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The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion by Ben Long

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion


The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion by Ben Long

Through several easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, this book teaches you how to use various Digital Rebel XS/1000D features to make great photographs - including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, and more. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion is the perfect reference for your camera bag. Written by professional photographer Ben Long, it's packed with creative tips and technical advice to help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. With this book, you'll learn 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; and, understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you. There are plenty of photography books, but only this one teaches you how to take high-quality digital photos using the exact camera model you own. Plenty of full-color examples show you what's possible once you graduate from snapshots and focus on the pictures you really want to take.

About the Author

Ben Long is a freelance writer, photographer, and videographer based in San Francisco. A long-time computer journalist, he has written hundreds of features, reviews, and how-to's for magazines such as Macworld, MacWeek, Macworld UK, MacUser, Computer Graphics World, Maximum PC, and eMediaWeekly. He is currently a Senior Editor for, where he writes a regular digital photography column. His most recent books include Apple's Pro Training guide for Aperture, Real World Aperture, Getting Started with Camera Raw, and Complete Digital Photography, 3rd edition.As a photographer and videographer, his clients have included Blue Note Records, 20th Century Fox, the Pickle Circus, Global Business Network, Head Start, the Oklahoma Arts Institute, and the National Endowment for the Arts. You can learn more about him and his work at

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2008


Ben Long

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O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA


288 pages


Photographic equipment & techniques
Digital photography: consumer/user guides



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