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How to Stabilize Your Canon EOS 6D When You Use Long Telephoto Lenses

When you shoot with a long telephoto lens on your EOS 6D, any operator movement is magnified. The simple act of pressing the shutter button, no matter how gently you do it, vibrates the camera. The vibration [more…]

How to Shoot Images in Close-Up Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you love nature, or have a wonderful garden, you can use the Close-up SCN mode on your EOS 6D to get close-up images of flowers and other objects. To make them appear life size or larger, you’ll need [more…]

How to Shoot Images in Sports Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you’re using your Canon EOS 6D to photograph a subject such as your son playing soccer or a waterskier, choose Sports mode. When you photograph in this mode, the camera chooses a shutter speed that [more…]

How to Shoot Night Portraits on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you want to create portraits of subjects at night on your EOS 6D with this mode, the shutter stays open long enough to capture detail in the background as well. This means you’ll have to mount your [more…]

How to Focus On an Off-Center Subject on Your Canon EOS 6D

There are lots of rules for composing photographs with your EOS 6D, and many of them can be broken. However, the off-center subject rule is a useful one. It says that when you’re photographing a person [more…]

How to Manually Focus Your Canon EOS 6D

You can have the greatest Canon in the world, but if your images aren't in focus, nobody will care about your pictures. Manual focus can, at times, be the solutions for this problem. [more…]

How to Create Portraits with the Portrait SCN Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

The Portrait SCN mode on your EOS 6D is used for creating portraits. When you shoot a portrait of a person, you generally use a telephoto lens with a focal length of 80mm or greater. You can, however, [more…]

How to Shoot Landscapes with the SCN Landscape Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

There are beautiful landscapes all over this grand country of ours and your Canon EOS 6D is the perfect tool to use to capture it. Even if you live in a major metropolitan area, there is undoubtedly a [more…]

How to Shoot Pictures with the HDR Backlight Control SCN Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

Sometimes you want to photograph a scene with a wide variance in tonal range. Your EOS 6D offers a solution with the HDR Backlight Control SCN mode. Otherwise, your Canon has to compromise and you end [more…]

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

If you like having control of your EOS 6D, but you’re not ready to walk on the wild side just yet, Creative Auto mode is right up your alley. When you take pictures in Creative Auto mode, you can control [more…]

How to Use Manual Exposure When You Record a Movie on Your Canon EOS 6D

You can manually expose your movies to gain complete control of your EOS 6D. When you manually expose a movie, you can set the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO speed rating. This is useful when you want [more…]

How to Change Video Dimensions and Frame Rate on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your Canon EOS 6D can capture high-definition video with dimensions of up to 1920 x 1080 and a frame rate up to 60 fps. You can modify the video dimensions and frame rate to suit your intended destination [more…]

How to Choose the Autofocus Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your Canon EOS 6D focuses automatically on objects that intersect autofocus points. You have three autofocus modes on your camera. One is ideally suited for still objects, and another is ideally suited [more…]

How to Shoot Still Portraits on the Rebel t5i

The Rebel t5i has specific options for taking still portraits. By still portrait, this means that your subject isn’t moving. Assuming that you do have a subject willing to pose, the classic portraiture [more…]

9 Ways to Customize Your Canon Rebel t5i

There may be times you find a particular aspect of your Canon Rebel's design illogical or maybe a tad inconvenient. If so, here are some customization options that help you fix pesky little problems. [more…]

How to Create Video Snapshots on the Rebel t5i

The video snapshot feature on the Canon Rebel t5i enables you to capture short video clips that you stitch into a single recording, called a video album [more…]

How to Take a Shot in Live View Mode on the Rebel t5i

The Canon Rebel t5i has some great options in Live View Mode. After you digest all the whys and wherefores of the Live View autofocus options and other details about this shooting feature, follow these [more…]

How to Bracket Shots with White Balance on the Rebel t5i

Your Canon Rebel t5i offers automatic White Balance Bracketing. With this feature, the camera records the same image three times, using a slightly different white balance adjustment for each one. You might [more…]

How to Capture Action with the Rebel t5i

A fast shutter speed is the key to capturing a blur-free shot of moving subjects with the Rebel t5i, whether it’s a spinning Ferris wheel or a butterfly flitting from flower to flower. A shutter speed [more…]

Using Flash Outdoors with Your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D

In all modes, the Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D analyzes light in the background and on the subject, and then calculates exposure and the flash. Although most people think of flash as a tool for nighttime and [more…]

Taking Pictures of Fireworks with a Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D

Taking pictures of fireworks with your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D can help capture their fleeting beauty. Capturing these images can be tricky: You're dealing with nighttime shooting, moving subjects, and [more…]

Shifting from Autofocus to Manual Focus on Your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D

Your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D offers an excellent autofocusing system. However, with some subjects (such as low-contrast scenes, like foggy mornings), autofocusing can be slow or impossible, which is why [more…]

Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus on Your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D

Located on the top-right edge of your Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D, the viewfinder is a tiny black knob, labeled in the following figure. Officially known as a [more…]

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