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How To Use Manual Mode On Canon 80D

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Since this website is about getting out of auto, this post is about learning how to use manual mode on the Canon 80D. The first step to learning to use manual mode is to learn how the controls on the camera work together. This post is about learning the basics of those controls. If you want to use Manual, the first thing to do is to put your camera into the proper mode, which is indicated by the ‘M’ on the mode wheel. Terms to be familiar with on the top LCD Screen Shutter Speed: Indicates the speed of the shutter as it allows light to pass through and hit the sensor. With a faster or higher number, less light will come in and will result in less blur. With a slower or lower the number, more light will come in and will result in a greater likelihood of blur. Aperture: Indicates how wide the lens opens to allow light in to hit the sensor. ISO: Indicates the sensitivity of the image sensor to the light that is hitting it. The higher the ISO, the more noise your image will have. These days, the ISO is much better than it used to be on many cameras due to better image sensors. This setting will often be adjusted to compensate for poor lighting conditions. The Controls The Shutter Speed is adjusted with the rocker switch right behind shutter button. Rotate it to the right for a faster shutter speed, and rotate it to the left for a …

Metering Modes on Canon Rebel T6i

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The Canon Rebel T6i has four metering modes. These modes adjusts how the camera evaluates and compensates exposure, and all four are individually useful for enhanced compositional control. Metering Modes can be selected either through the Quick Settings by opening the Metering Mode menu (two brackets surrounding a circle with a dot) or the Metering Mode menu in the second tab of the Settings Menu. Evaluative metering is the mode automatically selected in basic zone modes (Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, an Scene modes. Check out our article Shooting Modes on Canon T6i for more). Evaluative metering uses the majority of the frame to automatically set exposure. Partial Metering sets exposure using a weighed center. This mode is useful for exposing the photo almost exclusively to your subject. Spot metering is similar to Partial, but with an even tighter exposure point, and can be used for when wanting to expose only according to the lighting on your subject. Center-weighted Average metering takes the exposure from a larger center then averages across the entire frame. The mode is useful when very even exposure across the scene is necessary or desired. For all but Evaluative metering, exposure will be set automatically when a photo is taken. Evaluative metering will set exposure only after the shutter button is pressed halfway.

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Ditch Auto – Learn To Shoot In Manual

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Why Take This Course? You have a DSLR Camera or a fancy Point-and-shoot, but have not been using it to it’s full potential. You know that the scary “manual mode” holds a whole new level of customization which would result in better quality photos but have resisted. Terms like Shutter Speed and Aperture sound confusing and you don’t know where to start. If that sounds familiar, I want to assure you that by the end of my FREE course you will understand what those settings do and be on your way to controlling your camera rather than your camera controlling you. You made an investment in a decent camera and it’s time to start using it’s features. In this course you will learn the basics of DSLR Photography and how to shoot in manual mode. My goal is to give you the tools so you can train your brain to think like a Photographer. You will also know how to control your camera instead of leaving it up to Auto Mode to try and to it’s best. Take the course for free on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/ditch-auto-start-shooting-in-manual/ How Long Is This Course? So far, the course is just over 4 hours in length. You can watch it in chunks or all at once. It is best to watch it with camera in hand so you can pause and follow along with your camera. All DSLR Cameras are different so your settings may look different than mine. What Should I Expect? You should expect to be able to shoot …