Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Aspect ratio, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
The ratio of the width to height of your image is defined as its aspect ratio.…For example, your HDTV has a different aspect ratio than what your camera shoots.…With its 16:9 aspect ratio, your HDTV shoots a wider image than the 3:2 aspect…ratio of your camera.…If you have a point and shoot camera it probably has an even narrower…aspect ratio 4:3 which incidentally is the Aspect ratio of…standard definition television.…When you're shooting JPEG images you can choose something other than the…camera's native 3:2 aspect ratio.…
If you're in Live View the camera will show you guidelines for that…chosen aspect ratio.…To alter aspect ratio go into the menu and over here in the fourth shooting menu come…right down to aspect ratio.…You can see my default is 3:2.…I'm going to set it to 16:9.…This is the same as what you'd find on an HDTV.…So if I pick that and leave my menus, now you see I'm still seeing my full 3:2…full frame image, but I've got guidelines showing where by 16:9 aspect ratio is.…
Let's kill this status display like we learned about earlier by taking that out…
- 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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