Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Program shift, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
In Program mode, when you half press the shutter button to meter, the camera…calculates an exposure, and displays the resulting shutter speed and aperture…and ISO if ISO is set to Auto on the various displays around the camera.…But there are many reciprocal combinations of those exposure parameters and they…all yield the same overall brightness.…This is all explained in Foundations of Photography Exposure.…Program Shift is a feature that allows you to automatically cycle through all of…those reciprocal combinations for any given metering.…
With this feature, you can meter to get an exposure that gets you proper overall…brightness and then use Program Shift to change to an exposure combination that…serves up that same overall brightness, but with the motion stopping or a depth…of field control that you want.…After I've metered and I have to meter to get a set of exposure parameters that…I can shift, after I've metered, all I have to do is turn this dial and you can…see both of these numbers changing.…
- 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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