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The Part of Tens

Got tvevr imnage etLiiiftg software, o T ii ck tVifi liberly oi erafiii ot tke nud ee that kiffpt showing trp around the clouds, Ho need to ttonk wi.' y n timc-tionored For Dummies tradition, this 4 part of the hook contains additional tidbits of information presented in the always popular Top Ten list format. Chapter 10 shows you how to do some minor picture toochups. such as cropping and adjusting exposure, by usin the free software that shipped with your camera. Following that. Chapter 11...

Icons md Other Stuff tp Atote

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Jumping through images

11 ycrur memory card contains scads oF images, hero's a trick you'll love By using 1 he Jump Feature, you can rotate the Main dial to teaplrog through pictures ii i stead cl pressing the right or leit cross key a hazllhon Limes to gel to the pic lure you want to see. Von also can search Tor the last image shot on a specific dale. I. Pre the Playback button to put the camera Into Playback mode. The jump fair appears al I he hol torn of t he monitor, as shown In Figure If. Select a Jump mode by...

Exploring External Camera Controls

Scattered across your canttzalt ejflerior are a number or butLons. dials, aud switches that you use to change picturo-taking settings, review aud edit your photos, and perform various Other operations. In later chapters, I discuss nil ol your camera's lunclkins in detail and provide the e*act steps u> follow tu access tturie (Unctions, This section provides just a basic r ad map to Lhe external centra * plus a ouldi Introduction to each, You may warn to pul a sticky noteor other bookmark on...

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Adjusting Autofocus Performance

Ydu can adjust tw aspects of your Rebel XSI 'IfiDI > 'f autoFocusinjj system I he active aiitolocus point and the AF autoFocu-s) mode. The next two sections espial il These ieat urcs. SVI'ioil you shoot In any of the fully automatic expoiure modes (I'mI Auto, Portrait, Landscape, and so on) as welt as In A-DEP mode, all nineoi your camera's autolocus potnls ire active. That means thai I he camera's Auh> roeiising system looks at all I he points when trying to establish focus. Typically, the...

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II you do decide m use IFash, you must Ij.nil out ol Sports nrode. though 1 doesn't permit you to use Hash, For rapid-fire shouting, set the Drive mode lo Continuous. In this mode, you can tafce as many as three pictures per second. The camera continues to record imaiiCs as long as Hie shutter button is pressed. You can switch lhe Urive mode by pressing the leFt cross key the kon representing the current mode appears inihe Camera Settings display, as labeled in Figure 7-7 II you do enable the...

Pixels and screen display size

Ivi'fii. .I I l jiM'i doesn'i affect i lt quality ol Images viewed on a monitor, television, or cuber screen device as II does on printed pholos. What resolution iJ fii do is determine the size a1 which the image appears This issue Is one erf the must mflsundenlDod peels oF distal photography, so I plain it thoroughly in Chapter 9, For nO v Just know IFmi you need wity fewir- pixels lor onscreen photos than you do lor primed photos, Fo* eicamv pJe. Figure shows a JSO-s-SOO-Disel hrtajte that I...

Holding on to Highlights

When a scene copHains hoth very dark and very brlgFtt areas, achieving a gwd exposure un be dhlicult, IF you chowe exposure settings thai render the shadows properly. Lhe highlights a e alien overexposed, as In the kit Image in Figure 5-20. Although the dart lamp post in the toregnouud looks Flite, tire white building behind It has become so bright that all detail has been lost. The sapne thing occurred in the hhjhllghl areas ol Lhc green church steeple. Highlight IWft Phorie* ON Highlight rone...

Downloading Organizing and Archiving Your Photos

Tranikrrirtg pictures loyour computer Using the iree Canon software to download antl or tilru photos Looking at other photoHnana eineiit iu-d editing programs Keeping your picture Files sale (rum harm for many novice digital photographers (and oven sonic experienced ones . the task at moving piduncs to the computer and then keeping track of atl oi those image hies is one of the more conlusing aspects ol the art lorm. In (act, students m my classes have more c ues tLons about 1 h is sub ect 1 ha...

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Switching toCiosfrUj) mode doesn't enahte you To rocus ot a closer distance to youi subject llun normal as h does on some non-StJJ cameras, itie dose-focusing capabilities oi you* camera depend nlfrely on tin- lens you bou hi, Bui clioosinfi ilosHJp mode does result in an aperture l-slopl setting LhaL Ttsulls in a short depth of field, wfncli blurs background objects so that Lhcy don't cumpetc tor attention with your main subject 1 used Litis setting to capture the crab apple blossoms in Figure...

