Canon PowerShot G12: From Snapshots to Great Shots
Now that you've bought the amazing Canon PowerShot G12, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera's features to show you exactly how to use your camera to take great pictures. With Canon PowerShot G12: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos from the author and the Flickr community, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.
Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, Jeff Carlson, and you will:
Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the PowerShot G12
Use the camera's Automatic modes to get better shots right away, and then take full control over the look and feel of your images with the Creative modes
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 HD video and start making movies of your own
Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter
And once you've got the shot, show it off! Join the book's Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/canon_g12_from_snapshots_to_greatshots.
By C. Morrill - March 12, 2011
I bought and returned this guidebook for the Canon G12 in favor of the David Busch G12 book. While the Carlson book has its merits, it's not as specifically tied to the G12 as the Busch volume. In other words, while the Carlson book offers a very helpful overview of taking pictures using an advanced digital compact, covering the expected bases including, for example, picture mode; the Busch book covers similar terrain while simultaneously explaining in specific detail G12 operations, including menu organization. Chapters on exposure, movie making, and auto focus examine how the G12 specifically tackles these areas. A chapter on the zoom lens explains the operations and limitations of the G12 zoom as well as the Canon G12 lens add on. Publication of the Busch book was subsequent to the Carlson, and it seems to me that the delay was worthwhile. In summary, the (less expensive) Carlson book is ideal for the more casual or more experienced G12 user (the user who is less interested in... read more
Great book to learn how to use the G12
By Spongebob "Goofy Goober" - February 24, 2011
If you already know how to take great shots with the G12 and are looking for a book to give you a few tips on how to get even better shots, then this book isn't for you. If you are the type of person who bought the G12, but always uses the auto setting because you think ISO means "in search of", then this book is for you. If you don't have a clue what the purpose of AF Frame, white balance or anything else that the G12 is capable of doing, then this book is also for you.
The G12 was my first advanced point and shoot camera and I didn't want to use just the auto settings. I wanted to not only learn and understand the features of my new camera, but I wanted a book that taught me how to take full advantage of my G12. I had a lot of questions like when should I should use this, why I should use that and how do I use it with the G12? Those questions and more were answered in this book. The things explained are the basic things you would learn if you took a beginners class in... read more
Great to get up and running FAST with your G12
By RiverScout "kyle2498" - February 18, 2011
I recently upgraded my camera from a P&S Nikon to the Canon G12. I looked for a book (like this one) when I bought the camera, but it was a new model and the guides hadn't caught up yet. Searching Amazon, it seems several others will follow in the coming months, but this one is great for me.
"From Snapshots to Great Shots," is a fitting subtitle for the book. The author mixes teaching aspects of photography with detailed instruction on how to achieve those results on this specific camera. I learn new technology be it cell phone, ipod, laptop, or camera by playing with it. That works great but the book provides experience to shorten the learning curve and get the most from the digital camera.
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