Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Live view, part of Learning the Canon Rebel SL1 (100D and Kiss X7).
- Shooting with Live View lets you…see a preview of the image on the back LCD panel.…Live View is useful if you need…to step out from behind the camera…and interact with your subject.…It can also be more comfortable…if you're shooting using a short tripod…or the camera's being held overhead or low to the ground.…Keep in mind, though, there are a few drawbacks.…The biggest is that Live View will…quickly eat up your batteries.…Running the LCD panel uses a lot of power,…so if you know you're going to be heading into a situation…that requires a lot of Live View shooting…or, for example, you plan on shooting a lot of video…which also uses Live View, consider…investing in some extra batteries.…
Live View can also be distracting to others…if you're shooting in a dark environment, such as a concert.…Keep in mind, you can also see things on the LCD panel…that the camera's file structure can't successfully capture.…So, don't count on the dynamic range being an exact match.…Realize that you might see some things on the LCD panel…
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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