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Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras: Customizing Exposure and Focus Lock Options

By default, you initiate autofocusing on a Canon Rebel T3 or T3i by pressing the shutter button halfway and lock autoexposure by pressing the AE (autoexposure) Lock button, which lives on the top-right [more…]

Disable the Autofocus Assist Beam on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

If you’re using your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i in dim lighting, your camera may emit an AF (autofocus)-assist beam from the built-in flash when you press the shutter button halfway — assuming that the flash [more…]

How to Add Cleaning Instructions to Images with a Canon Rebel T3i

You’ve no doubt noticed that your Canon Rebel T3i displays a “Sensor Cleaning” message every time you turn off the camera. When you turn on the camera, a little “cleaning” icon flickers in the lower-right [more…]

Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras: How to Turn Off the Shooting Settings Screen

When you turn on your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i, the monitor automatically displays the Shooting Settings screen. At least, it does if you stick with the default setting selected for Custom Function 10 [more…]

Create Your Own Camera Menu on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

Canon does a good job of making it easy to change the most commonly used settings on the Rebel T3 and T3i. You can access many critical options by pressing the buttons on the camera body, and others require [more…]

How to Tag Files with Your Copyright Claim on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

Including a copyright notice with the photos you take with your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i is a reasonable first step to take if you want to prevent people from using your pictures without permission. By using [more…]

Exploring Creative Filters on a Canon EOS Rebel T3i

You can do a lot of fun stuff to your photos you take with your Canon Rebel T3i after you import them into some kind of photo editing application. But for some creative effects, you don’t have to wait [more…]

How to Enable Mirror Lockup on a Canon EOS Rebel T3i

One component involved in the optical system of an SLR camera like the Canon Rebel T3i is a tiny mirror that moves when you press the shutter button. The small vibration caused by the movement of the mirror [more…]

Choosing the JPEG Image Format for a Canon Rebel T3 Series Camera

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…]

Quick Control Movie Mode Options on a Canon EOS 60D

Before you begin shooting a movie with a Canon 60D, review the basic recording settings. You adjust some settings from the Movie menus; for others, you can either visit menus or, for faster results, use [more…]

How to Work with the Canon EOS 60D Movable Monitor

The Canon EOS 60D is the first Canon digital SLR that sports an articulated monitor: You can adjust the position of the LCD monitor on the back of the camera, moving it around to find the best position [more…]

How to Adjust Viewfinder Focus on the Canon EOS 60D

Perched on the top-right edge of the viewfinder on your Canon EOS 60D is a tiny black knob. Officially known as a dioptric adjustment control, use this knob to adjust the magnification of the viewfinder [more…]

How to Make Selections with the Canon EOS 60D Quick Control Dial

The Quick Control screen is a sort of one-stop shopping locale that displays your Canon EOS 60D’s shooting settings and enables you to modify them with a minimum of button presses and dial movements. Although [more…]

How to Lock the Canon EOS 60D Quick Control Dial

It can be frustrating when you’re working in a Creative Zone mode on your Canon EOS 60D camera, and you accidentally nudge the Quick Control dial and make a change to a random shutter speed or aperture [more…]

How to Access Custom Functions on the Canon EOS 60D Quick Control Screen

From the Quick Control screen on your Canon EOS 60D camera, you can change certain shooting settings without using the control buttons (ISO button, the Exposure Compensation button, and so on) or menus [more…]

Camera Options Available from the Canon EOS 60D Setup Menu 1

One of the many advantages of investing in the Canon EOS 60D is that you can customize its performance to suit the way youlike to shoot. Setup menus help you accomplish such things as setting the date [more…]

Camera Options Available from the Canon EOS 60D Setup Menu 2

The Canon EOS 60D lets you customize the way it functions to suit you. Its three Setup menus help you create and manage basic camera settings.

Setup Menu 2 offers the following customization options: [more…]

Camera Options Available from the Canon EOS 60D Setup Menu 3

When setting up your new Canon EOS 60D you can customize its performance to suit the way you like to shoot. Its Setup menus help you set the date and time, set up the camera’s file-numbering system, and [more…]

How to Choose an Exposure Mode on the Canon EOS 60D

With a Canon EOS 60D, the very first picture-taking setting to consider is the exposure mode, which you select via the Mode dial. Your choice determines how much control you have over two critical exposure [more…]

How to Change the Drive Mode on the Canon EOS 60D

In Drive mode, you tell the Canon 60D what to do when you press the shutter button: Record a single frame or a series of frames, or record one or more shots after a short delay. [more…]

Basic Flash Modes on the Canon EOS 60D

The built-in flash on your Canon 60D has three basic modes of operation: Auto flash, in which the camera decides when to fire the flash, basing its decision on the lighting conditions; On, in which the [more…]

Shoot in Auto Mode on a Canon EOS 60D

Your Canon 60D offers several automatic point-and-shoot exposure modes. In any of those modes, though, the fundamental key to capturing good photos is to follow a specific picture-taking technique. [more…]

Using Full Auto Mode on the Canon EOS 60D

In Full Auto mode, represented on the Mode dial by a rectangle, the Canon 60D selects all settings based on the scene that it detects in front of the lens. Your only job is to lock in focus. [more…]

Creative Auto Function on the Canon EOS 60D

The Canon 60D’s Creative Auto mode might be better named “Full Auto Plus.” This mode is set up initially to work the same way as Full Auto. But if you don’t like the results you get, you can make the following [more…]

Ambience and Lighting Auto Settings on the Canon EOS 60D

Through the Shoot by Ambience and Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type options on your Canon 60D, you can customize Basic Zone modes to better match your artistic desires and the lighting at hand. Both “Shoot [more…]

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