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The Canon 40D and 50D
Rick Sammon
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The Canon 40D and 50D
lessons: 19 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 37min
published: 2009
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The Canon 40D and 50D
with Rick Sammon
Join professional photographer Rick Sammon as he walks you through key features of these two Canon DSLR cameras and teaches you how to shoot like a professional. <br> <br> This class is perfect for someone who needs to set up their camera or compare features to another camera. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

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

2min, 44sec
lesson 2: Recipe for Digital Photographs

The top 10 elements that go into creating a quality photograph

15min, 56sec
lesson 3: Must Know Info, Part 1

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

7min, 47sec
lesson 4: Must Know Info, Part 2

Understanding the histogram and color modes

4min, 59sec
lesson 5: Must Know Info, Part 3

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

5min, 31sec
lesson 6: Shared and Unique Features of 40D and 50D

Comparing and contrasting the two DSLRs from Canon

5min, 20sec
lesson 7: Batteries, Memory Cards, and LCD Brightness

Going over these basic features of any digital SLR camera.

1min, 39sec
lesson 8: Camera Settings

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

1min, 9sec
lesson 9: Setting the ISO

Evaluating the conditions and choosing the proper ISO setting

2min, 40sec
lesson 10: Image Quality

Rick recommends shooting in Raw file mode

1min, 54sec
lesson 11: White Balance

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

5min, 1sec
lesson 12: Exposure Modes

Learning the exposure modes and how to set them up properly

8min, 49sec
lesson 13: Drive, Focus, and Metering Modes

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

6min, 51sec
lesson 14: Exposure Compensation and Highlight Alert

Tips on adjusting exposure quickly and easily

2min, 21sec
lesson 15: Flash Photography

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

7min, 13sec
lesson 16: Custom Functions

How to customize the camera settings for your use

4min, 59sec
lesson 17: Live View

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

2min, 3sec
lesson 18: Plugs and Connections

Going over the terminals and connectors on these two cameras

3min, 33sec
lesson 19: Going Through the Menus

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

6min, 33sec
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