Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exposure control, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
Just as with still shooting in movie mode the Rebel does a very good job of…calculating exposure.…There still might be times though when you want to override it and take some…manual control and you have a couple of options for that.…First of all, you have Exposure Compensation just like you would in still mode,…so I'm going to half press to focus and meter and now I can press and hold my…Exposure Compensation button and dial up and down.…As I dial up my image gets brighter and you notice that's bringing out some…more detail here in the shadowy parts of the camera, so that might be something I want.…On the other hand, I've really blown out the background so maybe if my aesthetic…was a little different I would want to underexpose to darken the image and calm…the background down and plunge this into mysterious shadows if I'm doing my film…noir version of a movie of a camera that's not moving.…
However, like in still mode I have no control over how Exposure Compensation is…achieving this brightening and darkening and there may be times when I want that…
- 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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