01 January 2017

Private Canon EOS Training Cape Town: Canon EOS 70D

Private Canon EOS Training Cape Town: Canon EOS 70D
Image with Canon EOS 6D / EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
I've facilitated two private training sessions with a client keen to master her relatively new Canon EOS 70D and for getting a better understanding of the Exposure Triangle in terms of the Creative Shooting Zone available in all Canon EOS DSLR's (Program / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual Modes).

One of the client's major objectives is the mastering of her Canon EOS 70D's exposure settings (for people / landscapes / low light photography) before embarking on a dream holiday to New Zealand later this month. She recently purchased the Canon EOS 70D (as a 1st DSLR) with various Canon EF / EF-S lenses and was not entirely sure which of her lenses to use on her site-seeing trip.

Current Canon Gear

  • Canon EOS 70D Body 
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens 
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens 
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens 

Agenda / Learning Areas

  • Current camera gear / challenges 
  • Exposure Triangle (fundamentals) 
  • Canon EOS Menu Orientation 
  • Exposure Settings / Shooting Modes 
  • Viewfinder vs Live View Shooting 
  • Autofocus vs. Manual Focus Settings 
  • Drive Modes (One Shot vs AI Servo)
  • Low Light Photography 
  • Canon Flash modes (E-TTL vs Manual) 

Setup Decisions (specific to holiday photography project)

  • Genre(s) of Choice? 
  • Lens selection (for above) 
  • RAW vs JPG (for post-processing) 
  • White Balance 
  • Metering Modes 
  • AF / Drive Shooting Modes 
  • On-board flash modes 

Future Accessories (recommendations)
  • Lens Filters
  • Remote Release
  • Tripod Decision
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash


Vernon Chalmers Photography Training / Workshops Cape Town

  • Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Cape Town More
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

Private Canon EOS Training Cape Town: Canon EOS 70D
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II (For Macro & Close-Up Photography) with Canon Macro Lens