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Canon 5D Mark III Experience - e book camera guide
The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

The ONLY Canon 5D Mark III user's guide updated for Firmware Version 1.2.1!
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Canon 5D Mark III mk 3 111 book guide manual download ebook tutorial how to for dummies instruction tips tricks EOS Canon 5D Mark III Experience Douglas KlostermannCanon 5D Mark III Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an e book user's guide that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated, powerful, and highly customizable camera.  Most importantly, it explains not only how but also when and why to use the features, settings, and controls in your photography.  

Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive manner of all Full Stop guides, Canon 5D Mark III Experience will help you learn to use your EOS 5D Mk III 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."

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For dSLR users from Experienced to Enthusiast:

For Experienced Photographers to get up and running with the 5D Mark III:
For experienced photographers coming to the 5D Mk III from the 5DII, 7D, 60D, etc., this guide explains the new and advanced features in order to quickly get you up and running and taking advantage of these capabilities, including the sophisticated new 61 Point Autofocus System and all its Modes, Area Modes, Menu options and AF Case Presets.  Plus it explains the new camera controls, the in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposures features, introduces the new video capabilities, and guides you through all the 5D Mk III Menu and Custom Function items in order to help you best set up the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs.  

For Intermediate, and Enthusiast Photographers:
This instant download Canon 5D Mk III e book is also designed for intermediate dSLR photographers who wish to take fuller advantage of the capabilities of their camera:

  • Go beyond Auto+ and Program modes and shoot competently in Av, Tv, and M modes.

  • Take full advantage of the sophisticated 61 point autofocus system.

  • Learn how, when, and why to use the various controls, buttons, and features of the 5D Mk III.

To get you started, it includes explanations and recommended settings for all Menu settings and Custom Function options of the 5D Mk III.  It covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those learning 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 taking advantage of the unique new features of the 5D Mk III such as in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposure Mode.

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Example images from Canon 5D Mark III Experience:
Metering Modes, Autofocus Area Modes, HDR Shooting Mode, Comparative Playback.

You can preview Canon 5D Mark III Experience at the following link. The preview shows the Table of Contents and Introduction, sample 5D Mark III Menu Settings pages, Custom Functions pages, Camera Controls pages, and sample text pages from the PDF version:

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Canon 5D Mark III Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and controls of the Canon 5D Mk III, but also explains when and why to use them for your photography. The guide focuses on still-photography with an introduction to the movie (video) menus and settings to get you up and running with video.  Sections include:

  • Setting Up Your 5D Mk III - Explanations of all of the EOS 5D Mk III Custom Function settings and Menu options, with recommended settings for practical, everyday use. These settings are a significant part of what makes the 5D Mk III such a unique and powerful camera.  Set up and customize the advanced features to work best for the way you photograph.

  • Auto Focusing Modes and Drive Modes - The new 61 point 5D Mark III autofocus system is a revolutionary upgrade for the 5D line, and taking control of it will enable you to successfully capture more sharp images, especially in action situations.  Learn the AF Modes, AF Area Modes, and AF Configuration Presets, how they differ, how and when to take advantage of them to capture both still and moving subjects. Also how and when to use focus lock and back-button focusing.

  • Aperture Mode (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv), and Manual (M) Modes - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposure settings.  

  • Exposure Metering Modes of the Canon 5D Mk III - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation. Also how to make use of exposure lock.

  • Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance - Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations or for capturing a range of exposures to combine into HDR images.

  • HDR Shooting mode and Multiple Exposure mode - Learn to configure and use these new features of the 5D Mk III.

  • The Image Taking Process - A descriptive tutorial for using the settings and controls described in the guide to take photos of still and moving subjects.  

  • Composition - Brief tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.  

  • Lenses - Explanation of Canon lens notations and choosing L series lenses.

  • Photography Accessories - The most useful accessories for the 5D Mk III and for general and travel photography.

  • Introduction to Video Settings - Explanations of the settings and options to get you started.

This digital guide to the Canon 5D Mark III is a 195 page, illustrated e-book that goes beyond the 5D Mk III manual to explain how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the 5D Mark III to help you get out there shooting in the real world.

