10 October 2016

Canon EOS Camera Articles, How-To-Guides and Photography Resources

Canon EOS 700D SLR Camera With EF-S Lenses
Links to a variety of Canon EOS camera articles, how-to-guides and other photography resources from Canon Digital Learning Centre and PhotoNotes.org.

Canon EOS 101: Photography and Videography Basics
Learn photography and videography basics in our Canon EOS 101 series where we delve into shooting modes, auto focus, file types and more. Whether you're new to shooting photos or videos or just brushing up on skills, these tutorials for our Canon Live Learning students or entry level imagemakers range from setup to post production and offer tips on how to utilize the features of your EOS camera.
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Canon AF Microadjustment: A Detailed Look

AF Microadjustment is a feature seen in most recent mid-range and high-end Canon EOS digital SLRs. Introduced in 2007, it allows the photographer to shift the camera's plane of sharpest focus if he or she feels that the camera is consistently putting focus in front of or behind the intended subject. For example, if a photographer felt the camera was "back-focusing" - that is, putting the sharpest plane of focus consistently behind their actual subject - AF Microadjustment allows in-camera adjustment to move the sharpest plane of focus forward so that it's closer toward the camera.
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Canon Back-Button Auto Focus Explained
For years, Canon EOS cameras have offered photographers an option to change the way autofocus is activated. Often referred to by pros as “back-button AF”, this feature lets the user customize the camera so that focusing is performed by pressing a rear button with the photographer’s right thumb. The shutter button still wakes up the camera with a half-press, and fires the shutter with a full press downward.
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Explore small worlds with the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo lens
The most compelling images reveal their subjects to viewers in unique ways. Macro photography accomplishes this creative and technical objective by taking both photographer and viewer into another world – one that explodes with startling detail or reveals previously unseen features.
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Flash Photography with Canon EOS Cameras - Part 1
The invention and subsequent automation and miniaturization of electronic flash revolutionized photography. If you’re a photographer you’re no longer tied to available light. A reliable and portable light source is immediately at your disposal if you choose.
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Flash Photography with Canon EOS Cameras - Part II
The four main Canon EOS “creative” zone modes (P, Tv, Av and M) each handle flash metering in very different ways. These differences are probably one of the primary sources of confusion in the world of Canon EOS flash photography. Here are a few important terms and concepts that you need to know before understanding how these confusing points originate.
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How to Photograph Fireworks (for Canon DSLR's)
Fireworks are one of the most inspiring and photogenic, yet challenging subjects, to capture. And unfortunately, this is one of those shooting situations where fully automatic exposure and focusing may not help. However, with these tricks up your sleeve, a few accessories and a willingness to experiment, you'll capture amazing fireworks photos...
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High ISO Noise Reduction (for Canon DSLR's)
High ISO Noise Reduction is a new feature that’s appeared on recent EOS Digital SLRs. As of early 2009, it's a Custom Function choice in the EOS Rebel XS and XSi, EOS 40D and 50D, EOS 5D Mark II, and both the EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III models. It’s totally different from the Long Exposure Noise Reduction which has been a part of EOS digital cameras for some time, and we’ll outline here some of the characteristics of this new option.
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Updating Firmware: Canon EOS Cameras
Firmware updating is a very simple operation, but there are certain precautions you need to follow to do it successfully. Ensure you either have means to plug the camera into a power socket, or you have a fresh, fully charged battery in the camera. You will also need a CompactFlash card that you are happy to format and lose all data from.
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Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Guidebook
With the launch of Canon’s latest macro flash — the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II — Canon, Inc. has developed a guide that explains the unit’s operation and how it can be realistically applied in different situations. Whether you simply want to document a hobby, photograph small objects to display or sell on-line, or even shoot portraits, the combination of this new Macro Ring Lite and a Canon macro lens may be all you need to get creative results.

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Using Canon's Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Auto Exposure Lock (sometimes called AEL) is a feature on all Canon EOS camera models, as well as some PowerShot cameras. It’s an excellent method of gaining added control over exposure, without losing the speed and convenience of automation. In fact, since most photographers today use some form of auto exposure the majority of the time, an understanding of how AE Lock operates can add a new dimension to their photography.
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QuickGuide to Accurate EOS Autofocus
This guide will provide tips on how to ensure accurate and consistent focus with your EOSsystem. Master concepts and practices such as Diopter Adjustment, AF Point Sensitivity, Micro-Focus Adjustment, and more that will help you better understand your camera's AFsystem.

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Quick Guide to Canon EF Lens Features
Familiarize yourself with the variety of features available on EF lenses, and how to effectively use them on EOS cameras. You may find it useful to have your EF lens(es) nearby as you review this information, to confirm what features they have and how they function.
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Quick Guide to EOS Custom Functions
Learn how to customize your EOS camera for individual shooting preferences, unique photography styles, or to maximize camera performance for any situation. This Guide covers several of the most common Custom Functions across the EOS line, including how to access, save, and use each setting.
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Quick Guide to Remote Operation With EOS Utility Software
Learn how to use Canon's EOS Utility software to manage and control an EOS camera connected to computer, either via USB or with a Canon Wireless File Transmitter.
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Sources: Canon Digital Learning Centre / Photo Notes

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