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Press Release: November 6, 2008

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion--New from O'Reilly: Packed with Practical Advice You Can Take Anywhere

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion Sebastopol, CA—If you're thinking about investing in a new Canon Rebel camera, you'll definitely want to check out the latest books from O'Reilly's popular Companion series.

Noted photographer Ben Long's The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS 1000D Companion ($24.99) serves as a full-on photography class built specifically around the XS. Ben also authored The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion ($24.99), which is tailored specifically for people who use that camera.

"By the time you're done with this book, you'll not only know how all the XS's controls function, but you'll also know how to recognize a good photo and how to use the XS's controls to represent that subject as a compelling image," writes Ben in the preface of The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS 1000D Companion. "In other words, you'll be a better photographer, whether you're shooting simple snapshots or aiming for something more."

Handily sized to fit most camera bags or even a pocket, the new book comes packed with Ben's creative tips and technical advice to help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime--including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, and more.

With this book you'll learn how to:

  • Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings
  • Learn the basic rules of composition
  • Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects
  • Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors
  • Learn about different lenses, and the best time to use them
  • Understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you

Indeed, with Ben's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture the ideal photo anywhere, anytime.

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Ben Long is a freelance writer, photographer, and videographer based in San Francisco. You can learn more about him and his work at

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion
Ben Long
ISBN: 9780596154523, 288 pages, Book Price: $24.99 USD
PDF Price: $19.99 USD

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