Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Exposure lock, part of Learning the Canon 6D.
…If you're shooting a subject and…want to recompose the frame, you can use the auto exposure lock button.…This is useful when shooting things like portraits or…panorama photos because by locking exposure and…focus, you can move the camera without changing either exposure or focus.…First, focus the subject.…The easiest way to do this is to press the shutter button half way down.…The exposure setting will also be displayed when the camera has…successfully metered the scene.…Then, press the auto exposure lock button.…
The AE lock icon shows up in the view finder to show that the settings you…have are locked.…Every time you press the button, the current settings will be locked in place.…To reuse the AE lock, keep the AE lock button pressed down,…holding it usually with your thumb as you shoot.…Then, press the shutter release button to take another photo.…Normally, holding down the button locks both exposure and focus, but…you can change how this button behaves using your camera's menus.…To customize how that button works, press the Menu button and…
- Taking shots in Auto mode
- Using special scene modes
- Changing image format and size
- Changing ISO
- Adjusting exposure compensation in Program Exposure mode
- Focusing manually or with autofocus
- Changing the shutter release mode
- Adjusting exposure in the 6D
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Canon 6D
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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