This book has one goal: to teach Canon Rebel T1i/500D owners how to make great shots using their Canon camera. It teaches them how to use their T1i/500D to create the type of photographs that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Everything in the book is in service of creating a great image. Starting with the top things they need to know about their camera, the author then carefully guides readers through the modes of the camera. Users will get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and even end-of-chapter assignments that will allow T1i/500D owners to immediately put to use all the great info in each chapter.
This book is for anyone who wants to upgrade from a point-and-shoot, or who wants to jump right into photography with the control and capabilities of a powerful DSLR. Canon EOS 60D: From Snapshots to Great Shots shows not only what makes a great shot work—but how to get that shot using your EOS 60D.
Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, and you will:
Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the EOS 60D Use the EOS 60D’s advanced camera settings to gain full control over the look and feel of your images Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great shots in low light Learn the basics of shooting video with your EOS 60D and start making movies of your own Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with challenges at the end of every chapter And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your EOS 60D to get great shots at http://www.flickr.com/groups/canon60dfromsnapshotstogreatshots.
Photography is fun, and thebetter your photos, the morefun you'll have. This little bookis packed with advice to help you set up super shots, make the most of lighting, explore exposure, and sharpen your focus. Learn to take advantage of your camera's settings, and watch your confidence grow as your images improve.
Open the book and find:Creative ways to play with lighting
All about getting close-up shots
How to focus on a moving target
Things you should know when using manual mode
One of the most important aspects of photography is lighting, but getting the lighting right is tricky. When should you use flash? Are a camera’s automatic settings dependable? Should you use reflectors or diffusers and where do you place them? This handy, portable reference will show you when, where, and how to create and capture perfect light, every time. The book includes a color checker card to help you maintain true color, as well as examples of stunningly-lit photos of people, wildlife, and landscapes to inspire you.Walks you through the essentials of lighting for digital photography Helps beginning and intermediate photographers leave the safety of automatic settings and confidently control lighting themselves Shows how to evaluate natural light, decide when to use flash, and how and when to use diffusers or reflectors Includes a tear-out color checker card to help you maintain true color in your photographs Comes in the handy, portable Digital Field Guides size, perfect for camera bags
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With Your Camera Loves You: Learn to Love it Back, photographer and instructor Khara Plicanic teaches the basics of photography and digital camera functions that you can apply to any camera, anywhere, any time–answering questions like: What do all those different modes mean and when do I use them? What’s a megapixel and why should I care? Follow along with Khara’s simple explanations of shutter speed, aperture, and shooting modes to get comfortable handling your camera (even bossing it around a bit!), learn to shoot images that tell a story, and understand the thought process involved in making a great photograph. Along the way you’ll learn techniques for improving those yellow dingy photos of your kids’ indoor sporting events, fixing exposure on shots that are too dark or too bright, avoiding the dangers of over-cropping, and much more. By the time you’re finished, you’ll know how to best use the features of whatever camera you already have–whether it’s a high-performance DSLR or a basic point-and-shoot camera.
Get ready to fall in love with your camera (and photography) all over again! With Your Camera Loves You, you will:
• Move beyond “Auto” mode to take advantage of more of your camera’s features and settings
• Discover that the key to getting great images isn’t by using a fancy DSLR but by learning your way around whatever camera you have
• Learn from Khara’s fun, friendly voice and techno-babble-free explanations how to easily improve your photos
And as you learn, share your progress by posting your photos at flickr.com/groups/yourcameralovesyou/.
From pro to hobbyist, from your child's first baseball game to the championship match, every photographer wants to be able to capture thrilling action shots. Now you can sharpen your photography skills with this fast-paced, In A Day For Dummies e-book that really zeros in on the specifics. See how to freeze action, add motion blur, and work with the variety of conditions you'll face when shooting live action.Focuses on techniques that help you successfully capture sports and live action photographs, such as freezing action or adding motion blur Covers getting the right gear, setting your camera for the shot, capturing the shot, editing the results, and more Includes a "Beyond the book" online component, where you can find step-by-step tutorials, videos, and a bonus lesson on creating a high-dynamic range sports photo Shows you techniques that work effectively on digital SLR cameras and point-and-shoot cameras
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From pro to hobbyist, from short weekends to dream vacations, every photographer wants to be able to capture memorable and compelling travel photos. Now you can hit the road with this fast-paced, In A Day For Dummies e-book that really zeros in on how to best capture eye-popping travel photos. Find out how to set your camera, make adjustments on the fly, prepare for all kinds of light--even get great shots with your smartphone. You'll go through this handy e-book in a day, and capture photos for a lifetime.Focuses on techniques for capturing fantastic travel photos, no matter where you are or what kind of camera Covers setting the camera for the shot, making adjustments on the fly, lighting and composition, using a smartphone camera, and editing and sharing your photos Includes a "Beyond the book" online component, where you can find step-by-step tutorials, videos, and a bonus lesson on creating a high-dynamic range travel photo Online extras also include a photo book, how to make money selling your photos, and a gallery of unique travel photos to inspire you
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Wherever your imagination takes you, take this book along.Use the Quick Tour to get the feel of your camera right away Shift easily between semi-automatic and manual modes Work with flash and available lighting to achieve different effects Explore special lenses like macro, vibration reduction, and teleconverters Discover the secrets of perfect action, business, portrait, or nature photography Make downloading and editing problem-free
One day in May 2009, Sean FitzPatrick - the disgraced former chief executive and chairman of Anglo Irish Bank - sat down to lunch in a Holiday Inn in Dublin. Across the table sat Tom Lyons, a business reporter with the Sunday Times.
Seven months later, the two met for the first of what would be seventeen formal, tape-recorded interviews over the course of 2010: a year when Ireland, its public finances ruined in large part by the cost of covering Anglo's losses, went bust itself. In these interviews, FitzPatrick talked at length and in detail about his banking experiences and philosophy, his colleagues and clients, his investments, his public disgrace, his arrest and his bankruptcy.
Lyons and his colleague Brian Carey draw on the FitzPatrick tapes and on their many sources within Anglo, the state and the business community to tell the story of that crisis - and of the man who became the face of it. This is a tale of toothless regulators, hopeless accountants, politicians and civil servants out of their depth, and businessmen in denial about the crash. Above all, though, it is the story of FitzPatrick: the man who built that bank that has been at the centre of Ireland's economic meltdown.
'A sensational document' Eamon Dunphy, Newstalk
'It is a journalistic scoop; the story of a bank that got too big; a snapshot of an economic era; and, already, a piece - or at least a version - of history' Sunday Business Post