Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Fill flash, part of Canon 60D 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.…If I'm in any of the modes where the flash does not pop up automatically -- it pops…up automatically and Auto mode, or Night Flash mode -- but if I'm in Program, or any…of the priority modes, and I want to be sure that the flash fires, because I…want it to fill in shadowy areas in my image, then all I have to do is press the…flash button, which is this one right here. I push it, and the flash pops up…automatically and starts charging.…
So now I can shoot, the camera will automatically calculate a nice fill, and fill…in those shadowy areas. Remember, this is something that you will regularly use…
- 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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