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Reading the Viewfinder Data on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

When your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i is turned on, you can view critical exposure settings and a few other pieces of information in the viewfinder. Just put your eye to the viewfinder and press the shutter [more…]

Shooting Photos in Portrait Mode with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Portrait mode on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i is designed to produce a classic portraiture look: a sharply focused subject against a blurred background. In photography lingo, this picture has a [more…]

Shooting Pictures in Landscape Mode with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Landscape mode on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i, designed for capturing scenic vistas, city skylines, and other large-scale subjects, produces a large depth of field. As a result, objects both close to the [more…]

Shooting Pictures in Close-Up Mode with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Close-Up mode on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i doesn’t enable you to focus at a closer distance to your subject than normal as it does on some non-SLR cameras. The close-focusing capabilities of your camera [more…]

Shooting Photos in Sports Mode with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

Sports mode on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i results in a number of settings that can help you photograph moving subjects. First, the camera selects a fast shutter speed, which is needed to “stop motion.” [more…]

Shooting Pictures in Night Portrait Mode with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

As its name implies, Night Portrait mode on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i is designed to deliver a better-looking portrait at night (or in any dimly lit environment). Night Portrait does so by combining flash [more…]

The Shoot by Ambience Setting on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

With the Shoot by Ambience option on your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i, you can affect the color, exposure, contrast, and sharpness of your pictures. This option is available in all the scene modes. Have fun [more…]

Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type Settings on Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Cameras

The Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type option on the Canon Rebel T3 or T3i might be better named “Eliminate Color Cast,” because that’s what it’s designed to do: remove unwanted color casts that can occur [more…]

Adjusting and Previewing "Shoot By" Settings on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

The two “Shoot by” options on the Canon Rebel T3 and T3i together determine your final photo colors and exposure. So being able to preview the possible combinations of settings without having to take a [more…]

Use Creative Auto Settings on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

When you use the scene modes on your Canon EOS Rebel T3 or T3i, the camera selects settings that render your subject using the traditional “look” for the scene. Creative Auto mode enables you to take a [more…]

Manually Focusing a Canon Rebel T3 Series Camera in Live View

Manual focusing is the easiest of the Live View focusing options on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 or T3i, and in most cases, it’s faster, too. Simply set the lens switch to the MF position if you're using the kit [more…]

Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras: Quick Mode Autofocusing in Live View

As its name implies, Quick mode offers the fastest autofocusing during Live View or movie shooting with a Canon Rebel T3 or T3i digital SLR. It also is the most similar to the autofocusing system used [more…]

Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras: Live Mode Autofocusing in Live View

Live mode autofocusing enables you to set focus on your Canon EOS Rebel T3 or T3i without temporarily losing the monitor preview. Additionally, instead of selecting from nine autofocus points, you simply [more…]

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…]

Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras: Take a Still Photo During Movie Recording

The Canon Rebel T3i allows you to snap a still photo during a recording, and you can interrupt your recording to take a still photo without exiting Movie mode. Just press the shutter button as usual to [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…]

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…]

Bracket Photos with White Balance on Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

Your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i’s automatic exposure bracketing enables you to easily record the same image at three different exposure settings. Similarly, you can take advantage of automatic White Balance [more…]

Shooting Photos in Special Situations with Canon Rebel T3 Series Cameras

Sometimes there will be no problem with taking your Canon Rebel T3 or T3i outside and snapping photos with automatic settings. Most of the rest of the time, you can make due with a few simple adjustments [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…]

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 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 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…]

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