Title:  Canon 5D Mark III Experience
Douglas Klostermann
Page Count:  195 pages, illustrated
ISBN #:  978-1-4524-2893-2
E-Book Format:  available in three instant-download formats to choose from:

Buy Now with PayPal or Credit CardPDF format for reading on your computer or printing on your printer using the latest version of Adobe Reader. Or transferring and reading on some e-readers and most tablet devices.  (Currently the secure PDF file may not transfer to a Kindle or Playbook - purchase the MOBI or EPUB version, or contact me if you have any issues.)  Instructions for transferring a PDF to an iPad or e-reader device are on the FAQ page.  PDF is the most versatile format.


Buy Now with PayPal or Credit CardEPUB format for reading on a Nook, Sony Reader, other e-reader device, or on the iPad using iBooks. Or on an Android tablet (Galaxy, Xoom, Playbook, etc.) using an ePub reader app such as the free OverDrive Media Console. Or viewing on your computer with free Adobe Digital Editions software.  (EPUB not able to be printed on your printer.)


MOBI format - Please contact me if you would like the MOBI format, for reading on a Kindle, or viewing on your computer using free Kindle Reading Apps, or on other devices/ tablets using a Mobi reading app such as FBReader. (MOBI not able to be printed on your printer.)


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What Readers Had to Say about Dougís Previous dSLR Camera Guides:

A Pro Right There with You - If you want to get the (Canon EOS 7D) camera up and running with the feeling of a pro right there with you then I would strongly recommend it. He walks you through setting the camera up and gives you his reasoning for the settings. He leaves the door open to change them based on your level of experience. After the basic settings tour Doug then gets down to the heart of this great camera: the custom settings and focus system. His explanation is first class and he explains how various custom settings are related to each other. The focus system on this camera is top drawer and Doug does a fine job explaining what can be a very intimidating area of this camera. All in all a great read.  Camera in one hand and reader in the other and dig in. Be warned you should be above a beginner in dSLR understanding before diving in and this probably would not be your first dSLR camera. It is not a point and shoot read. I am on my third read through and still absorbing and tweaking. Thanks Doug....just what I was looking for.
-Tim S.

Brilliant - just what I was looking for! A manual that was exciting, clear to follow, had examples and was used by a professional who gave just the right amount of technical info with explanations of why you use those settings, when to use those settings and so on...all properly explained. Doug's book is a joy to follow, well thought through and well written. The camera company should be employing Doug to write their cameras manuals!
-Robert D.

A Must-Have Accessory - What a great addition to my bag. This is a well written, full body of work that explains, in plain English, how to get the most out my new camera. Doug provides the knowledge and experience to bring you to the next level. I look forward to learning more every time I open the book. 

Definitely reduces the slope of the learning curve to an easy gradient - I found that it was easy to read and understand, full of important hints and suggestions and allowed me to get to grips with the tools available in the camera in a very short time indeed. Excellent value! 
-O.B. †

Itís 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.

Really Focuses on the "Why" - I found the (camera's) manual good for understanding how to set things up but not much on the why - this book really focuses on the "why." The guide helped me understand why to use specific settings for specific needs. The Custom Settings sections helps to make firm decisions on how to apply settings by understanding the usage of each in addition to knowing how to set them up. I would like to thank you for saving me time - now I'm confident that my camera is well tuned!
-Benoit A.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get a quick start to using their camera. Manuals are nice, but this e-book highlights the important information and gives a quick easy to understand explanation of most all of the functions and controls.
-Ray M.

This manual is a clearly written, concise and useful explanation of the rationale for the seemingly infinite and often confusing settings options. Used in conjunction with the (camera's) manual I feel a bit more confident in understanding how to at last proceed in getting better photographs.

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 clear, concise and gets to the heart of the camera's multiple and often confusing options. Very highly recommended - for experienced user and beginner alike. The official manual is very good on what to do, but not so clear on why. Perhaps the camera company should just hire Doug to write their manuals - it would be so much simpler for all concerned!


Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer dedicated to documenting the work of international aid organizations. He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association. View his images at www.dojoklo.com.  Learn more about photography equipment and techniques on his blog Picturing Change at http://blog.dojoklo.com/.

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