Take Better Photos With Your Canon Rebel T3i – Photography Tips
Taking good shots is not usually something that happens by accident. There are actually schools that train folks to become photographers… certified, accredited schools where you can invest LOTS of money to become a photographer.
But you can start right now – “learn how to use a Canon Rebel T3i” and get better immediately by just taking a few suggestions to heart.
If you still need to learn about your T3i and how it functions, I suggest going to lynda.com. and “cashing in” on their 7 day free trial. You can probably learn what you need without having to spend anything at all. However, let me warn you, I started a free trial at Lynda several years ago, and I am still a paying member. The amount of material there is so worth the fee each month.
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Now, here are 7 quick tips that will get you off and running.
1. Get your camera off auto.
I’m not sure if there is an actual statistic on this, but a majority of casual photographers NEVER move their mode dial off Auto. This is a crime. Zig Ziglar was famous for this statement: “If you keep doing what you have been doing, you will keep getting what you have been getting.” In other words, if you don’t get that Canon T3i off of Auto, you will not improve your shots.
At the very least, experiment with the Basic modes dial. Find out what happens when you put the dial on Landscape or Macro or Portrait.
And after you have that figured out, try out the Creative Modes, starting with Aperture priority. They don’t call them “creative” for nothing. You can really make some amazing discoveries when you start to take control of your camera settings. Read more…