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M mode. See Manual mode (M) macro lenses characteristics of, 115-116 defined, 106

depth of field shallow with, 115 high magnification with, 115, 116 for outdoor photography, 172 overview, 115

for stock and editorial photography, 210 for wedding photography, 220 working distances, 116 Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Speedlite, 125,

128-129, 131 Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Speedlite, 125,

127-128, 131 magnification chromatic difference of, 247 high, with macro lenses, 115, 116 of images during playback, 60 increase with extension tubes, 121 Magnify button, 6, 8 Main dial described, 5 illustrated, 4 Image jump with, 23 overview of functions (table), 3 with Quick Control screen, 18 setting date and time, 32 maintenance cleaning the CMOS sensor, 236-239 updating firmware, 234-235 makeup, for portrait photography, 192

Manual mode (M) described, 38 examples, 43, 44 for low-light and night photos, 184 overview, 42 setting, 38 Manual Reset file-numbering, 35 manually cleaning the sensor, 237-239 marketing for wedding photography, 216-217 McNally, Joe (blog creator), 190 memory cards. See CF cards Menu button, 4, 6 menus accessing, 4

Auto rotate setting, 24

Battery info screen, 26-27

compared to other models, 2, 17

Custom Functions, 27-28

Dust Delete Data screen, 20, 237

erasing images using, 21-23, 61-63

External Speedlite control, 26, 27

LCD brightness setting, 24, 25

Live View/Movie function setting, 24, 25, 142

My Menu settings, 28-29

not available in Full Auto mode, 18

Peripheral Illumination Correction screen, 19

Playback 1, 21

Playback 2, 23

protecting images using, 21, 22, 63 Quick Control screen, 18 settings that can be registered, 100-101 Set-up 1, 23-24 Set-up 2, 24-25 Set-up 3, 25-27 Shooting 1, 18-19 Shooting 2, 20 Merlin Cookbook site, 146 Merlin Steadicam, 146-147 metadata, 32-33, 250 metering mode for atypical scenes, 183 for bright sky, 183, 185 camera controls (table), 3 Center-weighted Average, 52 default, 51

Evaluative, 51, 195, 197 in Full Auto mode, 38 Partial, 51-52, 183 for portrait photography, 195 Spot, 52, 183, 197 for window light, 197 Metering mode selection button, 4, 5 midday shots, 178 middle gray, 250 midtone, 250

mini USB digital OUT terminal, 10, 145 mireds (micro reciprocal degrees), 74 mirror, 8, 9

mirror lockup, 94, 250

mixing video and sound, 151-152

Mode dial, 2, 4, 5, 26. See also Shooting modes model releases, 157, 167, 212

moiré, defined, 250

Mono microphone, 8, 9, 148-149

Monochrome Picture Style, 83, 85. See also

Picture Styles monopod, 158, 172, 191, 207, 221 MOV format, 145 movies. See video moving within images during playback, 60 MPEG-4 compression, 145, 250 Multi-controller illustrated, 6 overview, 2-3, 7 with Quick Control screen, 18 Set button mimicked by, 32 setting date and time, 32 top camera buttons not used with, 4 with white balance shift and bracketing screen, 75 My Menu, 18, 28-29 MyPublisher Web site, 219

NANPA (North American Nature Photography

Association), 170 National Geographic Web site, 170 National Press Photographers Association, 206 natural light diffused, 179-182 early morning to midday, 178 predawn and sunrise, 177-178 sunset, twilight, and dusk, 178-179 Nature Photographer Magazine, 170 Nature Photographers Online Magazine, 170 nature photography. See landscape, nature, and travel photography neutral density filters, 173, 181, 250 Neutral Picture Style, 82, 175, 181. See also Picture Styles niche content, 204-205 night photos, 184 noise defined, 250

DiG!C 4 image processor reduction of, 16 long-exposure noise-reduction, 43, 54, 91 nonlinear, defined, 250 normal lens or zoom setting, 250 normal lenses, 114, 220 North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), 170

