David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D guide to digital SLR photography / David D. Busch

Author(s): Busch, David D
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Subjects: Canon digital cameras
Digital cameras
Photography--Digital techniques
Single-lens reflex cameras
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Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
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Published: Boston, MA : Course Technology, c2012
LC Classification: T, TR
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xx, 405 p.) : ill
Table of Contents: Preface xiii
Introduction xv
pt. I . GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR CANON EOS REBEL T3/1100D
ch. 1 . Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D: Thinking Outside of the Box 5
First Things First 6
Initial Set-up 11
Battery Included 11
Final Steps 13
ch. 2 . Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D Quick Start 21
Selecting a Shooting Mode 21
Choosing a Metering Mode 24
Choosing a Focus Mode 27
Selecting a Focus Point 28
Other Settings 28
Adjusting White Balance and ISO 30
Using the Self-Timer 30
Using the Built-in Flash 31
Taking a Picture 33
Reviewing the Images You've Taken 33
Cruising Through Index Views 35
Transferring Photos to Your Computer 36
ch. 3 . Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D Roadmap 39
Front View 40
The Canon EOS Rebel T3's Business End 45
Jumping Around 50
Going Topside 51
Underneath Your Rebel T3 53
Lens Components 54
LCD Panel Readouts 55
Looking Inside the Viewfinder 58
pt. II . BEYOND THE BASICS
ch. 4 . Understanding Exposure 63
Getting a Handle on Exposure 64
How the Rebel T3 Calculates Exposure 68
Correctly Exposed 69
Overexposed 70
Underexposed 70
Choosing a Metering Method 72
Choosing an Exposure Method 75
Basic Zone Exposure Methods 75
A-DEP 76
Aperture-Priority 77
Shutter-Priority 79
Program Mode 80
Making EV Changes 80
Manual Exposure 81
Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings 83
Bracketing 84
Bracketing and Merge to HDR 86
Dealing with Noise 90
Fixing Exposures with Histograms 92
Basic Zone Modes 95
That Quick Control Screen Again 96
ch. 5 . Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus 101
How Focus Works 101
Phase Detection 102
Cross-Type Focus Points 105
Contrast Detection 106
Focus Modes 108
Adding Circles of Confusion 108
Making Sense of Sensors 111
Your Autofocus Mode Options 111
Setting AF Point 113
ch. 6 . Live View and Movies 115
Working with Live View 115
Live View Essentials 116
Enabling Live View 117
Activating Live View 119
Focusing in Live View 119
Using Exposure Simulation 124
Quick Control 124
Shooting Movies 125
Movie Settings 126
Capturing Video/Sound 128
Playback and Editing 129
Tips for Shooting Better Movies 131
Make a Shooting Script 132
Use Storyboards 132
Storytelling in Video 133
Lighting for Video 137
Tips for Better Audio 139
ch. 7 . Advanced Shooting 141
Continuous Shooting 141
More Exposure Options 143
A Tiny Slice of Time 143
Working with Short Exposures 145
Long Exposures 147
Three Ways to Take Long Exposures 147
Working with Long Exposures 148
Delayed Exposures 152
Self-Timer 153
Time-Lapse/Interval Photography 153
WiFi and Geotagging 154
Focus Stacking 157
pt. III . ADVANCED TOOLS
ch. 8 . Customizing with the Shooting and Playback Menus 163
Anatomy of the Rebel T3's Menus 164
Shooting 1, 2, 3, & 4 Menu Options 166
Quality Settings 167
Beep 171
Release Shutter Without Card 171
Image Review 173
Peripheral Illumination Correction 174
Red-Eye Reduction 177
Flash Control 179
Exposure Compensation/Automatic Exposure Bracketing 182
Auto Lighting Optimizer 182
Metering Mode 185
Custom White Balance 185
White Balance Shift and Bracketing 186
Color Space 187
Picture Style 191
