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Canon 6D Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation with the Canon EOS 6D [Kindle Edition]

Douglas Klostermann
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Canon 6D Experience is an e-book user's guide that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this versatile and customizable full-frame dSLR camera, plus most importantly how, when, and why to use them in your photography. Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive style of all Full Stop guides, Canon 6D Experience will help you learn to use your EOS 6D quickly and competently, to consistently make the types of images you desire.

You can read this guide on your PC or Mac, or take it into the field on your iPad, tablet, Kindle, or phone with free Kindle Reading Apps.

As one Canon user has said about Full Stop guides, "I don't know how I could fully take advantage of all the features the camera has to offer without this publication! It's well-organized, easy to understand, and succinct enough to keep your attention while still containing a wealth of information to get the most out of your camera."

Take control of your Canon 6D, the image taking process, and the photos you create!

For Intermediate and Enthusiast Photographers - This guide is designed for enthusiast dSLR photographers who wish to take fuller advantage of the capabilities of their camera and go beyond Auto+ and Program modes and shoot competently in Av, Tv, and M modes; take full control of the versatile autofocus system and shooting settings; and learn how, when, and why to use and customize the various controls, buttons, and features of the 6D. It covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those learning digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation, plus taking advantage of the newer features found in the 6D such as in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes.

For Experienced Photographers - This guide explains the new and advanced features and settings in order to quickly get you up and running and taking advantage of these capabilities. Plus it explains the camera controls, the in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposures features, in-camera image processing, introduces the HD video capabilities, Wi-Fi and GPS functions, and guides you through all the 6D Menu and Custom Function items in order to help you best set up and customize the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs.

Canon 6D Experience focuses on still-photography with an introduction to all the movie settings to get you started with video. Sections include:
  • Setting Up Your EOS 6D: Explanations of all of the Canon 6D Custom Function settings and Menu options, with recommended settings.
  • Camera Controls: Explanations of the various controls, plus how to customize them for your needs.
  • Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv), and Manual (M) Modes: How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposure settings.
  • Auto Focusing Modes and Drive Modes: How and when to use them to capture sharp images of both still and moving subjects.
  • Exposure Metering Modes: How and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation.
  • Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance: Understanding these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations.
  • Wi-Fi and GPS: Introduction to the set-up and use of the built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.
  • Introduction to Video Settings: Explanations of the settings and options to get you started.
  • The Image Taking Process: Descriptive tutorials for using the settings and controls.
  • Composition: Brief tips, techniques, and explanations.
  • Lenses and Photography Accessories: Choosing your next Canon lens, useful 6D accessories, and recommended photography books.
This digital guide to the Canon 6D is an illustrated e-book that goes beyond the manual to explain how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the 6D to help you get the most from your camera.

Editorial Reviews

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What Readers are Saying about Doug Klostermann's previous Canon dSLR Guides:

Very clear and precise - It explains all the features of the 5D Mk3 and does this in a very clear and precise way, giving a detailed run through of the camera functions and controls as well as the operation and options of the menu system - and it does this without assuming you are an expert photographer to begin with. This is an excellent book to help with getting to grips with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, whether as a newcomer to the EOS world or upgrading from a previous version.

Best reference book for Canon 5D Mk III - Well written and easy to understand. This book really helps one to be able to take advantage of all the features of the Canon 5D Mk III. A must have.

A Pro Right There with You - If you want to get the camera up and running with the feeling of a pro right there with you then I would strongly recommend it. He walks you through setting the camera up and gives you his reasoning for the settings. He leaves the door open to change them based on your level of experience. After the basic settings tour Doug then gets down to the heart of this great camera: the custom settings and focus system. His explanation is first class and he explains how various custom settings are related to each other. All in all a great read.  Camera in one hand and reader in the other and dig in.
-Tim S.

Will Save You A Month On The Learning Curve - This book clearly and practically walks the reader through every step of setting up and using the 5D3. A wonderfully well-organized book, it explains every feature and setting on the camera with recommendations on optimal setup choices and the reasoning behind each recommendation. This is the lowest cost, highest value accessory I could have purchased.

Simplifies without technical jargon! - Douglas Klostermann has the unique ability to explain in very readable, easy-to-follow directions how to operate every facet of the Canon 5D Mark III. This is definitely worth purchasing as a companion to the camera and the camera's manual.

Excellent ebook - This book is first-class, and this author knows his stuff about Canon cameras. He cuts to the chase, and gets right to the heart of the important matters. I learned a lot and I learned it very quickly indeed. Highly recommended.
-S. Walker

Superb Guide to the 5D Mark III - An excellent guide, clear and concise. A great tool for budding photographer as well as the seasoned pro. A sure way to get the most out of your camera.
-Mark S.

About the Author

Douglas Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer, as well as the author of best-selling photography guides including Canon 5D Mark III Experience and Canon 7D Experience.

