Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Metering modes, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
Accurate metering is critical to getting good results from your camera.…And fortunately, metering technology is now so good that your camera should…yield correct exposure 80%-90% of the time.…To help ensure that your metering results are good though, your camera offers…several different metering modes, some of which might be more appropriate for…one type of situation than another.…Evaluative metering divides your scene into a grid, meters each cell of that…grid, and then averages all of those results together to come up with a single…overall exposure setting.…Partial metering meters the circular area that covers about 6.5% of the…middle of the frame.…
It's good for backlit situations such as if someone is standing in front of a window.…Spot metering meters only a very small circle in the middle of the frame, one…that covers approximately 2.8% of the viewfinder.…You'll use this for times when you're facing a high dynamic range situation, but…you need to be absolutely certain that you have detail in one particular spot.…
- 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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