Live View Shooting Menu


Canon® EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start


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 Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But trying to understand the manual can be a frustrating experience. Get the most out of your new Canon EOS 6D Mark II with this complete step-by-step walk-through of the camera’s features.

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential. In this Fast Start class, you’ll learn:

  • Utilize the 6D Mark II's feature set for Vlogging
  • Customize the deep menu to fit your specific needs

John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This Fast Start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the Nikon D7500’s settings to work for your style of photography.


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!


This course covers the controls and menu features of the EOS 6D Mark II in extremely comprehensive yet understandable detail. John Greengo is a polished presenter with a very real depth of knowledge which he manages to put over in ways that mere amateurs can comprehend. I would thoroughly recommend this class to anyone who already owns or is about to purchase a 6D Mark II. I purchased the class during the first 15 minute break after only watching one quarter of the full presentation.