Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Metering revisited, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
As you've seen when you half-press the Shutter button the camera auto focuses,…meters, and possibly calculates white balance and ISO depending on your camera settings.…When the camera has decided on all of these parameters it beeps and flashes a…light in the view finder.…If you want, you can continue to hold the button down at the half way point…while you reframe your shot.…This is sometimes necessary to get the focus and metering that you want.…Once you are ready to take the shot, you can press the button the rest of the way.…So I half-press the Shutter button and there is a little stop there that I can…feel and a few things happened. It auto focuses.…
If I am in auto white balance mode, it white balances.…It blacks out the LCD screen so that it's not shining in my eyes as I am…looking through the view finder, and if you could see in the view finder right…now you would see the shutter speed, aperture, and possibly ISO that the…camera has calculated.…I say possibly because it will only do that if you're set on Auto ISO.…
- 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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