The Canon EOS 5D and 5D Mark II By Rick Sammon

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Photographer and instructor Rick Sammon takes you on a tour of the Canon 5D and 5D Mark II digital SLR cameras.

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Rick talks about the two cameras he will be covering with this course and how he will go about it
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
Rick shares his top 10 tips for shooting video clips on these two Canon cameras
Explaining all of the buttons and dials on these two Canon DSLRs
Setting white balance and peripheral illumination correction, as well as programming modes
Light metering, metering modes, exposure compensation, and more
Create different types of pictures using the picture modes
Open yourself up creatively by adding flash to your photo shoots
Fine-tune the functionality of your Canon DSLR
Shooting movies with the Canon 5D Mark II
Rick recommends getting to know the digital SLR system and where your camera fits in
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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 Tony Tony

    Hi Rick I just have one question : have you use the Canon 6D ?

  2. Profile photo of Chivo101 Chivo101

    Great class. Maybe it is time to add a module with the Canon 5D mark III?

  3. Profile photo of alanjsmith93 alanjsmith93

    Rick is a great instructor and makes understanding the cameras easy to grasp. Thank you Kelbytraining for another great course! —- Yes, please post my feedback

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    Love it. Very good teacher. I only wish that he and all Kelby teachers would talk not soooo fast. Not everybody, using Kelby training, is a native english speaker. Thanks for the future. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of eneasgarcia eneasgarcia

    I liked this very much. This is a great class and Rick is a very good teacher. Although I’m using a Canon 7D, I’ve learned a lot with this class, specially how to deal with many features. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of easymaths easymaths

    I use Sony and they are also very, very impressive cameras. I still enjoyed this video as there are no videos explaining Sony cameras. I hope you will produce videos on Sony as well sooner as there are so many of us waiting. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of Eagleburger Eagleburger

    Great course. Can we please have an update based on the 5D Mark III? Thanks. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  8. Profile photo of JEAraman JEAraman

    Great job at explaining the 5D “family”. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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