Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Highlight tone priority, part of Canon 60D Essential Training.
Overexposure is the bane of all photographers.…When an image is overexposed, highlight areas can blow out to…complete detailless white.…Underexposure is not as pesky a problem, because if a shadow underexposes to…complete black, it often just looks like a dark shadow.…Highlight tone priority is a custom function that can dramatically…reduce overexposure.…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 shooters, 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 your highlights will be better exposed, there's 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 overexposure 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
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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