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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…]

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…]

Canon Rebel T3i: How to View Your Photos on a TV

Your Canon EOS Rebel T3i camera is equipped with a feature that allows you to play your pictures and movies on a television screen. In fact, you have three playback options: [more…]

Transferring Photos from a Canon Rebel T3 Series Camera to a Computer

Regardless of the type of photo software you choose, you can take the following approaches to downloading images from your Canon EOS Rebel T3 or T3i to your computer: [more…]

Processing Raw Image Files with a Canon Rebel T3 Series Camera

The Raw file format enables you to capture images you take with your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i as raw data. Although you can print Raw files immediately if you use Canon software, you can’t take them to a [more…]

Exploring Advanced Exposure Modes on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

To fully exploit your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i’s capabilities, you need to explore your camera’s five advanced exposure modes, represented on the Mode dial by the letters P, Tv, Av, M, and A-DEP. [more…]

Controlling Exposure with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Any photograph, whether taken with a film or digital camera, is created by focusing light through a lens onto a light-sensitive recording medium. In a digital camera like the Canon Rebel T3 or T3i, it’s [more…]

Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

The metering mode determines which part of the frame the camera analyzes to calculate the proper exposure. The Canon Rebel T3 and T3i offer four metering modes. However, you can access all four modes only [more…]

How to Control ISO on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Your camera’s ISO setting controls how sensitive the image sensor is to light. At a camera’s higher ISO values, you need less light to expose an image correctly. If you want to control ISO with your Canon [more…]

Exposure Compensation on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

When you set your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i to the P, Tv, Av, or A-DEP exposure modes, you can enjoy the benefits of autoexposure support but retain some control over the final exposure. If you think that [more…]

Highlight Tone Priority on Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Cameras

When a scene contains both very dark and very bright areas, achieving a good exposure can be difficult. If you choose exposure settings on your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i that render the shadows properly, the [more…]

Take Photos in Auto, Flash Off, with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

The Canon Rebel T3 and T3i provide a range of powerful controls, offering just about every feature a serious photographer could want. It also offers fully automated exposure modes that enable people with [more…]

Auto Lighting Optimizer on Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Cameras

The Auto Lighting Optimizer on your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i adjusts both shadows and highlights to improve the final image tonality (range of darks to lights). In other words, it’s a contrast adjustment. [more…]

Peripheral Illumination Correction on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

The Canon Rebel T3 and T3i offer Peripheral Illumination Correction, which adjusts image brightness around the edges of the frame. Some lenses produce pictures that appear darker around the edges of the [more…]

Bracketing Exposures Automatically on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

Many photographers use a strategy called bracketing to ensure that at least one shot of a subject is properly exposed. They shoot the same subject multiple times, slightly varying the exposure settings [more…]

The Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera’s Flash

When you use the built-in flash with your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i, your camera automatically calculates the flash power needed to illuminate the subject. This process is sometimes referred to as [more…]

Lock the Flash Exposure on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

You might never notice it, but when you press the shutter button on your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i to take a picture with flash enabled, the camera emits a brief [more…]

Flash Options on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

When you set the Mode dial on your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i to P, Tv, Av, M, or A-DEP, Shooting Menu 1 offers a Flash Control option. Using this menu item, you can adjust flash power [more…]

Set an Autofocus Point on a Canon Rebel T3 Series Camera

When you shoot in Sports mode with a Canon Rebel T3 or T3i, the camera bases focus on the center focus point. In the other fully automatic exposure modes [more…]

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

Your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i offers three different autofocusing schemes, which you select through the AF mode control. The three choices work like so: [more…]

Correcting Color in Photos with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

When taking photos with your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i, you may have noticed that every light source emits a particular color cast. The old-fashioned fluorescent lights found in most public restrooms, for [more…]

Changing the White Balance Setting on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Compared with understanding some aspects of digital photography, making sense of your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i’s color options is easy-breezy. First, color problems aren’t all that common, and when they are [more…]

Set Custom White Balance Settings on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

If none of the preset white balance options on your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i produces the right amount of color correction, you can create a custom white balance setting. To use this technique, you need a [more…]

Customize White Balance Settings on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

As an alternative for manipulating colors, your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i enables you to tweak white balancing in a way that shifts all colors toward a particular part of the color spectrum. The result is [more…]

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