Photographer Vanessa Joy talks about the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI

Canon SpeedLite 470EX-AI at a glance:

  • Auto Intelligent Bounce Head
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 154′ at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (14mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 120°, +/- 180° Rotation
  • AI.B Full-Auto and AI.B Semi-Auto Modes
  • Optical Receiver Mode
  • LCD Panel
  • AF Assist Beam
  • Runs on 4x AA Batteries

Photographer Vanessa Joy walks you through the features of Canon’s Speedlite 470EX-AI at a lively kids’ birthday party. Enjoy.

If you want to know more about the Speedlite 470EX-AI, the Canon Digital Learning Center posted a set of technical/instructional articles.

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI sells at $339 at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Learn to take better photos with 100 online tutorials from School of Visual Arts (and they’re all free)

If you want to get better in photography, you’ve to learn. There is no way around.

If you want to learn, then we may have a valuable resource for you. The School of Visual Arts put online more than 100 lectures about photography. You can access the lessons through SVA’s YouTube channel Images, Ideas, and Inspiration. You’ll find some big names giving the lessons. Most of the lessons last more than an hour. I doubt you’ll find something like this somewhere else for free.

[via DIY Photography]

How to photograph beer – a completely free, 8+ hours tutorial

Beer

Even if it makes you laugh, photographing beer isn’t as trivial as you may think. You have to take into account the properties of lighting, glass, and obviously of liquids.

However, there is another factor that plays a role in this very kind of photography, and it’s emotion. Photographer Rob Grimm has spent his career immersed in the world of beverage photography, and he is ready to share tips and tricks.

The video below gives an overview of Grimm’s photography class, which consiste of 8+ hours of photography & retouching tutorials. Iso1200 Magazine, who spotted the now free photography class, sums it up as follows:

Rob Grimm demonstrates his entire studio workflow photographing a glass of beer on a white background. Rob teaches how to built a set, pour and style beer, set up lighting and modifiers, and capture a commercial beer image. Watch as Rob and his assistant experiment, troubleshoot ideas, and through trial and error find the best lighting, composition and capture for a glass of beer.

 

The beer photography class was $299 and is now available for free at RGGEDU. Course description:

In this tutorial, you will see Rob’s entire process for creating beverage images by breaking the composition down into its parts and obsessing over the details. You will learn the foundations of beverage photography from capturing a bottle on white, photographing cocktails including drink styling, proper use of ice, realistic condensation, creating appetite and appeal, and the use of duratrans to make an image that appears to be shot on-location with all the control of a studio. Rob will share with you his method for generating portfolio ideas that will make you rethink your entire approach to creating images. Finally, world-renowned retoucher Earth Oliver, will walk you through the best methods to bring polish to your images that stand out from the crowd.

Enjoy!

[via Iso1200 Magazine]

Canon publishes short Rebel SL2 video tutorials

Rebel SL2

Canon Rebel SL2: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Rebel SL2 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 51200
  • Up to 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Feature Assistant; Microphone Input
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth

Canon posted a set of very short video tutorials for the Canon Rebel SL2, the world’s smallest DSLR.

Canon Rebel SL2 world-wide order:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon publishes EOS 6D Mark II video tutorial series

Eos 6d Mark Ii

Canon EOS 6D Mark II: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

CanonUSA posted a series of video tutorials about the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II on YouTube. Rudy Winston is the host telling you about the features of the EOS 6D Mark II. Enjoy!

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Video AF


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: AF Custom Functions: AF Point Management


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Maximize Image Quality


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: AF Custom Functions: Viewfinder Display


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Video Features


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Auto ISO


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Built-in GPS


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: AF Custom Functions: AI Servo AF Control

Canon EOS 6D Mark II:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon EOS 6D Mark II video tutorial and user guide

Eos 6d Mark Ii

Canon EOS 6D Mark II: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

1 hour and 20 minutes of video tutorial and user guide for the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II by Tony & Chelsea Northrup. This video should definitely cover anything you might want to know about the EOS 6D Mark II.

Table of contents:

0:00:49 Battery
0:02:23 USB Battery Charger
0:02:58 Lens
0:03:41 Ports
0:04:25 SD Cards
0:06:12 SD Card Readers
0:07:06 Lightroom Mobile
0:07:27 Green Auto vs Program
0:07:58 Taking a Picture (Live View)
0:09:47 LCD Brightness
0:10:29 Taking a Picture (Viewfinder)
0:12:29 Q Button
0:13:11 Diopter
0:14:26 Taking Video
0:15:21 Digital Image Stabilization
0:17:42 Microphones
0:18:25 Video Timelapses
0:21:06 Raw Timelapses
0:22:50 Trigger
0:23:57 GPS
0:26:48 Bracketing for Dynamic Range
0:30:55 PhotoMerge in Lightroom
0:31:06 Reviewing a Picture
0:34:03 Q Button (Rating)
0:34:44 Aperture Priority and F-Stops
0:37:23 DoF Preview
0:39:04 Practice
0:39:51 Shutter Priority
0:41:48 Practice
0:42:37 Manual Mode
0:43:50 Practice
0:44:03 Bulb Mode
0:45:41 Stunning Digital Photography
0:47:00 Shutter Modes
0:50:21 Focusing Modes
0:52:00 Focus Points
0:53:17 Tuning Focus
0:54:00 Manual Focus
0:54:55 Metering Modes
0:55:34 Changing ISO
0:56:45 Allowing Extended ISO
0:57:45 Exposure Compensation
1:00:18 Lock Switch
1:00:40 Custom Settings 1 and 2
1:02:23 White Balance
1:03:08 Mirror Lockup
1:03:39 Formatting a Memory Card
1:04:32 WiFi
1:10:12 Recommended Settings
1:10:16 Disable the BEEP
1:10:44 Raw vs JPG
1:11:23 Back-button Focus
1:13:49 My Menu
1:15:09 Copyright Info
1:16:15 Software Suggestions
1:16:53 Lens SuggestionS
1:22:26 Filters
1:22:38 Tripod

1:23:27 Flash
1:23:50 Strobe