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Canon EOS M3 Fast Start

with John Greengo

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About The Class

Know your camera, inside and out. Start taking pictures today.

Dense technical manuals make for a terrible first date. Get the most out of your new Canon EOS M3 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, you’ll learn:

  • How to use the autofocus system
  • How to use and customize the menus
  • How to use the M3’s video capabilities

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 M3’s settings to work for your style of photography.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction & Basic Controls

  2. 02

    Mode Dial

  3. 03

    Other Top Deck Controls

  4. 04

    Back Side: Camera Controls

  5. 05

    Live Demo: Manual Focus

  6. 06

    Back Side: Quick Menu

  7. 07

    Live Demo: Playback Displays

  8. 08

    Live Demo: Wifi

  9. 09

    Left Side, Bottom, Front of Camera, and Lenses

  10. 10

    Menu Functions: Shooting Menu

  11. 11

    Menu Functions: Set-up Menu

  12. 12

    Menu Functions: Custom

  13. 13

    Menu Functions: Playback

  14. 14

    Camera Operations


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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  • Sue Baylis

    Sue Baylis

    August 2017

    I am a complete beginner with photography, I've only used my phone until now. I bought my camera about 3 weeks ago and I've really struggled, as, for example, the manual says turn the dial to select, not which dial, or how to get to the correct place, setting or menu, so that the dial will then work. I'm only up to the 5th lesson and I feel that I understand my camera so much more. I wish I had bought this on the first day. I'm not connected to this company, author or anything else, I was just frustrated, and feeling like giving up as I couldn't get an unblurred photo on my new camera. Thank you so much for this wonderful, easy to understand and follow guide.

  • Bryan Sarty

    December 2016

    I wasn't too impressed by the M3 until I found this course. It changed my whole outlook. John gives a great delivery and fully explains in plain English.

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    Creativelive Student

    May 2016

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