Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies

Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies

by Julie Adair King


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Action, beauty, adventure, and art—start capturing memories today!

Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies is your ultimate guide to taking spectacular photos—no photography experience required! The EOS Rebel offers professional features that camera phones just cannot match, and this book shows you how to take advantage of these features to take stunning photos in any situation. First, you'll take a tour of the controls to learn what everything does, where to find it, and how to use it. Next, you'll walk through the automatic, scene, and manual modes to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each, and how to choose a mode based on your goals for that particular photo. You'll learn how to capture action shots, take beautiful portraits, and get as artsy as you want to get as you adjust for color, lighting, and focus, and control exposure for different effects.

Taking great photos doesn't have to be difficult! Your camera offers everything you need to perfectly capture any scene, and this book provides clear, easy-to-follow instruction to help you take full advantage of these professional tools.

  • Get acquainted with your camera's controls
  • Shoot in automatic, scene, or manual mode
  • Compose shots and work with lighting like a pro
  • Adjust for focus, color, depth of field, and more

Whether you're taking pictures at a party, shooting scenery on vacation, catching action at a ball game, or just wandering around capturing spontaneous moments of beauty, awesome photos are just a few simple steps away. Your Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D is equipped with the tools to make any scene share-worthy, and Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies equips you to start snapping professional-quality photos today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119399773
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/07/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 150,900
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Julie Adair King is a veteran digital photography author and educator whose books are industry bestsellers. Along with Digital Photography For Dummies, she is the author of bestselling guides to many Canon dSLR cameras. Her books have sold more than a million copies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

A Quick Look at What's Ahead 2

Icons and Other Stuff to Note 3

Practice, Be Patient, and Have Fun! 3

Part 1 Fast Track to Super Snaps 5

Chapter 1 Getting Up and Running 7

Preparing the Camera for Initial Use 7

Exploring External Camera Features 12

Topside controls 12

Back-of-the-body controls 14

And the rest 18

Changing from Guided to Standard Display Mode 20

Ordering from Camera Menus 23

Mastering menu basics 23

Navigating Custom Functions 25

Customizing the Touchscreen 27

Viewing Camera Settings 29

Displaying the Quick Control screen 29

Decoding viewfinder data 30

Switching to Live View Mode 32

Customizing the Live View display 34

Live View safety tips 37

Using Quick Control Mode 37

Familiarizing Yourself with the Lens 40

Working with Memory Cards 44

Reviewing Basic Setup Options 45

Setup Menu 1 46

Setup Menu 2 48

Setup Menu 3 49

Setup Menu 4 50

Chapter 2 Choosing Basic Picture Settings 53

Choosing an Exposure Mode 54

Basic Zone exposure modes 54

Creative Zone modes (P, Tv, Av, and M) 55

Changing the Drive Mode 56

Understanding the Image Quality Setting 59

Adjusting the Image Quality setting 59

Considering resolution: L, M, S1, or S2? 62

Understanding file type (JPEG or Raw) 65

Setting the Photo Aspect Ratio 70

Adding Flash 70

Using flash in Basic Zone modes 73

Using flash in p, TV, Av, and M modes 76

Chapter 3 Taking Great Pictures, Automatically 87

Using Scene Intelligent Auto Mode 88

Viewfinder shooting 88

Live View photography 92

Shooting in Flash Off Mode 95

Taking Advantage of Scene Modes 95

Looking at the primary scene modes 96

Accessing specialty scene modes 98

Adjusting a few settings 101

Gaining More Control with Creative Auto 103

Part 2 Taking Creative Control 109

Chapter 4 Taking Charge of Exposure 111

Introducing the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO 112

Aperture affects depth of field 114

Shutter speed affects motion blur 115

ISO affects image noise 117

Doing the exposure balancing act 118

Stepping Up to Advance Exposure Modes (P, Tv, Av, and M) 120

Monitoring Exposure Settings 121

Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode 124

Setting ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed 127

Controlling ISO 127

Adjusting aperture and shutter speed 129

Sorting Through Your Camera's Exposure-Correction Tools 132

Overriding autoexposure results with Exposure Compensation 132

Improving high-contrast shots with Highlight Tone Priority 136

Experimenting with Auto Lighting Optimizer 138

Looking at a few other exposure solutions 142

Locking Autoexposure Settings 147

Bracketing Exposures Automatically 148

Chapter 5 Controlling Focus and Depth of Field 155

Setting the Lens to Automatic or Manual Focusing Mode 156

Exploring Viewfinder Focusing Options 158

Adjusting autofocus performance 159

Considering a few other autofocus settings 168

Focusing in Live View and Movie Modes 169

AF Method: Setting the focusing area 170

AF Operation: One-Shot or Servo? 172

Manual focusing in Live View and Movie modes 174

Zooming in for a focus check 175

Manipulating Depth of Field 177

Chapter 6 Mastering Color Controls 183

Understanding White Balance 184

Changing the White Balance setting 185

Creating a custom White Balance setting 189

Fine-tuning color with White Balance Shift 190

Bracketing White Balance 193

Taking a Quick Look at Picture Styles 197

Changing the Color Space 201

Chapter 7 Putting It All Together 203

Recapping Basic Picture Settings 203

Shooting Still Portraits 205

Capturing Action 210

Capturing Scenic Vistas 214

Capturing Dynamic Close-Ups 217

Chapter 8 Shooting and Viewing Movies 219

Recording Movies Using Default Settings 220

Choosing between NTSC and PAL 222

Customizing Recording Settings 222

Choosing a Movie Recording Size setting 223

Setting audio options 227

Using Movie Digital Zoom 229

Reviewing Other Movie Options 232

Autofocusing options 232

Movie Digital IS 233

Playing with exposure and color 234

Checking out a few final features 236

Playing Movies 237

Part 3 After the Shot 241

Chapter 9 Picture Playback 243

Adjusting Automatic Image Review 243

Viewing Pictures in Playback Mode 244

Viewing thumbnails (Index mode) 246

Jumping through images 248

Rotating pictures 250

Zooming in for a closer view 253

Showing focus points during playback 254

Viewing Picture Data 255

Basic Information display mode 256

Shooting Information display mode 257

Understanding histograms 262

Taking Advantage of Image Search 264

Chapter 10 Working with Picture and Movie Files 269

Deleting Files 270

Protecting Photos and Movies 273

Rating Photos and Movies 275

Cropping Photos 278

Installing the Canon Software 281

Sending Pictures to the Computer 282

Downloading via Wi-Fi or USB 283

Downloading from a card reader 286

Converting Raw Images in Digital Photo Professional 4 288

Preparing Pictures for Online Sharing 291

Part 4 The Part of Tens 293

Chapter 11 Ten More Customization Options 295

Giving the Set Button an Extra Job 295

Setting Shutter/AE Lock Button Actions 296

Disabling the AF-Assist Beam 296

Preventing Shutter Release without a Memory Card 297

Reducing the Number of Exposure Stops 297

Creating a Custom Menu 297

Adding Custom Folders 298

Turning Off the Shooting Settings Screen 299

Embedding Copyright Notices 299

Adding Cleaning Instructions to Images 301

Chapter 12 Ten Features to Explore on a Rainy Day 303

Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie 304

Enabling Mirror Lockup 305

Exploring DPOF Printing 305

Adding Special Effects to Photos 306

Adding Effects During Shooting 308

Tagging Pictures for a Photo Book 309

Creating Video Snapshots 310

Trimming Movies 311

Presenting a Slide Show 312

Viewing Photos and Movies on a TV 313

Appendix: Exploring Wireless Connections 315

Index 325

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