Canon 5D Mark II Digital Field Guide…

Canon 5DMkII cover

My book is finally out in the bookstores! As many of you know,  this spring I wrote a digital field guide for an exciting new Canon camera, the 5D Mark II, for Wiley Publishing. I hadn’t wanted to blog too much about the process while I was writing it because part of me wasn’t sure I could complete the book within the required timeframe but now that it’s published, I thought I’d share some details about the process.

Around October of last year, my friend Mark Fitzgerald of the Digital Darkroom called me to see if I would be interested in writing a book about the new camera (not yet out) for the company that publishes his Lightroom and Photoshop Bibles. “Absolutely” I said, having never written a book before! Mark hooked me up with his Acquisitions Editor who was overseeing the project and long series of emails and phone calls commenced. 265 emails all totaled. Wild.

It was an extrodinary learning experience. Where I had hardly ever, in all my years, looked in the camera manuals that come with new cameras more than a handful of times, my 5D Mark II manual is now, literally falling apart from over use, checking and rechecking procedures and language for accuracy.

I’ll be highlighting different aspects of the book in future blog posts but wanted to get this up today. You can find more info about the book from Amazon here, Barnes & Noble here or Borders here(Borders has the previous 5D DFG author listed :-P .) I’m now hard at work on my second DFG for the series, this one on the Canon Speedlite System due out in February 2010 and a third one (top-secret!) is in the works. Wow, it’s like a whole new career!

3 thoughts on “Canon 5D Mark II Digital Field Guide…

  1. Tim Stein

    H ayyyyyyyyyyyyyy dubble are eye gee ayyyyyyyyyyy ennnnnnnnnnn spells Harrigan

    Hey a little communication every forty years or so is good for you.

    Tim Stein

  2. John Gray

    Brian, thank you for taking the time to write this excellent book on the amazing 5D Mark ll. Your book gives me such an understanding of this wonderful camera. In addition the tips and other information you share with the reader is outstanding.

    Look forward to the day our paths cross at Pro Photo to thank you in person.

    Again thanks for the book.


  3. Jill


    I just bought your book and look forward to learning more about my new camera. The next purchase I want to make is for a standard lens. I think you have some suggestions so advise if you want. And if you know of any new glass coming from Canon, let me know that, too.


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