about optimizing your digital single-lens reflex
camera (DSLR) for various kinds of photographic situations. From
the basic camera setup to specific photographic situations, the
most important features of the Canon XTi/400D are discussed in
This guide covers the basic principles to understand how the settings work (alone or in conjunction with other settings) and how to set them for your particular style of shooting. So you know how to go from just “taking a picture” to what professionals refer to as “making a picture.”
For complete coverage of DSLR cameras and photography, including using Adobe Photoshop to improve your images, try The Digital SLR Guide: Beyond Point-and-Shoot Photography by Jon Canfield.