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SHOOTING SNAPSHOTS USING FULL AUTO MODE
Resetting the CameRa’s Defaults
Resetting the Camera’s Defaults
Snapshot Shooting in Full Auto Mode
Framing Your Shot
Autofocus, or “How to Press the Shutter Button”
Take the Shot
Te Viewfnder Status Display
Te LCD Status Display
Viewing youR images
Viewing Your Images
Using Scene Modes
Watch that Headroom: Fill the Frame
Don’t Be Afraid to Get in Close
Lead Your Subject
Remember Tat Your Knees Can Bend
Watch the Background
Watch Out for Backlighting
Understand Flash Range
Cover Your Shot, or “One Shot Is Rarely Enough”
LEARNING TO HOLD AND CONTROL YOUR CAMERA
What Is an SLR Anyway?
Cleaning and Maintenance
Te XS Battery
Te Media Card
Body Parts
Camera Top
Camera Front
Camera Sides
Camera Back
Camera Bottom
Te Rebel XS Menu System
Holding the Camera
Te Grip
Feet, Elbows, and Neck
Te Lens
Understanding Focal Length
Types of Lenses
Lens Controls
Lens Care
Sensor Cleaning
More Full Auto Practice
Work with Fixed Focal Length
image ReView
Image Review
Image Playback
Navigating Images with the Main Dial
Playback zoom
Exiting Playback
Viewing Image Tumbnails
Viewing Image Info
One Big Card? Or Lots of Small Ones?
Card Management
Transferring Images Using Canon ImageBrowser
Transferring Images Manually Using Windows or the Mac
Using the Camera to Select Images for Transfer
Organizing Your Images
After You’ve Transferred Your Images
THE FUNDAMENTAL THEORY OF EXPOSURE
Over- and Underexposure
Exposure Mechanisms
ISO: Te Tird Exposure Parameter
Shutter Speed
Aperture
Summing Up
Switching to Program Mode
Focusing Revisited
Understanding Focus Points
Focus Modes
AI Servo
AI Focus
What to Do When Autofocus Doesn’t
Manual Focus
Getting Creative with Program Shift
Handheld Shooting and Shutter Speed
Image Stabilization
Changing the ISO
Setting ISO
A Real-World ISO Change
White Balance
Custom White Balance
White Balance Shift
White Balance Bracketing
Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
Using the Self-Timer
Choosing an Image Size and Format
Summing Up Program Mode
Some Tings to Try
AND EXPOSURE CONTROLS
Te Light Meter Revisited
Metering Modes
What Your Light Meter Actually Meters
Exposing So Tat Black Looks Black
Using Exposure Compensation to Over- or Underexpose
Exposure Compensation and Program Shift
Controlling Color Tone with Exposure Compensation
Using the Histogram
Recognizing Over- and Underexposure in the Histogram
Recognizing Contrast in the Histogram
Te Tree-Channel Histogram
Using Priority Modes to Control Exposure
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Manual Mode
Exposure Bracketing
Auto Bracketing
A Word About Dynamic Range
EXPLORING THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Learning to See Again
Seeing Exercises
How to Make a Photo
Recognizing a Potential Photo
Working Your Subject
Choosing a Camera Position and Focal Length
Composing Your Shot
Art and Craft
Practice
Live View
Enabling Live View
Activating Live View
Focusing in Live View
What You Don’t See in Live View
Shooting Panoramas
Choosing a Focal Length for Panoramas
Panoramic Exposure
Shooting Panoramic Frames
Stitching a Panorama
Low-Light Shooting
When to Use Flash in Low Light
Shooting in Low Light at High ISO
Low-Light Techniques
Shooting Sports or Stage Performances
Low-Light White Balance
CONTROL OF THE LIGHTING IN YOUR SCENE
Controlling Existing Light
Using the XS’s On-Camera Flash
Flash Exposure
Red-Eye Reduction
Using an External Flash
Bouncing a Flash
AND BETTER IMAGE QUALITY
What Is Raw?
Why Use Raw?
Changing White Balance
Highlight Recovery
More Editing Latitude
A True Digital Negative
Easy Batch Processing
Raw Hassles (the Disadvantages)
Shooting Raw with the Rebel XS
Picture Styles, White Balance, and Raw
Processing Your Raw Files
ADDING LENSES AND ACCESORIES
My Menu
Building My Menu
Organizing My Menu
Make My Menu the Default
Changing Screen Color
Custom Functions
Lenses
Choosing a Lens
Some Lens Suggestions
Evaluating a Lens
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The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion

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Through several easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, this book teaches you how to use various Digital Rebel XS/1000D features to make great photographs -- including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, and more.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion is the perfect reference for your camera bag. Written by professional photographer Ben Long, it's packed with creative tips and technical advice to help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. 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

There are plenty of photography books, but only this one teaches you how to take high-quality digital photos using the exact camera model you own. Plenty of full-color examples show you what's possible once you graduate from snapshots and focus on the pictures you really want to take.

Through several easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, this book teaches you how to use various Digital Rebel XS/1000D features to make great photographs -- including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, and more.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion is the perfect reference for your camera bag. Written by professional photographer Ben Long, it's packed with creative tips and technical advice to help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. 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

There are plenty of photography books, but only this one teaches you how to take high-quality digital photos using the exact camera model you own. Plenty of full-color examples show you what's possible once you graduate from snapshots and focus on the pictures you really want to take.

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