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Learn how to set the auto mode function using the Canon XSi/450D
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Using the camera’s Auto Mode is really quite simple.
Your Mode Dial needs to be set to the green square. And basically what this does is automate everything in the camera.
As you can see on the back, the ISO is set to Auto. My White Balance is set to Auto. My Focusing is even set to Auto even though the camera is always on Auto Focus and that’s depending on the lens. What this means is that it chooses whether the focus is single or servo which means if there’s a moving target, it will choose servo and then it will continuously focus to try and maintain the focus point on that moving target.
However, if the subject is still then I’ll just use the One Shot Focusing Mode. The Flash is also fully automatic and it will pop only if the camera thinks it’s necessary. This can be a problem because in Broad Day Light, the camera doesn’t think it’s necessary because there’s plenty of light but if you want to eliminate shadows in people’s faces then you’re going to use the Flash. And that’s one of the reasons why I usually don’t like using this mode. What I recommend doing is using the Program Mode. Just turn your Mode Dial to a P. What this does is give me control over things like ISO and White Balance.
By default, One Shot Focusing is selected for me but if I want I can change that to AI Focus just as with the Auto Mode.
Now, with the Program Mode, the Aperture and Shutter settings are also selected for me just as they would be in the fully Automatic Mode.
Another difference is the Flash. It’s up to me whether to use it or not. If I press the Flash button, the flash will pop and the camera will use it. As long as the Flash is down, the camera will not use the Flash. But basically, everything in this mode can be automated to whatever degree you want. And that’s another reason why I really like this mode is because if you don’t want to deal with ISO, you can set the ISO to Auto but leave the White Balance on Day Light or Tungsten or vice versa set the White Balance to Auto and leave the ISO on 100 if you don’t want the camera choosing a higher ISO in creating a slightly more grainy image.
So, this mode is really very, very versatile and it still automates a lot of the processes necessary for capturing a well-balanced exposure.
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