From the Book: Featured Photographs
This photograph was taken using the Canon T4i night portrait mode and an external flash. The camera properly exposed the subject while the slowing the shutter speed enough to capture the moving LED lights in the shoes, evening blue sky and house light in the background. The combination of the slow shutter speed, flash and movement results is a creative technique called Ghosting. I had to take a lot of exposures before capturing a composition I liked. The photo was created using a 12-24mm lens shot at ISO 800, f/4.0 and 1/5 second.
I took this photograph holding the camera over my head using the Canon Rebel T4i Live view feature. I adjusting the cameras the vari-angle LCD screen so I could frame my image from an odd angle. This angle allowed me to capture the deep blue sky behind the orange leaf. The photograph was created using a 100mm lens, ISO 100, f/2.8 and 1/1000 second.
The sun isn’t always in the optimal position when photographing nature and wild life. When you use the Canon Rebel T4i Back Light HDR mode the camera takes three quick photographs and combines the images to create a well-exposed photograph. When I took this photograph the light was much brighter behind the plant. So I used the backlight HDR mode to create a more even exposure.
From the Back Cover
Expand your creativity! Use all the features on your Canon T4i/650D
A new camera opens up exciting creative possibilities. In this valuable guide, professional photographer Rosh Sillars introduces you to every button, dial, and menu on the Rebel T4i/650D, showing you exactly how to use each fabulous feature. Calling on his 20-plus years of experience, he teaches you how to capture outstanding images and video in a variety of settings. You'll learn not only how to make the most of your camera, but how to become a better photographer.
- Learn how to set up your camera and master every mode and control
- Sharpen your knowledge of lenses, exposure, and lighting
- Take advantage of the HDR and low-light modes as well as the unique movie-servo feature that enhances video focus
- Get professional advice on shooting and editing portraits, sports, nature, travel scenes, and night views
Inside your free gray and color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color