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Basic Setup Options on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

One of the many advantages of investing in the Canon Rebel T3 or T3i is that you can customize its performance with basic setup options to suit the way [more…]

Exposure Modes for Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Cameras

The very first picture-taking setting to consider with your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i is the exposure mode, which you select via the Mode dial. Your choice determines how much control you have over two critical [more…]

Changing the Drive Mode on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Setting the Drive mode tells the Canon Rebel T3 or T3i what to do when you press the shutter button: Record a single frame, record a series of frames, or record one or more shots after a short delay. To [more…]

Choosing Flash Modes for a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

The built-in flash on your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i offers an easy, convenient way to add light to a too-dark scene. But whether you can use flash or opt to go flash-free depends on your exposure mode. [more…]

Diagnosing Photo Quality Problems with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Getting the maximum output from your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i depends on choosing the right capture settings. Chief among them is the appropriately named Quality setting. This critical control determines [more…]

Choosing Resolution Size on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

To decide upon a Quality setting (or photo resolution size) for your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i, the first decision you need to make is how many pixels you want your image to contain. [more…]

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series: Choosing the Raw File Type

The Quality settings on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i determine the file type, which simply refers to the type of image file that the camera produces. Your T3 or T3i offers two file types — JPEG and Raw [more…]

Scene Mode Settings on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Scene modes on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i are designed to capture specific scenes using traditional picture “recipes.” For example, most people prefer portraits that have softly focused backgrounds. So [more…]

Shooting Photos in Portrait Mode with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Portrait mode on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i is designed to produce a classic portraiture look: a sharply focused subject against a blurred background. In photography lingo, this picture has a [more…]

Shooting Pictures in Landscape Mode with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Landscape mode on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i, designed for capturing scenic vistas, city skylines, and other large-scale subjects, produces a large depth of field. As a result, objects both close to the [more…]

Shooting Pictures in Close-Up Mode with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Close-Up mode on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i doesn’t enable you to focus at a closer distance to your subject than normal as it does on some non-SLR cameras. The close-focusing capabilities of your camera [more…]

Shooting Photos in Sports Mode with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Sports mode on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i results in a number of settings that can help you photograph moving subjects. First, the camera selects a fast shutter speed, which is needed to “stop motion.” [more…]

Shooting Pictures in Night Portrait Mode with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

As its name implies, Night Portrait mode on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i is designed to deliver a better-looking portrait at night (or in any dimly lit environment). Night Portrait does so by combining flash [more…]

The Shoot by Ambience Setting on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

With the Shoot by Ambience option on your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i, you can affect the color, exposure, contrast, and sharpness of your pictures. This option is available in all the scene modes. Have fun [more…]

Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type Settings on Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Cameras

The Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type option on the Canon Rebel T3 or T3i might be better named “Eliminate Color Cast,” because that’s what it’s designed to do: remove unwanted color casts that can occur [more…]

Adjusting and Previewing "Shoot By" Settings on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

The two “Shoot by” options on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i together determine your final photo colors and exposure. So being able to preview the possible combinations of settings without having to take a [more…]

Use Creative Auto Settings on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

When you use the scene modes on your Canon EOS Rebel T3 or T3i, the camera selects settings that render your subject using the traditional “look” for the scene. Creative Auto mode enables you to take a [more…]

Live View Options on Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Cameras

Like many newer dSLR cameras, the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i offer Live View, a feature that enables you to use the monitor instead of the viewfinder to compose photos. Turning on Live View is also the first [more…]

Manually Focusing a Canon Rebel T3 Series Camera in Live View

Manual focusing is the easiest of the Live View focusing options on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 or T3i, and in most cases, it’s faster, too. Simply set the lens switch to the MF position if you're using the kit [more…]

Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras: Quick Mode Autofocusing in Live View

As its name implies, Quick mode offers the fastest autofocusing during Live View or movie shooting with a Canon Rebel T3 or T3i digital SLR. It also is the most similar to the autofocusing system used [more…]

Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras: Live Mode Autofocusing in Live View

Live mode autofocusing enables you to set focus on your Canon EOS Rebel T3 or T3i without temporarily losing the monitor preview. Additionally, instead of selecting from nine autofocus points, you simply [more…]

Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras: Taking Photos in Live View Mode

The steps involved in taking a picture with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 or T3i digital SLR in Live View mode are essentially the same as for viewfinder photography. However, a few differences occur. As far as [more…]

Choosing Movie Recording Settings on a Canon Rebel T3 Series Camera

After you set the Mode dial to Movie on your Canon EOS Rebel T3 or Canon EOS Rebel T3i camera, you can monitor the most critical recording settings via the Shooting Settings screen. If you don’t see the [more…]

Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras: Take a Still Photo During Movie Recording

The Canon Rebel T3i allows you to snap a still photo during a recording, and you can interrupt your recording to take a still photo without exiting Movie mode. Just press the shutter button as usual to [more…]

How to Edit Movies with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Although it was never intended as a substitute for computer-based video editing software, the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i have an Edit feature that makes it delightfully easy to remove unwanted parts from the [more…]

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