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Nicole S. Young
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12 Dec 2010 From Snapshots to Great Shots
This book has one goal: to teach you how to make great shots using your Canon EOS 60D. Starting with the top ten things you need to know about the camera—charging your battery, setting your ISO, reviewing your photos, and more—photography pro Nicole Young then carefully guides you through the modes of the camera, offering practical advice on choosing your settings, expert shooting tips, and end-of-chapter “challenges” to get you up and running with your EOS 60D.

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.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (12 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321747437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321747433
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 229,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The successor to Canon's popular EOS 50D DSLR, the Canon 60D is a powerful camera intended for advanced amateurs to semi-professionals who want to jump into photography with the control and capabilities of a DSLR--but without the high price. There's the manual, of course, as well as competing books, and while they all explain, often in 400+ pages, what the camera can do, none of them shows exactly how to use the camera to create great images!

This book has one goal: to teach Canon 60D owners how to make great shots using your camera. Starting with the top ten things you need to know about the 60D--charging your battery, setting your ISO, reviewing your photos, and more--professional photographer Nicole S. Young then carefully guides you through the modes of the camera, offering practical advice on choosing your settings, expert shooting tips, and end-of-chapter "challenges" to get you up and running with your 60D.

About the Author

Nicole S. Young is a full-time photographer specializing in commercial photography and licenses many of her images through iStockphoto and Getty Images. Nicole is an accredited Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop and a Help Desk Specialist with the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. The author of Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Canon 60D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, she blogs at nicolesyblog.com.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Auto Escape 10 Mar 2012
Format:Paperback
I'm not stupid when it comes to cameras and photography, just old school. Old being the operative word here having taken photographs for over fifty years starting long before the setting "auto" was invented. I understand all about the relationship between speed, aperture, ISO and depth of field so why would I want to read a book like this? I finally bought my first digital SLR, a Canon EOS 60D, that's why! I read the Canon manual, as dry as the Sahara, excellent for insomniacs trying to fall asleep, functional but uninspiring and I'm no stranger to equipment manuals having written such tombs as "Assembly Instructions for a Centurian Tank Gearbox" or "Understanding Your Computerised Stock Control System".

This book is written in simple terms and helps you find your way around the Canon EOS 60D menu system far better than the manual. For those of you who are as familiar with photography as I am it helps you to understand and find the various hidden settings and inspires you to go out and try the techniques learned in each chapter and for those of you who are beginners it also helps you understand the relationship between the four key elements of taking a good photograph. Read it in bed at your peril, it will keep you awake and have you setting your alarm to catch the golden hour of dawn.

Now where's the Canon manual, I think it's time for my afternoon nap!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice pictures 17 Mar 2011
By old dude VINE VOICE
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This is a readable and particularly well-illustrated book - could it be otherwise with that title? The typical intended readership is one "who wants to upgrade from a point-and-shoot" ie one who may be new to the more technical aspects of photography and the terminology. So the language is informal (I'm sure I spotted "cool" - and not in relation to colour temperature !) and the pictures are gripping. The Canon 60D does come supplied with an excellent pocket-sized 300-page instruction manual and there isn't really a desperate need for a "how-to" guide but this gets away with it by blending the how-to bits with impressive and apt images. This book may not have as long a useful life as for example Charlotte Lowrie's 60D Digital Field Guide (mine of information for the long haul), but for the less-experienced photographer (and maybe others who need a visual reminder of what it's all about), it should work a treat.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply a good book 27 Nov 2011
By OLM
Format:Paperback
It's a cheap book but a very interesting one. Simple, objective with the information and have very nice tips. If you have bought a 60D and you are a little lost with all the settings (and you don't like too much «tecnicality» and pro talk) this is a good way to understand your Canon.
Sometimes the Canon manual can be dificult to understand properly , with this book you'll get there easily. Just read it and go shoot!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 5 May 2011
By G. Idle
Format:Paperback
This is a brilliant book. It explains things in language that you can understand, and gives you lots of tips on getting the best from your 60D.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction 19 Nov 2012
By Talegna
Format:Paperback
A great introduction to concepts and the camera. I had the camera for a while before getting this, and the pictures I have produced since reading it are significantly better than those taken before.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 11 Sep 2012
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If you own the Canon EOS 60D camera and you want to improve your photograpthy this is for you,
it explains in easy to understand in scrip and photo's.
A book that you will read over and over again the art in taking different types of photo's
Landscaps, Capturing effects of water in slow motion, Moving Targets, Low light conditions,
Still life, Portraits, How the Camera works, the LIST is endless.
In all there are 60D Top Ten List Chapters.
Well worth the money
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal Helpfull book. 15 July 2011
Format:Paperback
As many have said the 60D comes with a well defined instruction/guidebook, But for that bit extra help and infomation this is ideal, Its a pickup and open any chapter type book, and will help, and inspire you to use and to get the best from your 60D and once you see a photo you have taken that your proud off, and that this book has helped you take and understand how and what setting to use on your 60D, you will be on your way a a photographer.
Its helped me to understand the camera beyond the basic functions, I now know what setings to put the camera to to get that shot. It is and ideal helpfull book for the 60D.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book for novice photographers 29 May 2011
By Kezmo
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Im pretty new to photography so needed something that would help me get to grips with my camera in a format that was easy to understand. Even though the manual that came with the camera is good, this book expands on all the functions you are likely to use with illustrations and clear narrative when to use certain settings for certain subjects and conditions. It's not completely detailed there are functions that the EOS60D has that it doesn't cover however all in all well worth the money, it's certainly a useful book when starting out.
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Best book on Canon 60D! Buy it: better than all the others!
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I am a true beginner to photography, and bought my Canon EOS 60D a year ago, the manual I found rather complicated. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but .....
Got this to help me get close to my 60D but up until now I have found that having it on the kindle is not as handy as having it in book form. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kev.F
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & idiot proof
The manual that arrived with my Canon Eos 60D was very comprehensive, but was in a format that took ages to understand & just as long to find what I was looking for. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Kevin P. Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars Opening a whole world of understanding
I don't have a comparison, but despite the complex nature of the subject, this book seems to be helping. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Trebor Boskins
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful
Having acquired an EOS 60D recently, which was a good bargain, but accompanied by only a Japanese manual, I have found this book extremely useful. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mike Jacobs
5.0 out of 5 stars Will teach me alot
I am working my way through the book with my camera next to it when reading so I can put it into practice. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kathy 123
5.0 out of 5 stars Good companion
Easy to follow, by far the best on e-books, so its with you when you need it. SOme really good tips, my last serious foray into photography was 35mm in my teen's so although the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Chris J
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy.
A step by step guide which is easy to follow and sets mini-challenges along the way to practise new skills. Read more
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