Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Powering up, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
It may seem strange to devote an entire movie to turning your camera on, but a…lot of things happen when you power up your camera, and it's important to…understand what they are and how you can alter them.…Because the lens of a camera is removable, it's possible for dust to get inside…the camera body and get on the sensor.…If that happens, you will see smudges and spots and things on your images.…There is a clear filter in front of the image sensor in your camera, so dust…never actually gets on the sensor itself but gets on that filter instead.…
When you turn the camera on, it shakes that filter at very high speed to…shake off any dust.…There is a sticky piece of tape or something beneath the filter that traps any…dust bits that fall off, and there are a number of ways that you can rearrange…and customize that cleaning function.…You've probably spotted the power switch already.…It's this Of/On thing right here, the switch next to the mode dial.…Just switch it to the On position.…You won't see much happen. You may see this red light, light up.…
- 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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