Shooting in Landscape Mode on the Rebel T6i/750D

By Julie Adair King, Robert Correll

Landscape mode on your Rebel T6i/750D is designed for capturing scenic vistas, city skylines, and other large‐scale subjects and produces a large depth of field. As a result, objects both close to the camera and at a distance appear sharply focused, as in this figure.

Landscape mode produces a large zone of sharp focus.

Landscape mode produces a large zone of sharp focus.

Like Portrait mode, Landscape mode achieves its depth‐of‐field goal by manipulating the aperture (f‐stop) setting. Consequently, the extent to which the camera can succeed in keeping everything in sharp focus depends on your lens and the available light.

Whereas Portrait mode tweaks the image to produce soft, flattering skin tones, Landscape mode results in sharper, more contrasty, photos. Color saturation is increased as well, and blues and greens appear especially bold.

Other critical settings work as follows:

  • Drive mode: The default setting is Single, which records one image for each press of the shutter button. As with the other scene modes, you can switch to any of the other Drive modes if you prefer.

  • Flash: The built‐in flash is disabled, which is typically no big deal. Because of its limited range, the flash is of little use when shooting most landscapes, anyway. But for some still‐life shots, such as of a statue at close range, a flash may prove helpful. Try switching to Creative Auto mode, detailed later in this chapter, if you want to use flash.

  • Autofocusing: Focus locks when you press the shutter button halfway. Focus usually is set on the nearest object that falls under one of the nine autofocus points (viewfinder photography) or Area Frame (Live View mode).