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Canon EOS 77D For Dummies By Julie Adair King

Canon EOS 77D For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Canon EOS 77D For Dummies Summary

Canon EOS 77D For Dummies by Julie Adair King

Get pro results from your 77D!

The Canon EOS 77D puts features from higher-end cameras into a model designed for amateur photographers--and that's good news for you! Even better, Canon EOS 77D For Dummies makes it easier than ever to start producing pro-level photos. You'll start by getting a grasp on the mysterious terms that photographers throw around and then learn how your camera puts you in control of your image's exposure, color, and focus tools. Plus, you can follow some basic photography recipes to create portraits, nature shots, and action photos worth bragging about.

If you're just getting your hands on your first DSLR camera, you're in for a photographer's delight! With the help of this friendly guide, you'll walk through all the steps of shooting in automatic, scene, or manual mode. Plus, the book is packed with full-color photos designed to explain and illustrate how the 77D can control the focus and color in an image--ensuring you'll get the perfect shot every time.

  • Find simple steps for shooting better photos
  • Learn the tricks the pros use to control exposure settings
  • Discover how to capture better light and color
  • Get tips for working with more advanced features

Everything you need to take picture-perfect photos with your Canon EOS 77D is inside!

About Julie Adair King

Julie Adair King is a veteran photography author and educator. Her books include several editions of Digital Photography For Dummies and Canon camera guides. Robert Correll is a guru in all things digital and author of Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 About This Book 1 Foolish Assumptions 2 Icons Used in This Book 2 Beyond the Book 3 Where to Go from Here 3 Part 1: Fast Track to Super Snaps 5 Chapter 1: Getting Up and Running 7 Preparing the Camera for Initial Use 7 Exploring External Camera Features 12 Topside controls 12 Back-of-the-body controls 14 And the rest 17 Changing from Standard to Guided Display Mode 19 Ordering from Camera Menus 21 Mastering menu basics 21 Navigating Custom Functions 23 Customizing the Touch Screen 25 Viewing Shooting Settings 27 Displaying the Quick Control screen 27 Decoding viewfinder data 28 Reading the LCD panel 30 Switching to Live View Mode 31 Customizing the Live View display 32 Staying safe with Live View 35 Using Quick Control Mode 36 Familiarizing Yourself with the Lens 38 Focusing 39 Zooming 40 Enabling Image Stabilization 40 Removing a lens 42 Decoding Canon lens terminology 42 Working with Memory Cards 42 Buying SD cards 43 Formatting a card 43 Removing a card 43 Handling cards 43 Locking cards 44 Using Eye-Fi memory cards 44 Reviewing Basic Setup Options 44 Setup Menu 1 45 Setup Menu 2 47 Setup Menu 3 48 Setup Menu 4 49 Setup Menu 5 51 Chapter 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings 53 Choosing an Exposure Mode 54 Basic Zone exposure modes 54 Creative Zone modes (P, Tv, Av, and M) 55 Changing the Drive Mode 56 Understanding the Image Quality Setting 59 Adjusting the Image Quality setting 60 Considering resolution: L, M, S1, or S2? 62 Understanding file type (JPEG or Raw) 66 Setting the Photo Aspect Ratio 70 Adding Flash 71 Using flash in Basic Zone modes 74 Using flash in P, Tv, Av, and M modes 77 Chapter 3: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically 87 Using Scene Intelligent Auto Mode 88 Viewfinder shooting 88 Live View photography 92 Shooting in Flash Off Mode 95 Taking Advantage of Scene Modes 95 Looking at the primary scene modes 96 Accessing specialty scene modes 98 Adjusting a few settings 101 Gaining More Control with Creative Auto 103 Part 2: Taking Creative Control 109 Chapter 4: Taking Charge of Exposure 111 Introducing the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO 112 Aperture affects depth of field 114 Shutter speed affects motion blur 115 ISO affects image noise 117 Doing the exposure balancing act 119 Stepping Up to Advance