- Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Book 7)
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (June 24, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321624823
- ISBN-13: 978-0321624826
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,180,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
This book has one goal: to teach Canon 7D owners how to make great shots using your camera. Starting with the top ten things you need to know about the 7D — charging your battery, setting your ISO, reviewing your photos, and more — professional photographer Nicole S. Young then carefully guides you through the modes of the camera, offering practical advice on choosing your settings, expert shooting tips, and end-of-chapter “challenges” to get you up and running with your 7D. This book is for anyone who has upgraded from a point-and-shoot, or who wants to jump right into photography with the control and capabilities of a powerful DSLR.
Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shotsshows not only what makes a great shot work — but how to get that shot using your 7D. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Nicole S. Young, and you will:
- Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the 7D
- Use the 7D's advanced camera settings to gain 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
- Learn the basics behind shooting video with your 7D and start making movies of your own
- Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with challenges at the end of every chapter
About the Author
Nicole S. Young is a full-time photographer specializing in commercial photography and licenses many of her images through iStockphoto and Getty Images. Nicole is an accredited Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop and a Help Desk Specialist with the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. The author of Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Canon 60D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, she blogs at nicolesyblog.com.
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I was very nicely suprised. I ended up reading from cover to cover with the camera at hand. The layout is super understandable, and very use-oriented as it covers portraits, landscapes, etc. and explains the 7d features related to that type of photography.
I will probably pass this book along in a couple months, as I gain mastery over the complex autofocus features of the 7d, but I'm still enjoying going back and reviewing particular chapters from time to time.
Again, it's not a manual substitute. It will be terrific for a new DSLR user and a very nice "test" of an advanced users knowledge. As I read further, I developed complete faith in the writer's knowledge of the camera and of sound photography.
Perhaps it was my own expectations of what the book should be that formed my negative opinion, but I really felt that if I bought a book about the 7D, there should be much more specific information about the 7D. Instead, about 80% of the book could have been written for any camera. I was hoping to see more information about when to use some of the great advanced features this camera has, but very few are touched on. Instead, much of the book goes into how to get the right exposure, frame good shots, etc...
Some of the book does go into the controls of the 7D and how to get certain settings, which I enjoyed, but that portion is small compared to the other non-7D specific areas of the book. Much of the information presented is how to shoot specific pictures, such as landscape, sports, portraits, etc... and segments of those chapters do go into ways the 7D can help you on those particular shoots, but again, only small segments. The large majority still seems to be generic advice you would find in almost any DSLR photography book.
Some of the info is very good and well described, but just not exactly what I was looking for. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to someone who wants a brief introduction to DSLR photography and wants to learn more about capturing certain shots. Just be forwarned that this isn't for more experienced users, unless you want a nice review. It's somewhat difficult to wade through all the "remember to charge your battery and format your memory card" type advice to find the real useful information (of which there is actually a good amount in this book). I really didn't expect such a beginner book for such an advanced camera though.
With several years experience with the Canon Rebel cameras, I found this to be a frustrating read. Each instruction began "Wake the camera by gently pressing the shutter button halfway." That may be great advice for a user of a more basic camera, but it makes, for me, for tedious reading.