As the new owner of a Digital Rebel XTi/400D you are serious about photography and want to take professional-looking photographs. You also want to quickly and easily discover how, when, and why to use the most important features of your cutting-edge camera. "Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D Guide to Digital SLR Photography" provides you with a concise guide to the essential functions and features of the Digital Rebel XTi/400D, teaching you how to select the best autofocus mode, shutter speed, f/stop, or flash capability to take perfect pictures of any kind under any conditions. Brimming with full-color images and examples, this book will help photographers of any level enhance their digital photography skills and techniques. Go in-depth with your Digital Rebel XTi/400D as you learn: -Basic controls and menu settings -How to choose and use lenses -Working with flash and lighting -Advanced shooting techniques You will also learn how to edit and enhance your photographs, as well as troubleshooting tips to maintain the condition of your Digital Rebel XTi/400D and its accessories.
About the Author
With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is a best-selling author of books on digital photography and imaging technology, and the originator of popular series like "David Busch's Pro Secrets" and "David Busch's Quick Snap Guides." He has written six hugely successful guidebooks for Nikon digital SLR models, and the most comprehensive manuals for dSLRs from Canon, Sony, and other vendors. His many other books devoted to digital photography include "David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets" and "Mastering Digital SLR Photography." As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he has illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. Busch has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photographs and articles have been published in magazines as diverse as "PhotoGraphic," "Popular Photograph & Imaging," "The Rangefinder," and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and Computer Shopper.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Canon dSLR Revolution - Digital Rebel and Beyond! The EOS Digital Rebel XTis Niche The EOS Digital Rebel XTis Advantages Digital Challenges (noise, multiplication factor, white balance) Chapter 1: Quick Tour: Shooting Your First EOS Digital Rebel XTi Picture Selecting Shooting Mode Focusing Taking the Picture Depth of Field Preview Releasing the Shutter Using the Self-Timer Using Sequence Shooting Reviewing the Image Trashing the Duds Transferring Images to Your Computer Choosing an Image Format Chapter 2: The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Roadmap Front of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts) Back of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts) Top of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts) Viewfinder Display (picture + callouts) LCD Display View and Playback Images Activating the Onboard Flash Basic Control Layout Exposure Modes Focus Modes Shooting Modes Chapter 3: Setting Up Your EOS Digital Rebel XTi The Setup Menu Date, Time, and Language Setting LCD Brightness Specifying Image Quality Setting Autofocus Options Choosing Drive Mode Using Custom Settings Banks Setting Your Viewfinders Diopter Adjustment Resetting the Camera Updating Your Firmware. Chapter 4: Shooting Basics Metering Modes Metering Techniques Interpreting Histograms Adjusting Exposures with EV Bracketing Exposures and other Parameters ISO Sensitivity Setting White Balance Working with High Speed Continuous Shooting Modes Focus Modes Image Parameters Chapter 5: Photography with your EOS Digital Rebel XTi Understanding Exposure ISO and Noise Control Using Apertures Controlling Depth of Field Motion and Shutter Speed Chapter 6: Working with Lenses Canon lenses Third-Party lenses Lens compatibility Using Zooms Working with Prime Lenses Applying the Lens Crop Factor to Your Pictures Using a Wide-Angle Lens Using Telephoto Lenses Using Normal Lenses Using Macro Lenses Cool Special Features Extending the Range of Any Lens with a Converter Working with Autofocus Chapter 7: Working with Light Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Flash Basics The Built-In Flash Flash Modes Using Manual Flash Flash Exposure Compensation External Flash Units Canon Flash Third Party Flash Using Studio Flash Using Modeling Lights Conquering Available Light Incandescent Lighting Dealing with Fluorescents Infrared and UV Chapter 8: Downloading and Editing Software Utilities Canon Software Third Party Software Noise Reduction Software RAW converters Chapter 9: Troubleshooting Your Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Charging and Maintaining Batteries Battery Life Using Alternate Power Sources Checking your Internal Clock Battery Cleaning the CCD Troubleshooting Glossary Index