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Canon Rebel T6s/T6i Fast Start

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Left Side of the Camera

John Greengo

Canon Rebel T6s/T6i Fast Start

John Greengo

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16. Left Side of the Camera

Lesson Info

Left Side of the Camera

00:00:02.04 --> 00:00:03. All right let's jump over to the left side of the 00:00:03.7 --> 00:00:06. camera and we have our flash up we've kind of already 00:00:06.47 --> 00:00:08. talked about this. The first one pops the flash up 00:00:08.68 --> 00:00:11. in the more manual modes like manual program time 00:00:11.77 --> 00:00:14. value aperture value second press enters the flash 00:00:14.71 --> 00:00:16. mode that's kind of the shortcut to the flash mode 00:00:18.58 --> 00:00:20. all the lenses are going to have well not all the 00:00:20.95 --> 00:00:23. lenses but virtually all the lenses are going to have 00:00:23.69 --> 00:00:26. a focusing switch and that needs to be in auto focus 00:00:26.65 --> 00:00:29. if you want the camera auto focus there's just a couple 00:00:29.6 --> 00:00:32. of special type of lenses that cannon makes that our 00:00:32.08 --> 00:00:35. manual focus on lee there's a number of lenses for 00:00:35.9 --> 00:00:38. from other manufacturers that are manual ...

