The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion
Practical Photography Advice You Can Take Anywhere
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2009
Pages: 304

Through 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 T1i/500D. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the Digital Rebel's features to make great photographs -- including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more.

With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion will show you 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
  • Use the Digital Rebel's ability to shoot high definition video
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Best book for a beginner SLR shooter

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  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written


  • Not comprehensive enough

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Comments about oreilly The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion:

This books is more than just a "missing manual" for your camera it is an instruction book for budding photographers. I've always wanted to get into photography and especially SLR shooting, but was always confused by terminology. This book gave insight into digital SLR photography specifically tailored to your specific camera. Specific photography lessons were sprinkled in to technical specifics about your camera. There was a good bit about the general technology surrounding digital photography as well (like what kind of SD memory card or 14 bit vs 8 bit, jpeg vs raw).

This book got my feet wet and taught me a lot of great techniques. You won't leave a professional, but you will be well on your way.

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