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Get To Know Your Canon DSLR
Launching Fall 2020
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6 Hours - 7 Modules - 68 Segments - Fee $80
  GET TO KNOW YOUR CANON SLR - Quickstart Guide


Learn how to make the most of your Canon DSLR by using in-depth tutorials on the various camera modes, controls, and menus on your camera. All the main Modes are covered, including pop-up flash. At the end, you will see your camera like never before!

About this course

This course covers all Canon SLRs and is designed to show you how to make the most of your camera and its advanced photography features. Learn how to use the many options and custom functions of your Canon to take fantastic photos in a variety of demanding situations.

This highly hands-on course will explore the many creative ways to use Canon exposure modes, focus controls, custom functions and flash options.

  • Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with your Canon and how to use P, TV, Av, M and Bulb to take full control over the look and feel of your images
  • Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques of great camera control
  • Learn how to take control of all of the Menu settings
  • Understand how to use all of the Custom Functions settings
  • Save favourite camera settings to the Custom section of the Mode Dial

This course is made up of Modules and Segments

This course is made up of various modules, each of which has a number of video segments that set out to explain individual elements of the main topic.

Understanding Modules

Every module is designed to stand on its own, covering the overall topic that the title of the module suggests, but it may benefit from the modules that come before it. Whether it is possible to watch modules out of sequence depends on your own previous experience with this topic.


Understanding Segments

Each module has a number of video segments, each of which correspond to a particular page in every set of tutorial notes. These segments concentrate on a specific topic relevant to that particular module. They are also great for quick recaps at a later stage.

Full color, Illustrated PDF Tutorial Notes

Full color, illustrated PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of our courses. Because lectures tend to have an effect which lasts only a short while, particularly if no notes are given out, we believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting. As part of that philosophy, you will receive detailed notes covering the whole course that will both aid learning both while on the course and in the weeks and months afterwards. These will be made available to you for immediate download once the course is purchased. Spacer

Understanding the Menu Options
LCD Back
Using the Quick Control Screen 
Creative Auto 
Image Settings
Setting the Image Quality
Setting the ISO Speed
Selecting a Picture Style 
Customizing a Picture Style 
Registering a Picture Style
Setting the White Balance 
Custom White Balance
Live View Shooting
Setting the Color Temperature 
Preparing for Live View Shooting
White Balance Correction 
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction 
Using AF to Focus
Creating and Selecting a Folder
Focusing Manually
File Numbering Methods 
Silent Shooting 
Setting the Color Space 
Image Playback
Setting The AF And Drive Modes
Image Playback
Selecting the AF Mode
Shooting Information Display
Selecting the AF Point 
Searching for Images Quickly 
When Autofocus Fails 
Rotating the Image
Manual Focusing
Changing Image Playback Settings
Selecting the Drive Mode
Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness 
Self-timer Operation
Setting the Image Review Time 
Advanced Operations
Auto Rotating Vertical Images
Program Mode (P)
Canon Eos 50D
Shutter-Priority Mode (Tv)  
Aperture-Priority Mode (Av)
Depth-of-Field Preview 
Manual Mode (M)
Automatic Depth-of-Field
Selecting the Metering Mode 
Setting Exposure Compensation
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) 
Changing the Exposure Bracket Sequence
Automatic Exposure Lock 
Customizing The Camera
Bulb Exposures 
Setting Custom Functions 
Mirror Lockup 
Custom Functions 
Using The Pop Up Or External Flash
Custom Function Settings 
Using the Built-in Flash
CFn I : Exposure 
Flash Control 
CFn II : Image 
External Flash Guns  
CFn III : Autofocus/Drive
Flash Exposure Compensation
CFn IV : Operation/Others
Slow Synchro Flash in Av Mode
Registering My Menu 
1st Curtain/2nd Curtain Flash
Register Camera User Settings 
Course Tutor: Dave McKane
Course Tutor: Dave McKane

The tutor for this course is a fine art photographer, Dave McKane. Over the years, he has owned and used over 30 cameras, covering all of the major brands. He is well versed in almost every camera available on the market today. Dave started teaching photography in 1985, and set up the Institute of Photography in 2005 (now the IOP-Online), since then, he has taught over 20,000 students. He has also been the lead trainer for both Canon and Nikon.

Dave has vast experience in the field of using photography as a creative expressive medium. He has held multiple exhibitions of his own photography, mainly in the United States.

Dave graduated with honors from a 3 Year Photography Course in Dublin, Ireland, in 1985, and has over 35 years of experience in creative photography. He received his first film SLR in 1982 and has owned many darkrooms. Dave was early to adopt the use of a scanner (1989), Photoshop (1993), his first digital camera (2002), and Lightroom (2007).

His favorite saying? "It depends..."

Dave believes that there is only one answer to every question in photography. When he is asked what lens to get, "it depends"; the best flash; best camera; best tripod. He feels he is not being trite with this answer, simply because there is no "best." With flash, for example, a good one might not be available for your camera, so he needs to know the camera first. With lenses, he needs to understand what your budget is.

Dave's work can be seen in the following places: Website | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Twitter
Launching Fall 2020
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Course Code Q80D-O
Modules 6 Modules
Learning Hours 6 Hours
Course Fee $80
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