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Creating an InCamera Slide Show

Many photo-editing ajid cataloging pn nmi ofler a tool for creating digital sJide shows l'ha -can be viewed on a computer or, if copied to a DV , on a DVD player. You can even add music, special transition eiiects, and I he like to up your pr sentai Ions. Rut if you ust wan a simple slide show thai Is one that just displays all I he photos on the camera memory ca d one by one you don 'I need a computer or any photo sodlwate. You can create and run the slide show right on your ca raiera. And by...

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Mowing sub Cct. (The Al Stands lor arlilklal intelligence.) In nwst CUtt, this setting works wtlLw can control this option only in I3, TV, Av. and H exposure modes. y l> rtve mod I his selling enables you to shlit from Single mode, In which you record one Image each time you press-1 he shutter button. tO Continuous mode, In which the camcra continues to capture linages as long as you hold down the shutter button. Single inode is the best choice in most cases, but Continuous can come in handy...

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T> w -fl Lftiliy amaNas you to t jnsfs picluras using 3 card raider 2. Click .els Von SeIrf I and Downlead tniij . You then sts.L I he browser window shown in Figure S-12. The figure ihdvn the Windows vcrsbufi die Mac version conlalns die same basic components but (uHows conventional Mac design rules. Lit her way. thumbnails ol the linages on your memory card are displayed in die window.

Reviewing Basic Setup Options

You know how sometimes you vtsit someone's house and their kitchen cabinets are arranged tn a way that doesn't make sense to you why are the muge a ho ve the microwave instead ot above the cotieepot And wouldn't It be better ji the serving spoons were next to the stove instead of by the dishwasher That's how l ieel about the way diat settings thai relate to basic camera Setup are organized on the camera menus. They surety make sense to fMmettady namely. Pm sunning, (he tmpnrtanl smmftbiHlfcA at...

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Preparing Pictures for EMail

Hiiiv many limes have you received .in mail message 1hat looks tike Ihe one in Filtre 9 ft Some well .meaning Irlend or relative h.ts sent yon a dlgllal photo thai is so large Miar it's Impossible to view the whole thing on your monitor. The problem Ls that computer monitors can display only a iLmlted number of plyels. The exact number depends on Ihe monitor's resolution selling and the capabilities or the computer's video card, but suflice it to say that Ihe average plinto from oneol today's...

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You can display ollH r lillonuullon hy pi tin It*- V SV bull n ice the ne*t section Far a look at your ijpdoiis, 6. I'r (he Crow key* lo KMJW Hie IlKDSlnji franlr uvtt he pul wfw.rr JOU Wit to FlKUh Or, Lo pul I he faaiFMif Tr nte smack In the middle oJ Lhc screen, press the Lrasc button (the one that spurts the trash can symbol) 7- tum the- leu focusing ring lo sel huilla focus. On the kit Inns, the locus riny is at the Irrend of lhc lens. i5ee Chapter 1 II you need help.) rrc ihu AF Pot T...

Adjusting the ietffinder Focus

Perched on the top right edge or the viewliuder is a tiny black knob, oriiclally called the dioptric ud us H iil cottlwl. I labeled tlte knob in Figure 1-4. With this control, you on adjdst the jnagnllicaUMi or the vflewtindtr to mesh with your eyesij h(, II you tJon'l take tins step, scenes thai appear out-od-foews ihrougn Lhe vlewlliuler may actually be sharply tOCuied through (he tens, and vice versa. riqurt 1 4 LI je ihn c ri ii 1 i1 i ii.ur t i contr-nl tq he iff ulfHitlri flnr 'ni ui. Im...

Kicking our Camera into Advanced Gear

W Av fapertnre-piinriiyftiiio Kpcwtire 'iTie opposite oi shuUer-priority autoexposore. this mode asks you to select the aperture selling ihus Av, For oeertart mine. The camera then selects the appropriate shutter speed to properly ewpose the picture, A-DEP (auto depth c f field.) DtfUh of held refers to the extent to which oh ects at a distance lrrnn your subject appear sltarply rocused. One way to control depth ol held Is to adjust Ihe aperture setting. In this exposure mode, the camera...

