By now you should be comfortable with the idea that different modes leave…different decisions up to the camera allowing you to take more or less control.…You've also seen that your camera has a lot of different features that can be…turned on or off within any mode.…There might be a combination of features that you regularly switch on and off.…For those instances, you might want to create a custom mode, which will allow you…to immediately activate all of those features at once.…For example, let's say that you've taken to shooting HDR, or High Dynamic Range images.…When you're ready to shoot in HDR, you set your camera to ISO 100, you put it…in Aperture Priority mode, you set it to f/8, and then you activate Auto…Exposure Bracketing, and there you dial in a three-stop bracket with each…exposure spaced one stop apart.…
That's a lot of configuring.…When you're done, you have to go back, and turn off bracketing, and set ISO back…to Auto, and maybe switch back to, say, Program mode.…You can store all of those settings in a custom mode, so that when you want…
- 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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