Canon 70D Experience - PDF version

Take control of your Canon 70D and the images you create!

Canon 70D Experience is a PDF e-book user's guide to help you learn to use your EOS 70D to its full potential.

This is the PDF version. EPUB version is also available.

Canon 70D Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation (PDF Version) is an e-book user's guide that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated and powerful camera, plus when and why to use them in your photography. Written in the clear and concise manner of all Full Stop guides, Canon 70D Experience can help you learn to use your EOS 70 quickly and competently, to create the types of images you desire.

Take control of your camera, the image taking process, and the photos you create!

As one Canon user has said about Doug's 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."

This instant download Canon 70D book is for dSLR users ranging from enthusiast to experienced:

For Intermediate and Enthusiast 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 control of the versatile 19-Point autofocus system and new Live View-Movie AF system.
  • Learn how, when, and why to use and customize the various controls, buttons, and features of the 70D.
To get you started, the guide includes explanations and recommended settings for all Menu settings and Custom Function options of the 70D. 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 using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, and taking advantage of the newer features found in the 70D such as in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes, Wireless Flash, and Wi-Fi.

For Experienced Photographers to get up and running with the 70D: This guide explains the new and advanced features and settings in order to quickly get you taking advantage of these capabilities. Plus it explains the camera controls, the in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposures features, in-camera image processing, introduces the HD video capabilities, Wireless Flash, Wi-Fi functions, and guides you through all of the 70D Menu and Custom Function items in order to help you best set up and customize the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs.

You can preview Canon 70D Experience at the following link. The preview shows the Table of Contents and Introduction, sample 70D Menu Settings pages, Custom Functions pages, Camera Controls pages, and sample text pages.

Canon 70D Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and controls of the Canon 70D, but also explains when and why to use them for your photography. The guide focuses on still-photography with an introduction to the movie menus, settings, and options to get you up and running with HD video. Sections include:

  • Setting Up Your EOS 70D - Explanations of all of the Canon 70D Custom Function settings and Menu options, with recommended settings for practical, everyday use. These settings are a significant part of what makes the 70D such a powerful and versatile camera. Set up and customize the advanced features to work best for the way you photograph.
  • Camera Controls - Description of all of the camera's controls, how to customize them for your needs, and when and why to use them.
  • Aperture Priority (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.
  • Autofocusing Modes and Drive Modes - Taking control of the EOS 70D 19-point autofocus system and Dual Pixel Live View autofocus system will enable you to successfully capture more still and action images. Learn the AF Modes and AF Area Selection Modes, how they differ, how and when to use them to capture sharp images of both still and moving subjects. Also how and when to use focus lock and back-button focusing.
  • Exposure Metering Modes - 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.
  • Flash and Wireless Flash - Introduction to setting up and using the built-in flash or an external Speedlite, as well as taking advantage of the Wireless Flash capabilities of the 70D.
  • Wi-Functions - Introduction to the set-up and use of the camera's built-in Wi-Fi. Use it to wirelessly control the 70D, plus save and share images via your computer, tablet, or smart phone.
  • The Image Taking Process - Descriptive tutorials for using the settings and controls you just learned to take still and action photos.
  • Composition - Tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.
  • Lenses - Explanation of Canon lenses and choosing your next lens.
  • Photography Accessories - The most useful accessories for day-to-day and travel photography including those specific to the 70D, plus recommended photography books.
  • Introduction to Video Settings - Explanations of the menus, settings, and options to get you started shooting movies with the 70D.

This digital guide to the Canon 70D is a 360 page illustrated e-book that goes beyond the 70D manual to explain how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the 70D to help you get out there shooting in the real world.

What Readers Had to Say about Doug’s Previous dSLR Camera Guides:

A Pro Right There with You - If you want to get the 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. -Tim S.

Best reference book for Canon 5D Mk III - Well written and easy to understand. This book really helps one to be able to take advantage of all the features of the Canon 5D Mk III. A must have book for anyone new to the camera. -N.D.

Excellent ebook - This ebook is first-class, and this author knows his stuff about Canon cameras. He cuts to the chase, and gets right to the heart of the important matters. I learned a lot and I learned it very quickly indeed - which I am now putting to good use with my 5D3. Highly recommended. -S. Walker

Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer dedicated to documenting the work of international aid organizations, as well as the author of best-selling dSLR camera guides including Canon 7D Experience and Your World 60D. . 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. Learn more about photography equipment and techniques on his blog Picturing Change at and view his photography at

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