Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Auto white balance, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
Different types of light shine with different colors.…For example, tungsten lights are redder or warmer than fluorescent lights.…While your eye does an amazing job of adjusting automatically to different types…of light, so that colors always look correct, your camera doesn't fare so well.…Your camera has to be calibrated to the type of light that you're shooting in.…If it's not, color is going to appear wrong.…This process is called White Balancing.…The idea is that you calibrate the camera so that white appears correct, because…white contains all other colors.…If you can get white looking good, then you get all the other colors for free.…
By default, your camera is set to Auto White Balance.…With Auto White Balance, the camera will attempt to continuously white-balance…itself on-the-fly as you shoot.…Setting White Balance on the Rebel is very easy.…First of all, let's take a look at this spot on our screen right here shows us…what we're currently set to,…AWB is Auto White Balance.…So we're still set to the default which is Auto White Balance.…
- 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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