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Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D Digital Field Guide

Handbook / Manual

Series: Digital Field Guide

By: Rosh Sillars (Author)

288 pages, colour photos

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Aug 2013 | #208394 | ISBN-13: 9781118711644
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NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€20 approx

About this book

All you need to know to use the latest exciting new dslr camera from Canon If you want to get great photos from Canon's new Rebel T5i/700D dslr camera, you've come to the right place. This practical book takes you step by step through each button, mode, function, and feature of the hot new Rebel T5i/700D, so you'll be able to shoot with confidence, even in challenging situations. Packed with beautiful, full-color photographs and illustrations, this handy guide also reveals tricks and techniques that professionals use to snap super shots and capture compelling HD video.

You'll want to keep this helpful reference on hand. Uses an easy-to-follow style to help you get the most out of the Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D camera's 18 megapixel sensor, superb DIGIC 5 Image Processor, and 5 frames per second (fps) shooting speed Walks you step by step through every button, dial, and menu option, so you're ready for action when the time comes Includes over 200 full-color photographs to illustrate techniques, features, and functions Enables enthusiasts and advanced amateurs to shoot with ease in the most challenging circumstances, whether stills or HD video Features a grey/color checker card that will help you gauge and capture perfect white balance and color in any environment.

If you want to get the very most out of your Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D, read the guide that knows it inside and out: Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D Digital Field Guide .


Contents

Introduction xii

QUICK TOUR
Getting Started  2
Camera Controls  3
The top of the camera  4
The back of the camera  5
Choosing Image Quality   6
Selecting a Focus Mode   7
Using Flash 8
Reviewing Images or Video  9
Taking Better Photos  9

CHAPTER 1 Exploring the Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D 11
The Top of the Camera   12
The Bottom of the Camera   15
The Front of the Camera  16
The Back of the Camera  17
The Sides of the Camera  22
Lens Controls  24
The Viewfinder Display   25
The LCD Touchscreen and Live View Mode 27

CHAPTER 2 Setting Up the Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D 31
The Shooting Menus 32
Shooting menu 1 32
Settings and corrective functions 32
Flash control   33
Shooting menu 2 35
Shooting menu 3 37
The Live View Shooting Menu 37
The Movie Shooting Menus  39
Movie shooting menu 1   39
Movie shooting menu 2   40
The Playback Menus 41
Playback menu 1  41
Playback menu 2  42
The Setup Menus   43
Setup menu 143
Setup menu 244
Setup menu 345
Setup menu 446
My Menu Settings   48

CHAPTER 3 Choosing the Right Settings for Your Camera 49
The Basic Zone Modes   50
The Creative Zone Modes  55
Focus Modes   57
Picture Styles   61
Drive Modes   65
White Balance Settings   66
Flash Modes   71
ISO Settings   75
Choosing File Quality and Format  78
Image size and file numbering  78
The RAW file format   79
The JPEG file format   79
Movie Mode   80
Exposing for video 81
Setting the file size and focus   82

CHAPTER 4 Using Lenses with the Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D 83
Choosing a Good Lens   84
Focal lengths  86
Autofocus   89
Aperture and depth of field 89
Image Stabilization (IS)  90
Vignetting   91
Types of Lenses 92
Prime versus Zoom Lenses   95
Understanding prime lenses 95
Understanding zoom lenses 96
Specialty Lenses 96

CHAPTER 5 Exploring Exposure and Composition 101
Choosing the Right Exposure 102
Setting the shutter speed 105
When to use fast shutter speeds 106
When to use slow shutter speeds 106
Night photography and painting with light  111
Setting the aperture  114
Setting the ISO  116
Using Exposure Compensation   118
High Dynamic Range Photography 119
Exposing for Video  121
Composition  122
The Rule of Thirds 123
Filling the frame 125
Lines and shapes 126
Foreground and background   127
Keeping it simple 127

CHAPTER 6 Working with Lighting and Flash 129
The Importance of Light and Shadow  130
The Direction of Light   131
Frontlighting 131
Sidelighting  131
Overhead lighting 134
Backlighting 134
The Quality of Light 136
Hard lighting 136
Soft lighting  137
Types of Light  138
Natural light  138
Continuous light 139
Flash 139
Shutter speed and flash 140
Aperture and flash  142
Manual mode and flash 142
The Color of Light  144
White balance options   145
Using Picture Styles  145
The Picture Style Editor  146
Ambience Effects 147
Choosing a color space   147
Measuring Light 148
Choosing the proper exposure 148
Metering modes 150
Evaluative metering mode  150
Center-weighted average metering mode  150
Spot metering mode  150
Partial metering mode 151
The Canon Flash System  151
The pop-up flash 152
Using an external flash   153
Using multiple flashes   154

CHAPTER 7 Shooting Photos 157
Portrait Photography 158
Equipment  158
Best practices   160
Tips   162
Family Photography 166
Equipment  166
Best practices   167
Tips   167
Action and Sports Photography   169
Equipment  169
Best practices   170
Tips   172
Event Photography 172
Equipment  173
Best practices  173
Tips   174
Landscape and Nature Photography   176
Equipment  176
Best practices  178
Tips   179
Macro Photography 180
Equipment  180
Best practices  181
Tips   182
Night and Low-Light Photography 183
Equipment  183
Best practices  184
Tips   185
Travel Photography 186
Equipment  186
Best practices  187
Tips   189

CHAPTER 8 Shooting in the Live View and Movie Modes 191
Using the Live View Shooting Mode   192
The Quick Control/Print button 196
Shooting stills   196
Focus modes   197
Live View and video  198
Shooting Video 199
Setting up for a video shoot   201
The frame rate 202
The shutter speed  203
Lighting  205
Sound   206
Choosing a focus mode 208
Recording video 210
Creating video snapshots 211
Equipment  212
Types of video  213

CHAPTER 9 Viewing, Editing, and Sharing Your Content 217
Viewing Content   218
Viewing content on the camera 218
Playback 218
The Quick Control/Print and Info buttons 219
Viewing content on a TV or smart device 220
Downloading and Storing Your Images 221
Storage 221
The 3-2-1 rule   223
Editing and Adjusting Content on the Camera  223
Sharing Photos and Videos  225
E-mailing images 225
Printing images  225
Uploading content to a website 226
Sharing content via social media   227

APPENDIX A Postproduction 233
Photo-Editing Software  234
Digital Photo Professional 236
Image Browser EX   239
Lightroom  241
iPhoto 242
Photoshop  243
Video-Editing Software  245
Image Browser EX   247
iMovie 248
Windows Live Movie Maker   248
Other video-editing software  249

APPENDIX B Accessories 251
Grips and Remotes 251
Video Accessories  253
Microphones  254
Tripods   255
Bags 257

APPENDIX C How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker 259
The Gray Card  259
The Color Checker  260

Glossary 261
Index 267


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Biography

Rosh Sillars is a commercial photographer and marketing consultant whose photos have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, and many other publications. His firm, The Rosh Group, Inc., represents creative photographers, and he is a popular speaker on the topic of online and social media marketing for photographers.

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