Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Night Portrait scene mode, part of Canon 60D Essential Training.
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 the second to last mode all the way over here on…this end of the dial, just before the Movie mode. It's this little person with a…
- 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
1. Getting to Know Your Canon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 28s
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Using Custom Functions
16. Caring for Your Camera
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