Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D: From Snapshots to Great Shots
- By Jeff Revell
- Published Jun 23, 2010 by Peachpit Press. Part of the From Snapshots to Great Shots series.
- Copyright 2010
- Dimensions: 7-1/2 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 288
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-73391-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-73391-7
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Jeff Revell has been shooting professionally for more than 25 years, and has a wide range of expertise in everything from landscape photography to travel and urban photography. As an early adopter of digital technology, he has been on the leading edge of digital imaging technology, education and instruction. Perhaps best known as the photographer behind the popular "PhotoWalk Pro" blog, each weekday Jeff shares step-by-step tutorials on digital photography technique and editing of digital images. The worldwide appeal of Jeff's site, along with his live PhotoWalks have made him one of the most sought-after and trusted sources for digital photography training and education.
Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the Rebel to take great pictures. With Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.
Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Jeff Revell, and you will:
- Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the Rebel
- Use the Rebel’s automatic modes to get better shots right away
- Move on to the Creative zone, where you have full control over the look and feel of your images
- Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more
- Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits
- Find out how to get great shots in low light
- Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter
And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your Rebel to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/canonrebelt2i550dfromsnapshotstogreatshots.
Share photos on our Canon Rebel T2i / 550D flickr group.
102 of 104 people found the following review helpful
Must-have book for those upgrading from a point-and-shoot,
This review is from: Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Paperback)I'm no pro photographer, but simply got tired of the slow response times and sub-par quality from the various point-and-shoot camera's I've owned over the years, and bought the Canon T2i. The camera is excellent and was well worth the investment. To go beyond the "full-auto" most everyone uses with the point-and-shoots, I wanted something to teach me about all of the features of this powerful camera. I looked at several books, and this one caught my eye, especially based on it's review for the T1i camera. I took a chance and bought it, and am extremely impressed. This book not only goes through all of the camera's photo features, but it actually teaches you the what, how, why, when, and where to use them all, with great examples, and even assignments at the end of each chapter. It's very well written, with sample photos, and descriptions of how they were each taken. There are a lot of tips, with easy-to-follow instructions for every feature and menu. After only going through a few... Read more
45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Excellent in the paper form, okay for the Kindle,
This review is from: Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Paperback)I do not take pictures for a living, but have take a photography class in college. I've used SLRs in the past and just upgraded to a Canon T2i and I was looking for a book to help me get back into thinking like a photographer. This book caught my eye in the bookstore and I checked to see if it was available in the Kindle app for the iPad. Trying to go digital in my bookshelf because of the iPad and i thought it would be better to have digital reference books with me when I am out taking pictures.
In general the book is amazing. The one thing I appreciate most is the photography assignments at the end of the chapters. This is helping me to keep focused in practicing a specific subject with my new camera. The book is laid out very nicely with great photos and helpful instruction throughout. The author focuses on photo, buy touches on video, and gives you access to two additional chapters on using the camera for film. A very nice, unexpected bonus. I think the author says... Read more
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Great for understanding camera basics,
This review is from: Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Paperback)I am not a very experienced photographer. I bought the Canon T2i camera to take better photos. In order to understand the camera itself, I purchased this book as well as the "...For Dummies" book.
This book by Revell is written for someone who would like to spend about 8 hours in total to learn the essentials of the camera as well as some effective ways to use it. The book explains how a professional photographer thinks if he were to use this particular camera. It is not an exhaustive reference guide. It's more of a "beginner photography tutorial". You feel as if you're being mentored when reading this guide. I can imagine a conversation going along the lines of "What's this, teacher?" and the answer being "You won't need that until you've mastered this other stuff, so don't worry about it".
If you want to spend 8-10 hours in "tutorial" learning about how to use this camera, about the concepts of depth of field, white balancing, lenses, focusing, moving... Read more
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