Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the self-timer, part of Up and Running with the Canon 6D.
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…Most people think of the self timer mode as a way to get in the picture.…Now, you can set the camera on a tripod or…a flat surface, compose the shot, and then press the shutter release button.…A timer will then countdown and take the photo.…Now, this is quite useful, but…there are actually lots of reasons to use these timer modes.…Let's take a look at some of the menu options and how to customize them first.…I'll press the quick edit button, and select the release mode and press Set.…You'll see here there's a couple of choices.…
I could choose the self-timer mode using the remote, or…select the two second version.…Now, for example, with that ten second timer, if I push the shutter release,…you hear that the camera beeps and counts down.…After ten seconds is up, it'll take the picture.…Notice the beeps escalated at the end there to provide audio feedback, so…people in the photo know to smile, or you can give direction to others.…You can also use the remote for that.…
Notice, it didn't matter which mode I had taken, in this case,…
- 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
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Up and Running with DSLR Filmmakingwith Chad Perkins1h 10m Appropriate for all
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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