Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Highlight tone priority, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
Over exposure is the bane of all photographers.…When an image is overexposed, highlight areas can blow out to complete detailess white.…Under exposure is not as pesky a problem because of a shadow under exposes to complete black.…It often just looks like a dark shadow.…Highlight Tone Priority is a custom function that can dramatically reduce over exposure.…Consider this image which has badly overexposed highlights.…Now here's the same image shot with highlight tone priority turned on.…Note that the overexposed bits now have detail in them.…
For JPEG shooter's, highlight tone priority can mean the difference between…usable shots and overexposed rejects.…Now as with many really, really good things there is a price to pay for using…highlight tone priority.…While you're highlights will be better exposed, there is a chance that your…shadows will have more noise in them.…For this reason, highlight tone priority defaults to being turned off.…For the most part, it's best to try to control over exposure through…
- 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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