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Image Playback Histogram Display Mode on a Canon EOS 60D

The Histogram display is a variation of the Canon EOS 60D Image Playback Shooting Information display. You see the thumbnail view of your image, but this time some of the extensive shooting data is replaced [more…]

Advanced Exposure Mode Basics on a Canon EOS 60D

With your Canon EOS 60D in Creative Auto mode, you can affect picture brightness and depth of field to some extent by using the Exposure and Background sliders. However, you don’t have full control over [more…]

How to Choose an Exposure Metering Mode on a Canon EOS 60D

The metering mode determines which part of the frame the Canon EOS 60D analyzes to calculate the proper exposure. The EOS 60D offers four metering modes. However, you can access all four modes only in [more…]

How to Correct Photos with Exposure Compensation on a Canon EOS 60D

When you set your Canon EOS 60D to the P, Tv, or Av exposure modes, you can enjoy the benefits of autoexposure support but retain some control over the final exposure. If you think that the image the camera [more…]

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…]

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 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…]

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