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This guide has been fully updated for Canon 7D Firmware 2.0! All the new menu items, functions, and features are explained.

Canon 7D Experience is an e-book user's guide for the Canon EOS 7D that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated and powerful camera, plus most importantly how, when and why to use them in your photography. Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive style of all Full Stop guides, Canon 7D Experience will help you learn to use your EOS 7D quickly and competently, to consistently create the types of images you want to capture.

As one Canon user has said about Full Stop guides, "I don't know how I could fully take advantage of all the features the camera has to offer without this publication! It's well-organized, easy to understand, and succinct enough to keep your attention while still containing a wealth of information to get the most out of your camera."

Take control of your 7D, the image taking process, and the photos you create!

For Enthusiast and Intermediate Photographers - Canon 7D Experience is for those who wish to take fuller advantage of the capabilities of their camera and to go beyond Auto and Program modes and shoot in Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv), and Manual (M) modes. It also covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those new to digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation, such as taking control of the powerful autofocus system for sharp focus of still or moving subjects, using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, and utilizing dramatic depth of field.

Canon 7D Experience focuses on still-photography with an introduction to video settings.  Sections include:

-Setting Up Your 7D: All the Custom Function and Menu settings with descriptions and recommended settings, including all the new Firmware 2 menu items.  Set up and customize the advanced features to work best for the way you photograph.

-Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes: How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field or to freeze or express motion.

-Auto Focusing Modes and Drive Modes: The 7D autofocus system is a complex and powerful tool and taking control of it will enable you to successfully capture more images.  Learn the AF Modes and Area Modes plus how and when to use them to capture still and moving subjects.

-Exposure Metering Modes: How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation, plus exposure lock.

-Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance: Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations.

-The Image Taking Process: Descriptive tutorial for using the 7D and all the inflormation learned.

-Composition: Brief tips and techniques.

-Lenses: Explanation of Canon lenses and choosing your next lens.

-Photography Accessories: Useful accessories and books for the 7D and digital SLR photography.

-Introduction to Video Settings: Settings to get you started shooting movies.

This Canon 7D guide is an illustrated e-book that expands upon the information found in the 7D manual, to help one begin to master their dSLR and learn to use the Canon 7D to its full capabilities!

What Readers Are Saying about Doug Klostermann’s dSLR Guides:

Will Save You A Month On The Learning Curve. Whether you are a novice or experienced photographer, this book will impart a huge amount of information quickly and you will save yourself weeks on the learning curve in just a few hours. Beyond merely teaching me the camera, it reinforced and tied together all the basic concepts of photography and actually made me a better photographer. This book makes you feel smarter and more in control with every page from start to finish. -Robert

Simplifies without technical jargon! Douglas Klostermann has the unique ability to explain in very readable, easy-to-follow directions how to operate every facet of the camera. -Alan

Essential Companion. A comprehensive and concise guide for those who desire to enhance their photography experiences. I highly recommend this guide to anyone who wants to get out of auto mode and learn how to take high-quality photos. It brilliantly explains how to apply advanced techniques and tips, walks you through the daunting task of menu settings, and smoothly guides you through the image-taking process. The instructions and explanations are easy to follow and well organized. The guide is a portable clazz on digital photography! A must-have if you want to learn how to use your camera to its fullest advantage. -Elizabeth J.

All you need. This book, together with the manual that came with your camera, is all you need to start discovering all the potential of this camera. -Max M.

It’s the first guide I've read which has taken me through all the settings in an understandable way. I now feel that I have control over the camera. -Peter S.

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