Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Scene modes and image formats, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
Scene modes on your Rebel are all grouped together over here on this part of the mode Dial.…Let's just go through them real quick and look at what they are.…First is Portrait Scene mode, which is as you may have guessed what you want to…use for shooting portraits.…When you go into Portrait Scene mode, a couple of things happen.…The camera is going to bias its exposure decisions to produce shallower depth…of field if that's possible, because a blurry background will get more…attention to your subject.…That's also going to help make hair look softer and skin look softer.…
Of course, when you're shooting that way, you want to make sure that eyes are in focus.…Watch what happens when I half press the shutter button.…Camera meters and focuses as it normally would, but I also get this set of…controls here that are specific to Portrait mode.…It's still showing me all of my Exposure Settings, but I have some other things…that I have access to by pressing the Q button.…When I hit the Q button, the first thing that happens is the Standard Setting…
- 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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