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Canon T3i Experience - The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation With the Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D

Canon T3i Experience - The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation With the Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D [Kindle Edition]

Douglas Klostermann

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Canon T3i Experience is an e-book user's guide for the Rebel T3i / EOS 600D.  Learn to use your T3i quickly and competently to improve your photography and capture better images. Take control of your camera and the photos you create.

Read this eBook on any device including your Kindle, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry with free Kindle Reading Apps available on Amazon.

This newly revised, illustrated guide covers the settings, functions and controls of this versatile dSLR, plus explains when and why to use them.  It describes every Menu item, video option, and Custom Function Setting, with recommended settings.

Canon T3i Experience is for intermediate and first time dSLR users who wish to get more out of their camera and to go beyond Auto and Program modes and shoot in Av and Tv modes.  It covers basic camera functions and exposure concepts and explains more advanced camera controls and operation including using the various metering modes for obtaining correct exposures, controlling autofocus modes and focus points for sharp focus of still or moving subjects, and utilizing dramatic depth of field for professional looking photographs.  This book focuses on still-photography with an introduction to video settings. Sections include:
  • Setting Up Your T3i - All the Menu and Custom Function settings with descriptions and recommended settings.
  • Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field or to freeze or express motion.
  • Auto Focusing Modes and Drive Modes - How they differ, how and when to use them to capture sharp images of both still and moving subjects.
  • Exposure Metering Modes - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation.
  • Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance - Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations.
  • Composition - Brief tips and techniques.
  • The Image Taking Process - Descriptive tutorial for using the T3i to take photos.
  • Lenses - Explanation of Canon Lenses and choosing your next lens.
  • Photo Accessories - Useful accessories and recommended photography books.
  • Introduction to Video - Settings to get you started.
This Canon Rebel T3i field guide is an 85 page (in the original PDF format) illustrated ebook that builds upon the information found in the T3i manual, and will help one begin to master their dSLR and learn to use it to its full capabilities!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8029 KB
  • Print Length: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Full Stop. (25 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004PLNMR8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #385,345 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer dedicated to documenting the work of international aid organizations. He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. He also lectures and gives individual instruction on digital photography. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Learn more about photography techniques and equipment on his blog Picturing Change at and view his photography at

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book 11 April 2011
By Sean M Scahill - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Bought this book right after I got the camera. Was the best decision I made. It shows the key points of setting up and taking images with the Canon 3ti. I am a novice when it comes to DSLR's and I still felt this book helped me a ton.
Would highly recommend it to anyone.
22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Informative, but the format did not work for me. 5 May 2011
By - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
The author states this in the beginning of the book - he will not discuss controls and functions in detail, so you will have to refer back to the owner manual for the specifics. I was kind of hoping for a stand-alone book. If you are okay with having to go back and forth from this book to the manual, then this book might work for you.

The author repeatedly says things like "____ will be discussed in more detail later in the text." I just found that a little distracting and annoying because it happened so often. I felt like it kind of ruined my flow of thought. Again, if you don't mind when someone starts talking about something then says he will get back to that later REPEATEDLY, then this book might work for you.

The author sometimes refers to other sources to explain things. For example, if you want to understand "back button focusing in depth", click on the link he provides (which leads to the canon website). Or if you "don't yet understand the exposure triangle", which is "important to know in order to understand some of the following content", then read a different book (he provides a title). Of course, there is always a disclaimer that an in-depth discussion of the concept "is not within the scope of this guide." So, I guess you shouldn't expect an explanation. If you are okay with having to look somewhere else for more in-depth discussions, then this book might work for you.

There are no illustrations in this book, so if you are a "visual learner", this book may not be fully effective. Perhaps it is unfair to compare this work with something that I have read in the past - Ben Long's book about the Canon Rebel XSi - which was very well-written, organized and illustrated. I just felt this book did not meet my expectations.

Having said all of that, I believe the author does know what he is talking about and some people may actually appreciate his "stripped down" writing style. There IS a lot of valuable information in this book. It just didn't work for me. Clearly the author is an expert on the subject matter (and is truly interested in helping people take better pictures!). The format and writing style just didn't suit my preferences. But, I'm sure there are people out there who would appreciate his direct, no-nonsense, no-frills approach.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Guy Is Amazing!! 11 April 2011
By Photo Maven - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Unbelievable. Great and easy to understand and very complete. Very highly recommended, and he'll stay in touch with you further questions and clarification thru email! The eBook includes great links, i.e. pdf of users manual. The guy REALLY knows what he's talking about.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have Accessory 30 Jun 2011
By Steven - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought the new T3i body, the 18-200mm lens, an extra battery, and this book. What a great addition to my bag. This is a well written, full body of work that explains, in plain English, how to get the most out my new camera. Canon gives you a head start to great photographs with the camera and lens. Doug provides the knowledge and experience to bring you to the next level.

Get this book. It will be dog-eared, used, and abused in no time because you will turn to it as a great reference.

And I just started! I look forward to learning more every time I open the book.

Thank you Doug. Thank you for the book and answering my extra questions via email, quickly and competently.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, well worth the price. 23 Feb 2012
By A. Wright - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Due to a problem with the compact camera I was using, I bought the Canon 600D (T3i) less than 2 weeks before my brothers weddding and a trip overseas. I started using the Canon on Auto but was not happy with the results and was feeling sick with worry that I would not know the camera well enough before the wedding. Fortunately I found this user guide and it was certainly worth the small price. The user guide that comes with the camera tells you how to change settings, but it does not tell you why to select a particular setting. This guide clearly explains what each setting does and recommends different settings for particular situations. It is very easy to read and understand.
I worked my way through this guide and selected all the camera settings and determined which mode would be best to shoot in. After reading through the guide and following the advice I felt much more confident and the photos of the wedding turned out really well.
I was surprised to receive an email from Doug with an updated version of the guide!
I highly recommend purchasing this guide and have already recommended it to friends who own the same camera. At such a reasonable price I am not tempted to pass around copies but would rather my friends support the author.
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