Canon T5i / 700D Experience - Douglas Klostermann

Canon T5i / 700D Experience

By Douglas Klostermann

  • Release Date: 2013-05-31
  • Genre: Photography


Canon T5i / 700D Experience goes beyond the manual to help you take control of the functions, settings, and controls of this advanced, versatile camera. Plus most importantly learn how, when, and why to use these features and settings in your photography.

As one Canon user has said about Full Stop guides, "I don't know how I could fully take advantage of all the features the camera has to offer without this publication!"

Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive manner of all Full Stop guides, Canon T5i / 700D Experience will help you learn to use your Rebel T5i / EOS 700D quickly and competently, to consistently make the types of images you desire.

For beginner, intermediate and enthusiast photographers:  This guide 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. To get you set up, it begins with explanations and recommended settings for all Menu settings and Custom Function options of the T5i / 700D. 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 built-in flash or an external Speedlite.

Canon T5i / 700D Experience focuses on still-photography with an introduction to the movie menus and settings to get you up and running with video. Sections include:

-Setting Up Your T5i: Explanations of all the Menu options and Custom Function settings including with recommended settings.
-Camera Controls: Description of all of the camera's controls plus when and how to use them.
-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.
-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.
-The Image Taking Process: Descriptive tutorials for using the settings and controls to take still and action photos.
-Introduction to Video Settings: Settings and options to get you started shooting movies.
-Flash: Using the built-in flash, external Speedlites, and wireless flash.
-Lenses: Explanation of Canon lenses and choosing your next lens.
-Composition: Brief tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.
-Photography Accessories: The most useful accessories for the T5i and for dSLR photography.

What Readers are saying about Doug's previous guides:

A Must-Have Accessory. This is a well written body of work that explains, in plain English, how to get the most out my new camera. -Steven

Definitely reduces the slope of the learning curve to an easy gradient. -O.B.

A Very Useful Guide - This book is written from the perspective of someone who both knows the camera and can communicate clearly to the non-professional. -Ed R.