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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (4 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118004892
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118004890
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 234,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Expand your creativity learn to use all your 60D′s professional features

Are you new to dSLR photography? Or are you accustomed to changing lenses, but still a little overwhelmed by your 60D′s many options? Relax this book is for you! You′ll get a guided tour of every control, learn to use the automatic modes, and download and share your images. Then get really creative as you learn to control exposure, focus, color, and more!

  • So many buttons get familiar with all the controls on the top, front, and back of your camera and learn to use the menus

  • Use the safety net exercise some creative control while maintaining automatic features with Creative Auto mode

  • See what you′ve got use the Playback function to review photos in the camera and view data about each shot

  • Print perfection transfer images to the computer, sync up print and monitor colors, and check pixel counts before you print

  • Take off the training wheels manually control exposure, lighting, focus, and white balance

Open the book and find:

  • A guided tour of your Canon EOS 60D′s controls

  • Tips for getting better shots in auto mode

  • Advice on shooting movies

  • How to work with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

  • Insight for deciphering the camera′s menu options

  • A guide to setting your camera for portraits and action shots

  • What white balance is and how to manage it

  • Ten ways to customize your Canon EOS 60D

Learn to:

  • Get started in auto mode, then move to manual mode for greater control

  • Fine–tune exposure, lighting, focus, and color

  • Set your camera for high–quality portraits and landscape photos

About the Author

Julie Adair King has written numerous books on Nikon and Canon cameras as well as digital photography. She also conducts digital photography classes at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Robert Correll is a creative professional and the author of High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JBeer on 28 Aug. 2011
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I was a bit disappointed with this book.
There is nothing wrong with in the sense that if you don't known how to use the camera, it will help you.
But you will not become a better photographer by reading it.
For me it is lacking some tips to take great shoot, and example.
This book is good to know how to operate the camera, but does not tell you which setting to use for this or that shoot.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PollyP on 14 Nov. 2011
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This was excellent value for money. Much easier to read than the manual that came with the camera. I would recommend these books to anyone starting out in photography or just wanting to get to know what the camera can do more speedily.Canon EOS 60D For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ashmo on 23 Jun. 2013
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I am new to DSLR photography and, having just bought a 60d, I felt more than a little anxious about using my new camera. This book has given me the confidence to get to grips with it. It's reassuring to know that I have it on hand for future guidance. For me, it is a great purchase, but I think it would be good for anyone who wants a thorough schooling in the many features that the 60d has to offer.
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Everything on the 60D camera is so simply and usefully explained and even if one has been using the camera for some time I think there is something to be gained by reading the book and using it as a good reference tool. When something is read that is interesting to look further into, it is a good idea to make notes and reference to book chapters and pages.
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This is a great book for numpties like me. I usually watch videos etc. to find out more about the workings of my camera but even then I just don't get it. This is not a book to teach you how to take photos it's for teaching you all about your camera and it does this admirably.
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By Jacko on 22 Mar. 2014
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I bought this for my son in law as my daughter had bought him the Cannon for his birthday. So I have no first hand experience of using this book. However, he says he has found it very useful while he gains experience with the camera.
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Just don't seem to have enough time to sit down and really read it.
Perhaps when I retire I will get the time but on first impression book seems great, lots of information provided in a simple way (if photography can be simple)
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By Jenny Greenslade on 22 Mar. 2013
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Fab, just the thing I needed. Arrived quickly. The book is very informative and as a Mother's Day pressie, I think I know what I am getting for my birthday tomorrow.
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