When To Use Bulb B Mode

Canon Bulb Exposure

A long shutter speed was necessary to capture several bursts of fireworks on one image. I left the shutter open for several seconds to catch the trail of lights created by the Ferris wheel as it was spinning. I left the shutter open for several seconds to catch the trail of lights created by the Ferris wheel as it was spinning. A very long exposure was required to photograph this skyline scene at night. Although this image was photographed on 35mm film, it's a good example of the types of...

Ca Creative Auto Mode

One good alternative for new photographers is to start out in the Creative Auto CA mode. It's very similar to Full Auto, so it's something you might want to use in moderation, but you do have a bit more control over some of the settings. You have the ability to change the brightness, background blurriness aperture , and Picture Style of each image, along with your quality setting and drive mode. The camera will decide the rest for you. It's a good option if you know what you want your image to...

Set The Correct White Balance

White balance refers to the process of balancing the color temperature of the lights in the location where you are shooting, so that the colors appear normal. Our eyes have the ability to adjust to these changes so quickly that we don't even realize that certain lights give off different colors. Most of the film used in traditional film photography was daylight balanced, meaning that the color in photos taken outdoors or with a flash looks correct. Another option, tungsten, balanced film for...