Dust Delete Data 205
ISO Auto 207
Live View Shooting Settings 208
Playback 1 & 2 Menu Options 209
Protect Images 209
Rotate 209
Erase Images 211
Print Order 212
Histogram 212
Image Jump with Main Dial 214
Slide Show 214
Rating 216
Ctrl over HDMI 217
ch. 9 . Customizing with the Set-up Menu and My Menu 219
Set-up 1, 2, and 3 Menu Options 219
Auto Power Off 220
Auto Rotate 220
Format 222
File Numbering 222
Select Folder 223
Screen Color 224
Eye-Fi Settings 224
LCD Brightness 224
LCD Off/On Button 226
Date/Time 226
Language 227
Manual Cleaning 227
Feature Guide 227
Custom Functions 228
Copyright Settings 236
Clear Settings 238
Firmware Version 241
My Menu 241
ch. 10 . Working with Lenses 243
But Don't Forget the Crop Factor 243
Your First Lens 245
Buy Now, Expand Later 247
What Lenses Can You Use? 250
EF vs. EF-S 252
Ingredients of Canon's Alphanumeric Soup 253
Your Second (and Third...) Lens 256
What Lenses Can Do for You 256
Zoom or Prime? 259
Categories of Lenses 262
Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses 262
Avoiding Potential Wide-Angle Problems 265
Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses 267
Avoiding Telephoto Lens Problems 268
Telephotos and Bokeh 269
Add-ons and Special Features 270
Lens Hoods 271
Telephoto Extenders 271
Macro Focusing 272
Image Stabilization 273
ch. 11 . Working with Light 275
Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash 276
Continuous Lighting Basics 281
Daylight 282
Incandescent/Tungsten Light 282
Fluorescent Light/Other Light Sources 284
Adjusting White Balance 284
Electronic Flash Basics 285
How Electronic Flash Works 286
Determining Exposure 290
Getting Started with the Built-In Flash 291
Basic Zone Flash 291
Creative Zone Flash 292
Flash Range 293
Red-Eye Reduction and Autofocus Assist 293
Using FE Lock and Flash Exposure Compensation 295
More on Flash Control Settings 296
Flash Firing 296
Built-in Flash Function Setting 298
External Flash Function Setting 299
External Flash Custom Function Setting 305
Clear External Flash Custom Function Setting 305
Using External Electronic Flash 306
Speedlite 580EX II 306
Speedlite 430EX II 308
Speedlite 320EX 308
Speedlite 270EX II 308
Ring Lites 309
More Advanced Lighting Techniques 310
Diffusing and Softening the Light 310
Using Multiple Light Sources 312
Other Lighting Accessories 315
pt. IV . ENHANCING YOUR EXPERIENCE
ch. 12 . Downloading, Editing, and Printing Your Images 321
Printing 321
Direct Printing from the Camera 321
Direct Print Order Format (DPOF) Printing 324
Using the Supplied Software 326
EOS Utility 326
Digital Photo Professional 328
Picture Style Editor 329
Zoom Browser/Image Browser 330
Photo Stitch 330
Transferring Your Photos 332
Using a Card Reader and Software 332
Dragging and Dropping 333
Editing Your Photos 333
Image Editors 334
RAW Utilities 335
Adobe Photoshop 338
ch. 13 . Canon EOS Rebel T3: Troubleshooting and Prevention 343
Updating Your Firmware 344
Official Firmware 344
Upgrading Your Firmware 345
Protecting Your LCD 348
Troubleshooting Memory Cards 350
All Your Eggs in One Basket? 350
What Can Go Wrong? 352
What Can You Do? 353
Cleaning Your Sensor 355
Dust the FAQs, Ma'am 355
Identifying and Dealing with Dust 357
Avoiding Dust 358
Sensor Cleaning 360
Glossary 367
Index 379
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D
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Print version: Busch, David D. David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100d. (DLC) 2011926536 (OCoLC)712114670 Boston, MA : Course Technology Cengage Learning, c2012 9781435460263
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ISBN: 9781435460270 (electronic bk.)
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OCLC Number: 748269222
ISBN/ISSN: 9781435460263
143546026X
9781435460270
1435460278