Protecting Photos

Vou can protect pictures Ironi accidental erasure by giving them protected sratus. After yon take tills step, the camera doesn't allow you to delete a picture. Formatting your memory card, however, < lo< > i erase even protected pictures. See the stdebar elsewhere in this chapter lor more about formatting. The picture protection Icature comes In especially handy If you share a camera with other people. Vou can protect pictures so that those other people know that they shouldn't delete...

Monitoring Exposure Settings

Whin you press the shutter button tnillway. the Current 1-Stopr shutter speed, and 150 speed appear in both ihe viewtmder display, as shown in Figure and 5n the Camera Setting display, as shown in figure S-i i, tkj Uve View mode, the e post re data appears At the botfon ol the monitor and lakes a form similar to what you see in the viewiinde*. fl't upcoming sidebar sih> ws you ihe live View screen and provides information about oilier eitposure-reiatcd aspects Ol sh Jtibji ill Uve Virw...

Getting the Lay of the Land

Atlas hi ng and uslnjj SI K lens-Adjusting the vtewNridcr to your eyesight with euttn ttuntdiyariE (jetting acquainted with external camera torn nils Usipi tlkt.- CAfritra ukjplus and Camera Scttinsis display DeCiptkerinj vlewhnder data Cuutcmiiyic biisic Camera operaLloPis M stilt remember 1he day I hat I boii 3h L my fi rsl SL.Ti Eilnn camera. I was 4 axcited lo Niuilly move up from pny onc-hutton puint-and-shoot camtra hut I was a link aiuLtuus. loo. My new pride and joy spurted several...

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Processing Raw CRJ Fites

Cha pter 3 im roduces you to t he Camera Ha fi le format. which enables you to captons images s raw data. The advantage or capturing Raw files, which are called amp amp files on your Rebel X5i d5QI gt . is that yo make the decisions about how io iianstaie he raw data into an Html photograph. You can specify attributes such as color intensity, image sharpening, contrast. nd sf.i on all of whir h are handled aiitfnn.nlf.illy by the camera if you use its ol her Meramwt.JFEG.

Using your mouse as a shutter button

Along wnti providing a convenjciit way far you to towflio d images, the EDS Uttty soft we Mibies voti to use you icmpiner to cmaiiy si o t plgiuns wtll. While your Larnera is ccnnEctE J la yW can-pu1err clickiig Me Camera Sett nJjtfTtflmQW Shoatir-g butts 11 in the main EOS Utility whiiIdw l splays a panel Confining clickable controls tar adjusting the inuior earned sellings, such as icirturi. -'11rr- ba'-anct, ISO, and mctnring I'sde. idler you establish those sctkngs, ycu tick anoltier buttsn...

Ftrsabiing the AFAssist Beam

In dim lighting, your camera may emit an AF autolne us -asslst beam from the built-in flash when you press the shutter button halfway assuming that the flash unit is open, or conr.se. Thl s pulse of II gfit hel ps t he camera see I Ls target better, improving the performance or t he aulofocttslng system. If you're shonllug In a situat Ion where the AR-assIsi beam may be d 1stractIng lo your subject or lo others In the room., you can disable It. 1fti1 lt e these steps lo conl rol t his aspect of...

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As another option, you can use Windows Explorer or tlie Mac Finder to si mpdy d rag and drop files from your memory card to your computer's ha nf drive. The process is ejtaclly tFie same as wtten you move any other Jilc Iron a CO, DVfIr or other storage device onto vou r ha rd drLve. F gt gu na I- b W ndaw may display this in iai baxful D-i transfer aphons. Safeguarding your digital photo files To make sura That yaur digital pnotas enjoy a rang, healthy lie, tono these storage f Ooirtrely on...

Ten Special Purpose Features to Explore on a Rainy

O.i stoml zing I he Tune ion of the Sd button Changi nn 1 he Toe us and exposure Eocki njj con nols Disabling the autorocus-assist beam Using in no lockup for Shake-Tree shoot im Recording Dust Delete Data Wallpapering your computer monitor with a favorite image Creating cikstom jnenus t I 4 f- I I i I V l I I i i I Consider I his chapter I tie literary equivalent of the end or one ol I hose late-niglu mlomercial offers the part where the host exclaims But wail TTiere's more The leu failures...

