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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fast Start

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Class Introduction

John Greengo

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fast Start

John Greengo

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

Hello. Welcome, everybody to the Fujifilm X Pro two fast start class. My name is John Gringo, and in this class we're gonna be looking at all the features, buttons, dials, controls and operation of the Fuji X Pro two. So if you are an owner of this camera, if you're gonna be using this camera and you really want to know how to work it, that's what we're gonna do in this class. So let's go ahead and get started. So I broke in this class down into several sections. First off, I want to do a little overview food. He's been making some cameras for a long time, and I want to talk a little bit about the Fujii Company will do just a bit of photo basics. And I know a lot of you already are totally covered on the photo basic, So feel free to skip to the next section on camera controls. But I like to cover up some of those basics. For those who enjoy a little review, most of this class is gonna be on the camera controls where we go through each of the buttons and dials and features of the camera...

I'll explain how they work and how I would recommend setting them up for a variety of situations. The second half of the class is gonna be the menu section, and we're gonna go through the entire menu, and I'm gonna give you recommendations and explain what each of the different functions work for work and doing there. Now, when you dio get the class, there is the option of downloading a pdf that I have created and what this is is the entire menu section on one sheet of paper so that you can easily scan and visually see it. And what I've done on this is I've included my recommendations on how I would set the camera up. And this is ah, good starting point for you. But I know that you're gonna want to make your own recommendations. So I have a second page that's completely blank on the recommendations, but all the features so that you can have a quick reference guide for the entire menu system. And then the last part of the class is called camera operations, where I talk about how we would set the camera for a variety of scenarios like portrait or sports photography, and the final two pages in the pdf will have a lot of that information in there in a written form so you can take it with you on the go a little bit more easily. So that's kind of the plan for the class. Let's go ahead and get started with a little overview about the X Pro two. So the camera does come with a reasonably good instruction manual, so it's a little thin on information. If you ask me on DSO, it's gonna take you a little while to get through that, And this class is gonna have most everything that is going to be in there. But it is still valuable for occasionally looking up specific data that maybe we don't completely cover in this class. I'm gonna be concentrating on how to operate the camera manually. I'm gonna be concentrating on how to get the highest quality images out of the camera, and there's a lot of other fun things that you can do with the camera that will touch on. But we may not go in deep depth to, So if you're wondering well, what about lighting and composition and all those other important things in photography, and those are important things and they're covered in other classes. I have a couple of classes here. It creativelive ones. Just the basics class pretty short. Another is a very in depth class. And so if you want to learn more about photography in general, there are other classes for that. In this class, though, I'm gonna be concentrating specifically on this camera and the features and controls that you could do with with this particular model. Now food has been around for quite some time. They're not new to the photography game at all. They, of course, made their mark making a lot of film. That was a lot of people's favorite films, but they've also made lenses and glass throughout the years, and they have made a lot of medium format cameras. They have a long history and range finder cameras, and so this style of the camera is not new to them at all. They have a lot of history in this. They've made some of the best professional cameras out there. Over the years. Through the eighties and nineties, they made 35 millimeter cameras. They made a very cool panoramic camera that was also shared by Hasselblad in its distribution. And as they say they've, they've done a lot of Range finder, medium format professional cameras. They introduced the first medium format auto Focus camera That was a little range finder we saw there a moment ago, and then when we went digital, they were using Nikon cameras, modifying them with their own sensors because Fuji has a really good sense of color and how to get the best tonality out of, ah, particular image. And so their sensors were very popular among pop portrait photographers, and eventually Nikon started making their own cameras, and they didn't sell him to Fuji anymore. Eso they had to kind of go their own route, and they decided to do something new, which is when they introduced the X 100 which is a retro style little compact camera that really took the entire photography world by storm. And we knew that that Fuji was likely to come out with interchangeable with an interchangeable lens camera, and that's when the X Pro one came out. And I gotta admit folks, when I saw this, I said, Ooh, this looks really nice and I've always kind of had a fascination for, like a cameras. I've never owned a like a camera. Just did it seem like a great value to me and I love the like. A Lenses wasn't a huge fan of their digital cameras, and I wanted kind of a mawr modern, up to date version of what they were offering. And that's pretty much what came true in the In the X Pro one and with the X Pro two. It's been really refined and taken to, ah, whole nother level now now the X Pro one in the Expo to look very similar. And if you just see him from the outside from the front, the easiest way to tell the difference from the Pro one and the Pro two is the F illuminator is round on the pro one, and it is rectangular on the Pro two. There is a little bit of a different grip on the Pro two as well, but that round versus square little A F illuminator is probably the quickest and easiest way to visually tell from the front. If it's an X Pro one or an X Pro two. So what's so new and great about this X pro two. Well, they jumped up in megapixels to 24 megapixels on their sensor. They have beefed up their auto focusing system significantly. They've increased the sensitivity of their sensor even though they've added megapixel, so they were able to do both on. That's thanks to a new processor as well as a new sensor on the camera. It has a very good E V f on it. And it has added an A F joysticks so that we have direct control over moving are focusing point. We're gonna talk about all of these as we go through the class today.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But dense technical manuals make for a terrible first date. Get the most out of your new Fuji X-Pro2 with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features.

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential.  In this class you'll learn:

  • How to work with a mirrorless camera
  • How to master the improved video features
  • How to use and customize the menus
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 Fuji X-Pro2’s settings to work for your style of photography.  



WOW how I wish I had this to begin with!!!! Between manual and smart tip overload via books and U Tube, as well as, class instructor snafus I pretty much felt like an idiot. After this class not so much. Great job .

a Creativelive Student

I have the X Pro 2 for over a year and I thought that I might get more information on how to use it more efficiently. Boy this is a great course! I learned a lot and I loved the hidden feature :) Highly appreciated John and CL!

Jon Wiggens

A comprehensive walk through of the X-Pro 2. John did a great job of going through each and every setting on the camera and gave lots of helpful tips and tricks that I never would have known about had I relied solely on the manual.