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Shooting with the Canon 60D
Illustration by Petra Stefankova

Shooting with the Canon 60D

with Ben Long

Video: Welcome

Hi! My name is Ben Long. Understanding your gear is essential to consistently taking good photos. Sure, you can throw your camera into Auto mode and get good shots most of the time, but you will run into situations that will flummox your camera's Auto features, and in those instances you need to know how to adjust your camera to get good results. In this course, you're going to learn all of the critical features of your Canon EOS 60D. You'll learn what its different modes do, how you can alter and tweak those modes, how to shoot video using the camera's amazing HD video features, how to customize the camera to make it easier to use for your particular shooting tasks, and how to use the camera's various exposure controls to correct exposure while you shoot.
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  1. 7m 12s
    1. Welcome
      1m 24s
    2. What is an SLR?
      3m 55s
    3. Using this course
      1m 53s
  2. 20m 43s
    1. Basic camera anatomy
      2m 43s
    2. Attaching a lens to your camera
      2m 55s
    3. Batteries and media cards
      2m 17s
    4. Powering up
      1m 53s
    5. Menu navigation and factory defaults
      2m 55s
    6. Setting the date and time
      1m 41s
    7. Setting the language
      1m 10s
    8. Formatting the media card
      2m 26s
    9. Holding the camera
      2m 43s
  3. 19m 53s
    1. Setting Auto mode
      3m 30s
    2. The viewfinder display
      4m 40s
    3. The LCD screen
      2m 0s
    4. Autofocus basics
      1m 24s
    5. Lens controls
      1m 27s
    6. Flash in Auto mode
      1m 37s
    7. Image review
      1m 54s
    8. Image playback
      3m 21s
  4. 25m 56s
    1. What Program mode does
      36s
    2. Exposure compensation
      2m 40s
    3. The Unlock button
      1m 37s
    4. Metering revisited
      1m 21s
    5. Changing ISO
      2m 58s
    6. Program shift
      2m 41s
    7. Image format and size
      4m 33s
    8. Creative Auto mode
      2m 48s
    9. The Info button
      2m 33s
    10. Level
      47s
    11. The Quick Control button
      3m 22s
  5. 7m 1s
    1. Manually selecting a focus point
      2m 40s
    2. Focus modes
      1m 51s
    3. Manual focus
      2m 30s
  6. 8m 7s
    1. Adjusting white balance automatically
      2m 34s
    2. Using white balance presets
      2m 28s
    3. Adjusting white balance manually
      3m 5s
  7. 7m 18s
    1. Drive mode
      2m 37s
    2. The self-timer
      2m 16s
    3. Remote control and Bulb mode
      2m 25s
  8. 18m 59s
    1. Metering modes
      2m 0s
    2. Exposure lock
      1m 19s
    3. Aperture Priority mode
      2m 49s
    4. Depth-of-field preview
      2m 15s
    5. Shutter Priority mode
      1m 58s
    6. Manual mode
      2m 32s
    7. Auto exposure bracketing
      3m 6s
    8. The auto lighting optimizer
      1m 41s
    9. Peripheral illumination correction
      1m 19s
  9. 19m 30s
    1. Metadata display
      2m 33s
    2. LCD brightness
      1m 10s
    3. Rotation
      1m 58s
    4. Rating images
      2m 34s
    5. Applying creative filters
      1m 58s
    6. Protecting and deleting images
      3m 43s
    7. File numbering options
      2m 48s
    8. Creating folders
      50s
    9. Copyright information
      1m 56s
  10. 4m 20s
    1. What is a scene mode?
      1m 8s
    2. Scene modes and image format
      3m 12s
  11. 6m 5s
    1. Fill flash
      1m 25s
    2. Flash exposure compensation
      1m 37s
    3. Red-eye reduction
      1m 5s
    4. Night Portrait scene mode
      1m 58s
  12. 5m 49s
    1. Picture styles defined
      2m 7s
    2. Selecting a picture style
      1m 24s
    3. Adjusting predefined styles
      1m 9s
    4. Monochrome picture styles
      1m 9s
  13. 16m 33s
    1. Activating Live View
      4m 16s
    2. Focusing in Live View
      5m 20s
    3. Aspect ratio
      2m 21s
    4. Live View's drawbacks
      2m 5s
    5. Other Live View options
      2m 31s
  14. 13m 26s
    1. Configuring and activating video
      5m 23s
    2. Focusing and menu options
      3m 17s
    3. Exposure control
      2m 16s
    4. Movie playback
      2m 30s
  15. 6m 0s
    1. Custom modes
      4m 3s
    2. Custom menu
      1m 57s
  16. 15m 57s
    1. What are custom functions?
      1m 27s
    2. Exposure level increments
      1m 11s
    3. ISO speed setting increments
      1m 6s
    4. ISO expansion
      1m 19s
    5. Safety shift
      1m 38s
    6. Long-exposure noise reduction
      1m 14s
    7. High ISO speed noise reduction
      1m 13s
    8. Highlight tone priority
      1m 50s
    9. AF-assist beam firing
      1m 8s
    10. Mirror lockup
      1m 2s
    11. The AF and Metering buttons
      2m 21s
    12. Clearing all custom functions
      28s
  17. 6m 42s
    1. Camera and sensor cleaning
      1m 35s
    2. Battery info
      1m 12s
    3. Operating conditions and temperatures
      2m 12s
    4. Firmware updates
      1m 43s
  18. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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Shooting with the Canon 60D
3h 29m Beginner Oct 28, 2011

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This course details the features, controls, and options in the Canon EOS 60D camera. Author Ben Long provides an overview of a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera and reviews the components and operation of the Canon 60D camera, including changing lenses, navigating the menus, shooting in Auto mode, and reviewing and managing photos on the camera's LCD screen. The course also covers white balance options, advanced metering and autofocus controls, flash, and shooting HD video, and includes a chapter on sensor and camera maintenance.

Topics include:
  • What is an SLR?
  • Attaching a lens to a camera
  • Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
  • Setting Auto mode
  • Changing ISO
  • Changing image format and size
  • Manually selecting a focus point
  • Correcting exposure while shooting
  • Controlling white balance
  • Using a driver and self-timer
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • Selecting a picture style
  • Using Live View
  • Shooting video
  • Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
  • Cleaning the camera and sensor
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Photography Cameras + Gear
Author:
Ben Long

Welcome

Hi! My name is Ben Long. Understanding your gear is essential to consistently taking good photos. Sure, you can throw your camera into Auto mode and get good shots most of the time, but you will run into situations that will flummox your camera's Auto features, and in those instances you need to know how to adjust your camera to get good results. In this course, you're going to learn all of the critical features of your Canon EOS 60D. You'll learn what its different modes do, how you can alter and tweak those modes, how to shoot video using the camera's amazing HD video features, how to customize the camera to make it easier to use for your particular shooting tasks, and how to use the camera's various exposure controls to correct exposure while you shoot.

Now, this is not a photography course. We won't be going into detail into exposure theory and the other fundamentals of photography, but we will give you reminders about specific terms and processes and tell you when it's a good idea to go watch an additional lynda course that might help with the fundamentals. This course combined with a couple of other courses will provide you with a full photo curriculum, but one built around your specific camera. This means you can learn photography in terms of the specific buttons and controls on your exact camera.

So get your camera close to hand as we delve into the particulars of the Canon EOS 60D.

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