Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Getting to Know the Rebel XS

    1. Resetting the Camera's Defaults

    2. Snapshot Shooting in Full Auto Mode

    3. The Viewfinder Status Display

    4. The LCD Status Display

    5. Viewing Your Images

    6. Using Scene Modes

    7. Snapshot Tips

  2. Chapter 2 Anatomy of the Rebel XS

    1. What Is an SLR Anyway?

    2. Cleaning and Maintenance

    3. Body Parts

    4. The Rebel XS Menu System

    5. Holding the Camera

    6. The Lens

    7. More Full Auto Practice

  3. Chapter 3 Playing Back Images

    1. Image Review

    2. Image Playback

    3. Erasing Images

    4. Protecting Images

  4. Chapter 4 Image Transfer

    1. Media Cards

    2. Transferring from Your Camera

    3. Installing the Canon Software

    4. Transferring Images to a Windows Computer

    5. Transferring Images to a Macintosh Computer

    6. Transferring Images Manually Using Windows or the Mac

    7. Using the Camera to Select Images for Transfer

    8. Organizing Your Images

    9. After You've Transferred Your Images

  5. Chapter 5 Photography 101

    1. Over- and Underexposure

    2. Exposure Mechanisms

    3. Why There Are Two Ways to Control Light

    4. Thinking Again About Full Auto Mode

    5. Summing Up

  6. Chapter 6 Program Mode

    1. Switching to Program Mode

    2. Focusing Revisited

    3. Focus Modes

    4. Getting Creative with Program Shift

    5. Handheld Shooting and Shutter Speed

    6. Changing the ISO

    7. White Balance

    8. Drive Mode and the Self-Timer

    9. Choosing an Image Size and Format

    10. Summing Up Program Mode

  7. Chapter 7 Advanced Exposure

    1. The Light Meter Revisited

    2. Using Exposure Compensation to Over- or Underexpose

    3. Using the Histogram

    4. Using Priority Modes to Control Exposure

    5. Manual Mode

    6. Exposure Bracketing

    7. Scene Modes Revisited

    8. Picture Styles

    9. Creating a Better Exposure with Fill Flash

    10. A Word About Dynamic Range

  8. Chapter 8 Finding and Composing a Photo

    1. Learning to See Again

    2. How to Make a Photo

    3. Practice

  9. Chapter 9 Specialty Shooting

    1. Live View

    2. Shooting Panoramas

    3. Low-Light Shooting

  10. Chapter 10 Flash Shooting

    1. Controlling Existing Light

    2. Using the XS's On-Camera Flash

    3. Red-Eye Reduction

    4. Using an External Flash

  11. Chapter 11 Raw Shooting

    1. What Is Raw?

    2. Why Use Raw?

    3. Raw Hassles (the Disadvantages)

    4. Shooting Raw with the Rebel XS

    5. Processing Your Raw Files

  12. Chapter 12 Customizing the XS

    1. My Menu

    2. Changing Screen Color

    3. Custom Functions

    4. Lenses