Canon® EOS 80D Fast Start

Lesson 16/22 - Shooting Menu: Page 5


Canon® EOS 80D Fast Start


Lesson Info

Shooting Menu: Page 5

In that live view function, so the back of the camera, do you want to see a grid pattern for focusing, composition, horizon level? Generally my philosophy as I go through this and all the other setups is I want to have the highest quality, less fuss, less muss, cleanest screen possible. So generally I say turn this off. I do like the grid, but it's something I'll use from time to time. Exposure simulation. When you look in the line of view, do you want to see what the camera is going to get out of it. Let's take a quick little look on my camera. Go ahead and turn this on to live view, and so let me take a look on my menu system. So I have exposure simulation enabled right now, so I'm gonna turn it in manual mode and you'll notice it's very dark in here, and that's because I have a 4,000th of a second set. So, as I change to slower shutter speeds, we can now see, oh, that's too much bright. And I can just simply look at the screen to kinda get a judge of what think, I think looks right.

I can use the light meter down here, but I can also just look at the screen as to what looks right. And so that's gonna work out in most situations really well. Where this does not work out very well. Let me go ahead and disable this, is if I was working in a studio with flash lights. I might be shooting flash at 125th of a second, and if I was to normally set it, this would get really dark at 125th of a second, but now it's trying to optimize the view, so it always looks good. It's not a representation of what the final picture is, but it makes composing to the back of the camera very easy. And so exposure simulation, if you work with natural light, and then if you are working in the studio, I would probably turn that on disable. There is also one where you could enable it only during the depth of field preview button when you press that one the front. So that's kind of a, a bit of a go between between the two modes there. And so, really depends on where you are using and how you are using your camera in that mode.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But dense technical manuals make for a terrible first date. Get the most out of your new Canon EOS 80D with this complete step-by-step walkthrough 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:

  • How to use and customize the menus
  • How to understand and use the autofocus system for great photos
  • How to incorporate video into your shooting using the 80D’s advanced video capabilities.
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 Canon EOS 80D’s settings to work for your style of photography.


Ashley McCarrick

I bought an 80D so I could have a good all-around DSLR and I was thrilled to see that John just did this class. This is my 3rd class of John's and it was just as great as the others. I now understand what each of the menu settings means and which ones are the best for me. John is an excellent instructor, no matter what your photography skill level is. Thanks, John!

Justin Brodt

Awesome class!!! First watched "How to choose your first DSLR camera" and decide on the Canon EOS 80D based on my needs and what I want to accomplish in the future. I have ordered the camera but have not recieved it yet but I still watched the class. Even though I didn't have the camera in hand I feel that I have a good understanding and feel for it already. The class is very informative and I would advise it to anyone who plans to or has purchased this camera. Great job John!!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with all of us.

Scott Ace Nielsen

I just purchased my Canon 80D and also this course, and I am so glad I did. It is truly a perfect virtual owners manual that I can watch any time. John Greengo is am awesome presenter and this is the second course of his that I have purchased so far. ..Well worth the cost, thank you!