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Olympus PEN-F Fast Start

Lesson 18 of 31

Playback Menu

 

Olympus PEN-F Fast Start

Lesson 18 of 31

Playback Menu

 

Lesson Info

Playback Menu

And just like that, we're done with the shooting menus, and we're moving on to the playback menu. So first off, if you want to either see a slideshow in camera or if you want took your camera to a TV, you could hook it up into a slide show mode, and it will give you some extremely corny background music. Go check that out if you want to hear what corny really sounds like. But then you can also do your slide intervals. And basically it's setting up your slideshow so that people can see your images for as long as you want, and so forth, and so mostly for hooking up to a TV or on the back of the camera. If you need to rotate an image because you shot it vertically, you can do so here. But this is something that I would normally leave turned office to, whether you want the camera to rotate images for you. And so if you leave, it turned off. It will be the maximum size, but you will have to turn the camera in order to see the image. And that's usually pretty easy because you probably just s...

hot it vertically. Now the camera should rotate all of your vertical images for you when you download them to your computer. And so you don't need to worry about rotating all the verticals again, so I would recommend leaving. This turned off that way. You can see your images with largest size possible on the back of the camera. If you remember when we did the playback option on the camera, when we hit the okay button, we entered the edit options. And this is where we added the audio annotation to the image. And so if you shoot JPEG images, there is a certain set of features and things that you can do with those and then with raw, you could do a certain number of things with those as well. And so, for instance, if you shoot a raw image, you can do it art bracket. So if you thought now I like that rye image I just shot, but I would like to create an art BRAC on art filter one of it. You could go in and create art photos off that raw image, and so you can see various different features here. This is essentially photo shop built into your camera. Uh huh. You can hook your camera upto a printer if you want, and you can go in and specify which images are printed and how big and how many you want. If you didn't want to use a computer, reset, protect. So on your camera on your pictures, you can lock them by hitting that lock button, which is the function one button when you're in the playback mode and it will prevent you from deleting your images. And if you would like to reset the protection on all of your images, you're basically taking the lock off all of your images. You can do so by going in here and saying yes. Um, okay, now things are gonna get interesting because we're gonna be able to connect our camera up to a smartphone. So we're gonna do a little live WiFi demo here. I'm going to see if I can use my phone as a remote viewing system for the camera. So there's a number of things we need to do and let's let's look at the keynote first. I'll go through the steps and then I'll do the demo

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 Olympus PEN-F 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 use the electronic viewfinder
  • How to take advantage of the customizable interface
  • How to use the video options
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 PEN-F’s settings to work for your style of photography.

Reviews

Jay Linsenbigler
 

Awesome course and thorough description of the PEN-F capabilities and functions. HOWEVER, John's "big boy camera" bias comes through when he describes some of the creative functions as "just fun". I highly disagree- because like other tools and features- it depends on HOW the photographer uses the tool or feature. Like HDR, the creative features can be used tastefully or look "overcooked". Film photographers who use a variety of different films in film cameras- is this "just fun", or do they offer creative options? I encourage John and any listeners to look up the Olympus Visionaries and many other professionals using Olympus cameras in their daily work to see the amazing results they create with them. Instead of the same old Nikon and Canon "muscle-flexing" biases- lets look at what the pros produce with the camera tools. All modern cameras are superb and capable of great results. And this PEN-F camera offers groundbreaking control over the image making IN CAMERA at the time of exposure- which can be used to adjust an accompanying RAW file if needed. Not everyone wants to sit in front of a computer for hours doing post processing.

Jay Linsenbigler
 

Awesome course and thorough description of the PEN-F capabilities and functions. HOWEVER, John's "big boy camera" bias comes through when he describes some of the creative functions as "just fun". I highly disagree- because like other tools and features- it depends on HOW the photographer uses the tool or feature. Like HDR, the creative features can be used tastefully or look "overcooked". Film photographers who use a variety of different films in film cameras- is this "just fun", or do they offer creative options? I encourage John and any listeners to look up the Olympus Visionaries and many other professionals using Olympus cameras in their daily work to see the amazing results they create with them. Instead of the same old Nikon and Canon "muscle-flexing" biases- lets look at what the pros produce with the camera tools. All modern cameras are superb and capable of great results. And this PEN-F camera offers groundbreaking control over the image making IN CAMERA at the time of exposure- which can be used to adjust an accompanying RAW file if needed. Not everyone wants to sit in front of a computer for hours doing post processing.

Kate Mooney
 

The Pen 5 is an amazing camera - however it is capable of so much that getting to know it can be somewhat overwhelming at first. John systematically and logically works through every part of the camera in really clear and easy to understand steps, quickly converting my initial apprehension into confidence and excitement for the endless possibilities of this camera.