Exposure Modes (P, Tv, Av, and M) 120 Monitoring Exposure Settings 121 Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode 124 Setting ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed 127 Controlling ISO 128 Adjusting aperture and shutter speed 130 Sorting Through Your Camera's Exposure-Correction Tools 132 Overriding autoexposure results with Exposure Compensation 132 Improving high-contrast shots with Highlight Tone Priority 137 Experimenting with Auto Lighting Optimizer 139 Looking at a few other exposure solutions 143 Locking Autoexposure Settings 147 Bracketing Exposures Automatically 149 Chapter 5: Controlling Focus and Depth of Field 155 Setting the Lens to Automatic or Manual Focusing Mode 156 Exploring Viewfinder Focusing Options 158 Adjusting autofocus performance 159 Considering a few other autofocus settings 169 Focusing in Live View and Movie Modes 170 AF Method: Setting the focusing area 171 AF Operation: One-Shot or Servo? 173 Manual focusing in Live View and Movie modes 174 Zooming in for a focus check 176 Manipulating Depth of Field 178 Chapter 6: Mastering Color Controls 183 Understanding White Balance 184 Changing the White Balance setting 185 Creating a custom White Balance setting 189 Fine-tuning color with White Balance Shift 190 Bracketing White Balance 193 Taking a Quick Look at Picture Styles 197 Changing the Color Space 201 Chapter 7: Putting It All Together 203 Recapping Basic Picture Settings 203 Shooting Still Portraits 205 Capturing Action 210 Capturing Scenic Vistas 214 Capturing Dynamic Close-Ups 217 Chapter 8: Shooting and Viewing Movies 219 Recording Movies Using Default Settings 220 Choosing between NTSC and PAL 222 Customizing Recording Settings 222 Choosing a Movie Recording Size setting 223 Setting audio options 227 Using Movie Digital Zoom 230 Reviewing Other Movie Options 232 Autofocusing options 233 Movie Digital IS 234 Playing with exposure and color 235 Checking out a few final features 237 Playing Movies 239 Part 3: After the Shot 241 Chapter 9: Picture Playback 243 Adjusting Automatic Image Review 244 Viewing Pictures in Playback Mode 244 Viewing thumbnails (Index mode) 246 Jumping through images 248 Rotating pictures 251 Zooming in for a closer view 253 Showing focus points during playback 254 Viewing Picture Data 255 Basic Information display mode 256 Shooting Information display mode 257 Understanding histograms 262 Taking Advantage of Image Search 264 Viewing Photos and Movies on a TV 268 Chapter 10: Working with Picture and Movie Files 271 Deleting Files 272 Protecting Photos and Movies 275 Rating Photos and Movies 277 Cropping Photos 280 Installing the Canon Software 283 Sending Pictures to the Computer 284 Downloading via Wi-Fi or USB 285 Downloading from a card reader 289 Converting Raw Images in Digital Photo Professional 4 290 Preparing Pictures for Online Sharing 293 Part 4: The Part of Tens 297 Chapter 11: Ten More Customization Options 299 Changing the Furniture Around 299 Silencing the Camera 300 Disabling the AF-Assist Beam 300 Preventing Shutter Release without a Memory Card 301 Reducing the Number of Exposure Stops 301 Creating a Custom Menu 302 Adding Custom Folders 302 Turning Off the Shooting Settings Screen 303 Embedding Copyright Notices 304 Adding Cleaning Instructions to Images 306 Chapter 12: Ten Features to Explore on a Rainy Day 307 Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie 308 Enabling Mirror Lockup 309 Exploring DPOF Printing 309 Adding Special Effects to Photos 310 Adding Effects During Shooting 312 Tagging Pictures for a Photo Book 314 Creating Video Snapshots 315 Trimming Movies 316 Presenting a Slide Show 317 Exploring Interval Timer Shooting 318 Appendix: Exploring Wireless Connections 319 Preparing the Camera 320 Connecting to a Computer 322 Disconnecting and reconnecting 324 Reviewing EOS Utility functions 325 Connecting to a Smartphone or Tablet 326 Decoding the Wireless Symbols 328 Index 331

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Canon EOS 77D For Dummies by Julie Adair King
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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