24 September 2017

Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Advanced Training Cape Town

Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Cape Town
"Master your Canon EOS Autofocus System / Fine-tune your Camera for Action and Birds in Flight Photography"

Over the last two years I have facilitated a number of Birds in Flight / Action Photography workshops in Milnerton / Woodbridge Island, Cape Town.

Most of my previous workshops stopped short of providing hands-on opportunities (for individual delegates) for fine-tuning and testing specific AF / AI Servo configurations and lens-specific adjustments (via the EOS AF Microadjustment function embedded in most Canon EOS enthusiast and professional bodies). We will also look at reading and interpreting MTF charts for current lenses and / or for future purchasing decisions.

Autofocus / AI Servo Cape Town Training Objective
To provide Canon enthusiast / professional photographers with a hands-on learning and configuration experience through-out the full duration of the theory / settings session covering the current Canon 61-Point and 65-Point AF Systems - with enough shooting opportunity via three separate practical shooting sessions.

Cost: R1 250-00 for a full day and two practical shooting sessions (10 hours +). 

25% Discount for delegates who attended any of my other photography workshops

Contact Me should you wish to attend this advanced Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo One-On-One Training.


Advanced Canon EOS Autofocus (AF) Private One-On-One Training Cape Town
This hands-on Canon EOS AF / IA Servo Master Class Cape Town will be facilitated to both enthusiast and professional Canon EOS photographers for configuring and tweaking a variety of AF / AI Servo settings for the best possible AF accuracy and tracking performance (for a variety of action photography applications and genres).

Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town
Panning at Killarney Motorcycle Racing
Canon Autofocus / AI Servo one-on-one training will be facilitated from a Birds in Flight / Action Photography perspective, but will cover most types of Action Photography genres including discussing panning techniques for motor / motor cycle racing.

This advanced Autofocus workshop will predominantly cover the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the EOS Full Frame 61-Point advanced AF Systems, but for photographers with the following Canon EOS bodies the Birds in Flight Photography Training / Workshop should be more applicable for your requirements:

  • Canon EOS 77D
  • Canon EOS 800D
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Older EOS-1D bodies

Canon EOS / AF Reference Material
Each delegate will receive detailed notes and DVD disk with all up-to-date Canon EOS body reference material, User Guides / AF Guides and Lens Micro Adjustment Guide.

Session 1: Workshop Application / Learning Areas
  • Exposure settings for Action Photography
  • Telephoto / Super Telephoto Lenses (Prime / Zoom)
  • Understanding and Reading MTF charts for different lenses
  • Tele-converters (Mainly Canon EF 1.4x / 2x)
  • Memory cards (all current options: CF / SD)
  • 61-Point AF Systems (EOS Full Frame)
  • 65-Point AF System (EOS 7D Mark II)
  • AI Servo Focus Areas / Zones
  • AF Cases and detailed fine-tuning of Case parameters
  • Lens Micro Adjustment (with hands-on demonstrations)
  • Post-Processing techniques / assistance Lightroom 5 / 6

Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town
Canon 65-Point AF System / AF tracking in action
Sessions 2 - 4: Practical Shooting Sessions
The training will include up to three practical shooting sessions at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town for practice and further tweaking of AF / AI Servo settings. Attend one, two or all three sessions.

Latest Canon 61-Point Autofocus System
This Master Class workshop will also include the enhanced 61-Point AF System of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Canon EOS bodies (AF Systems) to be covered:
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS-1D X
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town
Motorcycle Racing Killarney- Canon EOS 70D
Photographers with EOS 70D / EOS 80D bodies
Contact Me for more information for discussing the suitability of this workshop for your current / future Canon EOS / Autofocus requirements. This will also be applicable for future owners of the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II. 

Canon EOS 7D Mark III Specifications / Release Date
During the September 2017  Canon Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town I will also be discussing my recently published Canon EOS 7D Mark III Wish List, expected  AF System, specifications  and possible / rumored release date. 

Contact Me should you require any additional information about this advanced Canon EOS AF / AI Servo Workshop Cape Town.

Images used in the Canon EOS Autofucus / AI Servo Workshop Cape Town 

* More information on the Kingfisher Image: Testimony of the Modern AF System

* More information on the Motorcycle Images: Killarney Motor Racing Cape Town


Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town
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