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5 Warnings for Using Live View on the Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D

The Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D offers 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 step in recording a movie [more…]

Assign Photo Ratings on the Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D

The Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D offers you two options for assigning a rating to a photo: the Quick Control screen or Playback Menu 2. For rating just a photo or two, either one works fine, but for rating [more…]

How Resolution Affects Print Quality in the Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D

Images from your Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D can produce dynamic prints, and one way to get them is to check the resolution (pixel count) before you print. The number of pixels in your digital image plays [more…]

2 Great Autofocus Combinations for Your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D

On your Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D, you'll get the best autofocus (AF) results if you pair your chosen AF mode with the most appropriate AF Point Selection mode, because the two settings work in tandem. [more…]

How to Add Text to Images in Your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D

Add text to your photos to create captions, inspiring messages, business promos, whatever. It's all doable with your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D by using one of the free programs provided with the camera: [more…]

Using Automatic Modes on Your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D

For the most automatic of automatic photography, enabling people with minimal experience to capture beautiful images, set your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D Mode dial to one of the following two settings: [more…]

How to Use Red Eye Reduction on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II features a built-in flash unit, but it’s no ordinary built-in flash unit. This one has the power to command other Canon flash units that are compatible with your camera, which [more…]

How to Use the Self-Timer on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Your Canon EOS 7D has a built-in self-timer that you use whenever you want to delay the opening of the shutter. This option is useful when you want to take a self-portrait or you want to be in a picture [more…]

How to Specify Image Format, Size, and Quality on Your Canon EOS 7D

Your EOS 7D Mark II has many options that determine the dimensions, image format, quality, and file size. You can choose from two image formats: JPEG and RAW. You have three different sizes for each the [more…]

How to Use the Histogram on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Even though your EOS 7D Mark II is a very capable camera, it can get it wrong when you’re shooting under difficult lighting conditions. That’s why your camera lets you display a histogram alongside the [more…]

How to Change the Monitor Brightness on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Camera LCD monitors have come a long way, baby. The monitor on your EOS 7D Mark II offers a brilliant display with lots of pixels; the better to see images with. However, at times, the monitor isn’t bright [more…]

How to Protect Images on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

When you photograph a person, place, or thing, you’re freezing a moment in time with your Canon EOS 7D, a moment that may never happen again. Therefore, you need to be very careful when you delete images [more…]

How to Use the Quick Control Screen on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

A good idea is to know what all the dials and buttons on your Canon EOS 7D Mark II do. However, at times in the heat of battle you need to make one or more changes quickly, such as when you want to change [more…]

How to Focus with Live View on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

When you shoot in Live View mode, you have three focusing options on your Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Two options are used for taking photographs of landscapes and objects, and the other focusing mode is used [more…]

How to Change Video Dimensions and Frame Rate on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II can capture high-definition video with dimensions of up to 1920 x 1080 pixels and a frame rate up to 60 fps. You can modify the video dimensions and frame rate to suit your intended [more…]

How to Modify Exposure on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Your Canon EOS 7 D Mark II has a built-in metering device that automatically determines the proper shutter speed and aperture to create a perfectly exposed image for most lighting scenarios. However, at [more…]

Useful Menu Commands for Images on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a plethora of custom functions. If you’re a veteran user of the camera’s predecessor, you may have scoured the custom functions looking for Long Exposure Noise Reduction [more…]

How to Use the Auto Lighting Optimizer on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

If you capture images in JPEG mode on your Canon EOS 7DMark II, you can invoke a menu command that gives you better-looking images when you’re shooting in dark conditions. Instead of getting a shot with [more…]

How to Choose a Picture Style on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

When you photograph a scene or image on your Canon EOS 7D, your camera sensor captures the colors and subtle nuances of shadow and light to create a faithful rendition of the scene. At times, however, [more…]

How to Create Custom White Balance on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

When you photograph a scene that’s illuminated with several different light sources, your Canon EOS 7D Mark II may have a hard time figuring out how to set the white balance. And if the camera has a hard [more…]

How to Control External Speedlites Wirelessly on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

The EOS 7D Mark II built-in flash can turn you into a real control freak. You can control the output of the flash. With a few menu commands, you can turn the built-in flash into a control freak. The built-in [more…]

How to Use Aperture Priority Mode on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

If you like to photograph landscapes with your Canon EOS 7D, Aperture Priority mode is right up your alley. When you take pictures with Aperture Priority mode, you choose the desired f-stop and the camera [more…]

How to Use Shutter Priority Mode on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

When your goal is to accentuate an object’s motion, choose Shutter Priority mode on your Canon EOS 7D Mark II. When you take pictures in Shutter Priority mode, you choose the shutter speed and the camera [more…]

How to Change Audio Recording Options on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

When you record video with your EOS 7D Mark II, you record audio as well. You can change the record level, disable audio, and enable a wind filter and a sound attenuator. And you thought those little holes [more…]

How to Shoot Time Exposures with Bulb Mode on Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

When you switch to Bulb mode on your Canon EOS 7D Mark II, the shutter stays open as long as you press the shutter button. If you’ve ever seen night pictures in which you can actually see trails from stars [more…]

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