Making the camera menu easier to read

You can make the menus on your EOS camera larger, and easier to read. Great if you wear glasses and find the small text at close range is hard to see. UI magnification User Interface (UI) magnification makes the menus easier to read. Switch on UI magnification from the menu and simply double tap with …

Getting sharper shots when focusing manually

Manual focus puts you in control of exactly what is sharp in your shots. But looking at an electronic display or viewfinder makes it quite a challenge to see the point in focus, manual focus peaking makes it much easier. On top of the advantages that come with the mirrorless cameras ability to autofocus accurately, …

Why you need to format memory cards with your camera

Memory cards should always be formatted in the camera you plan to use them with to avoid data loss and card compatibility issues. Your camera is designed to work with memory cards that are formatted with a specific type of format. Some cameras use different formats for different capacities of cards. Using the wrong format …

Make exposure lock stay locked for longer

Whenever you use some form of automatic exposure, there’s the possibility to lock the exposure, but after a few seconds that locked exposure is gone, until you use AE-Lock with hold. Auto exposure lock / AE-lock It doesn’t matter if you’re a new photographer or a seasoned professional, if your camera is set to anything …

Make great monochrome pictures with DPP

Discover how to make great black and white images using Digital Photo Professional. Canon DPP software processes RAW and JPG images from your EOS camera, but most photographers only create monochrome results from images shot in RAW. I’ll show you how to create better results with extra control of how each colour tone is represented …

Autofocus tips you won’t find in the camera manual

Some photographers just seem to get lucky with a camera that always nails focus instantly. What do they know and do that makes their camera autofocus better than yours? My observations of many photographers on workshops and 1-2-1 sessions is that they don’t do all they can to help their camera focus quickly and accurately …

Tips for reviewing your images on camera

Reviewing pictures on camera is just press the playback button isn’t it? Yes it is, but there are additional settings that help you check focus, exposure and move through large numbers of images. I almost hesitated to share this set of tips, thinking they would be so obvious but every time I get to watch …

Make it simpler to choose the correct AF area

With up to eight AF area choices to cover a range of photographic situations it’s slow to switch between the ones you use. Use the limit AF areas setting to speed up switching between the AF areas you work with. Limit AF areas Most photographers I know use just a small subset of the AF …