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Canon 1DX Mark II Fast Start

with John Greengo

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About The Class

Know Your Camera Inside and Out and Start Taking Pictures Today

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 Canon 1Dx Mark II camera 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 fast start class, you’ll learn:

  • How to use the new 61 point AF system
  • How to understand and use the autofocus system for great photos
  • How to incorporate video into your shooting using the 4K advanced video capabilities.
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 Canon 1Dx Mark II's settings to work for your style of photography.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Photo Basics

  3. 03

    Basic Camera Controls

  4. 04

    Exposure Modes

  5. 05

    Top Deck Additional Features

  6. 06

    Exposure Bracketing

  7. 07

    Exposure Compensation Metering And Flash

  8. 08


  9. 09

    Live View And Movie Mode

  10. 10

    Autofocus Area

  11. 11

    Quick Menu

  12. 12

    Play Back

  13. 13

    Memory Cards

  14. 14

    Left And Right Of Camera Features

  15. 15

    Bottom And Front Of Camera Features

  16. 16


  17. 17

    Shooting Menu

  18. 18

    Lens Aberration Correction

  19. 19

    Multiple Exposure And Image Type

  20. 20

    ISO Speed Settings And Noise Reduction

  21. 21

    Mirror Lockup And Dust Delete Data

  22. 22

    External Speedlite Control And Anti Flicker

  23. 23

    AF Method Shutter And Metering

  24. 24

    Movie Menu

  25. 25

    AF Menu

  26. 26

    Playback Menu

  27. 27

    Setup Menu

  28. 28

    Custom Functions Menu Part 1

  29. 29

    Custom Functions Menu Part 2

  30. 30

    My Menu

  31. 31

    Camera Operation


Meet Your Expert

John Greengo

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, ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Joe Berkeley

    Joe Berkeley

    December 2017

    I quite enjoyed John's course on the 1DX mark ii. To be frank, I should have taken it 122,000 shots ago when I bought the camera. I learned quite a bit. There were only a few occasions when I thought my cranium could explode. But I walked away from the course with some great tips and in the grand scheme of things, the money I invest in education is always more valuable than the latest and greatest camera strap, lens, or bag. It will probably take a few months for all of the information to sink in but I'm feeling good about what I learned and the price I paid for it. All in all, a good value.

  • Fred Innamorato

    January 2019

    John does a great job as usual. He provides so many visual aides and demonstrations which really helps you understand how to operate and set up your camera. His step by step explanation of the entire menu and each tab is excellent. In addition to his many photography tips and instructions. What an excellent class and a great value for all the detailed instructions provided. Much better than the manual you get in the box. Plus you get to watch this as many times as needed. I highly recommend this course and all of John's other classes.

  • Ian Sherratt

    January 2018

    Great video. Loved the clear explanations, great views and mixture of video and slides. I’ve read a lot of manuals and books on settings and use of various Canon cameras but this is the first time I’ve really understood the full range of functions.

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