Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Focus modes, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
Your camera's Auto-Focus is pretty amazing.…It's speedy, it's able to work in surprisingly low light, and it's often able to…figure out exactly what your subject is.…For most situations, Auto-Focus will give you all the focusing power that you need.…By default, your Auto- Focus works in one-shot mode.…This is the Auto-Focus procedure that you're already used to.…You half-press the Shutter button, you wait for the camera to beep to…indicate that it's locked focus and you double-check that the focus point it…has chosen is correct then you press the Shutter button the rest of the way to take the shot.…If you're manually choosing a focus point, then your process will be a little…bit different as we discussed earlier.…
Your camera has two other focus modes though.…Servo Focus which attempts to track a moving subject in your scene and always…keep it in focus, and AI focus which attempts to automatically determine whether…to use one-shot or Servo Focus.…AF is your Auto-Focus mode select button.…I just press that and I get my Auto-Focus menu.…
- 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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