Canon T4i / 650D Experience - Douglas Klostermann

Canon T4i / 650D Experience

By Douglas Klostermann

  • Release Date: 2012-07-13
  • Genre: Photography
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 21 Ratings)


Canon T4i / 650D Experience goes beyond the manual to help you understand the features, settings, and controls of this advanced, versatile camera - plus more importantly how, when, and why to use these functions and settings in your photography.

Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive manner of all Full Stop guides, Canon T4i / 650D Experience will help you learn to use your T4i / 650D quickly and competently, to consistently create the types of images you want to capture. Take control of your camera, the image taking process, and the photos you create.

For beginner, intermediate and enthusiast photographers: This e-book is for those who wish to get more out of their camera and to go beyond Auto+ and Program modes and shoot in Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv), and Manual (M) modes. Along with explanations and recommended settings for all Menu and Custom Function options, it covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those new to digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation such as using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, controlling autofocus modes and focus points for sharp focus of still or moving subjects, and making use of the camera's new multi-shot exposure modes.

Canon T4i / 650D Experience focuses on still-photography with an introduction to the movie menus and settings to get you started with video. Sections include:
-Setting Up Your T4i: Explanations of all the Menu and Custom Function options with recommended settings.
-Camera Controls: Description of all the camera's controls, plus when and how to use them including how to take advantage of the new Touch Screen.
-Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv), and Manual (M) Modes: How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposure settings.
-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, for both viewfinder shooting and Live View.
-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.
-Lenses: Explanation of Canon lenses and choosing your next lens.
-Composition: Tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.
-The Image Taking Process: Descriptive tutorials for using the settings and controls you learned to take still and action photos.
-Photography Accessories: Useful accessories for the T4i and for dSLR photography.
-Introduction to Video Settings: Explanation of the Movie settings and options to get you started shooting video.

What readers are saying about Doug Klostermann's previous guide, Canon T3i Experience:

A Must-Have Accessory. 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. Doug provides the knowledge and experience to bring you to the next level. I look forward to learning more every time I open the book. -Steven

Definitely reduces the slope of the learning curve to an easy gradient. I found that it was easy to read and understand, full of important hints and suggestions and allowed me to get to grips with the tools available in the camera in a very short time indeed. Excellent value! -O.B.