Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Activating Live View, part of Canon 60D Essential Training.
As we've seen, one of the great advantages of an SLR is that you have a…viewfinder that looks through the same lens that exposes the sensor.…However, there are times when looking through that viewfinder is actually kind of a hassle.…Maybe the camera is on a tripod, in a difficult to see position, or perhaps…you're shooting a portrait, and you prefer to look directly into your subject's…eyes, rather than hiding behind the camera.…For those situations, live view might be a preferable way to work.…In live view, the camera's LCD screen becomes a viewfinder, just like on a…point-and-shoot camera.…
The camera takes the image that's being captured by its sensor, and it puts…it immediately up on the screen so that you can see what the camera is…actually capturing.…One advantage of live view is that you see absolutely 100% of the area captured…by your camera, as opposed to the roughly 96% of the scene that you get when you…look through the normal viewfinder.…Activating live view is very simple.…There is a live view button right here on the back of the camera. Just press…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Canon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 28s
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Using Custom Functions
16. Caring for Your Camera
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