How to use Night Scene Mode on the EOS Digital Rebel T2i

Article ID: ART106201 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 02/05/2016


How to use Night Scene Mode


Shooting Portraits at Night

To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background, use the <> (Night Portrait) mode.

Shooting Tips

  • Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. Also, use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
  • Keep the person within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. Under low light, the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera.
  • Shoot also with <> (Full Auto). Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots, shooting also with <> (Full Auto) is recommended.
  • Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.
  • If the self-timer is also used, the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken.



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