Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What is a scene mode?, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
By now you should be comfortable with the idea that a mode on your camera is…simply a way of designating which decisions the camera will make for you and…which will be left up to you.…Scene modes are special modes that bias the camera's decision making process so…that they're more appropriate for certain situations.…For example, a Sports mode would bias the camera shutter speed choices toward…faster speeds for better motion stopping power.…Scene modes can alter everything from shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to focus…and flash performance.…
Now they don't open up any special advanced features on the camera, but they can…make it easier to get good shots in the situations that they're designed for.…It's important to note that like Auto mode most scene modes won't let you…override some parameters.…Also, most scene modes force you to shoot JPEG files.…You won't be able to use RAW when using a Scene mode.…Ideally, you want to build up your skill level to the point where you can make…these decisions yourself, but for times when you need to quickly snap off some…
- 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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