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David Busch's Canon PowerShot G1 X Guide to Digital Photography (1st Edition) from Cengage will teach you all the features, functions and controls of Canon's most advanced compact digital camera. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply file formats, resolution, and exposure. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use the Canon PowerShot G1 X, and use it like a pro.
Covers the basics of shooting completely--from setup to metering, lighting, exposure, and more.
Includes the Canon Powershot G1 X Roadmap, a quick-reference visual guide to functions and features.
Features a section on movie-making with your Canon Powershot G1 X.
You Will Learn
How to select the best autofocus mode, shutter speed, f/stop, and flash capability to take great pictures under any conditions.
How to create full high-definition movies using Movie mode.
The basics of good photography as you master your camera's operation.
About the Author
David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Sony and Sony Digital models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital Photography, Second Edition, and Digital Pro Secrets. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's "All Tech Considered."
Table of Contents
1. Quick Tour: Shooting Your First Canon Powershot G1 X Picture
Selecting Shooting Mode Focusing Taking the Picture Depth of Field Preview Releasing the Shutter Using the Self-Timer Using Sequence Shooting Reviewing the Image Trashing the Duds Transferring Images to Your Computer Choosing an Image Format
2. The Canon Powershot G1 X Roadmap
Front of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts) Back of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts) Top of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts) Viewfinder Display (picture + callouts) LCD Display View and Playback Images Activating the Onboard Flash Basic Control Layout Exposure Modes Focus Modes Shooting Modes
3. Setting up Your canon Powershot G1 X
The Setup Menu Date, Time, and Language Setting LCD Brightness Specifying Image Quality Setting Autofocus Options Choosing Drive Mode Using Custom Settings Banks Setting Your Viewfinder's Diopter Adjustment Resetting the Camera Updating Your Firmware
4. Shooting Basics
Metering Modes Metering Techniques Interpreting Histograms Adjusting Exposures with EV Bracketing Exposures and other Parameters ISO Sensitivity Setting White Balance Working with High Speed Continuous Shooting Modes Focus Modes Image Parameters
5. Photography With Your Canon Powershot G1 X.
Understanding Exposure ISO and Noise Control Using Apertures Controlling Depth of Field Motion and Shutter Speed
6. Advanced Shooting and Movie Making
Shooting Full HDTV D-Movies Editing Movies Enhancing Sound Capturing Continuous Sequences Freezing Action
7. Working With Your Lens
Using Zoom Settings Using a Wide-Angle setting Using Telephoto setting Using Macro Settings Cool Special Features Working with Autofocus
8. Working With Light
Canon Powershot G1 X Flash Basics The Built-In Flash Flash Modes Using Manual Flash Flash Exposure Compensation External Flash Units Canon Flash Third Party Flash Using Studio Flash Using Modeling Lights Conquering Available Light Incandescent Lighting Dealing with Fluorescents Infrared and UV
9. Downloading and Editing
Software Utilities Canon Software Third Party Software Noise Reduction Software RAW converters
10. Troubleshooting Your Canon Powershot G1 X
Charging and Maintaining Batteries Battery Life Using Alternate Power Sources Troubleshooting