Shooting Yourself under Optimal Settings (Self Portrait) (EOS M6)

Article ID: ART167414 | Date published: 02/28/2017 | Date last updated: 09/11/2018


Shooting Yourself under Optimal Settings (Self Portrait) (EOS M6)


For self-portraits, customizable image processing includes skin smoothing as well as brightness and background adjustment to make yourself stand out.
Procedures for shooting in [Self Portrait] mode are explained below.

1. Set the camera's power switch to [ON].

2. Set the mode dial to [SCN], and then press the [ ] button.

3. Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose [Rec. Mode].

4. Press the [ ], [ ] buttons or turn the [ ] dial to choose [ ], and then press [ ].

5. Open the screen.

6. On the screen, touch the icon of the setting to configure.

Setting details are shown in the table below.
Choose from [AUTO] or one of five levels of background defocusing.
Choose from five levels of brightness.
Choose from five levels of skin smoothing. Skin smoothing is optimized for the main subject’s face.
To use touch shutter, choose [ ].

  • Choose the desired option.
  • To return to the previous screen, touch [ ].

7. Shoot.
  • Areas other than people’s skin may be modified, depending on the shooting conditions.
  • Try taking some test shots first to make sure you obtain the desired results.
  • In [ ] flash mode, [ ] is set to [AUTO] and cannot be changed.
  • In [ ] mode, the time left before shooting is shown on the top of the screen when you activate the self-timer by selecting [ ] or by selecting [ ] and setting the time to 3 seconds or more.

This concludes the procedures for shooting self portraits under optimal settings.



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