The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: November 2008
Pages: 288

Through several easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, this book teaches you how to use various Digital Rebel XS/1000D features to make great photographs -- including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, and more.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion is the perfect reference for your camera bag. Written by professional photographer Ben Long, it's packed with creative tips and technical advice to help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. With this book, you'll learn how to:

  • Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings
  • Learn the basic rules of composition
  • Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects
  • Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors
  • Learn about different lenses, and the best time to use them
  • Understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you

There are plenty of photography books, but only this one teaches you how to take high-quality digital photos using the exact camera model you own. Plenty of full-color examples show you what's possible once you graduate from snapshots and focus on the pictures you really want to take.

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I am not one that enjoys reading and it is difficult for me to fully comprehend something the first time I read it. That being said I enjoyed this book, it was easy to read, had lots of examples and frequently referred back to previous chapter to help build and retain knowledge.

The book starts very basic and works its way slowly so you can really get comfortable with your camera. The book has tons of examples, not only for the options and settings on your camera but also the different (correct) ways to shoot a photo (i.e.: exposure, lighting, and depth of field). The book is not just a manual for your camera but provides excellent insight into photography; my favorite was the section on learning to see again, it had a great metaphor.

There were a few topics that needed improvement. The section on depth of field fell short; it felt me wanting much more. Also after the section on adjusting predefined picture styles I am still left wondering when? How? and Why? The section on bracketing was not well written even though you get the concept. I also wish that there would be a chapter on the accessories for the camera.

Overall I would suggest this book to someone. It is not a camera manual but it goes way beyond that.

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