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or-xs1000d.jpg PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Publishes 'The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion'

Packed with Practical Advice You Can Take Anywhere

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- If you're thinking about investing in a new Canon Rebel camera, you'll definitely want to check out the latest books from O'Reilly's popular Companion series.

Noted photographer Ben Long's The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS 1000D Companion ($24.99) serves as a full-on photography class built specifically around the XS. Ben also authored The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion ($24.99), which is tailored specifically for people who use that camera.

"By the time you're done with this book, you'll not only know how all the XS's controls function, but you'll also know how to recognize a good photo and how to use the XS's controls to represent that subject as a compelling image," writes Ben in the preface of The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS 1000D Companion. "In other words, you'll be a better photographer, whether you're shooting simple snapshots or aiming for something more."

Handily sized to fit most camera bags or even a pocket, the new book comes packed with Ben's creative tips and technical advice to help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime -- including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots and more.

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

• Understand the options for shooting Raw and whether it's right for you

Indeed, with Ben's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture the ideal photo anywhere, anytime.

About the Author

Ben Long is a freelance writer, photographer and videographer based in San Francisco. You can learn more about him and his work at http://www.completedigitalphotography.com.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion is available via the Imaging Resource Amazon affiliate program at a 34 percent discount.

(First posted on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 11:17 EST)

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