Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Manual mode, part of Canon 60D 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're 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.…I am going to change to Manual mode now, just turning my mode Dial over to the…big M. That's Manual mode.…I am going to meter.…Now when I meter, it doesn't change these values.…These are just whatever I have dialed in.…So I have got 1/100th of a second at F 5.6.…
- 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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