The goal is to never go into the default menu; between setting up the Quick Menu, My Menu and customizing buttons and dials, you should have everything you need easily at hand. John shares his customization tips and models how to add menu tabs and organize items.
Alright, it's time for everybody's favorite menu. My menu. This is where you get to customize the menu into the way that you want it to work. I think for anyone who truly has their cameras set up properly, they will pretty much never need to dive in to the regular menu because they've got everything figured out that there normally doing and they're gonna have shortcut buttons that's gonna be in the quick menu. And if not there, you can have it in the my menu. So let's go ahead and set up my menu and we're gonna do it for a couple of different things. So first thing we're gonna do is hit the menu button. We're gonna come over to my menu and we're gonna add a tab so you can have multiple different tabs. And so first we're going to say OK on this, we're gonna add a tab, and now we're gonna configure this tab and we're going to select items to start with. All right, so let's choose things that we might want to dio. Let's see, we got image quality. This is ah, good one tohave. Let's see. I'...
m gonna go down through this image review. Let's let's do exposure bracketing in here. Let's find one more looking for something particular A lot of different options in here. Let's do HDR mode. And let's call it good here. Okay, so we're gonna hit menu to go back, and we're going Teoh sort these items. Let's see, Let's take the HDR mode, select it and move it up a notch and you can reorganize to your heart's content. We're gonna call that good. Hit the menu button, go back. We could delete selected items. We could delete all the items we could delete the entire tab. And now we can rename this tab. So what I'm gonna do in here is I'm going to use the touch screen on the back of the camera, and we're gonna add in a name. So these are my landscape settings, and I have a tab now set for landscape. All right, we're gonna have menu to come back out of this and so you'll see appear. It says landscape. Now you can go ahead and add in another tab and we'll go ahead and add this in, and we'll configure this select items. I'm not gonna be particular. I'm just gonna choose a bunch of things, Obama, which is one more. And then we'll menu to back out of this and we're going to rename this tab. We'll delete all this, and we'll just call this strike. Okay, so there we go. So at the menu to back out of this And now we have two tabs. We have a landscape tab and we have a general tab, and then we have kind of the Operation tab where we can add more tabs, and I forget how many tabs I think we could do about five tabs. Now, the nice thing is, is that if we're in the menu system, when we go out, we're shooting and we hit the menu. It comes well, in this case, it doesn't go back to my menu because I guess I haven't programmed it yet. All right, so let's do that menu display normal display from my menu tab. There we go. So now if I'm in the menu and I'm someplace random in the menu and I hit the menu button again, it jumps back to my menu. Now there's even option in there where you can eliminate the entire rest of the menu. So if you wanted to give your camera that had very limited set of controls for somebody else, you could eliminate all the auto focus in the playback on the set up men, you so people can only see what is in my menu and so you can have a page for each type of photography that you do. And so I've sent my cameras up having a landscape tab and an action tab in a portrait tab and then a video, one that has all the video stuff on it and then just a general tab with things like maybe formatting and some display options. And so you can find all those little pieces in the menu system that you haven't really found a place for a button on the camera, not quite that important someplace you still want to get to relatively easily and quickly. And so the menu the my menu is something that I encourage everybody to hook up and get programmed with the way that they want with what they dio
John Greengo is an award-winning photographer specializing in outdoor and travel photography. Shooting for over 3 decades, John has developed an unrivaled understanding of the industry, tools, techniques and art of photography. When he's not traveling for a new shoot,
John Greengo is a very good teacher. I think it's the best investment you can make to get to know your camera well - especially something new like the EOS R. I love his feedback on what new features are worth trying and others that are simply not there yet. Awesome course!
David Torres Aguilar
This is the best course I have ever seen on how to use a camera, it guides you through the functions, settings, hidden configurations in a crystal clear way using very well designed visuals aids. I'm glad I was able to find this class, it's really a great quality course, thanks a lot John Greengo and CreativeLive Team!
John Greengo is wonderful at making His classes easy to follow and understand. We have purchased the Canon R and found that the only books with directions are in German and Japanese with the US version out in August. We are very grateful that John has produced this class. Love the CanonR but with Johns' class; the camera is easier to understand.
Thanks! Hope to see more on the CanonR!