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Canon EOS 70D Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

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Chapter 7: Shooting in Live View Mode

At times, composing images with the viewfinder can be inconvenient or even impossible. That’s when Live View shooting offers a good alternative. With Live View shooting mode ( liveviewshoot.eps ), you can use the camera’s large 3-inch LCD monitor to compose and capture images. Further, with the addition of Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus technology, focusing is both fast and accurate. The new autofocus technology, also used in Movie mode, may be enough to convert photographers from viewfinder to Live View shooting.

Live View shooting ( liveviewshoot.eps ) is a good option for still-life, product, macro shooting, and more. As you shoot, you can monitor the exposure using the live histogram. You can also change settings, such as the white balance, and Picture Style, or apply Creative filters and see the effect immediately by using exposure simulation.

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I composed this scene in Live View mode and used the histogram to confirm it was a good exposure. Exposure: ISO 200, f/5.0, 1/200 second, -2/3 exposure compensation.

About Live View Shooting

Using the LCD screen to shoot images has become commonplace, whether you’re using a cell phone or a point-and-shoot digital ...

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