focus. But 00:00:38.75 --> 00:00:40. most of the lenses that are going to be put on this 00:00:40.95 --> 00:00:43. camera are auto focus and we'll be a switch on the 00:00:43.31 --> 00:00:46. lens for that in general I would leave it in auto 00:00:46.21 --> 00:00:47. focus. It does a very good job. 00:00:48.98 --> 00:00:51. Some lenses not all. Maybe half of them will have 00:00:51.98 --> 00:00:54. a stabilization feature and this is a feature that 00:00:54.64 --> 00:00:59. is great for hand holding. It stabilizes the lenses 00:00:59.28 --> 00:01:02. or the whole system so that you can shoot under lower 00:01:02.56 --> 00:01:05. light and under slower shutter speeds provided that 00:01:05.69 --> 00:01:08. your subjects are not moving around too much and so 00:01:08.38 --> 00:01:11. it's a very handy device tohave ina lands and so it's 00:01:11.43 --> 00:01:13. something to look forward to when you're looking at 00:01:13.91 --> 00:01:14. lenses 00:01:15.81 --> 00:01:17. there is a speaker so when you do playback movies 00:01:17.97 --> 00:01:19. that's where the sound is coming from 00:01:20.48 --> 00:01:22. and let's take a look inside some of the different 00:01:22.98 --> 00:01:27. little doors over on the side so first door on the 00:01:27.3 --> 00:01:30. right is our audiovisual out and so if you wanted 00:01:30.39 --> 00:01:33. to download photos straight from the camera to your 00:01:33.73 --> 00:01:36. computer you would hook up the supplied accessory 00:01:36.61 --> 00:01:39. cord to your computer but there's a better way of 00:01:39.18 --> 00:01:42. doing it I'll show you in a moment if you wanted to 00:01:42.31 --> 00:01:45. hook your camera up to an hd tv so that you could 00:01:45.06 --> 00:01:48. show movies and photos and a slide show format on 00:01:48.68 --> 00:01:51. a tv you would hook up through an hd my port which 00:01:51.47 --> 00:01:54. is very common on all the hd tvs out these days 00:01:56.34 --> 00:01:59. in door number two is going to be a remote control 00:02:00.02 --> 00:02:04. for the cannon rs sixty e three or a variety of other 00:02:04.59 --> 00:02:07. types of remote ce that use that two point five millimeter 00:02:07.24 --> 00:02:10. jack and it's a very simple remote for triggering 00:02:10.17 --> 00:02:13. the shutter without actually touching the camera itself. 00:02:13.92 --> 00:02:16. It also does have a lock mode so that if you do want 00:02:16.25 --> 00:02:19. to do a longer exposure you can do a bulb exposure 00:02:19.66 --> 00:02:22. where the shutter stays open for longer than thirty 00:02:22.91 --> 00:02:23. seconds. 00:02:25.42 --> 00:02:28. The bottom port is a three point five millimeter standard 00:02:28.4 --> 00:02:31. microphone port. So if you want to hook up an external 00:02:31.07 --> 00:02:34. microphone for better quality sound if movies aaron 00:02:34.2 --> 00:02:37. starting teo are important to you good quality sound 00:02:37.36 --> 00:02:40. is critical. And so having good quality sounds means 00:02:40.53 --> 00:02:42. having an external microphone that's not picking up 00:02:42.93 --> 00:02:45. all the noises of the camera itself. 00:02:47.82 --> 00:02:50. Out in front, around the lens collar a little bit 00:02:50.43 --> 00:02:53. is the depth of field preview button. So what this 00:02:53.28 --> 00:02:56. is doing is it's going to stop the lens down to its 00:02:56.29 --> 00:02:59. working aperture? Because normally the aperture is 00:02:59.38 --> 00:03:02. wide open and it's on ly stopped down when you take 00:03:02.18 --> 00:03:06. a photo, but if you want to do it on your own just 00:03:06.11 --> 00:03:09. to see what it's gonna look like with a given aperture, 00:03:09.35 --> 00:03:12. you will be able to see that in the lens. So let's, 00:03:12.1 --> 00:03:13. see if this works, I'm going to try to do a demo pointing 00:03:13.95 --> 00:03:16. straight at the camera. And so I need to point my 00:03:16.73 --> 00:03:19. camera right at the camera here and I'm gonna put 00:03:19.71 --> 00:03:23. my camera in aperture value and I'm going to put an 00:03:23.8 --> 00:03:28. aperture of temperatures. Let's, just do an aperture 00:03:28.01 --> 00:03:31. of two point eight. Now remember, this is a one point 00:03:31.93 --> 00:03:34. eight lens and where's my button, my buttons down 00:03:34.23 --> 00:03:37. here on the side so you can see that aperture closing 00:03:37.36 --> 00:03:42. down so let's close it down too, all the way to f 00:03:42.17 --> 00:03:45. twenty two and you can see the little tiny opening 00:03:46.12 --> 00:03:48. very hard to see what reflections the light let me 00:03:48.09 --> 00:03:50. just adjust the lens a little bit there we go. 00:03:54.42 --> 00:03:55. So 00:03:56.17 --> 00:03:57. can I change the aperture? Well, I'm 00:04:00.68 --> 00:04:03. actually, it might be better. Even. I don't know if 00:04:03.11 --> 00:04:06. this will work. Help run, button. There we go. Now 00:04:06.96 --> 00:04:10. we got it. This is why we practice everything ahead 00:04:10.36 --> 00:04:12. of time in pre shell. And so you can see the different 00:04:12.82 --> 00:04:15. apertures that the lens is closing down, too. And 00:04:15.59 --> 00:04:18. it's basically turned on and off by me, pressing the 00:04:18.34 --> 00:04:19. button on the camera. 00:04:21.54 --> 00:04:23. So that's, our depth of field preview it's, something 00:04:23.98 --> 00:04:27. that I would use outside if I was trying to get everything 00:04:27.16 --> 00:04:29. in focus. And I had the lens stopped down to f sixteen 00:04:29.75 --> 00:04:32. or f twenty two, and I wanted to see. Is this going 00:04:32.93 --> 00:04:35. to be in focus or not? Now, to be honest with you, 00:04:35.61 --> 00:04:37. I'd probably just shoot a photo and look at it on 00:04:37.79 --> 00:04:40. the back of the camera, but sometimes it's so bright, 00:04:40.27 --> 00:04:42. it's, hard to see the back screen of the camera, and 00:04:42.71 --> 00:04:45. so it's. Easier to do it inside the viewfinder like 00:04:45.41 --> 00:04:47. this and so it's. Not something that's really common, 00:04:47.59 --> 00:04:50. but it used to be a very high end professional feature 00:04:50.77 --> 00:04:53. on cameras. But here it is on essentially the entry 00:04:53.72 --> 00:04:54. line with cannon.

Class Description

Join John Greengo for a complete introduction to the Canon® Rebel T6s/T6i in this Fast Start. 

You’ll learn why the Canon Rebel T6s/T6i is the go-to camera for all levels of photographers and how you can get the most out all of its features and functions. 

John will teach you how to: 

  • Ensure you come away with a high-resolution image every time you shoot 
  • Take advantage of the 19-point autofocus system 
  • Harness the power of the camera’s impressive frame rates 

The Canon Rebel T6s/T6i Fast Start will prepare you to take advantage of each and every one of your camera’s buttons, menus, and features.


Jen Hubbenator

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!

rodrigo andrade

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!

a Creativelive Student

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.