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332 pages Price £17.95

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Click on the cover above to get a 23 page sample of the eBook.

Whilst you might know how to set up your camera for your favourite subject, learning the settings you need for a new area is challenging, as is remembering what (and where) to set things.  This 2020 version adds another 90 pages to the original book including a special How to Shoot Indoors sections catering for the restrictions imposed in 2020 when we are unable to get out and shoot as much as we would like.

That’s why this new ebook, explaining how to shoot a wide array of possible subjects during both day and night time, seems like it’s sent from heaven – an guide to help you understand how to assess your environment, the style and feel you’re going for, then the settings needed to succeed with the shot.

This How to Shoot guide is designed to complement the popular on the various models within the EOS range, which are in depth guides to help you understand and utilise the features and controls on your camera. The 332 page book is split into 5 sections all hyperlinked to indexes to make the book fast and easy to navigate on all smart devices and computers.

The book starts with a Reference section that looks at the terms and settings that you need to understand to make the most of the book. This has been expanded in 2020 to include Mirrorless models and the new technology that has appeared since the original book was completed.

The How to Shoot Day section covers diverse subjects such as fast-paced action and long exposures for blurring water, plus challenging subjects such as rainbows, snow scenes and macro.
Includes settings and tips for:

  • Landscapes
  • Seasonal opportunities: autumn colours, snow scenes, rainbows
  • Sunrise, sunset and rainbows
  • Historic buildings and interiors
  • Close-ups and macro shots
  • Wildlife, animals in captivity
  • Birds and aircraft in flight
  • High speed action and panning
  • Portraits

and many more…

The How to Shoot Indoors section adds a new reference section that looks at the things you need to know for shooting the specific topics included in this section. We then take a look at shooting a range of subjects that can build you photographic knowledge without the need to go out shooting.

  • Basic shooting static subjects
  • Indoor macro
  • Jewellery shooting
  • Focus stacking
  • Product shots
  • Indoor portraits


The How to Shoot Night covers the settings and advice for the blue hour, fairgrounds and lantern festivals, as well as more creative techniques such as light trails and zoom bursts. In this edition I have also added a section on Bulb shooting as the use of this mode has continued to increase.

Includes settings and tips for:

  • Shooting at dawn and dusk
  • Cityscapes at night and in the blue hour
  • Light shows and neon displays
  • Fireworks and fairgrounds
  • Laser light shows
  • Interiors at night and performances
  • Moon and star trails
  • Northern lights
  • Torchlight parades and Chinese lantern festivals

and many more…

The feature and function section provide a useful reference for some of the key features that are on the EOS models and gives more detail about them than is possible in each of the specific subject sections, this also avoids a lot of repetition in the main text. For 2020 Focus Bracketing, Raw Burst shooting and information about firmware updating has also been added to keep the book up to date.

What’s more, your ebook includes 6 exposure charts for different light levels – invaluable as they’ll help you see whether your settings are achievable.

This How to shoot book will provide you with the information that you need to confidently tackle a broad range of nearly 60 different photographic topics and get great results, at any time with your Canon EOS camera.


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