He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. He also lectures and gives instruction on digital photography. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Learn more about photography techniques and equipment on his blog Picturing Change at and view his photography at

Product Details

  • File Size: 11764 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Full Stop Media (January 14, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B13B6GC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,659 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There is Always Something New to Learn March 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I have been shooting Canon cameras for years...and just upgraded to the 6D from a 50D. I almost didn't purchase the book because I figured the 6D couldn't be that different, right? But then I thought - it is a small investment relative to the price of the 6D, and maybe I would learn something new. And indeed I did! Doug Klostermann's book helped me understand every feature and menu item on my new well as enlightening me on many similar features on my 50D. I found the chapters on how the camera auto-focuses and the various exposure modes particularly helpful. I think I finally understand why I would sometimes get wildly different exposure results when I was re-framing compositions. The chapter on customizing the camera buttons has given me a whole new approach to my new camera. These were features that were available to me on my 50D, but I never knew how to use them to my advantage, or why I would want to change them. The book is well written, and easy to follow - Best read with your camera in your hands so you can try everything out. Klostermann is very good at explaining not only what the feature DOES, but WHY or WHAT SITUATION (or WHY NOT) you would use a particular feature.
The book was definitely was worth the purchase price and the time I invested in reading it. Thanks Doug! I am looking forward to putting it all into practice.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for every EOS 6D owner .... January 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I purchased the PDF version of this e-book from the authors website. I was (I thought) a fairly experienced EOS 60D user when I purchased my 6D camera and purchased the e-book to help me understand the different auto-focusing options on the 6D. However, I found myself learning a lot from this e-book that is applicable to the 60D and the 6D.
the book
We all know that the manuals that come with the cameras are very difficult to read and do not really explain much at all. This book however is excellent, explaining everything you need to know about the camera as well as some photography basics as well. The book is well-written and illustrated throughout with great pictures of the camera, menu screenshots etc as well as example photographs as well.

I would highly recommend this book to every 6D owner.

In addition, if you haven't checked out the authors website, do yourself a favour and do so.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a tremendous tool for 6D owners February 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Mr. Klostermann's format goes so far beyond what one gets from an owner's manual. His book walks one through all the camera menus and options, and gives real-world applicability to the infinite possibilities this camera is capable of. He gives recommendations as to what he leaves his settings on, excellent explanations as to why, and variations one may wnat depending on useage. Can't recommend this highly enough!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Started Shooting Today with This Book! January 29, 2013
By Laura A
Format:Kindle Edition
This book helps you use your camera to its full potential!

Douglas Klostermann takes you through the features of the Canon 6D in a way the Canon manual does not. The book is intended to be read alongside the manual; it is not a repeat of the information in the manual.

Use the Canon 6D manual to learn the mechanics of a function on your camera,and then let Doug show you why you want to use that particular function and how you want to set it to accomplish your goal.

I think of Doug as my friend, standing alongside me and giving me hints on becoming a better photographer. This book is a must for new users and helpful to those familiar with previous cameras.

If you've purchased a Canon 6D, you should purchase this book and use your camera to its full potential and avoid unnecessary problems!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is Right On! June 14, 2013
By Joe M.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the second Doug Klostermann book on Canon cameras that I have read. I have several others by different authors, however I like Doug's style the best. He hits on all of the features including some undocumented tricks of the trade. He also explains why you might need or want a particular feature. This book is well worth the money. You will take away knowledge that would take years to accumulate on your own, if at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best value and most helpful June 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Having purchased several DSLR guides over the years, Douglas Klostermann's "Experience" e-books are to me the most useful, easy to read, comprehensive guides unmatched by other camera guides. I purchased his "7D Experience" and his "6D Experience" and continue to refer to them, while the other manuals/guides are forgotten and lost in my collection of books.

The "Experience" guides are thorough, with clear explanations of the menus, features, with useful hints and tips for camera settings (very helpful when you have a new/complex camera in your hands). In my opinion there is simply no author whose books are so helpful.

One other point, since these are e-books, the author updates them and offers the updated versions when necessary. I remember when Canon offered a major, major firmware update to its EOS 7D, Douglas Klostermann's e-book was the only 7D guide which offered the updated guide (with full references to the old and new Canon 7D manuals with page numbers, etc). I was truly grateful for that. I doubt other authors would take the time and trouble to do such work, and in the case of printed guides/manuals, that is out of the question.

I have both his guides in my iPad for quick reference.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The "Bible" for the Canon 6D
Easy to read, very thorough guide to the 6D. I find myself constantly referring to this book to learn new techniques about the use of the camera. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michael D. Kaplan
1.0 out of 5 stars It may be for you, but it is not for me.
Totally regret getting this book. I feel like I wasted $10 :(
Published 4 months ago by Singing377
5.0 out of 5 stars A 6D owners must have....
Great book for a new 6D owner.
Published 6 months ago by Jim696
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 6D' book
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Published 6 months ago by Peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Cover to cover
Excellent book, it was well written and explained. I consider myself a technical person and have dealt with a lot of different Canon Cameras and this book really gave me some... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Marty Mar
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for canon 6d owners and enthusiasts.
The book was written well and in a clear and concise manner. The author did a great job of not making the materials in the book tedious and boring, which is what most instructional... Read more
Published 8 months ago by JOHN L.I. NY
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget any other book this one is for you if you have a Canon 6D and...
I would suggest this book to any Canon buyer as it is the only plain english book that has a good explaination of the camera and what it is capable of. Read more
Published 10 months ago by graeme
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners.
Well written, easily comprehensible. Advanced users may not get a lot of info from this guide, but the chances are everyone will find at least a little something to learn.
Published 11 months ago by Ginjeet
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantatsic tool to help you make the most with the 6D
As someone who doesn't usually read manuals, this is by far the best one I have encountered!

Like everything, if you want to make full potential of something you've got... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Tina Bernstein
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More About the Author

Douglas Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer and the author of best-selling dSLR camera guides including 'Canon 5D Mark III Experience' and 'Nikon D810 Experience.' He has photographed for numerous organizations in the United States and Latin America, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Learn more about photography techniques and equipment on his blog Picturing Change at and view his photography at

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