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Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D: From Snapshots to Great Shots 1st Edition
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However, I felt that I needed to know exactly what my camera is capable to do and this book really served that purpose. The book is easy to read with nice examples, and pretty much cover the basic question of why and when you need to use the variety of settings offered by the T4i. By the way, the T4i is an awesome camera as well, there a lot of things that have been improved in this particular Canon camera, this improvements such as the sensor, the processor, STM motor in the lens (18-135) etc, are going to be added to the rest of the EOS lineup eventually.
In sum, one of the best ways to make sure you are using all the potential of your T4i is by reading this book!
As a beginner, I spent a lot of hours trying to get a nice book.
Without a doubt, I got the best!
TIP = You can download two bonus chapters from the Web after you registered the book. They are very useful!
I recommend a quick read of the User Guide, front to back, before starting this book. At least skim over it.
The book, Snapshots to Great Shots, is an excellent guide. The clear text is well supported by photographs. Readers should follow the book step by step with camera in hand. The Canon T4i is a remarkable camera and this book can get new owners off to a great start.
Another strength of the book is that the author sticks to his own suggestions of how to set up your camera. Ultimately though, you're going to make your own decisions, and you shouldn't be shy about skipping an instruction because you rather do things differently.
90% of the book really isn't specific to the T4i, and it would be just as effective if you were actually using a similarly capable Nikon. It could just as well be a book for anyone with a DSLR and a typical kit lens. But again, the point is that you're not going to get some expert instruction on something your camera can't do and get the feeling that you bought the wrong camera or should run out and buy more accessories. Even near the end of the book where he's going into more advanced techniques, he's not suggesting you run out and buy a complete lighting kit or another pricey lens.
I especially like how he goes through the various 'creative' modes, explaining what they do and why you would want to use one over the other for a particular type of shot.
It's not an entertaining read, but it's not boring either. You could definitely do worse. Best to take read through the camera's manual first though just to get an awareness of the various functions and menus because as he makes clear in the beginning, this book is not a user manual.Read more ›
Jeff shares his experience(s) in an easy to understand manner. He suggests many exercises to help use the camera to it's fullest. He also critiques all of the photographs in the book which gives the reader/photographer/newbie! much food for thought. I have bookmarked many pages and refer back to his instructions frequently.
I would recommend this read for anyone new to DSLR photography with the new Canon T4i.
His book compliments others such as David Busch's excellent 500 page Canon EOS T4i book which explains the technical side of the camera as well. BOTH are fine resources!
In addition, I purchased Richard Harrington's Creating DSLR Video as I sold my Canon T2i to upgrade to the T4i for its more advanced video capabilities.
I own and recommend all three of these fine books!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written and very helpful while learning the camera. Contains a lot of good example photos with instruction. Good value.Published on April 15, 2014 by Doug W.
This is a great book with or without a Canon T4i!
Wonderful ideas you can "take with you" over your picture-taking lifetime!
Not cumbersome, easy to follow - did help me improve my photos. Would recommend to anyone having a DSLR -Published on January 4, 2014 by Pascal
I am a novice user of the Rebel ti4. All of the lessons were easy to understand. I especially liked the practice exercises at the end of each chapter. Read morePublished on September 28, 2013 by MadMomma58
If you'd like to really learn the in's and out's of your Canon T4i, this is the book to get. It's easy to read, it has great pictures to illustrate what is being explained. Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Steven T. Bell