Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Flash exposure compensation, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
The flash on your camera has a range of about 10 to 12 feet.…Beyond that, your flash simply won't have any effect on your image, but within…that range, moving your camera and its flash closer or farther from your subject…will result in more or less flash illumination on that subject.…That should be pretty intuitive.…Put the flash right in someone's face and they might end up with too much light on them.…Flash Exposure Compensation is a way of controlling how much light the flash puts out.…By dialing in negative Flash Exposure Compensation you can reduce the intensity…of the flash to go from something like this to something like this.…
To dial in some Flash Exposure Compensation, we'll hit the Q button to go to…the Quick Control screen and this entry right here, it's a little flash with a +/- next to it.…You may recognize the +/- as the Exposure Compensation icon.…So this is Flash Exposure Compensation and you can see that it's currently set to 0.…So I'm going to go down here and hit Set and here I get a Flash Exposure…
- 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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