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Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Digital Field Guide [Paperback]

Charlotte K. Lowrie
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11 May 2010 Digital Field Guide (Book 227)
Featuring an 18.0 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor for high image quality and speed, ISO 100–6400 for shooting from bright to dim light, and many more great features, the Canon EOS Rebel T2i brings professional features into an entry–level digital SLR. The Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Digital Field Guide will teach you how to get the most out of these impressive features so you can improve your photography skills. CHAPTER 1: Setting Up the EOS Rebel T2i/550D. – This chapter will help you set up your T2i so you can get the best image quality from your Canon T2i.  It will also cover different ways to review your images and protect them from accidental deletion. CHAPTER 2: Controlling Exposure and Focus. – Learn about the different types of shooting modes on your T2i, as well as image exposure and how to modify it for individual shooting scenarios. CHAPTER 3: Getting Great Color. – This chapter explores the concepts of light and color, and teaches you how to select a white balance and picture style on your T2i for maximum color rendering. CHAPTER 4: Customizing the EOS Rebel T2i/550D. – Learn how to set up your T2i for common and uncommon shooting situations. CHAPTER 5: Shooting in Live View and Tethered. – This chapter explains the T2i’s Live View feature and how to shoot tethered to a computer. CHAPTER 6: Using Movie Mode. – A great starting point for any photographer to explore the world of digital video with the T2i, this chapter will teach you how to shoot and playback video on the T2i. CHAPTER 7: Using Flash. – This chapter explores flash technology, and how to use the T2i’s on board flash and menu options for the built–in flash and for EX–Series Speedlites. CHAPTER 8: Exploring Canon Lenses and Accessories. This chapter covers popular T2i lenses and how they impact the images you capture with your T2i. CHAPTER 9: The Elements of Exposure and Composition. – Learn how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO affect your images, and how they work together to determine exposure. This chapter also covers the basics of composing images with your T2i. CHAPTER 10: Event and Action Photography. – Learn how to capture action in your images, plus some tips and tricks for general event photography, including how to capture great photos in low lighting. CHAPTER 11: Nature and Landscape Photography. – This chapter explores how to approach shooting nature and landscape images with your T2i. CHAPTER 12: Portrait Photography. – Learn how to set up the T2i for portrait shooting,  plus information on choosing backgrounds, lighting, and other tips and tricks for taking great portraits. APPENDIX A: Exploring RAW Capture. – This chapter contains an overview of RAW capture as well as a brief walk–through on converting RAW images into a final image. APPENDIX B: How to Use the Gray and Color Checker cards. – Learn how to produce photos with accurate color and exposure with these free–inside–the–book tools. A full–color, portable–trim book with beautiful photography for photographers on the go, the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Digital Field Guide includes a free Grey/Color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color.  With the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Digital Field Guide , you will gain a thorough understanding of the T2i dSLR, as well as the basic fundamentals of capturing the best possible photos.


Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (11 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470648635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470648636
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 14.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Charlotte Lowrie is a professional photographer and an award-winning writer based in the Seattle. Beginning her career as a newspaper writer and photographer, she later moved from newspapers to corporate writing, and then to magazines. She became the founding editor and photographer of two trade magazines based in Dallas, TX.

In the mid-80s, Charlotte moved to the Seattle area and spent the 16 years as an award-winning writer and editor, and as an editorial manager for a large software company. She wrote documentation for a variety of popular consumer software programs, as well as writing software manuals. She also contributed to the ongoing redesign of instructional models for various learning systems.

Today, Charlotte divides her time among writing books and photography magazine articles, shooting stock images, shooting editorial assignments and weddings, and making portraits for various private clients. She also teaches photography courses.
Charlotte shoots with a variety of Canon 35mm cameras and lenses.

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‘…covers the camera in detail, including features such as full HD video…to help you make the most of your EOS.’ (Digital SLR Photography, September 2010).

