Ostate_H20FowL wrote:How do you change white setting and determine light? What should the iso be set at as well? Do you know of any other references besides the owners manual?
The white balance settings on the canon's should be to the right of the screen and when you pull the menu up, it will say "flourecent", "sunshine", "overcast", etc. Those may not be the exact terms, but something like that. Whenever you are shooting, make sure you change the white balance to reflect that. Your ISO is determined by the amount of light and shutter speed. Higher ISO's are needed at lower lighting situations. You normally want to shoot with the lowest ISO your camera will allow depending on the lighting. The higher the ISO, the "grainier" the picture.
I would go out and purchase a "T3i for dummies", they are very helpful. Not only that, but just taking the time to mess with the camera to get comfortable with everything. Use the manual (M) setting on the camera and you can really fine-tune what you what there. Try to avoid automatic settings, they can only do so much. Good luck!