Ben Long’s new book, The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion, has been announced. It appears to be a new version in the series, of which I previously reviewed the Rebel XSi companion. As such, this is probably a book worth having if you are struggling to find your way with your new Canon Rebel T1i.
While the book retails for about $25, you can find it on Amazon.com for $16.49.
Sebastopol, CA—Learn how to take pro-quality shots with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500 and get your digital photography questions answered with the latest book from O’Reilly. In The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion ($24.99 USD), expert author Ben Long delivers a one-stop digital photography guide through a series of practical, easy-to-follow lessons that are tailored specifically for people who use this camera.
Although the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D comes with a manual, Long explains why you need this book to get the most out of your camera. “Knowing what each button on your camera does won’t necessarily mean you can shoot great pictures. Personally, I know the basic concept of a paintbrush, but I can’t paint a decent painting to save my life. To use a creative tool well, you must understand both the technique and the craft of the tool, as well as have some sense of artistry when you use it.”
That’s where The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion steps in. This is not a typical camera guide. Rather than just showing you what all the buttons do, this unique book teaches you how to use the Digital Rebel’s features to make great photographs–including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more.
The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion will show you how to:
- Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings
- Learn the basic rules of composition
- Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects
- Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors
- Learn about different lenses and the best time to use them
- Understand the options for shooting RAW and whether it’s right for you
- Use the Digital Rebel’s ability to shoot high definition video
With Long’s creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly field reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime.