Understanding EOS: A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS Cameras

To those of you new to photography, your Canon EOS camera is bound to seem complicated. There are so many controls, buttons, wheels, and dials. How do you know which ones to use? Are you using your camera to it’s full potential? A new guide can be found here: Understanding EOS

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Understanding EOS Photography Guide

Laying inside your camera is sophisticated technology that has evolved over the last 50 years. If you own any EOS camera made within the last five years you possess a picture taking machine that photographers could only dream about ten or twenty years ago. The question is – how do you get the best out of your camera? Or, if you’re a complete newbie, how do you even use it?

Some of the Many Topics Covered (109 Pages):

  • It explains how to use an EOS camera in language a complete beginner can easily understand.
  • It has depth – you will come back to Understanding EOS time and again as your understanding of photography improves.
  • It keeps things simple and shows you only the controls on your EOS camera that you need to use.
  • It is full of big, colourful and inspirational photos.
  • It explains why composition, an appreciation of beautiful light and post-processing are just as important to creative photographers as knowing which buttons to press and modes to use.
  • It has an entire section that explains the story and techniques behind the photos in the ebook.
  • It is a great introduction to the more in-depth topics explored in my other photography ebooks.
  • It is written specifically for owners of Canon EOS cameras. It tells you how to use the camera that you own, not those of other manufacturers.

Good photos are comprised of three factors: technique, light and composition. I call this the creative triangle. A good photo is well composed and lit by beautiful light. The photographer has the technical expertise required to operate the camera and make the creative decisions required to capture the best possible image.

Other Things to be Learned from this Guide:

  • What the creative triangle is, and why creative photographers know that photography is about more than selecting which buttons to press on the camera.
  • How to move out of your camera’s fully automatic exposure modes and take control of your camera’s settings.
  • What your camera’s Mode Dial does, and why you only need to know how to use Program Auto Exposure (P), Aperture Priority (Av) and Shutter Priority (Tv) modes.
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Pages from Understanding EOS

  • The role of aperture, shutter speed and ISO in obtaining the optimum exposure.
  • How to use the creative aspects of aperture, shutter speed and ISO to create beautiful photos.
  • How to prevent camera shake.
  • How to use Picture Styles – and where to get more than the six Picture Styles that come with your camera.
  • What white balance is and why it matters.
  • Why the Raw format is so much easier to use than the JPEG format.
  • What the luminance histogram and highlight alert are and how to use them to make sure your photos are well exposed.

“It takes time to learn the craft of photography. The key is to acknowledge that. Instead of feeling down if you feel your images can’t compare with the those of the experienced photographers you most admire, use it as inspiration.” – Author Andrew Gibson

How to Get a Discounted Copy This Week:

The guide comes in PDF format that can be read on computers, phones and most tablet computers (works great as a mobile reference out in the field).

It can be found here: Understanding EOS – A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS Cameras

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One response to “Understanding EOS: A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS Cameras”

  1. Doug Hamilton says:

    I would like to find out how to use my new EOS camera. I am unable to order the “Understanding EOS” guide. It says that the page cannot be found.

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