All right let's get into the actual controls of the camera so what we're gonna be doing is we're going to be touring around the camera and talking about all the basic controls on the cameras so first off let's talk for just a quick moment about the differences between the t six I and the t six s the big difference is that they have moved the mod I'll fromthe left side to the right side or from the right side to the left side in order to make room for the display screen that you see over on the right hand side on the t six es and so for the first time in a rebel we have a and l c d on the top which makes viewing the camera settings when you're out and bright sunny weather a little bit easier because you don't have to hold it up to your eye where you don't have to use the screen on the back most intermediate professional level cameras are going to have this top display screen that gives you a quick note on all your settings after that we have a quick dial on the back of the camera which ...
makes setting the aperture and exposure compensation a little bit quicker because you have a dedicated dial for doing that because the six I does not have that there's going to be extra buttons for being able to control some of those features there is a lock for this dial so that you don't accidentally bump it there is an exposure compensation button on the six I that we don't need on the six s because of the dial there is a sensor on the s model which enables the camera to automatically switch the back screen off as you put the camera up to your eye and on the six either will actually be a button on the camera for turning that on and off and there's a little tiny wife I like that is of no real significance that is on the eye as well there are a few additional features in the s model they do have an hd ara high dynamic range video mode which is good for shooting video under very bright in contrast the situations there is a survival mode which means the camera will be 00:01:58.216 --> 00:02:01. able to continue focusing I'll be it it's not really 00:02:01.13 --> 00:02:04. good at what it does but it does have it the continuous 00:02:04.89 --> 00:02:07. autofocus and live you is a similar type feature for 00:02:07.28 --> 00:02:08. when you're taking still pictures 00:02:09.92 --> 00:02:11. it has an electronic level that I'll show you a little 00:02:11.83 --> 00:02:14. bit later it's kind of nice for certain types of landscape 00:02:14.53 --> 00:02:18. photography and it does have a very interesting feature 00:02:18.43 --> 00:02:21. for shooting video if anyone is shooting birds or 00:02:21.28 --> 00:02:23. wildlife or something that's a little bit further 00:02:23.0 --> 00:02:26. away there is a digital zoom that actually works quite 00:02:26.54 --> 00:02:29. well in the movie mode of this camera, so those air 00:02:30.02 --> 00:02:32. the basic differences between the two there's a little 00:02:32.48 --> 00:02:34. bit of a price difference if I had a choice between 00:02:34.99 --> 00:02:37. the two of course I would want the s it's got more 00:02:37.45 --> 00:02:40. features and better control especially with that controlled 00:02:40.29 --> 00:02:44. aisle in the back if you plan to get into manual photography 00:02:44.42 --> 00:02:47. I would highly recommend the s over the I simply because 00:02:47.91 --> 00:02:50. it's got this direct dial on the back that you're 00:02:50.0 --> 00:02:52. going to see very closely what it does if you're getting 00:02:52.5 --> 00:02:54. the camera mostly for image quality but you're going 00:02:54.97 --> 00:02:57. to be using it mostly automatic than the eye model 00:02:57.87 --> 00:03:00. would be probably the more efficient way to get that 00:03:00.6 --> 00:03:01. taken care of 00:03:02.42 --> 00:03:04. as we go through the camera there are a few basic 00:03:04.41 --> 00:03:06. controls and assumptions first off you're going to 00:03:06.41 --> 00:03:09. have the camera turned on for this class the camera 00:03:09.38 --> 00:03:11. likes to power itself down so you are going to need 00:03:11.59 --> 00:03:14. to tap lightly onto the shutter release pressing it 00:03:14.67 --> 00:03:18. halfway down to wake the camera from its occasional 00:03:18.01 --> 00:03:20. naps that it likes to take the main dial on the top 00:03:20.99 --> 00:03:23. of the camera is kind of your go to dial for changing 00:03:23.56 --> 00:03:27. most of the features on the camera on the back camera 00:03:27.3 --> 00:03:29. at least with the s we do also have a secondary dia 00:03:29.93 --> 00:03:31. which will sometimes do the same thing is the main 00:03:31.93 --> 00:03:35. dial sometimes it'll do something different and this 00:03:35.33 --> 00:03:38. is also a four way tab as it is on the six eye so 00:03:38.77 --> 00:03:41. we can go up down left and right we will use this 00:03:41.96 --> 00:03:44. for navigating through out the menu system as well 00:03:44.78 --> 00:03:46. as changing focusing points and then in the middle 00:03:46.94 --> 00:03:49. on both cameras is thie set button this is kind of 00:03:49.68 --> 00:03:52. like the in turkey on your computer when you've selected 00:03:52.21 --> 00:03:54. a mode that you want to be in and you want to confirm 00:03:54.9 --> 00:03:57. that you're going to use the set button so those are 00:03:57.02 --> 00:03:59. the dials and buttons that we'll be using throughout 00:03:59.31 --> 00:04:04. this class so we're starting on the top deck we've 00:04:04.01 --> 00:04:06. talked a little bit about the on off one of the additional 00:04:06.55 --> 00:04:08. things that's going on when you turn the camera on 00:04:08.71 --> 00:04:11. and off is that the camera is going through an auto 00:04:12.64 --> 00:04:15. cleaning of the sensor so any sort of dust on the 00:04:15.69 --> 00:04:19. sensor it's basically sending an ultrasonic wave motor 00:04:19.15 --> 00:04:22. to try to knock off any sort of dust dust on the sensor 00:04:22.02 --> 00:04:26. will appear as black spots on your final image occasionally 00:04:26.24 --> 00:04:28. I'll take pictures and I'll think that there was birds 00:04:28.26 --> 00:04:31. in the sky and actually it's dust on the sensor in 00:04:31.18 --> 00:04:33. which case something needs to be cleaned off you can 00:04:33.43 --> 00:04:35. actually go in and ask the camera to clean it any 00:04:35.95 --> 00:04:38. time but if you just want to turn the camera off and 00:04:38.27 --> 00:04:41. on that's what it's doing when you turn it on and 00:04:41.79 --> 00:04:44. off secondly as I mentioned before on the shutter 00:04:44.27 --> 00:04:47. release it is a two stage device. You will press halfway 00:04:47.7 --> 00:04:51. down to wake the camera up to activate the focusing 00:04:51.32 --> 00:04:53. or the meeting system, and then press all the way 00:04:53.77 --> 00:04:56. down to actually take the picture. And so when I'm 00:04:56.95 --> 00:05:00. out shooting photos, I'm often pressing down halfway 00:05:00.41 --> 00:05:03. on the camera to get my late rating. To get my camera 00:05:03.85 --> 00:05:06. focus, just to have it ready for the next job. 00:05:08.91 --> 00:05:12. The mod. I'll is probably the most important control 00:05:12.24 --> 00:05:15. on the top of the camera. And this controls how shutter 00:05:15.59 --> 00:05:18. speeds. Apertures, and sometimes many more features 00:05:18.37 --> 00:05:19. are set on the camera.
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,
Feeling pretty good about my T6s purchase! John's teaching style was fabulous, and I am left feeling pretty confident and a lot less overwhelmed!
Great Class! John Greengo is an amazing teacher. I have a t6i for like 6 months and this class helped me a lot. Totally worth the money!
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As a student of John's for the past 2 years with the Fundamentals of Photography, the Nikon D3300 and D5500, I recently traded my Nikon D3300 for the Canon EOS Rebel T6i. As always, the training was superb, easy to understand, and I feel better in being able to use a digital camera. The reason for the switch in manufacturers was because of the ease of use of the Canon. I look forward to referring back to the lessons if I need a refresher course. Thank you, John. Your teaching is starting to click, finally.