• Wednesday , 22 November 2017

Canon: Bird Photography with Arthur Morris: Camera settings

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Learn how features like Picture Style, White Balance, Back Button AF and other custom settings can help you capture beautiful photos of fast-moving wildlife. For more videos from this tutorial series, check out the Canon Digital Learning Center: http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/home/home.shtml

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  1. Shutter Bug
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Thank you so much, you explain things in a way I can follow and understand – cheers Anna – New Zealand (Canon 7d Mk2)

    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    I usually shoot wildlife in Av mode with AI Servo, Back button focus (* button ) on my 7DMII with 100-400 MII lens.

    When the bird start from sitting position to flying, I wanted to use register recall sotting setting while being at Av mode for my BIF shot.settings which are set in Manual mode as 1/3000 sec, f5.6, auto ISO with expanded zone autofocus points.

    In other words, when I don't have time to turn the dial to select one of the three custom settings, I can just push the AF-On button and instantly achieve the same thing on the fly. But the camera just don't allow this.

    I register the settings while in Manual and then switch to Av mode. Once the settings are registered, they show up in the Register Recall settings menu, however, once I switch back to Av mode,Tv mode I loose the settings that I registered and it is grayed out in the Register Recal menu.

    Am I misunderstanding the intent of Register Recall functions ? Is there any other way to achieve this ?

  3. Quoutub
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Step 1 is missing: Don't use a Canon camera because it does not have a silent shutter option.

  4. lenggang kaki
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    very expensive

  5. Martin Benford
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Awesome! Keep up the good work.

  6. induplicable
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    People do not seem to grasp that he uses a specific picture style because that picture style will load when you view the RAW file if you use Canon's software DPP Digital Photo Professional. SO the JPG preview on the camera will look like the final output minus minor tweaks to push saturation, contrast and sharpness etc.

  7. Daniel Bustamante
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Love the video. Question… Why not using the AF-ON Button and preferring the * instead for back focus?

  8. bish2t
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Firstly, thank you for posting this informative video. I have a question about the tracking sensitivity. Why have you reduced it to minus? I thought more responsive would be better.
    Thank you in advance.

  9. Keith Swindell
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    It would be useful to have a link to a pdf with the suggested settings listed.

  10. adamfilip
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    if your shooting raw.. no need to worry about white balance or picture styles

  11. Joseph Karpinski
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    You mentioned depth-of-field isn't an issue in flight photography. Yet when shooting a Canon 7D Mark II 400mm f5.6 I noticed many times the head of an eagle or hawk is sharp but the wing or tail is blurry. Stopping down to f8 seemed to improve things, and f10 gives even more keepers, when shooting with a shutter speed of 1600-2000.

  12. Mac Battle
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    So much to learn and so many people willing to share. Thanks a bunch!

  13. Akash Nambiar
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    how about using canon 550D for bird photography..is it possible?

  14. I Dewa Nyoman Artha
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    I use the EOS 1DX for hobby. How the setting on the camera to the best bird photography?
    Thank you.

  15. Creative Canon Macro Lenses
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    That's tutorial make us real birds photography. I like it

  16. ninth sunn
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    so pleased to stumble onto your tutorial vid, the only vid that ive came across with best explanation for bbaf & custom settings. many thanks for this, youre the best!✨😆👌🏼

  17. bcfbasil
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    At about 2:50 in the video, you use custom functions to set the * button to Meter/AF. Why did you do this when the AF-ON button is already set for this function? Now you have two buttons set for the same function (AF). I did change the shutter half-press to meter only, but use the AF-ON for BB AF. I then set the * button to AE-Lock (Hold)

  18. Bidyut De
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Can you give ideas about best possible autofocus settings in CANON 80D,during birds in flight shot?

  19. Boyce Fitzgerald
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Thank you for this excellent tutorial.

  20. f2mel2
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Aaaaahhh! Is this guy a bd-asss, or is this just life as a Canon sponsered photographer?

  21. Krishna Prasad Kotti
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Was this video done in Bosque ? If so can you let me know which time of the year was this video made. I wanted to know how it will in December end

  22. Ticky Tocky
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    You're awesome, thanks!

  23. KeeksSecretGarden
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Why do you have camouflage on your camera and accessories, including tripod but wearing a bright red jacket. Isn't that defeating the purpose?

  24. phil kelly
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Very helpful video. But I am having a problem with 7DII AND 100400 II lens where autofocus points fix on high contrast areas. For example dark wing edge and light sky in background or black / white feather variation on bird. This leaves face / eyes soft. Is there a trick I am missing?

  25. Beverley Gibson
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Kaitlyn Phillips Harrison

  26. Billy L
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    How do you get such clear shots using the 2x extender when manual focus, I am going to Grand Teton/Yellowstone in 2 weeks, I will be using the 5Dsr with 800mm ………. https://www.flickr.com/photos/7733884@N03/

  27. Whitefire Pl
    July 22, 2017 at 17:58

    Nice to see that I do it in the same way, with exception of the cases (i just don't touch them). And, well, I don't have such lenses. I also have back focus on both * and AF button, it's easier not to miss it 🙂

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