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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Fast Start

with John Greengo

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  •   01 Course Introduction

  •   04 Basic Controls and Touch Screen Demo


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About The Class

navigate and set up your camera.

Ready to make the most of your Olympus® OM-D E-M5 Mark II? Join expert photographer, John Greengo for a fast-track introduction to taking full advantage of your camera’s features in Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Fast Start.

John will teach you how to navigate and set up your camera’s menus and guide you through its buttons, dials, and features. You’ll learn how to take full advantage of your camera’s super-fast live view focusing. You’ll also learn how to optimize your camera for sports and other high-motion photography. John will teach you about your camera’s high-resolution sensors and settings and help you get them attuned to your shooting style so you get the picture you want, every time.

This course will have you using your Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II like a pro in no time – no complicated manuals required.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Course Introduction

  2. 02

    Olympus History and Product Overview

  3. 03

    Photography Basics

  4. 04

    Basic Controls and Touch Screen Demo

    Get to know all of the buttons, dials, and settings options on the Olympus® OM-D® E-M5 Mark II.

  5. 05

    Mode Dial: Auto, Art, Scene

  6. 06

    Mode Dial: Movie Mode

  7. 07

    Mode Dial: Program, Aperture Priority, Manual

  8. 08

    Top Deck: Function Buttons, Microphones, Flash

  9. 09

    Electronic View Finder

  10. 10

    ISO and White Balance

  11. 11

    Auto Exposure Lock, Info and Playback Buttons

  12. 12

    Focusing Options

  13. 13

    Super Control Panel: Flash Options and Image Stabilizer

  14. 14

    Super Control Panel: Sequential Shooting and Quality

  15. 15

    Super Control Panel: Auto Focus, Metering, and Aspect Ratio

  16. 16

    Left, Right, Front and Bottom Sides

  17. 17

    Lens Options

  18. 18

    Shooting Menu 1

  19. 19

    Shooting Menu 2

  20. 20

    Playback Menu

  21. 21

    Custom Menu A: Autofocus/Manual Focus

  22. 22

    Custom Menu B: Button/Dial/Lever

  23. 23

    Custom Menu C: Release/Drive Mode

  24. 24

    Custom Menu D: Display Items

  25. 25

    Custom Menu E: Exposure/Metering/ISO

  26. 26

    Custom Menu F: Flash Sync

  27. 27

    Custom Menu G: Quality/Color/White Balance

  28. 28

    Custom Menu H: Record/Erase

  29. 29

    Custom Menu I: Movie Mode

  30. 30

    Custom Menu J: Built-In EVF

  31. 31

    Custom Menu K: General Utility

  32. 32

    Setup Menu

  33. 33

    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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  • Creativelive Student

    July 2018

    I had previously purchased the Fast Start for the earlier OM-D E-M5 model and found it invaluable. I was lucky to catch this E-M5 Mark II Fast Start when it was live and had my camera set up beautifully - until I updated the firmware recently and discovered how uncooperative the camera can be in the absence of the combination of settings recommended by John. So I bought the course, which enabled me to restore the camera to the optimal settings and gave me may "Aha" and light-bulb moments about things I'd forgotten or not understood the first time around. I am glad I now have this course so I can revisit it as needed. NOTE: There IS an option to save settings to the PC before updating firmware. I will be doing that in future!

  • Creativelive Student

    July 2015

    Excellent course. John's ability to patiently and throughly cover all elements of this detailed camera is impressive. He converts the stress level of learning a new camera to a fun level.

  • Creativelive Student

    August 2015

    I watched most of the live broadcast and just finished going through all of the modules with my camera. I learned so much!! My camera is customized to my preferences and I am now very comfortable shooting in M mode. My picture quality has already improved. John is an excellent instructor.

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