Google "Canon 60D Tips" and you get a bunch of questionable web sites with little practical advice.
The goal of this Canon camera equipment review site is to provide practical, sensible advice on choosing the right equipment.
You want to use your gear to get the most value out of your investment and HAVE FUN doing it.
With that out of the way, let's get right down to it. At the end of this post there are links to more specific 60D articles as well as other resources for you.
Play and study at the same time. Like other modern DSLRs, the 60D is an amazing piece of technology. Digital technology advances in only the last 10 years have been astounding.
You are being naive if you think you can take advantage of what your camera has to offer without studying the 60D manual or a good book dedicated to the 60D.
While it's true that you can get the camera's "brain" to do all the work by setting it on an automatic setting, you may as well just buy a point and shoot camera to do that for you and save your money.
I suggest you play and study at the same time. When buy a new camera, the first thing I do as soon as it's out of the box is turn it and start pushing buttons and turning dials, but I encourage you to sit down at a table with camera in hand and manual open in front of you.
Have the discipline to set aside some quiet, uninterrupted time (without your cell phone) and you will get a great start on grasping what your camera can do for you.
Give yourself an assignment. Even Albert Einstein couldn't learn everything all at once. Focus on learning one feature or function of your camera and experiment with it a few times. Repetition is the mother of learning. Foster an attitude of curiosity and fun and the learning will come much easier.
Assign yourself the task of practicing a certain technique like understanding shutter speed or perhaps the apply the 60D's different "creative filters" to a photo and compare the results.
Make it a fun assignment. Pick a section in the 60D manual, do a search for self photography assignments on Google or buy a photography assignment book on Amazon. You can expand your mind with dozens of possibilities.
Take advantage of the other articles on this site about the 60D, get a book dedicated to the 60D, or get a general photography book written around using a modern digital camera.
It's such a great time to be interested in photography because of what technology now offers us.
Photography is a universal language that all visually able people around the world can converse with. Use it with a passion.
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Shoot more photos.
Watch less TV.
Written by Bruce Lovelace
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