Canon Settings and Features

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Highlight Tone Priority Options on a Canon EOS 60D

When the scene you’re shooting with your Canon EOS 60D contains both very dark and very bright areas, achieving a good exposure can be difficult. If you choose exposure settings that render the shadows [more…]

Auto Lighting Optimizer Options on a Canon EOS 60D

When you select a Quality setting that results in a JPEG image file, the Canon EOS 60D tries to enhance your photo while it’s processing the picture. Unlike Highlight Tone Priority, which concentrates [more…]

How to Correct Lens Vignetting on a Canon EOS 60D

Some lenses produce pictures that appear darker around the edges of the frame than in the center, even when the lighting is consistent throughout. This phenomenon goes by several names, but the two heard [more…]

How to Lock AutoExposure Settings on a Canon EOS 60D

To help ensure a proper exposure, your Canon EOS 60D continually meters the light until the moment you press the shutter button fully to shoot the picture. In autoexposure modes [more…]

How to Adjust Automatic Exposure Bracketing on a Canon EOS 60D

The Canon EOS 60D offers AutomaticExposure Bracketing, or AEB.This feature makes it easy to bracket exposures,which simply means to take the same shot using several exposure settings to increase the odds [more…]

Flash Output Modes on a Canon EOS 60D

Sometimes, no amount of fiddling with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO produces a bright enough exposure — in which case you simply have to add more light. The built-in flash on your Canon EOS 60D offers [more…]

Flash Exposure Compensation Options on a Canon EOS 60D

When you shoot with the built-in flash, your Canon EOS 60D attempts to adjust the flash output as needed to produce a good exposure in the current lighting conditions. On some occasions, you may find that [more…]

How to Lock the Flash Exposure on a Canon EOS 60D

You might never notice it, but when you press the shutter button to take a picture with flash enabled, the Canon EOS 60D emits a brief preflash before the actual flash. This preflash is used to determine [more…]

How to Select an Autofocus Point with a Canon EOS 60D

When you shoot in any of the fully automatic exposure modes (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, and so on) as well as in Creative Auto, the Canon EOS 60D’s autofocusing system looks at all nine autofocus [more…]

How to Change the Autofocus Mode on a Canon EOS 60D

Your Canon EOS 60D offers three different autofocusing schemes, which you select through the AF mode control (not to be confused with Live View AF Mode). The three choices work like so: [more…]

How to Change the White Balance Settings on a Canon EOS 60D

A digital camera compensates for different colors of light through a feature known as white balancing. Simply put, white balancing neutralizes light so that whites are always white, which in turn ensures [more…]

Create Custom White Balance Settings on a Canon 60D

If none of the preset white balance options on your Canon EOS 60D produces the right amount of color correction, you can create your own, custom setting. To use this technique, you need a piece of card [more…]

Fine-Tune White Balance Settings on a Canon 60D

Your Canon EOS 60D enables you to tweak white balancing in a way that shifts all colors toward a particular part of the color spectrum. The result is similar to applying a traditional color filter to your [more…]

Bracket Shots with White Balance on a Canon 60D

You can take advantage of the automatic White Balance Bracketing capabilities of the Canon EOS 60D. With this feature, the camera records the same image three times, using a slightly different white balance [more…]

Canon 60D Picture Styles

Your EOS 60D offers Picture Styles, which you can use to further tweak color as well as saturation, contrast, and image sharpening. Sharpening is a software process that adjusts contrast in a way that [more…]

Canon 60D Still Portrait Shooting Tips

A still portrait is a photograph of a subject who isn’t moving. Assuming that a subject is willing to pose (or you catch her in a moment of relative calm), the classic portraiture approach is to keep the [more…]

Canon EOS 60D Action Shooting Tips

Using a fast shutter speed is the key to capturing a blur-free shot of any moving subject, whether it’s a spinning Ferris wheel, a butterfly flitting from flower to flower, or a playful young girl. In [more…]

Canon 60D Landscape Shooting Tips

Providing specific capture settings for scenic outdoor photography is tricky because there’s no single best approach to capturing a beautiful stretch of countryside, a city skyline, or another vast subject [more…]

Canon 60D Close-Up Shooting Tips

For great close-up shots, start out by checking your lens manual to find out the minimum close-focusing distance of your lens. How up close and personal you can be to your subject depends on your lens, [more…]

Canon 60D Creative Filters

Creative filters are distinctive software effects designed to change how a photo looks, and they provide a fun and easy way to process photos in your Canon EOS 60D. You can apply these filters to photos [more…]

Canon 60D Custom Camera Menus

Canon does a good job of making it easy for you to change the most commonly used camera settings in the Canon EOS 60D menu system. The menus are organized logically, so it's pretty easy to find what you [more…]

How to Enable Mirror Lockup on a Canon 60D

In any SLR camera (including the Canon EOS 60D), whether digital or film, light travels through the lens and is sent to the viewfinder by way of a mirror. When you press the shutter button all the way, [more…]

How to Automatically Clean Dust from Images with a Canon 60D

You’ve no doubt noticed that your Canon EOS 60D 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…]

How to Add a Copyright to Metadata with a Canon 60D

Including a copyright notice is a reasonable first step to take if you want to prevent anyone from using the pictures you take with your Canon EOS 60D without your permission. Anyone who views your picture [more…]

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…]

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