The Canon 40D and 50D, with Rick Sammon

Learn how to shoot these two Canon DSLRs like a professional with the advice of photographer and instructor Rick Sammon.

Learn how to shoot these two Canon DSLRs like a professional with the advice of photographer and instructor Rick Sammon.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 02:44)

Rick introduces himself and talks about what he will cover in this course

Lesson 2: Recipe for Digital Photographs (Duration 15:56)

The top 10 elements that go into creating a quality photograph

Lesson 3: Must Know Info, Part 1 (Duration 07:47)

There are some things that you really need to know about your camera in order to get the most out of it

Lesson 4: Must Know Info, Part 2 (Duration 04:59)

Understanding the histogram and color modes

Lesson 5: Must Know Info, Part 3 (Duration 05:31)

This lesson covers lens f-stop settings, filter flare, and camera care

Lesson 6: Shared and Unique Features of 40D and 50D (Duration 05:20)

Comparing and contrasting the two DSLRs from Canon

Lesson 7: Batteries, Memory Cards, and LCD Brightness (Duration 01:39)

Going over these basic features of any digital SLR camera.

Lesson 8: Camera Settings (Duration 01:09)

Exploring the exposure dial and Rick's reasons why you should be shooting in creative mode

Lesson 9: Setting the ISO (Duration 02:40)

Evaluating the conditions and choosing the proper ISO setting

Lesson 10: Image Quality (Duration 01:54)

Rick recommends shooting in Raw file mode

Lesson 11: White Balance (Duration 05:01)

Making sure your camera is capturing the proper colors by setting the white balance

Lesson 12: Exposure Modes (Duration 08:49)

Learning the exposure modes and how to set them up properly

Lesson 13: Drive, Focus, and Metering Modes (Duration 06:51)

Setting the self-timer, the drive modes, the focus modes, and metering modes in the camera

Lesson 14: Exposure Compensation and Highlight Alert (Duration 02:21)

Tips on adjusting exposure quickly and easily

Lesson 15: Flash Photography (Duration 07:13)

Using the auto flash, accessory flashes, and balancing the flash with the available light

Lesson 16: Custom Functions (Duration 04:59)

How to customize the camera settings for your use

Lesson 17: Live View (Duration 02:03)

When to use Live View and how to activate it on the camera

Lesson 18: Plugs and Connections (Duration 03:33)

Going over the terminals and connectors on these two cameras

Lesson 19: Going Through the Menus (Duration 06:33)

In this final class, Rick gives an overview of all of the menu items

Meet Your Instructor: Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon, a Canon Explorer of Light, has published 36 paper books, including Secrets of HDR Photography, Exploring the Light, and Digital Photography Secrets. Rick also has three apps on…

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