One Shot AF mode, AEB with, 49

One Shot Targets products, 72

opening up, defined, 250

optical zoom, 250

Orientation locking knob, 12, 13

Outdoor Photographer Magazine, 170

outdoor photography. See landscape, nature, and travel photography overexposure, 250

P (Program AE) mode, 38, 39-40 packing for shoots carry-on regulations, 171 outdoor photography, 171-174 portrait photography, 190-192 security checkpoint regulations, 171 sports, concert, and event photography,

158-159, 166 stock and editorial photography, 207-208 wedding photography, 220-222, 230 panning, 250

Partial metering, 51-52, 183 PC terminal OUT, 10

Peripheral Illumination Correction, 19, 250 perspective, lens effect on, 112, 114 Photographer's Market, 171 PhotoShelter Web site, 171, 204 photosite, 250 PhotoVision Web site, 72 Pictage Web site, 220 Picture Style button, 6, 78 Picture Styles default, 78

descriptions and settings (table), 82-83 examples, 79, 80, 81 modifying, 84

Monochrome, applying Alter or toning effects, 85 for outdoor photography, 174-175, 181 overview, 78-80

parameter adjustments available for, 82 setting, 83

Shooting 2 menu settings, 20 user-defined, creating and registering, 84-85 with video, 142 pincushion distortion, 251 pixels per inch (PPI), 251 plane of critical focus, 251 Playback 1 menu erasing images using, 21-23, 61-63 overview, 21

protecting images using, 21, 22, 63 Playback 2 menu, 23

Playback button, 6, 7 playing back images changing display format in single-image playback, 58 changing length of review time, 57 checking AF point for focus, 58 5D Mark II capabilities, 57 index display, 60-61

jumping through images or movies, 59-60 magnifying and moving within an image, 60 playback display options, 57-58 single-image with basic shooting information, 58 single-image with no shooting information, 58 single-image with shooting information, 58, 59 slide show, 61 specifications, 244-245 PLUS Coalition, 158 PocketWizard MultiMAX, 136 PocketWizard Transceivers, 137, 191, 222 polarizing Alters, 173, 180, 251 portable storage device for backup, 158-159, 173,

191, 207, 221-222 portrait photography. See also stock and editorial photography; wedding photography ambient and mixed light for, 198-199 areas of, 188 basic one-light setup, 199 of children, 201, 202 commercial, 189 C1, C2, and C3 modes for, 196 ensuring color accuracy, 72 indoor portraits, 196-200 lenses for, 190-191 lifestyle approach to, 188-189 light meters for, 195 outdoor portraits, 193-196 overview and trends, 188-190 packing for, 190-192 posing people, 201, 202 professional advice for, 200-202 resources for inspiration and creativity, 190 rewards of, 187, 190 studio lighting for, 199-200 white balance for, 194 window light for, 196-198 working with the art director, 201 Portrait Picture Style, 82. See also Picture Styles posing people for portraits, 201, 202 power inverter, 174 Power/Quick Control Dial switch, 6, 7 PPI (pixels per inch), 251 Precision Matte focusing screens, 97 predawn shots, 177-178 Premiere Pro software, 151

presentation for wedding photography, 217-218, 230

prime lenses advantages and disadvantages of, 108-109 in Canon lineup, 108 extenders, 120, 248 extension tubes, 121-122, 248 normal, 114

screw-on close-up lenses for, 122 single-focal-length with, 108-109 for stock and editorial photography, 210 zoom lenses versus, 104, 108-111 Print button, 6

Print order (menu option), 21 Professional Photographers of America, 190 Program AE mode (P), 38, 39-40 ProPhoto RGB color space, 67 ProShow Gold Web site, 218-219 protecting images, 21, 22, 63

Quality setting, 18, 36-38 Quick Control dial described, 7 illustrated, 6

overview of functions (table), 3 Power/Quick Control Dial switch, 6, 7 with Quick Control screen, 18 with white balance shift and bracketing screen, 75 Quick Control screen, 18 Quick mode for Live View, 47, 143-144 QuickTime MOV format, 145 QuickTime Player, 145

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