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Get To Know Your Canon SLR (CSL1)

Covers all Canon Single Dial Digital SLRs - no previous knowledge required

  Get to know your Canon SLR

Due to the distinct similarities between the all Canon SLRs this course covers all of these models and is designed to show you how to make the most of your Canon and its advanced photography features.. Learn how to use the many options and custom functions of your camera 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

Full Colour, Illustrated PDF Tutorial Notes

Full colour, 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 give 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 recieve detailed notes covering the whole course that will both aid learning both while on the course and in the weeks and months afterwards.

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 Presenter
The course presenter for this course is fine art photographer, Dave McKane. Dave graduated from the 3 Year Photography Course in Colaiste Dhulaigh, Dublin in 1985, and has over 30 years experience in creative photography. He got his first film SLR in 1982, owned multiple darkrooms, was an early adoption of a scanner (1989), Photoshop (1993), his first digital camera (2002) and Lightroom (2007), he has vast experience in the field of using photography as a creative expressive medium and has held multiple exhibitions of his own photography, mainly in the United States.
Dave's work can be seen in the following places:

Website | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Twitter
Course Code CSL1
Modules 6 Modules
Learning Hours 6 Hours
Course Fee $59.99
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