Understanding EOS: A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS Cameras

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Note: This ebook will no longer be available after March 2017.

Not a Canon EOS user? Then please take a look at Mastering Photography to learn how to use your camera.

To those of you new to photography, your Canon EOS camera is bound to seem complicated. There are so many controls and buttons. How do you know which ones to use? The truth is that you don’t have to know what every single function on your camera does in order to take great photos. You just need an understanding of the fundamentals, and an eye for a good photo. To help you learn I wrote Understanding EOS – the simple guide you’ve been looking for that teaches you how to use your EOS camera.

Understanding EOS is written for you.

  • It explains how to use an EOS camera in language a complete beginner can easily understand.
  • It has depth – you will come back to Understanding EOS time and again as your understanding of photography improves.
  • It keeps things simple and shows you only the controls on your EOS camera that you need to use.
  • It is full of big, colorful and inspirational photos.
  • It explains why composition, an appreciation of beautiful light and post-processing are just as important to creative photographers as knowing which buttons to press and modes to use.
  • It has an entire section that explains the story and techniques behind the photos in the ebook.
  • It is a great introduction to the more in-depth topics explored in my other photography ebooks.
  • It is written specifically for owners of Canon EOS cameras. It tells you how to use the camera that you own, not those of other manufacturers.

Understanding EOS: A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS Cameras ebook

What you will learn

  • What the creative triangle is, and why creative photographers know that photography is about more than selecting which buttons to press on the camera.
  • How to move out of your camera’s fully automatic exposure modes and take control of your camera’s settings.
  • What your camera’s Mode Dial does, and why you only need to know how to use Program Auto Exposure (P), Aperture Priority (Av) and Shutter Priority (Tv) modes.
  • The role of aperture, shutter speed and ISO in obtaining the optimum exposure.
  • How to use the creative aspects of aperture, shutter speed and ISO to create beautiful photos.
  • How to prevent camera shake.
  • How to use Picture Styles – and where to get more than the six Picture Styles that come with your camera.
  • What white balance is and why it matters.
  • Why the Raw format is so much easier to use than the JPEG format.
  • What the luminance histogram and highlight alert are and how to use them to make sure your photos are well exposed.

Understanding EOS: A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS Cameras ebook

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Note: Understanding EOS is written specifically for the owners of Canon EOS digital SLRs.

Understanding EOS

Title: Understanding EOS: A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS Cameras

Length: 109 double page spreads

Words: approx 31,000

Format: PDF. You can view Understanding EOS using free Adobe reader software on any PC. You can also read Understanding EOS on the iPad using iBooks – the eBook has been optimised for iPad viewing.

Contents:

Introduction

The creative triangle
Behind the photo
Steel wool spinning explained
A stylish portrait
A peaceful landscape

Find your way around the Mode Dial
The Mode Dial’s zones
The Basic Zone
The Creative Zone
Camera settings
Aperture
What aperture does
Measuring aperture
Shutter speed
What shutter speed does
ISO
What ISO does
The exposure triangle
Exposure in action
Using Program Auto Exposure (P)
Using Aperture Priority (Av)
Using Shutter Priority (Tv)
Preventing camera shake
Creative Auto
More about the Creative Zone
Recap (the Mode Dial)

Picture Style
Using Picture Styles
More Picture Styles
Keeping Picture Styles simple
The Picture Style menu
User Defined Picture Styles
Picture Styles in DPP
The monochrome Picture Style
Picture Style Editor
Alternatives to Picture Styles

White balance
Exploring white balance
White balance in-camera
Keeping white balance simple

Understanding the histogram
The histogram explained
Highlight alert
Exposure compensation

Colour management
Calibrating your monitor
Updating Digital Photo Professional
Photo settings
Conclusion

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