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How to Shoot Images in Sports Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you’re using your Canon EOS 6D to photograph a subject such as your son playing soccer or a waterskier, choose Sports mode. When you photograph in this mode, the camera chooses a shutter speed that [more…]

How to Shoot Night Portraits on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you want to create portraits of subjects at night on your EOS 6D with this mode, the shutter stays open long enough to capture detail in the background as well. This means you’ll have to mount your [more…]

How to Focus On an Off-Center Subject on Your Canon EOS 6D

There are lots of rules for composing photographs with your EOS 6D, and many of them can be broken. However, the off-center subject rule is a useful one. It says that when you’re photographing a person [more…]

How to Manually Focus Your Canon EOS 6D

You can have the greatest Canon in the world, but if your images aren't in focus, nobody will care about your pictures. Manual focus can, at times, be the solutions for this problem. [more…]

How to Create Portraits with the Portrait SCN Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

The Portrait SCN mode on your EOS 6D is used for creating portraits. When you shoot a portrait of a person, you generally use a telephoto lens with a focal length of 80mm or greater. You can, however, [more…]

How to Shoot Landscapes with the SCN Landscape Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

There are beautiful landscapes all over this grand country of ours and your Canon EOS 6D is the perfect tool to use to capture it. Even if you live in a major metropolitan area, there is undoubtedly a [more…]

How to Shoot Pictures with the HDR Backlight Control SCN Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

Sometimes you want to photograph a scene with a wide variance in tonal range. Your EOS 6D offers a solution with the HDR Backlight Control SCN mode. Otherwise, your Canon has to compromise and you end [more…]

How to Shoot Pictures in Creative Auto Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you like having control of your EOS 6D, but you’re not ready to walk on the wild side just yet, Creative Auto mode is right up your alley. When you take pictures in Creative Auto mode, you can control [more…]

How to Rotate Images on Your Canon EOS 6D

Many photographers rotate their Canon EOS 6D 90 degrees when taking a picture of an object that's taller than it is wide. When these images are displayed on the camera LCD monitor, you must rotate the [more…]

How to Use the Quick Control Screen on Your Canon EOS 6D

It is a good idea to know what all the dials and buttons on your Canon do, most notably the Quick Control Screen. However, at times in the heat of battle you need to make changes quickly, as when you want [more…]

How to Display a Grid in Live View Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

When shooting in Live View mode, you can display a grid on the Canon’s LCD monitor. This grid is useful when aligning objects that are supposed to be horizontal or vertical. You can also use the grid when [more…]

How to Use Manual Exposure When You Record a Movie on Your Canon EOS 6D

You can manually expose your movies to gain complete control of your EOS 6D. When you manually expose a movie, you can set the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO speed rating. This is useful when you want [more…]

How to Change Video Dimensions and Frame Rate on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your Canon EOS 6D can capture high-definition video with dimensions of up to 1920 x 1080 and a frame rate up to 60 fps. You can modify the video dimensions and frame rate to suit your intended destination [more…]

How to Enable Custom Functions on Your Canon EOS 6D

You can choose from six custom functions to modify exposure on your Canon EOS 6D. Other functions enable you to change exposure or ISO increments, but the default settings are usually fine. One useful [more…]

How to Choose the Autofocus Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your Canon EOS 6D focuses automatically on objects that intersect autofocus points. You have three autofocus modes on your camera. One is ideally suited for still objects, and another is ideally suited [more…]

Exposure Mode Quick Guide for the Canon Rebel T5i/700D Camera

Your Canon Rebel T5i/700D offers the following exposure modes, which you select via the Mode dial on top of the camera. Shooting mode determines how much control you have over exposure, ISO, and aperture [more…]

External Controls on the Canon Rebel T5i/700D Camera

Get help finding the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Canon Rebel T5i/700D dSLR digital camera. Recording movies, playing back photos, and choosing shooting modes starts here. The lens [more…]

Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D dSLR camera has so many features that it can be difficult to remember what each control does, especially if you're new to digital SLR photography. Develop your talents in [more…]

Finding Accessories for Creating Video

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D comes with Live View mode, which, among other things, enables you to capture high-definition (HD) movies. Here are a few accessories to consider acquiring to create video with [more…]

Third-Party Accessories for the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D

Your Canon Rebel is sometimes only as useful as its best accessories. When it’s time to go shopping for accessories for your Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D, consider the following items: [more…]

Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Digital SLRs weren’t designed to capture video but due to the size of the sensors and plethora of lenses, dSLRs — including the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D — can capture video that rivals conventional video [more…]

5 Tips for Shooting Movies with Your Canon Rebel SL1/100D

Your Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D can capture incredible video that rivals conventional video recorders. Here are a few movie-shooting tips to keep in mind as you shoot movies with your camera: [more…]

How to Move the Auto Exposure Lock on Your Canon Rebel SL1/100D

If you frequently lock auto exposure or flash exposure when you're shooting photos, you may find it beneficial to swap the location of this button with the AF Point Selection/Magnify button on your Canon [more…]

10 Cool Features on the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D is packed with a lot of cool features, more than you might think. Here are the ten coolest features the camera has to offer. [more…]

How to Safeguard Your Canon T5i/700D Digital Photo Files

You can take great photos with your Canon T5i/700D, but you won't need all of them at once, right? To make sure that your digital photos enjoy a long, healthy life, follow these storage guidelines: [more…]

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