Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use this course, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
I divide the teaching of photography into two major categories of…instruction, artistry and craft.…Artistry is the study of all of that ephemeral stuff that goes into making a good photo.…Learning to see, exploring your emotional response to a scene and learning how to…translate that into the vocabulary of photography.…There is nothing magical about artistry.…It's an intellectual process that you can learn.…Craft skills are what you employ to realize your artistic ideas.…In the case of photography, they're basically that button pushing skills,…knowing how to focus, knowing how to configure your camera for a particular…types of light, how to ensure that your image is bright enough that you've…captured motion the way that you want, and so on and so forth.…
In this course, we're going to be studying craft. Specifically the craft skills…required to use your particular camera and in this course we'll be assuming a…certain level of understanding of basic photographic theory.…For example, in showing how your camera's program Shift feature might work, I…
- 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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