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Canon EOS 30D Guide to Digital SLR Photography Paperback – November 8, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-1598633368 ISBN-10: 1598633368 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (November 8, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598633368
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598633368
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Introduction Chapter 1: Quick Tour: Shooting Your First EOS 30D Picture Chapter 2: The Canon EOS 30D Roadmap Chapter 3: Setting Up Your EOS 30D Chapter 4: Shooting Basics Chapter 5: Photography with your EOS 30D Chapter 6: Working with Lenses Chapter 7: Working with Light Chapter 8: Downloading and Editing Chapter 9: Troubleshooting Your Canon EOS 30D Glossary Index

About the Author

With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's "All Tech Considered." When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.

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With more than 2 million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling author of camera-specific guidebooks, and the originator of popular series like David Busch's Pro Secrets, David Busch's Compact Field Guides, David Busch's Guides to Digital SLR Photography, and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides.

Most of his hugely successful books for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, and Panasonic digital cameras are the top-selling guidebooks for their respective camera models. His advice has been featured on NPR's "All Tech Considered."

Busch's dozens of other books devoted to digital photography include David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets and Mastering Digital SLR Photography. As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he has illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. Busch has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photographs and articles have been published in magazines as diverse as PhotoGraphic, Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and Computer Shopper.

As a writer, photographer, and contributing editor for ten magazines, he has more than 130 books and 2500 articles to his credit. A PR consultant for Eastman Kodak Company's photography divisions for nearly 20 years, Busch has published photography articles under his by-line in Popular Photography & Imaging, PhotoGraphic, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer and other photo magazines. His photos have appeared on the covers of magazines, and in both print and television advertising.

The graduate of Kent State University operated his own photo studio and was a principal in CCS/PR, Inc., one of the largest public relations firms based in San Diego, working on press conferences, press kits, media tours, and sponsored photo trade magazine articles. In addition to Kodak, CCS photography clients included Hewlett-Packard. He sold his interest in CCS in 1992 to become a full-time author, photographer, and reporter.

Since then, Busch has become one of the leading photojournalist/authors in the United States. He has had as many as five books appear simultaneously in the Amazon.com Top 25 Digital Photography Books, and when Michael Carr of About.com named the top five digital photography books for beginners, the #1 and #2 choices were his Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. Several of his digital imaging books have sold in excess of 50,000 copies.

Busch was a featured guest speaking on digital photography on Toronto's Breakfast Television show in 2005, was the keynote speaker at the Dayton Computerfest, and has been a call-in guest for 22 different radio shows nationally and in major markets, including WTOP-AM (Washington), KYW-AM (Philadelphia), USA Network (Daybreak USA), WPHM-AM (Detroit), KMJE-FM (Sacramento), CJAD-AM (Montreal), WBIX-AM (Boston), ABC Radio Network (Jonathan & Mary Show).

His work has been translated into Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Bulgarian, German, Italian, French, and other languages. his web site is http://www.dbusch.com.

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Very comprehensive and easy to understand with excellent descriptions and photos.
John Hamm
I now have the 40D but will probably wait till the author writes one for it before I buy any third party book.
Muggs
Canon EOS 30D by David D. Busch, this book is a must have for what ever DSLR camera you own.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Bakari Chavanu VINE VOICE on December 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
David Busch set out to write a book wich will help 30D users understand both the features of the camera and digital photograhy in general. It's the only book on the 30D that I know of that doesn't read like a manual, especially beginning with the fourth chapter.

Busch does a really good job of trying to break down what making photo instead of what taking a photo is all about. He gets beyond the manual approach which is not an easy task when talking about a particular camera. He makes a good attempt to explains important points about exposure, lens types, and lighting. Some parts of the book could use more illustration and step by step examples, but overall it's very readable for novice and intermediate 30D digital photographers.

It's very nicely laid out with lots of white space for writing notes and underlining. The photos included in the book are not spactacular, but some are very useful illustrating the points he tries to make.

I would imagine that this book would be very useful to read along side Busch's other book on pro level digital photography secrets.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John Matlock on January 11, 2007
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The back of this book says that it is a book suited for the beginning to intermediate user of the camera. I think they have left out a category into which I fit, that is, the person who is trying to evaluate just which digital SLR to buy. I got the decision down to Canon and Nikon. Buying a couple of $20 books and I had an awful lot more information than was available in the sales literature and the magazine articles combined.

This book takes a light and breezy approach to the 30D. It's a sort of combination of the manual that comes with the camera (in that it tells you about all the controls and settings), and a book on what the impact of all these controls really mean, and a book on digital photography in general. The book is organized to get you started taking pictures in the first 2 or 3 chapters, and the remaining chapters cover features that go beyond the basic settings to accomplish those special tasks that set the raw amateur (who might as well have a point and shoot camera) from the advanced or the pro.

All in all, the book was exactly what I wanted.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By G. Hoiem on January 15, 2007
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One of the only items I actually received when ordering through Amazon.Book is a good basic intro to the Canon 30D Camera. It expands nicely on the manual that comes with the camera, is not at all technical, and offers some ideas as to which settings to use and when. Good for those transitioning up to a more advanced D-SLR.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Carl Silvernail on March 18, 2007
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The Guide is very basic and offers easy, straight forward orientation to the 30D and digital photography. It is a very good, readable summary of the 30D's features with good examples of the camera's myriad controls and set-up options.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By La Chatte on December 23, 2006
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This book is designed primarily for the novice photographer with some understanding of SLR-speak. If that describes you, it's a wonderful book. It's a lot more interesting and user-friendly than the instruction manual for the 30D, but if you're a serious amateur or a pro who's converted to digital, it's simplistic. That's not to say I haven't found it helpful. There isn't really anything that I didn't already know, but the presentation is well done and it makes for great quick reference. I was hoping for something a little more advanced when I ordered it, so in that respect I was disappointed.

So, about the 4 star rating I gave it... It's an average: 3 stars if you're an adept photographer, 5 stars if you're not so experienced.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Muggs on October 20, 2007
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This is the best book I have on the 30D. I now have the 40D but will probably wait till the author writes one for it before I buy any third party book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dominic Cariaso on November 30, 2007
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If you are new to photography and you just bought a Canon EOS 30D then this book is perfect for you. The technical level of the content is just right to keep you interested but does not insult your intiligence.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Blackshaw on December 13, 2007
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Well written and easy to follow along with. This book made understanding the workings of my 30D easy. I hate B&W manuals that have you flipping back and fourth between pages so this book was perfect for me.
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