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.
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.