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Live View Shooting Menu

Lesson 19 from: Canon EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start

John Greengo

Live View Shooting Menu

Lesson 19 from: Canon EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start

John Greengo

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19. Live View Shooting Menu

Lesson Info

Live View Shooting Menu

All right, we're on page five, and a lot of these items in here have to do with shooting in Live View. So, first up in this case, so you can have your camera in Live View, so this is kind of a secret menu. You gotta be in Live View, and then you hit the menu button, and then you'll be able to get in to control some of these things. We have the AF method, we talked about this a little bit earlier. Face Tracking, good for people. Smooth Zone, good general purpose. Live 1-point, good if you have smaller subjects or you wanna be more particular about where the camera is focusing. The Touch Shutter, you can use the back of the camera to touch to focus or touch to take a photo. And if you want touch to activate the shutter, you can enable it here. The Metering Timer, how long does the metering system stay on? Eight seconds is pretty normal, adjust as necessary. When you're using Live View, would you like to see a grid pattern on your subject for compositional or horizon line issues? And so t...

here's a three-by-three, six-by-four, and a diagonal option that you have available to you. On the front of the camera, we talked about that Depth of Field preview button. Well, it can be used as an exposure simulation button. So if you want, you can have your camera show you the best possible view in the view finder, or excuse me, through the LCD on the back of the camera, and then when you press down on that Depth of Field preview button, it stops the aperture down, and it shows you how bright or how dark that picture is going to be once you've taken it. Silent Live View Shooting. This is one is a little bit harder to explain with graphics here. Most people will be best off with this set to one. What it does is it uses an electronic first shutter curtain which will reduce vibration in high magnification work like macro photography, or really big lens photography. If you are using this in a studio with flash equipment, you would want to set it to Disable. That way you can use mechanical shutter, so you can use the actual flash system. And so this is only when you are shooting still photographs in the Live View mode.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Canon EOS 6D Mark II - Recommended Settings
Keynote Part 1
Keynote Part 2
Keynote Part 3
Keynote Part 4

Ratings and Reviews

Warren Gedye
 

John, this is my second class of yours I'm taking on Creative Live. You are a very unique and articulate instructor. Your knowledge, understanding and experience in all matters photography is astounding! You have certainly fine tuned the knack in imparting your deep knowledge in such a palatable way! Your slides are magnificent, simple and concise and caters directly to your audience. I can only imagine the hours upon hours of time spent making these valuable slides. I look forward to many more of your courses!

a Creativelive Student
 

Always enjoy all of John's classes, but especially this one since I've decided to upgrade from my previous 6D. Awesome camera and this one is so much quieter than the older one. Thank you for explaining things in terms and ways that are easy to understand!

Tim Rogers
 

Thanks for a very useful course John. Not to get out and enjoy the new toy. Wish I had done the similar course for my previous camera (60D); will be recommending it to the person I am giving the camera to.

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