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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Fast Start

with John Greengo

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  •   01 Course Introduction

    04:48
  •   04 Basic Controls and Touch Screen Demo

    04:26

Class duration: 5h 14m

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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

    04:48
  2. 02

    Olympus History and Product Overview

    12:56
  3. 03

    Photography Basics

    09:46
  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.

    04:26
  5. 05

    Mode Dial: Auto, Art, Scene

    11:30
  6. 06

    Mode Dial: Movie Mode

    05:06
  7. 07

    Mode Dial: Program, Aperture Priority, Manual

    14:18
  8. 08

    Top Deck: Function Buttons, Microphones, Flash

    11:51
  9. 09

    Electronic View Finder

    12:31
  10. 10

    ISO and White Balance

    06:28
  11. 11

    Auto Exposure Lock, Info and Playback Buttons

    13:30
  12. 12

    Focusing Options

    03:50
  13. 13

    Super Control Panel: Flash Options and Image Stabilizer

    08:39
  14. 14

    Super Control Panel: Sequential Shooting and Quality

    10:29
  15. 15

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

    08:29
  16. 16

    Left, Right, Front and Bottom Sides

    11:57
  17. 17

    Lens Options

    17:37
  18. 18

    Shooting Menu 1

    10:35
  19. 19

    Shooting Menu 2

    12:06
  20. 20

    Playback Menu

    06:01
  21. 21

    Custom Menu A: Autofocus/Manual Focus

    14:30
  22. 22

    Custom Menu B: Button/Dial/Lever

    06:09
  23. 23

    Custom Menu C: Release/Drive Mode

    08:09
  24. 24

    Custom Menu D: Display Items

    15:44
  25. 25

    Custom Menu E: Exposure/Metering/ISO

    13:15
  26. 26

    Custom Menu F: Flash Sync

    02:34
  27. 27

    Custom Menu G: Quality/Color/White Balance

    05:43
  28. 28

    Custom Menu H: Record/Erase

    06:57
  29. 29

    Custom Menu I: Movie Mode

    09:46
  30. 30

    Custom Menu J: Built-In EVF

    03:45
  31. 31

    Custom Menu K: General Utility

    06:06
  32. 32

    Setup Menu

    11:17
  33. 33

    Camera Operation

    13:20

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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