Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)

with Ben Long
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Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)
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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.

Topics include:
  • What is an SLR?
  • Attaching a lens to a camera
  • Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
  • Setting Auto mode
  • Changing ISO
  • Changing image format and size
  • Manually selecting a focus point
  • Correcting exposure while shooting
  • Controlling white balance
  • Using a driver and self-timer
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • Selecting a picture style
  • Using Live View
  • Shooting video
  • Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
  • Cleaning the camera and sensor


Hi, My name is Ben Long. Understanding your gear is essential to consistently taking good photos. Sure, you can throw your camera into auto mode and get good shots most of the time, but you will run into situations that will flummox your camera's auto features, and in those instances, you need to know how to adjust your camera to get good results. In this course, we'll cover all of the critical features of your Canon Rebel T3i. The features that any beginning to intermediate shooter will need to know. Among many other things, you'll see what the Rebels different modes do, how you can alter and tweak those modes, how to shoot video using the cameras amazing HD video features, how to customize the camera to make it easier to use for your particular shooting tasks, and how to use the cameras various Exposure controls to correct exposure while you shoot.

Now this is not a photography course. We won't be going in detail into exposure theory and the other fundamentals of photography, but we will give you reminders about specific terms and processes, and tell you when it's a good idea to go watch an additional lynda course that might help with the fundamentals. This course, combined with a couple of other course, will provide you with a full photo curriculum, one built around your specific camera. This means you can learn photography in terms of the specific buttons and controls on your exact camera.

So get your camera close to hand as we delve into the particulars of the Canon Rebel T3i.

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Q: Will the lessons in this course work with the Canon T3 too?   
A: The main differences between the Canon T3i and the T3 are some video capabilities. Other than that, and some minor menu differences, you should be able to use the lessons in this course with the T3 with no issues.
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