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Be a rebel. Demand all your EOS Rebel T2i has to offer Canon′s flagship EOS Rebel offers you professional features, ease of use, an advanced HD movie mode, 3.7 frames per second shooting speed, and a lot of fun. This book provides a roadmap to all the settings and controls, but it does a great deal more. It guides you through effective exposure control, super color secrets, tips on using Live View, making the best lens choices, how to take videos, and advice on getting great action, nature, and portrait shots. Set up your T2i to get the highest quality images Learn both basic and advanced exposure techniques Explore shooting modes, movie mode, and how to get tack–sharp focus Refresh your knowledge of composition, exposure, and lighting Learn to customize your Rebel T2i and how to add a copyright to your images in the camera Inside – your free gray and color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CANON EOS T2I/550D GUIDE 25 Aug 2010
By A. Taylor TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Covers much of the same ground as the small 550D user manual supplied with the camera. However, this is done in a much more usable format (6"x9" and some 280 pages long) and with lots of explanations as to the purpose of and how one would use the various controls and options provided by the camera.

There are lots of colour photographs throughout to illustrate the comments within the text. There are also several very useful chapters on photographic techniques, for example Exposure and Composition.

The font used is clear and readable, 11 or 12 point, and the book is not too heavy to hold for reasonable periods of time. There is a comprehensive index at the back, so all in all a worthwhile buy to accompany the camera in my opinion. Recommended.
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Way more informative than the camera's manual 14 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
The book describes the various options for the camera's many settings in great detail and gives good examples of the effects that each setting can offer as well as excellent general advice about digital photography techniques. It is full of example photographs to illustrate the the effects. I would rate this book as the best I've read so far for the EOS 550D.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Digital Field Guide 550d 14 Nov 2010
By Smitty
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This book is a must have for anyone with a EOS 550D. A basic guide written in layman terms with pictures to follow dedicated specifically to the EOS550D. Each section is dedicated to seperate settings on the camera. Handy tips to use. This book you can lift up anytime to check out your shooting settings. If you can spend over 400 euro on a great camera then you MUST buy this guide. Am must have guide. Very happy to have bought this book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A valuable users guide. 6 Nov 2010
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A detailed, well written,jargon free, informative book. This is a real 'must have' for the owners of the 550D. Logical and easy to understand; learning the camera controls while developing the individuals knowledge for taking quality pictures in a variety of situations. Very good value for money.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book if you own a 550D!!!! 3 Aug 2011
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like the title says, you really need to buy this book if you own the camera. i bought the camera and was almost clueless about digital photography. this book is EXCEEDINGLY easy to read and everything is explained and then examples provided on how to put the information into practise. there are sections later on such as suggested lens, checklists for different types of photography (landscape, portrait etc) and a section on flash photography. honestly, its brilliant. when i'm not reading it, its in my camera bag :)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It does what it says it does. 13 Nov 2010
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If you buy a copy of this book, you can't throw away the official manual, as there are a number of things - like setting date and time - the book assumes you know anyway, but it is a most informative explanation of the 550D's various functions, not only explaining what they do, but how best to use them. To begin with at least I shall carry the manual in the camera case, but this book will be very prominent on my shelves when I want something explained in much greater detail. A very worth-while buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon Digital EOS 550D Field Guide. 6 July 2011
By A. Aldred VINE VOICE
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Great book with clear, concise, sections which cover just about everything you could need by way of introduction to the marque.
Purchased in the hope that it would be somewhat informative. Exceeded my expectations by a country mile.
If, like me, you are new to this type of camera this book is an excellent buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it 26 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback
Essential guide for any amateur enthusiast just starting out like me, easy to read and follow with all the best advice about getting the best shots, and understanding your camera and all its functions and what they mean and what they do, would have been lost without this book. Thanks to Amazon and Charlotte K Lowrie
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Published 13 days ago by john
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, excellent for beginners
This is bar far the best photography book I've read. Its a really good 'technical book' in that it describes the functions and features of the camera in a clear and well written... Read more
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This book is a must purchase for any amateur who owns one of these Cameras, easy to follow guides step by step instructions.
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Very helpful - had purchased a second hand 550D, and needed technical knowhow. This book has assisted me in getting to grips with the camera.
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Certainly better than the manual you get with the camera. Has some nice tips and I found it easy to read.
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Just what I needed. Clear and uncluttered advice. as a complete novice who appreciates basic advice I find this book very helpful
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Published 20 months ago by Mr. T. M. Randall
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon EOS 550D field guide
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