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Canon Rebel T2i / 550D Fast Start

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Canon Rebel T2i / 550D Fast Start

Lesson 9 of 9

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thanks a lot for watching one of my fast start camera classes. If you've completed this course and you're wondering, what do I do next? Because I want more information. Here's what I recommend if you haven't taken it already. I have a class called the photography Starter Kit. This is a relatively short, three hour class where we go through shutter speeds, apertures focusing, depth of field composition and lighting. And this is not in reference to a particular camera, but photography in general, a little bit more about the art form of doing it out in the field. And so now that you know how to work your camera, you want to take it the next step toe learning more about photography out in the world. So that would be the next place you want to go. If you've done that one and you want to take it even further than you want to move on to my fundamentals of photography. This is a class that a update on a yearly basis, and it contains what I think is everything a photographer should know have ab...

out 30 years of experience that I have dumped into this class and if you really want to dive in deep. This is where we get into the nitty gritty details and talk a lot about everything from shutter speeds apertures to an entire day on composition. So that is, that's one of my most popular classes. That's that's one of my favorite classes have put a lot of work that goes into that, and that's kind of the ultimate class. After that, then we kind of get to more specialized classes, something that you may be particularly interested in would be something like travel photography. So I have a class that is particularly particularly geared towards the travel photographer. We talk much less about shutter speeds and apertures, and we more talk about dealing with gear and logistics. And how do you talk to people with cultures that speak a different language than you? The next type of class that I have is a nature and landscape class, and so here there's a lot of specialized techniques that landscape photographers air using to achieve their maximum depth of field, and we're gonna be covering all of those in this a two day class. So there's a lot of information in here from your camera class. The other direction that you can do is learn more about your lenses. And so very shortly I will be coming out with a class called Mastering the Lands. And this is gonna have a class specifically for canon lenses in a class specifically for Nikon lenses. They both use their own very interesting and very sophisticated technology to make some just amazing lenses. And there's so many choices figuring out what's the next lens for you to purchase and how do you use them to get the best benefit? And the maximum sharpness out of each of those images is gonna be something that we're gonna be covering in this class is gonna be a lot of fun and should be a great way to follow up a class in your camera, Knowing your camera, knowing your lenses and knowing photography is all part of the game for being a better photographer. Thanks a lot

Class Description

Join John Greengo for an in-depth step-by-step tour of the Canon Rebel T2i (known in Europe as the Cannon EOS 550D). With a hands-on introduction to your camera's operations, detailed instructions on how all the menus work, and instruction on how to shoot great photos with this specific camera model. Workshops for other DSLR camera models listed below in the resources list.


  1. Course Overview
  2. Photography Basics
  3. Button Layout

    Get an in-depth guide to all of the functions and features found in the buttons of your Canon Rebel T2i DSLR camera.

  4. 4a. Menu System part 1
  5. 4a. Menu System part 2
  6. Camera Operation
  7. Lenses & Accessories
  8. Q&A
  9. Next Steps



This is a great class. I bought a Canon T2i (used but in great condition) for my wife (I have a Canon 60D), and this class has been good for both of us. It served as a great learning class for my wife to move from a small point-and-shoot to her T2i DSLR, and for me -- well, what can I say. I thought I knew all about my camera, but this class proved I do not! I learned a great deal here beyond just the T2i specifics. I like the clear concise delivery of the subject material. Everything is organized in such a way to be able to digest each section before moving to the next.

a Creativelive Student

I really enjoyed this class. I've had my T2i for a while now, but I've only used it sporadically because I didn't understand many of the functions. The few times I referenced the manual was like listening Charlie Brown's teacher....LOL. John is really great at explaining things simply. I watched his Fundamentals class live and it was awesome. I'm hoping to add that to my collection one day.


This was the best tool for me, as I am new to the world of semi professional photography. This is a great starting point before moving on to greater concepts. Understanding your camera is a must, and the switch to Manual shooting now is not as intimidating after this viewing this tutorial. I will definitely pursue his other classes.