Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Manual white balance, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
As I've said, Auto White Balance is going to be good for most of the shots that you take.…There will be times though when Auto White Balance will fail.…Very often if you're shooting in shade or on a cloudy day, you might find that…your images appear too cool, or if you're in a situation like we have here where…we have a mixed lighting situation, the light on the flowers is warmer than the…light on the background, and the scene doesn't look bad.…Let me just take a picture of it with Auto White Balance.…You can see that it looks pretty good, but the white on the vase, that vase…is supposed to be white, the flowers are supposed to be white and they look a little warm.…
They've got just a little bit of orange in them, and that's because there is…some tungsten light shining into our scene.…The background meanwhile looks okay.…Let's try a manual white balance to get those whites back to where they're…supposed to be, because if whites are in place, the rest of our colors are…going to be good also.…
- 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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