DSLR: Canon Digital Rebel
The eBook for dSLR Digital Rebel EOS 300D enthusiasts. As digital single lens reflex cameras punched below the $1000 price point, a huge number of people left their SLRs behind and will pick up the digital SLRs for the first time.
About 3,000,000 folks around the world grabbed a Digital Rebel and there's a lot more camera under the hood than they might have suspected. Images from the Digital Rebel compete toe to toe with the best and here's the eBook that makes the most of the 300D.
Its an interactive photography book in eBook form that gives you the tools and tips to make the jump to the 300D a triumph instead of a head scratch.
From basic principles to the nitty gritty on image chips, DSLR: Canon Digital Rebel is filled with techniques, secret lore, amazing factoids and more that give you the edge as you enter the world of digital photography through your own lens.
The goal, as always in these eBooks, was to reveal so much about your camera that its value in your hands increased dramatically. We found out hidden (undiscovered) techniques that are tremendously useful and very easy to implement.
Here's are some examples, right out of the flash department deep in Chapter 4:
Everybody KNOWS that the DR puts out a two-part flash. The first blast paints the subject and observes the returning illumination.
Now the camera's exposure computer can analyze the image and make a very good decision for the coming exposure. So it thinks about what it has just seen for a microsecond or six (an eternity in computer time) and forms a plan. It emails a brief note up to the flash exposure controller, then sets about throwing instructions to various mechanical and logical departments.
Less than 1/10th of a second later, the camera opens the shutter and pops the flash for real, having limited its output based on the exposure computation from the first flash.
Fine, but what happens when you want to use a Slave Flash unit with this camera? Usually the first test flash triggers the Slave Unit and nothing shows up in the exposure. Dang! How do you get around THAT?!
Historical perspectives. The march of technologies that brought us to today's dSLRs. Where does the Digital Rebel fit in the grand scheme of things?
As always, the eBook comes with a toolbox filled to the brim with iNovaFX Photoshop Actions that work with Big Photoshop (6/7/CS) automating fixes, enhancements, artistic conversions, utilities and more with just a few mouse clicks. All of them are completely original and available nowhere else.
In DSLR: Digital Rebel comes a new idea: iNovaFX Photoshop ELEMENTS techniques you can use with the software that came in the box with the camera.
Here are 20 pages of very cool things you can do in just a few steps to repair, enhance and artistically alter your images. Page 11-13 at right. What you miss here is that in the eBook these images are interactive. Roll your mouse over them and see the original in a direct, interactive A/B comparison.
Can't read the settings on the pictures here? The eBook reveals them unambiguously up to 400% blow up. You can fill your computer screen with any one of these shots and still not be looking at enlarged pixels.
Virtually all of the information included in this eBook applies to the new Canon 350D Rebel XT camera, too. But that eBook hasn't come out yet. It's in the works right this second and we are going to bring it out next.
Of course the 350D has a few new features and its iNovaFX Photoshop Actions will be customized to the 350D frame size and image parameters, but why wait?
Everyone who buys this version can upgrade to the 350D eBook when it comes out --for half price!
You will need to trade in your original CD to do it when the DSLR: Canon Digital Rebel XT eBook comes out this summer. Hang onto your CD: It's your trade-in coupon!
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