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Canon DSLR Photography: Getting Started With Your DSLR
5.0( 4 REVIEWS )
3h 14m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of Canon DSLR photography and how to use both automatic and manual settings to take beautiful photos in any situation.

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3h 14m


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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for complete beginners who don’t know how to use their Canon DSLR camera
  • This course is for anybody who just purchased or received a Canon DSLR camera
  • This course is not a general photography course that will teach you the creative side of photography. Rather this is a course that will teach you the technical camera buttons, dials, modes and options to help you become a better photographer

What you’ll learn: 

  • You will learn how to use your Canon DSLR camera comfortably and confidently
  • You will know how to use both automatic and manual settings to take great photos
  • You will know how get proper exposure with settings like aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • You will know how to navigate the camera menu to get to the settings you want
  • You will be able to pick up your camera in any situation and take beautiful photos
  • You will learn all of the camera basics like focus, white balance, flash, creative filters, burst mode, and more


  • You do not need any photography experience. While knowing basic camera terminology will be helpful, we will go over the basics of new terms and concepts.
  • You should have a Canon DSLR camera (any Canon EOS camera will do!)

This course will teach you how to get comfortable using all of the buttons and features of your Canon DSLR, how to be confident in taking great photos, and how to understand basic photography settings.

Please take note that this course uses the Canon Rebel T7i (also known as the 800D in some countries) for demonstration, however most Canon DSLR cameras are very similar and have similar options, buttons and features so this will still be beneficial to those who have any other Canon EOS camera.

What do we cover in this Canon DSLR course?

  • Quickstart guide to automatically taking great photos
  • Overview of the camera body, buttons, dials and ports
  • Taking and reviewing a photo
  • Exposing your photos properly
  • Automatic shooting modes
  • Burst and other drive modes
  • Focus modes and points
  • Metering modes
  • Exposure compensation, white balance, and color profiles
  • The Canon menu system
  • Formatting a memory card
  • Using the internal flash and using an external flash
  • Reading the histogram
  • Wifi connection and Canon smartphone app
  • The viewfinder and diopter
  • Canon video modes
  • Recording audio and using an external microphone
  • Choosing a lens
  • SD card options
  • ND filters
  • and so much more!

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned Canon DSLR photography.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Welcome To The Course 00:00:00
Start Taking Great Photos Right Away 00:00:00
Camera Overview 00:00:00
Section 2 - Taking Photos And Exposure Settings
Introduction To Exposure 00:00:00
How To Read And Adjust Exposure With Your Camera 00:00:00
Adjusting The Aperture 00:00:00
Adjusting The ISO 00:00:00
The Exposure Triangle 00:00:00
Focusing 00:00:00
Aperture Priority Mode 00:00:00
Shutter Priority Mode 00:00:00
Program Mode And Exposure Compensation 00:00:00
Additional Scene And Shooting Modes 00:00:00
Bulb Modes 00:00:00
Focusing Modes 00:00:00
Autofocus Points 00:00:00
Picture Styles 00:00:00
Drive Settings 00:00:00
White Balance 00:00:00
Metering Modes 00:00:00
Photo Formats : RAW Vs JPEG 00:00:00
Section 3 - The Canon DSLR Menu
Navigating The Menu 00:00:00
The Shooting Menu 00:00:00
The Play Menu 00:00:00
The Setup Menu 00:00:00
Creating A Custom Menu 00:00:00
Section 4 - More Canon DSLR Camera Basics
Introduction To This Section 00:00:00
Wifi Settings 00:00:00
The Diopter 00:00:00
Using The Camera Flash 00:00:00
Reading Exposure With The Histogram 00:00:00
Section 5 - Shooting Video With A Canon DSLR
Camera Video Modes 00:00:00
Audio Levels 00:00:00
External Microphone 00:00:00
Section 6 - Canon DSLR Lenses And Accessories
Lens Choices 00:00:00
External Flash 00:00:00
ND Filters 00:00:00
Memory Cards (SD Cards) 00:00:00
Section 7 - Conclusion
Thank You 00:00:00
Downloadable Materials : Camera Button Cheat Sheets 00:00:00

Course Review


4 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Great course


    This was a very informative course!

  2. Anonymous

    What a Great course.


    I always loved taking pictures so my boyfriend talked me into buying a camera. I did research and bought me a Canon EOS 2000/Rebel T7 but never understood all features and menus on my camera. My boyfriend bought me this beginners class and I am so glad. Thank you for helping me to learn and understand my Camera Your course is so informative and easy to follow. I love how you have us do it with you.. I put some of your teaching into some photos of a young girl that had a power lifting meet yesterday and they turned out good. When she has her next meet I will be better.

  3. Anonymous

    Detailed Course


    This course was very detailed and covered so much material from the Canon DSLR world. Anyone wanting to learn about cameras or photography should take this course.

  4. Anonymous




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