Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Fill flash, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
People often think that the flash on their camera is only used when it's dark out.…But a dark scene is one of the times when you probably shouldn't use your flash.…The pop-up flash on your camera is really designed to provide extra fill light…when you're shooting in bright daylight.…If you've got a bad backlighting situation or someone with a hat on, you can…use Fill Flash to fill in the darker shadowy areas of the scene to produce a…more even exposure.…All you have to do to activate Fill Flash is just pop-up the flash.…So if I just hit this button right here, the flash pops up and now it will…charge and when I shoot, the flash will fire.…
Here is an example of a shot without Fill Flash.…Notice the shadowy areas, and after popping up the flash and shooting again, the…exposure is more evened out, and the shadowy areas are nicely filled in.…So again, Fill Flash is something that you're going to use in the daytime.…You'll very often use your flash more in the daytime than you will at night.…When you are shooting at night, you want to use a special flash mode called…
- 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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