Use the Night Portrait Scene Mode on a Canon Rebel T3i


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Night Portrait scene mode

The flash on your camera has a range of approximately 10 to 12 feet. If you're standing in a dark scene using your flash, that means that the only things in your scene that are going to have any illumination are the things within that 10 to 12 foot wide circle of light that your flash creates. So if you take a picture of someone, they'll be lit up by the flash, but the background outside of that circle will be plunged into darkness. This is because the camera is using Exposure Settings that are correct for the area that is covered by the flash, but which are under-exposing all of the stuff in the background and leaving it completely black.

Night Portrait Scene mode combines your camera's flash with a longer shutter speed. The flash exposes the foreground, while the long exposure properly exposes the background, so that it becomes visible. Night Portrait Scene mode is all the way over here, almost at this end of the mode Dial. It's this little icon here of a little perso...

Night Portrait scene mode
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Night Portrait scene mode provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)

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