Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Manual mode, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
Sometimes you might have a very particular creative vision or be facing a…particularly complex exposure situation.…Maybe say you are shooting a scene and you want shallow depth of field and…you want to blur some motion in the scene and you don't care if the whole thing…is a little overexposed.…Or, maybe you are used to working with a handheld light meter and using it…to calculate exposure settings which you then want to dial into your camera by hand.…Manual mode gives you full control of both shutter speed and aperture on your camera.…
You can dial in any setting you want regardless of whether the camera's meter…thinks they're a good idea.…It might flash warnings at you about how it thinks you're making bad decisions.…But it will still take the shot.…Manual mode is the big M on your mode dial.…When I switch to Manual mode, notice that now on my screen back here there's no…dot under the Exposure Compensation control.…I also have a box around shutter speed.…That box means that I have control of shutter speed up here on my main dial.…
- 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
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.