A selection of topics covering the fundamental elements of photography.

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This video covers:-

  • About cropping
  • Setting cropping
  • Cropping options
  • Applying the crop
  • Moving the cropped area around
  • Aspect areas available
  • Cropping saving options 

Video length: 5min 9sec

This video covers:-

  • About the AF point display
  • AF point display and focus lock

Video length: 3min 13sec

This video covers:-

  • About playback display options
  • Traditional screen displays
  • New displays
  • 6 display options for new INFO display
  • Magnify options - Introductory models
  • Magnify options
  • Magnify options - Advanced models
  • Twin display options

Video length: 5min 19sec

This video covers:-

  • About Highlight Alert
  • Setting Highlight Alert
  • Highlight Alert on introductory models
  • Why is the Highlight Alert important
  • How much highlight alert should you worry about
  • How to correct for burnout

Video Length: 5min 26sec

This video covers:-

  • About in camera RAW image processing
  • Setting RAW image processing
  • Setting the options
  • Customisable options - Brightness
  • Customisable options - White Balance
  • Customisable options - Picture Style settings
  • Customisable options - Auto Lighting Optimizer
  • Customisable options - High ISO Noise Reduction
  • Customisable options - Image quality
  • Customisable options - Colour space
  • Customisable options - Peripheral illumination correction
  • Customisable options - Distortion correction
  • Customisable options - Chromatic aberration correction
  • Save options
  • Other options

Video length: 8min 2sec

This video covers:-

  • About rating
  • Setting rating

Video length: 2min 52sec

This video covers:-

  • About rotate images
  • What rotate images actually does

Video length: 4min 13sec

This video covers:-

  • About protect images
  • What protect images actually does
  • Protected images
  • Protect images options

Video length: 4min 45sec

This video covers:-

  • About resize
  • Setting resize
  • Resize options
  • Resize saving options

Video length: 4min 55sec

This video covers:-

  • Unexplained objects in images
  • Black spots when shooting at small apertures
  • Solving dust problems
  • Dust spots on filter
  • Colour dots - flare
  • Preventing flare
  • When shooting at zoos - marks showing up
  • Preventing bars appearing
  • Bright highlights - caused by rain drops on the lens
  • Vignetting - what it looks like
  • Vignetting - from filter stacking
  • Dark areas when using flash - Flash blockage
  • Multiple exposures - HDR incorrectly used

Video length: 11min 34sec

This video covers:-

  • Soft images
  • Different causes - different solutions
  • Camera shake - what it looks like
  • Camera shake - how to check
  • Camera shake - prevention
  • Subject movement - what it looks like
  • Subject movement - How to check
  • Subject movement - prevention
  • Focusing error - what it looks likes - Static subjects
  • Focus error - how to check - Static subjects
  • Focus errors - how to prevent - Static subjects
  • Focusing errors - Moving subjects
  • Choosing focusing area
  • Realities of AI-Servo shooting
  • Variations in focusing whilst on AI servo
  • Other possibilities
  • Poor quality filters
  • Lens quality and softness
  • Best apertures to use
  • Unsharpened images - what they look like
  • How to see the picture style
  • How to prevent unsharpened images

Video length: 15min 42sec

This video covers:-

  • About capture cards
  • About CF (Compact Flash) cards
  • Why different speeds
  • About SD (Secure Digital) cards
  • About the speeds
  • Class 10 cards still vary in speed
  • What is the benefit of the fast cards
  • What to avoid

Video length: 9min 18sec

This video covers:-

  • About the batteries
  • Batteries for the introductory models
  • Batteries for mid range models
  • Professional camera batteries
  • Battery information
  • Registering batteries
  • About battery condition/recharge performance
  • Making your batteries live longer
  • What effects battery life
  • What about independent batteries

Video length: 11min 36sec

This video covers:-

  • About the way we view
  • Advantages of the optical viewfinder
  • Drawbacks of the optical viewfinder
  • How to use the live view
  • What changes when live view is in use
  • The information you see in live view
  • Advantages of live view
  • Disadvantages of live view
  • What's best to use
  • Other problems
  • Unsuitable subjects for live view

Video length:17min 3sec

This video covers:-

  • How a lens is measured
  • The basic focal length groups
  • Wide angle lenses
  • Standard lenses
  • Telephoto lenses
  • Macro lenses
  • Prime or zoom lenses
  • How the focal length of the lens changes the image size
  • The lens mount
  • The terms used by Canon to describe their lenses

Video length: 18min 37sec

This video covers:-

  • How to find the correct lens hood for your lens
  • Lens hood materials
  • Why different shapes of hood
  • What does a lens hood do
  • Fitting the hood

Video length: 8min 1sec

This video covers:-

  • Differences between how we see light and how the camera sees light
  • Lighting conditions

Video length: 6min 41sec

This video covers:-

  • Front lighting
  • Side lighting
  • Top lighting
  • Back lighting

Video length: 7min 25sec

This video covers:-

  • Colour of light sources
  • Daylight
  • Weather
  • Artificial Lighting

Video length: 6min 55sec

This video covers:-

  • The contrast that the camera can see
  • Learn to see the shadows
  • How to get the exposure correct
  • How ISO can change the contrast of the picture

Video length: 6min 15sec