O'Reilly logo

Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D For Dummies by Doug Sahlin

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Image 5 Image

Shooting Pictures and Movies in Live View

Photographers who own point-and-shoot cameras use the LCD monitor to compose their pictures, which has some definite advantages. For instance, you can place the camera close to the ground and compose an image through the monitor, or hold the camera over your head to do the same. Digital SLR owners didn't have this option until the Live View mode began popping up on dSLR cameras. And fortunately for you, your SL1/100D has this option. Live View mode has lots of benefits when creating images, including “what you see is what you get.” However, Live View mode has a few disadvantages as well. You hold the camera in front of you at arm's length, which, unless you work out at the gym five days a week, can be a bit tiring. Many people use tripods when shooting images and movies using Live View mode.

Image

Your camera has a hybrid autofocus system that you can take advantage of in Live View mode. You can focus by touching the screen. You can also take a picture by touching the screen. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required