Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Exposure lock, part of Learning the Canon Rebel SL1 (100D and Kiss X7).
- If you're shooting a subject,…and want to recompose the frame,…you can use the auto-exposure lock button.…This is useful when shooting things like portraits…or panorama photos because by locking exposure and focus,…you can move the camera without…changing either exposure or focus.…First, focus the subject.…The easiest way to do this is to press…the shutter button half-way down.…The exposure setting will also be displayed…when the camera has successfully metered the scene.…Then, press the auto-exposure lock button.…
The AE lock icon shows up in the view finder…to show that the settings you have are locked.…Every time you press the button,…the current settings will be locked in place.…To reuse the AE lock, keep the AE lock button pressed down.…Holding it usually with your thumb as you shoot.…Then press the shutter release button to take another photo.…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your 100D straight out of the box.
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Program Shift mode
- Exploring Autofocus
- Focusing manually
- Shooting in Continuous (burst) mode
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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