Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Depth-of-field preview, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
Just like your eye, your camera has an aperture in it that can open and close to…let in more or less light.…When the aperture in your camera is more open, you get shallower depth of field.…When it's more closed, you get deeper depth of field.…This is all explained in detail in Foundations of Photography: Exposure.…Obviously, as the aperture closes, less light gets into the camera.…So by default, the camera always leaves its aperture wide open so that when you…look through the viewfinder, you see a nice bright image.…Even if you've dialed in a very small aperture, when you look through that…viewfinder, you're looking through a wide open aperture to ensure that you can…see your scene clearly in the viewfinder.…
When you finally press the Shutter button, the camera closes its iris down to…your chosen aperture setting.…Because the aperture in your camera is always wide open when you're looking…through it, you're not necessarily seeing the true depth of field that you will…see in your final image.…
- 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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