Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video The self-timer, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
Most people have used a self-timer on a camera.…You balance the camera on a rock or something and you point it at your friends,…and then you set it off and run back and try to get in the frame and look…natural before the camera takes a picture.…It works the same way on your digital camera.…The self-timer control is located on the same button as the Continuous mode.…If I pop this open, I get my Drive mode menu.…So here is Single shot which is where we normally are.…Here is Continuous mode which we've already looked at.…Then there is a 10-second Self-timer.…There are actually three Self-timers.…We're going to look at this one first.…
I'm going to select that.…Now remember to select it, I have to hit the SET button to make it take, and now…I'm in Self-timer mode which I can see right there.…When I press the Shutter button, the light on the front of the camera starts flashing.…So this is when I would be running around to try and get in front of the camera…and get some kind of reasonable expression pasted onto my face. And it fires.…
- 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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