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Canon 60D Custom Exposure Modes

One special setting on the Canon EOS 60D’s Mode dial that’s easy to overlook (but is cool and practical) is the Camera User Settings (C). With it, you set the shooting mode, shutter speed, metering mode [more…]

Shooting Mode Quick Reference for the Canon 5D Mark III

The Canon 5D Mark III has enough shooting modes for photographers of all experience levels. For point-and-shoot photography, set the camera to Scene Intelligent Auto mode and let the camera handle most [more…]

How to Level Your Canon EOS 6D

The Canon’s electronic level enables you to take pictures with your camera level and plumb. This ensures that the camera isn't tilted right or left, or up or down. The end result is you get images that [more…]

How to Create Abstract Images on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you stretch the envelope, you can create some very cool, abstract images with your Canon. An interesting technique to use is controlled motion blur when photographing vertical objects such as tree [more…]

How to Create Multiple In-Camera Exposures on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your EOS 6D can create multiple exposures in camera and you don’t have to resort to any kind of chicanery to get the job done. Back in the days of film, photographers had to resort to trickery to expose [more…]

How to Create HDR Images on Your Canon EOS 6D

HDR images are all the rage and your Canon lets you join the fun. An HDR image combines multiple exposures of a scene with a wide dynamic range to create a single image that shows details in the shadow [more…]

How to Shoot Pictures in SCN Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you shoot pictures in SCN mode on your EOS 6D, you choose an option from the Quick Control menu that matches the type of scene you are photographing. In SCN mode, the camera does its best to think [more…]

How to Trigger the Canon EOS 6D Shutter Remotely

You can trigger the Canon EOS 6D shutter remotely using the RC-6 remote controller, which is sold separately. You use the remote controllers in conjunction with the timer. This option is handy when you’re [more…]

How to Focus and Take Pictures with Live View on Your Canon EOS 6D

Live View is the bee’s knees when it comes to taking pictures with your EOS 6D. You have a much larger view of your subject and you can compose pictures holding the camera low to the ground — which beats [more…]

How to Use Programmed Auto Exposure Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you take pictures with the Programmed Auto Exposure mode, the EOS 6D determines the shutter speed and aperture that yields a properly exposed image for the lighting conditions. Even though this sounds [more…]

How to Use Aperture Priority Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

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

How to Use Shutter Priority Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

When your goal is to accentuate an object's motion with your EOS 6D, choose Shutter Priority mode. When you take pictures in Shutter Priority mode, you choose the shutter speed and the camera supplies [more…]

How to Shoot Time Exposures on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your Canon EOS 6D also allows you to shoot what are referred to as time exposures. When you switch to Bulb mode, the shutter stays open as long as you press the shutter button. If you’ve ever seen night [more…]

How to Modify Camera Exposure on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your Canon EOS 6D has a built-in metering device that automatically determines the proper shutter speed and aperture for most scenarios. At times, modifying exposure is necessary to suit the current lighting [more…]

How to Lock Focus on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your EOS 6D offers you two ways to lock focus on an object that isn't in the center of the frame: the shutter button or the AF-On button. This option comes in handy when your center of interest isn't in [more…]

How to Use White Balance Compensation on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you find that images photographed with a custom white balance have a colorcast, you can apply compensation on your EOS 6D to remove that colorcast. This is pretty advanced stuff, so unless you know [more…]

How to Use an Auxiliary Flash on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you need to add some auxiliary light to your Canon EOS 6D or totally illuminate a subject with a supported flash unit, you must insert it into the camera hot shoe and power on the unit. After you [more…]

How to Control the External Speedlite on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you mount a Canon EX Speedlite in the EOS 6D hot shoe, you can control the output with the camera menu and much more. If you have an EX II Speedlite, you have gobs of control. The following steps [more…]

How to Use Flash Exposure Compensation on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you add a Speedlite to your Canon EOS 6D, you’re in complete control, especially with the flash exposure compensation function. If you review an image on your camera LCD monitor and notice that there’s [more…]

How to Use Second Curtain Sync on Your Canon EOS 6D

Using an external Speedlite on your Canon EOS 6D can create different effects, like those created with second curtain sync. When you use an external Speedlite, it fires when the shutter opens. This is [more…]

How to Modify Flash Zoom on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you use a Speedlite, there may be times when you need to modify your flash zoom. Your Canon EOS 6D detects the focal length of the lens you have on the camera and sends this information to the flash [more…]

How to Lock the Flash Exposure on Your Canon EOS 6D

A handy lighting option on your Canon EOS 6D is locking the flash exposure to a certain part of the frame. This option is handy when your main subject isn't in the center of the frame or you want to throw [more…]

How to Photograph Fast-Moving Subjects with Your Canon EOS 6D

There is a trick to shooting fast-moving subjects with your EOS 6D. When people see photographs of racecars, they always assume the photographer used a fast shutter speed because the car looks so clear [more…]

How to Photograph Slow-Moving Subjects with Your Canon EOS 6D

Here are some techniques to photograph subjects that move slower, such as horses, runners, and bicyclists with your EOS 6D. When you freeze the motion of subjects like these, the end result is kind of [more…]

How to Use Selective Focus on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you own a camera like the EOS 6D, you can create artistic photos with the selective focus technique. Make sure you add a large aperture lens with an f/stop value of 2.8 or smaller to your arsenal [more…]

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