Dampening noise

Noise, die d gical deled ttial gftrKyaur pictures b speckled Hok refer Id Figure cen occor lor 1 0 reasons a h gn ISG speed flntf a Jong expcum amp aig, The Rebel S-.'iGC afiers two nDse-rerraval til -l r L one designed to help eradicate ISO-related naise and nolicr tc tfampun lho type of wise that Ccura during icng exposures. Bu'ti HierS are provided IhroughCustom Functions, haw-ever, winch mains that vc j can access them only hi ihe advanced eaiosLremaies. To en ebie i SO noise refaction, vsn...

Adjusting Color Saturation

S uT lion refers lo I he intensity and purity ol color. A lully saturate color contains no black, white, or gray. In other words, saturated colors arc deep. rkh, and bold. II net I hat I he colors produced by the Rebel J Sy iOD are already pretty highly saturated, but on occasion, an Image can bond it rom a little saturation bump in the digital darkroom. Figure 1CW9 oilers ail example. 1 was drawn to this scene by the mix of colors, and the original photo, shown on the lelt In the figure seemed...

Getting Good Pointand Shcot Results

- iii Ywf camera oilers Several ful ly auloUlitf lc exposure modes. al I o1 hIch f Jt I piain laier in this chapter, But in any of 1lose modes, lire key to good photos is lo follow a specific picture-iafcing technique. l'o Iiy 11 out. set the Mode dlal on top of die camera to Kuli Aulo. as showft in ftie ihi isii ije in Kigore 3-1, Ttoen set the fHiulng switch on the lens to the ak autofocusj Position, as sisown in the ri hi image in ngure 2-1. Ttie liguiie leaimes ihe lens Lhat is bmniled wlth...

Tweaking Color Balance

Chapter 6ejf plains how to use yovr camera's white balance and Picture Style controls lo manipulate the codors in your pictures. II you can't get the results you want hy using those features, you may heahle to do the job using he Hftlt Adlustmenl Niter olfered by the Canon browser. In Figure LQ-15, lor example. 1 used the filler In tone down Lhe amount ni blue In the Image and hrlng out the warm yellow tnues of lhe hulldLisg Instead. Figure 10-ni I wann ftoliirf. o ft ipr j je Iba buildings...

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The carr ar a selects nodi apHMure and shirtter speefl tHItfliWS priority to Seeding an Overture that prOduCcslhn d amp pth c' tictd needed 10 keep all objC Cls irt the r anie in sharp ftieuJ. V'c-l area sure which a perTme setting 1d use lo extend lhe zone 01 Sharp locus 10 COrtr all 01 your SubiflCrj. In I he advanced exposure modes, you liave I he Following ISO chokes f Aulo You can still. rely on the camera to adjust ISO lor you in the advanced exposure modes id you prefer. The same...

Oisabtwq Auto Lighting Optimization

When ytui sliuot in any ol the mil v automatic exposure iHUdet,ttHOIMri automatically cliecks each picture fur two potential exposure problems a Lou-da ik subject an J a lac ol oouLrast. II it detects either, it autojiiatkaJly applies a subtle corrective tweafc as it records tlte picture to the memory card. Canon calls this lea lure Auto Lighting OptliAlaUflL In general. Auto Lighting Optimization Is a good lhin . which li why ilie Tea-ture is also applied hydetault in the advanced exposure...

Understanding Fite lype JPEG cr RawJ

Lu add 1 ion. to establishing the resolution or your pliotos. lie Quality setting determines lit file forma TFie Flic Jorni t simply refers to the type of image 1ile that lie ClfflHI produces. Your Canon olFerS two rile formats. Jli C and Raw. with acOuple variationsof each, Tlie nest sections explain the pros and consol cach setting, Don't ton lust fife fanftat wit ti the Format option on Setup Menu I. That option erases all dala on your memory card see Chapter 1 Tor details. JPEG The imaging...

Table of Contents

I i i m i i i t H i i i i lt i n trvrfitc t ion ,, I m reduction A Quick l.ook nt Whal's Part I FajT flack ro Super Part II Part 111 Working wll h Plcl ure Pa t IV The Par Icons and Ulhfii Sttili to About the Software Shown In This Pracllcfl. R i Pal Ifint, and Have Part J Fast Track to Super Snaps 7 Chapter 1 Getting Die Lay of the Land 9 Geltlng Cotnlorlahli wllh Your rtltiehlnq a Renewing a Using aji IS image stflhllizer Footing zooming the Adjusting the Vlewfinder Woifciiij wt h Memory...

