Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Aperture Priority mode, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
In Program mode, when you meter a scene by half-pressing the Shutter button, the…camera calculates an appropriate shutter speed and aperture.…There will times though when you know that you're going to want a lot of…control of aperture.…Maybe you are shooting portraits and you know that you want them all to have…shallow depth of field.…So you want to make certain that the camera is always using a wide aperture.…Or, maybe you are out shooting landscapes and you know that you want really deep…depth of field in all of your shots.…So you want to make certain that you're always using a small aperture.…Or, maybe you're street shooting and as you're shooting different subject…matter, you're changing your mind about depth of field and so you want to easily…be able to change from a big to small aperture.…
In Aperture priority mode, you can choose the aperture that you want.…And when the camera meters, it will automatically pick a corresponding shutter…speed that will yield a correct exposure.…You've probably figured this out already, but to change to Aperture priority…
- 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
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.
1. Getting to Know Your Canon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using the Exposure Control Options
8. Using More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
What is a scene mode?1m 8s
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Caring for Your Camera
Firmware updates1m 24s
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