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Canon EOS 30D Guide to Digital SLR Photography Paperback – Nov 8 2006
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Introduction Chapter 1: Quick Tour: Shooting Your First EOS 30D Picture Chapter 2: The Canon EOS 30D Roadmap Chapter 3: Setting Up Your EOS 30D Chapter 4: Shooting Basics Chapter 5: Photography with your EOS 30D Chapter 6: Working with Lenses Chapter 7: Working with Light Chapter 8: Downloading and Editing Chapter 9: Troubleshooting Your Canon EOS 30D Glossary Index
About the Author
With more than a million books in print, 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 Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. 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." When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.
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Busch does a really good job of trying to break down what making photo instead of what taking a photo is all about. He gets beyond the manual approach which is not an easy task when talking about a particular camera. He makes a good attempt to explains important points about exposure, lens types, and lighting. Some parts of the book could use more illustration and step by step examples, but overall it's very readable for novice and intermediate 30D digital photographers.
It's very nicely laid out with lots of white space for writing notes and underlining. The photos included in the book are not spactacular, but some are very useful illustrating the points he tries to make.
I would imagine that this book would be very useful to read along side Busch's other book on pro level digital photography secrets.
This book takes a light and breezy approach to the 30D. It's a sort of combination of the manual that comes with the camera (in that it tells you about all the controls and settings), and a book on what the impact of all these controls really mean, and a book on digital photography in general. The book is organized to get you started taking pictures in the first 2 or 3 chapters, and the remaining chapters cover features that go beyond the basic settings to accomplish those special tasks that set the raw amateur (who might as well have a point and shoot camera) from the advanced or the pro.
All in all, the book was exactly what I wanted.
So, about the 4 star rating I gave it... It's an average: 3 stars if you're an adept photographer, 5 stars if you're not so experienced.
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