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Description - The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion by Ben Long

Through a series of easy-to-follow lessons, "The Canon Digital Rebel XSi Companion" gives you a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use this camera. This is not a typical camera guide: rather than just showing you what all the buttons do, this unique book teaches you how to use various Digital Rebel features to make great photographs. With "The Canon Digital Rebel XSi Companion" in your camera bag, you have the perfect field reference for taking stunning pictures of any occasion or place, any time.You get valuable creative tips and technical advice for capturing professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, and more. It helps to: get to know the Digital Rebel XSi and how it works; take creative control and go beyond automatic settings; learn the basic rules of composition; know when to let the camera work for you; photograph fast-moving objects, and learn to capture decisive moments; discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors; learn the advantages of different lenses, and the best time to use them; and, understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you. There are plenty of photography books, but only this companion guide teaches you how to take high-quality digital photos using the camera model you own. Professional photographer Ben Long includes plenty of full-color examples to show you what's possible once you graduate from snapshots and focus on the pictures you've always wanted to take.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596520861
ISBN-10: 0596520867
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ben Long

Ben Long is a freelance writer, photographer, and videographer based in San Francisco. A long-time computer journalist, he has written hundreds of features, reviews, and how-to's for magazines such as Macworld, MacWeek, Macworld UK, MacUser, Computer Graphics World, Maximum PC, and eMediaWeekly. He is currently a Senior Editor for, where he writes a regular digital photography column. His most recent books include Apple's Pro Training guide for Aperture, Real World Aperture, Getting Started with Camera Raw, and Complete Digital Photography, 3rd edition.As a photographer and videographer, his clients have included Blue Note Records, 20th Century Fox, the Pickle Circus, Global Business Network, Head Start, the Oklahoma Arts Institute, and the National Endowment for the Arts. You can learn more about him and his work at

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