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Getting to Know the Rebel T1i
SHOOTING SNAPSHOTS USING AUTO MODES
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
Snapshot Tips
Watch Tat Headroom: Fill the Frame
Don’t Be Afraid to Get in Close
Remember Tat Your Knees Can Bend
Camera Top
Camera Front
Camera Sides
Camera Back
Camera Bottom
Te Rebel T1i 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
Playing Back Images
image ReView
Image Review
Image Playback
Navigating Images with the Main Dial
Playback zoom
Exiting Playback
Viewing Image Tumbnails
Viewing Image Info
Image Rotation
Manual Image Rotation
Slideshows in the Field
Erasing Images
Deleting an Image During Image Review
Deleting an Image During Image Playback
Deleting All of the Images on the Card
Protecting Images
Image Transfer
COPYING IMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER
Media Cards
One Big Card? Or Lots of Small Ones?
Card Management
Transferring from Your Camera
Installing the Canon Software
Transferring Images to a Windows Computer
Using Adobe Photoshop Elements for Windows
Using Adobe Photoshop
Transferring Images to a Macintosh Computer
Confguring Your Mac for Image Transfer
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
Photography 101
THE FUNDAMENTAL THEORY OF EXPOSURE
Te Rebel T1i Sensor
Over- and Underexposure
Exposure Mechanisms
ISO: Te Tird Exposure Parameter
Shutter Speed
Aperture
Why Tere Are Two Ways to Control Light
How Shutter Speed Choice Afects Your Image
How Aperture Choice Afects Your Image
Reciprocity
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
Metering Modes
Exposure Lock
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
Exposure Bracketing
Auto Bracketing
Peripheral Illumination Correction
Scene Modes Revisited
Picture Styles
Selecting a Picture Style
Adjusting Predefned Picture Styles
CReating a BetteR exposuRe with fill flash
Creating a Better Exposure with Fill Flash
A Word About Dynamic Range
Which Mode Should You Choose?
Finding and Composing a Photo
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
Specialty Shooting
Using Live View
Activating Live View
Focusing in Live View
Other Live View Options
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
ISO Expansion
Shooting Techniques for Low-Light Situations
Shooting Sports or Stage Performances
Low-Light White Balance
Shooting Video
Video Shooting Tips
Exposure Control for Video
Movie Playback
Flash Shooting
CONTROL OF THE LIGHTING IN YOUR SCENE
Controlling Existing Light
Using the T1i’s On-Camera Flash
Flash Exposure
Red-Eye Reduction
Using an External Flash
Bouncing a Flash
Raw Shooting
USING RAW FORMAT TO GAIN MORE CONTROL
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 T1i
Picture Styles, White Balance, and Raw
Processing Your Raw Files
Customizing the T1i
ADDING LENSES AND ACCESSORIES
My Menu
Organizing My Menu
Make My Menu the Default
Changing Screen Color
Beep and Power-Of
Adding Copyright Information
Custom Functions
Some Lens Suggestions
Evaluating a Lens
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The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion

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Through 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 T1i/500D. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the Digital Rebel's features to make great photographs -- including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more.

With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion will show you 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 Use the Digital Rebel's ability to shoot high definition video

Through 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 T1i/500D. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the Digital Rebel's features to make great photographs -- including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more.

With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion will show you 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 Use the Digital Rebel's ability to shoot high definition video

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