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 make sure 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
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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