Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Holding the camera, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
I suppose there is no real wrong way to hold a camera, but there are definitely…better ways to hold a camera.…Proper camera handling will allow you to shoot more stable shots,…it'll keep you from getting tired, it'll keep you from getting sore, and it will…help you ensure that you don't damage your camera.…Now an SLR is a little bit different than holding a point and shoot, because…it's this weird shape and it's kind of heavy and if you got a big lens on it, it…might be weighted strange, but holding a camera is actually, an SLR camera, is…actually very simple.…You take your left-hand and you set the lens in it like this.…So I've got my thumb and my forefinger around the lens and if you look I've got…the back of my hand supporting the bottom of the camera over here.…
So this is pretty stable.…But what's really making it stable is my elbow.…Notice my elbow is up against my side.…It's tucked into my body here.…This makes a really sturdy platform that's really going to help me…prevent camera shake.…
- 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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