Ten Fast Photo Editing Tricks

Lslnp tFie editing tools in Canon Zoom Browser EX and maudl rowscT Correcting e i gt 05urc and color problems Creating the illusion oF sharper Focus vcry photographer produces a clunker Image now and then. When tt hap-fr pens lo jkhi, don t lie too quick to roach or the Erase hultcm on your camera. Many common problems are surprisingly easy lo fix using the tools ound in most photo editing programs. En Tact, you can perform many common rctouchLug LasLs using one oF the iree programs provided...

Putting It All Together

Reviewing lh.c b sl II-aevuiiiJ picture-taking settings Adjusting the camera fox portrait photography Discovering llie keys- to s uper attlun shots Waling in die right settings 10 capture landscapes and Other EtenlC vistas - Capturing close-up views or your subjcct Shooting through Jass. capturing Fireworks, an J conquering otFtfr Special cliallcnges Earlier chapters of this boot break down each and every picturxMaking Feature un your Reliel XSi MlD. describing In detail how the various...

Avoiding Printing Problems

Although digital printing has cornea long way in the past couple ol years, a lew issues still can cause hiccups in the printing process. So beFore you print your pltolos, whether you want to do it on your own printer or send 1 hem n a lab. read through the neat three sections, which show you how to avoid the mosl common rouble spots, Check the pixef count before yeu print Rewfuti amp L or tlie number of pixels in your digital image, plays a huge role in how large you can print your photos and...

Sharpening focus Sort Of

Have you ever seen one of those spy movie thrillers where the good Roys captures photo of the villain's lace only the piclure is so blurry thai it could Jost as easily be a pklu ol pudding The heroes as the pholoJab experts lo enhance the piclure, and within seconds, ll's translormed Into an iinape so clear ym can make out individual hairs in the villain's mustache. It is wi h heavy heart that I tell you that this kind of image rescue s pure Hollywood lamasy, You simply can't lake a hiurry...

Using Zoom BroWser EXftmaqe BrcWser

Canon Photo Editing Software

In addition 1o the afoiomenl loned software tools, your Canon CD contains two additional programs ZoomHrowser FJt Windows or tmageBrowser MaeJ, plu 5 Digital Photo Professional. In 1lus section, yuu can Find out how to organise your photos using the ZuomBrowser EX l inageKrowscr tool. Although you can view thumbnails ui your images in Digital Pliuto I'Tolcssional. that tool is designed Tor advanced users, so I don't cover it in this honk. The nest sections give you the most basic of...

Numerics

KIB memory card Hclute capacity. 66 S-second Sell-T mcr, 54 A-BQ fauto depth of field expusurc mode jvaUjhte amofocus mod , J 63 exposure meier. 122 flash melerlng. t-49 In Live Vtcw mode, 97 CyvtTvifpK, Tl-TJ-3 U using, 128. 17 J77 access light memory card , 17-lfi, ACD5ee soFlwaie. 2 icUon shms, .1,2tO-2H act Ival I rig Camera Settings display, 2 i active autotoeus K gt im, adding cleaning Instruction 10 manes, original decision data. 323 teat io phoio . ins-Jlf adpusiing AF autofoeus mode....

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F i nuf tD-19 u rac .ip-.varc in angluan M e image, drag dawn n arkan It 1 nhijhrtohriivi i i p l .irv gt 1 i'lbwri' fi giirp 1 M The best way lu m-ally understand this filter i s tu try it fur yourself. So take these steps 1. Open the Image in Its own Viewer window. You know the drill Just douhle-c ck ihe itikimbnUO In the mih b owser window, see Chapier amp I you need hety,1 2j Open the lone Curve Adjustment retouching window, fn WifKtoux Click the dit drop-do n hit at ti e lop of ihe browser...

Manipulating Focus and Color

Control ling the camera's autolocuslng perlornkance Choosing an autotocus mode AutofocushiR in U e Vk-w mode Understanding rocai lengths. depth of lend, and oti er focus factor Ksplorinn while balance and its dietl on color Stretching your color pah-tie with Adobe HUH Tweaking color and sharpening via Item re Styles ro many people, the word focus lias just one inlerprctalion when applied to a photograph Either the subject ls in ocus or it's blurry. And It's true, this characteristic or your...

