Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Manually selecting a focus point, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
When you look at a scene, you usually take it for granted that out of the whole…vast view that you can perceive you automatically choose one place to focus on.…Your camera's Auto-Focus mechanism has to do the same thing. It needs to…focus at one particular distance in your scene, ideally, you want that distance…to be on your subject.…Your camera includes a number of focus points spread around its field of view.…By default, it automatically tries to identify which one of those points is…sitting on the subject of your scene.…But there will be times when you'll need to override that automatic…mechanism because it will have chosen the wrong point, and so you'll need to…manually choose the focus point yourself to force the camera to focus to a particular place.…
If you don't understand all this focus point stuff, check out Foundations of Photography:…Exposure.…This button right here lets you select a focus point.…This is meant to look like a viewfinder display with a bunch of little…focus points in it.…
- 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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