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Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) details the features, controls, and options in the Canon Rebel T3i camera. Author Ben Long provides an overview of a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera and reviews the Canon Rebel T3i camera's components and basics of operation, including changing lenses, navigating the menus, shooting in Auto mode, and reviewing and managing photos on the camera’s LCD screen. The course also covers white balance options, advanced metering and autofocus controls, flash, and shooting HD video, and includes a chapter on sensor and camera maintenance.
Your camera has a clock and calendar in it. Every time you take a picture the date and time are stored with that picture. This can be very handy when you're editing not just to find out when you took a picture, but for sorting your images or searching for images or for Geotagging your images. With the right hardware and software, you can add longitude and latitude data to your images in postproduction, but for that to work you have to have the camera's clock set properly. Also, if you travel you will want to reset the clock as you change time zones, so knowing how to set the date and time is very important.
Setting the clock is done through the menu system, so I am going to hit the menu button to get into my menus, and I am just going to scroll over here to the tools section. Most of these utility kind of functions are going to be in one of these tools menus, and sure enough right here, and the second one is Date/Time. Hit the Set button and it shows me its current Date and Time settings. And this is pretty simple. I use the Left and Right arrow to pick the number I want to change, and then I hit the Set button to select it and the Up and Down arrow to make a change to it. So it's pretty simple. I can work through all these, set the date, then set the time.
I can also tell it what date format I want, month-day-year or year-month-day, day-month-year, however I want to do it. When I am all done I come down here to the OK button and hit the Set button to select, and then I got my Date and Time set. Note that if the battery and the camera dies and stays dead for a long time, that can mess up the clock and require you to reset the date and time.
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