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Figure 5 tj- Tl-is sp fljgt s Hero MkartflMmuring jr amp lor Psmjl mtinng and Spor imjiflring. In must cas , Emtualtve metering does a wd oi calculating eapomme. nut it can get ihjown ofl wtt ji iiifarit suhjea is set against a hri in hack, gruu id or vice vc rea. As an example, in the leh i iitajje in hit u re a-1 the a mount ' gt 1 bright background caused lie camera to select ait bpUurtthM lelt the statue too dark. So I swLtched to Partial metering. which properly exposed trie statue. fSpot...

Adding Text

You Jaiow Lhat saying. hA picture is wnjrtb a thousand words Well. you can up that count even more hy adding text to ytmr photo. You can do .so as iolkiws 1. Open your photo lu Its owu Viewer window hy dnuhle-cllckJiig Ihe linage thumbnail Jn the main browser wimtow. 2. Choose insert Te l irom the Edft drop-do m lid. IjOuk lor the list at Lhe top of the window 1 you use the Windows version of the program and at the hoi Lorn II you're a Mac user. Either way, you see your photo In the Insert Text...

Adding Cleaning Instructions to Images

You've no doubt noticed that your-camera displays a message that says hScnsor Cleaning every time you turn the camera oif. And when yon I urn I he camera on, a I it Lie cleaning Icon flickers 1n the lower-right corner oF he Camcra Sittings display. These alerts tell you that the camera Is performing a sell-malntenance step Lhat Is designed Lo remove from the sensor any dust particles thai may have made their way inlo the camera interior. jjiBFfl f you don't sec Lhesc alerls, open Setup Menu. 2,...

Creating Desktop Waiipaper

Images Waiipaper

You ran quickly 1um ait image on your camera memory eanrt into di' kluii uxHtpoper a background Image that appears on your monitor, behind any LrniiA or pioflram windows. For example, J plastered my Wind-cms desktop with a water lily image, as shown In Figure L M . ligmt 11-iJ 'r'c-,1 can ueh alawrrte mage as yoi mnnrtor background ligmt 11-iJ 'r'c-,1 can ueh alawrrte mage as yoi mnnrtor background To dccoratc your monitor, fillldwthfit steps- L Con neet Ihe camera to the computer, following...

Lki Nambr Thai Lotri

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4. frets the right or IcR cruse key as needed to display Custom function . i ml then prew Set. Look Tor he Custom Function number in the upper-rljj il corner ol the screen, as labeled in Figure 5-21. Note Ltmt ttte Cusmni Functions are grouped into lour categoric that ant iksjigned Koman numerals Custom F unction i, uL and so on. The eal- I egory number appears in line top-leil corner ol 1 he st een, Croup 11 of - W wft ich i itgi iii ghi rone Prior y is a menber, contains Custom Functions...

Customizing Exposure and Focus Lock Options

Lock Lock Canon D300

Ely default, pressing your shutter h utton halfway establislws and locks focus when you use autofoc usln g. Wlren you shoot In 1 he advanced autoexposu re nodes, you also can 1ocli In Ihe exposure seLlin s I he camera selects by pressing and holding 1 he F aiitoen iosi re Ijook hglton, labeled In hLq re t 1-3. Venn can customize Ihe locking behaviors of the wo buttons via Custom Function 10. Here's how. t. Set Ihe Mnde dial In au Lidy amp nced exposure selling. As with all Custom Fund Ions, you...

Will A Shadow Be More Or Less Hash If The Light Is Closer To Subjects

Figura i t Vcu twi ylaw ejicdsl re scrongs inihe Ch hafi frcmgsdiap jv nrvlewhrrier 2. To further unften lite background, doc Iil, get closer, or both. As covered in Chapter t. zooming In 1o a longer focal length also reduces depth oi held. V does moving physically closer to your subject. Avoid using a ens with a short fnejl lenglh a wlrl angle lens for portraits. 1'hey ean eause features to appear distorted sewt of lite how people look when yon view them a security peephole In a door. For...

Enabling Mirror Lockup

Ore i gt l the components Involved in the optical syslrm ol an 5L.R camera Ira liny mirror that moves when you press the shulter hutlnn. The small Vibration caused hy the movemenL ni Ihr- mirror can result In slight blurring of Ihe image when you use a very slow shutier speed, st'iKnt wfth a long telephoto lens, or lake reme elose-u p shot s. To ellmlnal e II he posstb II lly, your camera offers a ieature called mirror imkup. When you enable this leature, Ihe mirror movement Js competed well...

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