Chapter 7: Using the Live View Shooting Mode
At times, composing still images with the viewfinder can be inconvenient or even impossible, and that’s when Live View shooting mode ( ) is a good alternative. In Live View mode ( ), you can use the 3-inch LCD monitor to compose images and magnify the scene up to 10X to ensure tack-sharp focus.
Live View mode ( ) is a good choice for still life, product, self-portrait, and macro shooting, as well as video applications. As you’re shooting, you can monitor the exposure using the live histogram.
Live View shooting ( ) has several focusing modes, including Automatic ( ), Manual ( ), and Face Detection Live ( ). Once you get used to these modes, you can transfer your knowledge to shooting movies. Overall, Live View shooting ( ) increases the ...