Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking some shots in Auto and Creative Auto mode, part of Learning the Canon Rebel SL1 (100D and Kiss X7).
- Now that your camera is turned on and ready with a lens…and memory card attached, let's try it out.…On the top of your camera is a dial…which lets you choose a shooting mode.…The shooting mode determines what decisions the camera makes…and which ones are up to you.…You can adjust these settings…depending upon how you want to shoot.…For example, sometimes you'll want fine control…over how much of your scene is in focus from front to back.…That's called depth of field.…Apature priority mode works well for this.…Other times, you might want to freeze the action…in a scene for a fast moving subject.…
In this case, you'll turn to shutter priority mode,…and it's great for this.…Other times, you might want to let the camera…make most of the decisions for you,…particularly if you're needing to work quickly.…One of the auto or program modes can come in handy.…If you've just taken the camera out of the box,…it may already be set to the fully automatic shooting mode.…If not, turn the dial so the green auto icon…lines up with the white line.…
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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