How to Use the Auto Lighting Optimizer on the Canon 5D


show more The Canon 5D Mark III includes the Auto Lighting Optimizer feature. This post-processing tool will automatically work to brighten the shadows that appear in your pictures without having them appear washed out as other brightening methods often do. This video tutorial will explain how you can start working with the Auto Lighting Optimizer. show less
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Working with the Auto Lighting Optimizer

Your eye has an incredible ability to see in low light. This means that you can very often see details and shadow areas with your naked eye, while your camera will render those areas as black, and featureless. The auto lighting optimizer applies post-processing to your image in camera to brighten shadow areas in your image. Note that it doesn't just brighten the blacks in your image; it actually figures out where the shadowy areas are in your scene, and it brightens those, without washing out all of the blacks in your picture.

The auto lighting optimizer controls are located in the second page of the shooting menu. They are right here; Auto Lighting Optimizer. I can see that I'm currently set to a middle setting; what Canon calls Standard. I've basically just got three settings: Low, Standard, and High, and Off. I can also tell it to Disable the Auto Lighting Optimizer during manual exposure. By default, Auto Lighting Optimizer is turned on for program, shutter priority, and ...

Working with the Auto Lighting Optimizer
Video duration: 1m 40s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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The Canon 5D Mark III includes the Auto Lighting Optimizer feature. This post-processing tool will automatically work to brighten the shadows that appear in your pictures without having them appear washed out as other brightening methods often do. This video tutorial will explain how you can start working with the Auto Lighting Optimizer.

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Photography
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5D Mark III
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