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The Canon 60D Electronic Level Feature

Not every photograph has to be level with the horizon. However, many types of photos (landscapes, cityscapes, and architectural photography, for example) suffer greatly when the camera is tilted. The old-fashioned [more…]

How to Change the Direction of the Dials on a Canon 60D

One way to change Custom Functions of the Canon EOS 60D is to change what direction you move the control dials to increase or decrease shutter speed and aperture values. To do so, start by accessing your [more…]

How to Change the Function of the Set Button on a Canon EOS 60D

Typically, the Set button serves a single function on the Canon EOS 60D: When a menu is displayed, you press the button to lock in menu selections. This setup keeps things simple, but you have the option [more…]

How to Customize Exposure and Focus Lock Options on a Canon 60D

By default, you initiate metering and autofocusing with your Canon EOS 60D by pressing the shutter button halfway, and then lock autoexposure by pressing the AE [more…]

How to Disable the Autofocus Assist Beam on a Canon 60D

In dim lighting, your camera emits an AF (autofocus)-assist beam from the built-in flash when you press the shutter button halfway (assuming that the flash unit is open, of course). This pulse of light [more…]

Image Playback Picture Data Options on a Canon 60D

When you review still photos on your Canon EOS 60D, you can press the Info button to change the type and amount of shooting data that appear with the photo in the monitor. The data-display options start [more…]

Canon 60D Custom Exposure Modes

One special setting on the Canon EOS 60D’s Mode dial that’s easy to overlook (but is cool and practical) is the Camera User Settings (C). With it, you set the shooting mode, shutter speed, metering mode [more…]

Canon EOS Mark III: Using Picture Styles

The 5D Mark III has a number of Picture Styles that you can use to process your photos in-camera. Each predefined style has different color, saturation contrast, and sharpening settings: [more…]

Shooting Mode Quick Reference for the Canon 5D Mark III

The Canon 5D Mark III has enough shooting modes for photographers of all experience levels. For point-and-shoot photography, set the camera to Scene Intelligent Auto mode and let the camera handle most [more…]

Menu Categories on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon includes a number of important menus in its 5D Mark III digital camera. You use these menus to set up the camera, as well as to configure and customize it to shoot the way you want it to. Here are [more…]

Canon EOS 5D Mark III For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your Canon EOS 5D Mark III is an incredible digital camera with a ton of controls and options. Use this Cheat Sheet to quickly review the controls, shooting modes, menus, and picture styles that the EOS [more…]

Exposure Mode Quick Guide for Your Canon Rebel T4i/650D Digital Camera

Your Canon Rebel T4i/650D camera offers the following exposure modes, which you select via the Mode dial on top of the camera. Your choice is important because it determines how much control you have over [more…]

The Canon Rebel T4i/650D Digital Camera Layout

To get the most out of your Rebel T4i/650D camera, become familiar with its buttons, dials, and other external controls. The lens shown on the digital camera below is the Canon EF-S 18–55 [more…]

Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D is packed with so many features that it can be difficult to remember what each control does, especially if you're new to digital SLR photography. To help you sort everything [more…]

How to Use the Zone System with Your EOS 6D

Sometimes, a properly exposed image can be difficult to obtain. Digital sensors cannot capture the same dynamic range of tones that the human eye can perceive. When you photograph a scene with a wide dynamic [more…]

Creating a Book with Your Images

Your EOS 6D gives you the power to create compelling images. You can export images from Canon Digital Professional for print or for the web, or you can use the images to create a stunning photo book. There [more…]

Top 10 Pro Features on the Canon EOS 6D

Your Canon EOS 6D is an advanced camera. This is one of the first full-frame cameras Canon has offered that cost less than $2500. The camera is packed with features; here are the top ten pro features you [more…]

Canon EOS 6D Shooting Modes

You can do some pretty amazing things with your Canon EOS 6D. You have lots of control over the digital camera to create awesome pictures. The following explains what each setting on the Shooting Mode [more…]

Canon EOS 6D Metering Modes

You can choose how the Canon EOS 6D meters a scene to determine the exposure. Your camera’s metering device examines the scene and determines which shutter speed and f-stop combination will yield a properly [more…]

Creating a Makeshift Tripod for Your Canon EOS 6D

Your Canon EOS 6D can capture images in very low-light conditions. However, at times, you absolutely can’t do without a tripod. But what do you do when you’ve left home without one? Here are some ways [more…]

Your Canon EOS 6D Post-Shoot Checklist

When you grab your camera bag and go out for a photo shoot, always have the camera at its default settings, a formatted memory card, and a battery that is capable of capturing a few hundred images. The [more…]

Canon EOS 6D For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your Canon EOS 6D is the latest and greatest digital camera on the market — with a stunning 20.2-megapixel capture, Live View, high-definition video, and much more. But all this technology can be a bit [more…]

Update Your Canon EOS 6D Firmware

Canon is constantly making changes and updating to make its cameras better. Canon locates any potential problems with firmware based on user input and its own tests, and then takes this information and [more…]

How to Create a Custom Menu on Your Canon EOS 6D

Do you have a set of menu commands you use frequently on your Canon? How cool would it be not to have to sift through all 4,000 commands in your camera menu? That’s right, you can cut to the chase and [more…]

How to Add Copyright Information to Your Canon EOS 6D

Don’t want anyone taking credit for your photos, but you? You can add your copyright information to your Canon. The data you enter will be added to the EXIF metadata recorded with each image. To add copyright [more…]

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