The Canon 40D and 50D By Rick Sammon

1 hr 36 min
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Learn how to shoot these two Canon DSLRs like a professional with the advice of photographer and instructor Rick Sammon.

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Rick introduces himself and talks about what he will cover in this course
The top 10 elements that go into creating a quality photograph
There are some things that you really need to know about your camera in order to get the most out of it
Understanding the histogram and color modes
This lesson covers lens f-stop settings, filter flare, and camera care
Comparing and contrasting the two DSLRs from Canon
Going over these basic features of any digital SLR camera.
Exploring the exposure dial and Rick's reasons why you should be shooting in creative mode
Evaluating the conditions and choosing the proper ISO setting
Rick recommends shooting in Raw file mode
Making sure your camera is capturing the proper colors by setting the white balance
Learning the exposure modes and how to set them up properly
Setting the self-timer, the drive modes, the focus modes, and metering modes in the camera
Tips on adjusting exposure quickly and easily
Using the auto flash, accessory flashes, and balancing the flash with the available light
How to customize the camera settings for your use
When to use Live View and how to activate it on the camera
Going over the terminals and connectors on these two cameras
In this final class, Rick gives an overview of all of the menu items
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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 the iTunes store: Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet - an e-book that offers 24/7 access to Rick's best photo tips, tricks and techniques. Rick...

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  1. Profile photo of Bob Jenkin Bob Jenkin

    Had my 50D for three years and loved this presentation.

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