Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring and activating video, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
In addition to stills your camera can shoot video.…Digital SLR's are actually extremely capable video cameras, but there are a few…things to know about how they differ from dedicated video cameras and from point…and shoot digital cameras.…You should already have a comfortable understanding of depth of field, if you…don't check out Foundations of Photography: Exposure.…One of the factors that controls Depth of Field in an image is sensor size.…When you have a bigger sensor it's possible to shoot much shallower depth of field.…Now your SLR has a much bigger sensor than what you'll find in almost any video…or point and shoot camera, which means you have the capability to shoot video…with very shallow depth of field when you use your SLR.…
This affords you far more creative options and lets you shoot video that can…have a much more film like look than what you'll shoot with a dedicated video…camera or point and shoot camera.…Of course, your SLR also scores over a dedicated video camera, thanks to its…
- 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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