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It often happens that you see a great photo but can’t recall how to make the camera settings you need to capture it creatively. Even the most professional of photographers can forget rarely used settings and the one you want is often nestled somewhere in a warren of menus. Until recently the only way to look up this information on the spot was to carry the camera’s user guide—unlikely at best! Now, you can have an easy to use camera guide and step-by-step instructions right on your smartphone so it’s with you all the time. With creative settings so convenient you’ll find yourself trying new things and getting more interesting photos.

These Smartphone Field Guides contain only the essential step-by-step instructions you need to change settings. This is because they are cross-referenced to the almost 500 page book The Wonders of Photography—A Resource for Contemporary Photographers. This book explains the "whys" and "whens" of creative techniques while the camera-specific Smartphone Field Guides provide the "how" by showing you step-by-step how to set your camera to use the techniques you are learning. For example, in the book you learn what a technique such as exposure compensation is used for and when it’s needed. In the accompanying Smartphone Field Guide for your own camera you see step-by-step how to make the settings that make your photo lighter or darker.

Wonders of Photography Click the cover to learn more about, or order, the Field Guide’s companion book The Wonders of Photography—A Resource for Contemporary Photographers.

FREE Samples from a Smartphone User Guide      

FREE Smartphone Creative Technique Finder      

EOS 5D Mark II

To see how useful a Smartphone Field Guide can be download this sample from the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

technique finder

The Creative Technique Finder is a check list of creative issues you may encounter and the techniques you can use to get the results you want. For example, if reducing blur is the issue this guide suggests selecting a faster shutter speed, increasing the ISO and adding flash.

In the table below click the Download button to order a copy of any Field Guide that’s currently available. Click any Contact Me button to e-mail us so we can contact you by e-mail when a future title becomes available.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS Rebel T5i.gif

Canon Powershot G15

Canon Powershot G15

Canon Powershot S110

Canon Powershot S110

Canon Powershot SX50 HS

Canon Powershot SX50 HS


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