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Canon EOS M5 and M6 Fast Start

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Creative Filters On Mode Dial

John Greengo

Canon EOS M5 and M6 Fast Start

John Greengo

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4. Creative Filters On Mode Dial


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1 Class Introduction Duration:07:30
2 Camera Controls Overview Duration:06:57
3 Mode Dial Operations Duration:11:57
5 Movie Option On Mode Dial Duration:06:33
7 Manual Mode Dial Duration:02:59
8 Custom Model Dial Duration:02:36
9 Top Of Camera Buttons Duration:06:42
10 Viewfinder Display Duration:08:07
11 Back Side Of Camera Duration:03:40
12 Playback Menu Duration:04:47
14 Quick Menu Duration:13:09
15 Left, Right & Bottom Of Camera Duration:04:38
16 Lenses & Front Of Camera Duration:06:13
17 Menu Overview & Shooting Menu Duration:18:02
18 MF Peaking Settings Menu Duration:06:00
19 ISO Speed Menu Duration:06:54
20 Picture Style & Sound Menus Duration:11:04
21 Set Up Menu Duration:22:05
22 Custom Function Menu Duration:04:21
23 My Menu & Playback Menu Duration:10:56
24 Camera Operation Duration:07:35

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Creative Filters On Mode Dial

Next mode is called Creative Filters on this one. And of course we're going to be controlling these filters by going into the Quick Mode and then we're gonna have access to being able to change our camera into some very unusual filter modes up here. Now, you can also change the strength of these filter modes by turning the front dial once you are in these modes here. So, let's go ahead and take a look at some examples and so your Normal JPEG. We can go to a Grainy Black and White, which simulates what grainy film used to look like. Three different contrast levels that you can choose from. We have Soft Focus, which would be more typically used on a portrait and so if you want to soften the photo up like you're using a soft focus filter, it'll be different standards that you can set that to. We have a Fake Fish-eye, it's digital warping of the image. And so if you like that Fish-eye look, you can do that digitally without buying any sort of Fish-eye lens. We have Art Bold, which is contr...

olling the saturation and contrast. Water painting effect, which gives us a very different faded-out look here. But, it's almost like a line drying. We have Toy Camera effect, which plays around with the saturation and the colors, adds a little bit of a vignette or a darkening of those corners. And then we have a Miniature effect, which blurs out the top and bottom of the photograph, so that just the middle is in focus which makes it look like a miniature photograph in some ways. There's also a High Dynamic Range, where it's trying to boost the brightness of the shadows and hold the highlights within a certain realm and there's many different standards that you can set to that. And so, if you like Instagram filters, or you want to play around righting your camera to get different types of shots, then this is gonna be a fun mode for a lot of people to play with. And let me show you real quickly on the camera, on my camera, how to do some of this. So we'll put it into the Creative Assist Mode on the top, which are the little filters there. And, if we hit the the Q button, we can change our different modes. Okay, let's do the Water Painting effect here. That's kind of a pretty significant one. And you'll notice down here on the left, there's a little green dial and an indicator that indicates two out of three. If we turn the dial in the front of the camera, we can change the strength of this particular impact by turning that dial. So, if I put the Q button, I can go select something else. Let's do the Fish-eye, that's kind of a wonky one. And so, and now we got it in the Fish-eye mode. And we should have our little indicator down here, so that we can control how much Fish-eye we want in our particular photograph. And so, it's not giving you the wide-angle view of the Fish-eye, it's just giving you the bulging look of a Fish-eye. And so if we take it out of this mode, you'll see what it normally looks like there. And so goofy, fun modes, wouldn't use them all the time, I'd recommend not using them too much. Be very, very prudent about using them, but they are some kind of fun things in it. It's nice to have it done in camera so you don't need to use any other programs in order to create it, you can have it done right in camera, ready to go.

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 mirrorless Canon EOS M5/M6 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:

  • How to maximize the exposure system in both auto and manual modes
  • How to use and customize the menus
  • How to use the camera's 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 M5/M6 settings to work for your style of photography.


Susan Clarke

John did an outstanding job explaining every part of this camera. As a newbie, this course is exactly what I needed to understand this camera. Thank you, John. Now, I'm going back to watch through 1 more time!

Michael Simpson

John Greengo is probably the best instructor I have come across in my short photography journey. I learned a lot about the camera, something that would have been difficult without the help of the M5 course. Thank you.

a Creativelive Student

Once again, a thorough explanation about all the functions of the Canon EM5/6 Camera operations. For anyone considering purchasing this class before getting your hands on the actual camera, it will give you a head start into the functions of the camera you chose. As a Canon FF User, I wanted to have a camera for urban shooting, yet, wanted something that could use all my Canon Lenses with an adapter. The Canon M5, I believe is a great choice and I'm looking forward to seeing how my lenses work with it.