Need a primer on how to use zoom lenses with your Canon DSLR camera (a 7D, 5D, or Rebel T2i, for example)? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, ...more
How to Use Dslr Canon Camera
Learn how to use rectilinear and curvilinear wide-angle lenses on your Canon EOS 7D, 5D, 550D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step i ...more
In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to shoot a timelapse with a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II.
Need a primer on how to utilize prime lenses with a Canon EOS DSLR camera? Look no further! This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute. For mor ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the mode dial to switch between the various shooting modes available on your Canon EOS DSLR. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, ste ...more
Looking for a quick guide on how to use the manual mode on your Canon t2i, 5D or 7D? It's easier than you'd think! So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in just over three minutes' time. For specifics, including detailed ...more
Need some help figuring out how to turn on the aperture priority mode on your DSLR camera? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this DSLR owner's guide can present a complete overview of the process in about three minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-s ...more
Want to know the best way to take close-up, highly-detailed pictures of small objects? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started t ...more
If you have a Canon digital camera and plan on shooting video with it using a camera rig, then you'll want a good way to control your recordings with a start/stop button. A remote control is the way to go, but don't spend all that money— make your own! The remote in the video ...more
If you're the proud owner of a Canon EOS DSLR, then you'll be glad to know that you no longer have to use EOS Utility on your computer to enable remote live view shooting with your camera. Now, all you need is your Android equipped smartphone (sorry iPhone users) and a new mob ...more
Eager to make a foray into the world of high-quality HD video with a Canon EOS 7D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera but don't know one end of the kit lens from the other? Never fear: This nine-part video tutorial offers a number of useful pointers for would-be shooters, discussing ever ...more
Whether you're trying to get an unconventional angle or just want to include yourself in the picture, there are plenty of times when a remote trigger can come in really handy. Of course, if you want to buy one, you have tons of options. But if you already have an Xbox 360 head ...more
Wow. Forget about buying an expensive pro-style digital camcorder. You can make your DSLR camera into a moviemaker camera with a simple DIY shoulder mount. The goal of this video is to give you a way to create a low budget way of mounting your camera and necessary gear onto a ...more
Buy a DSLR just for the video? You're not alone. In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to set up a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II for shooting video.
One task to which DSLRs are particularly well suited is nighttime shooting. Fast, wide-aperture lenses make the most out of available light. In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to film at ni ...more
DSLRs are great for shooting stunning, high-definition video. What they're not great for is recording (or monitoring) sound. This video from Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo will teach you how to tackle sound recording when shooting a movie with a DSLR like the Canon T2i, 7 ...more
New to the world of DSLR video and need a hand distinguishing between different lens types? This video offers some pointers for would-be shooters. For details, and to get started using different lenses with your own Canon or Nikon DSLR, watch this video guide.
There are plenty of ways to take double exposure photos, even if all you have is your cell phone. If you have access to a darkroom (or Photoshop), you can do it by stacking negatives. But if you have the right kind of DSLR, you can do it right from your camera by using the mul ...more
When you want to post a breathtaking landscape or picture-perfect portrait that you just took with your DSLR camera to Instagram, Facebook, or some other social platform, there's an easy way to do so — even if you don't have a computer handy, which is typical when you're out a ...more
When you're first working with a digital single-lens reflex camera, there's a lot to learn. Setting up a D|Focus DSLR mount can look particularly complicated, but in this tutorial you'll learn all the steps. Now you're ready to start taking shots like a pro. (Note that this tu ...more
In order to get the Canon 5D Mark II production ready, you're going to need to invest in a few accessories to get you up to speed. Fortunately, this video from Mauro Media gives a great breakdown of how you can get your slick camera up and ready to go for any handheld doc, nar ...more
From amateurs to professionals, DSLR cameras are the standard weapon of choice for most photographers. If you own one, then you probably know how expensive of a hobby photography can be. A good starter camera can run between $400 and $500. Then there are accessories like tripo ...more
The manual that's included with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is a great starting point for learning the camera, but it's definitely not the only place you should be getting your information from if you intend to master your 5D Mark II. If you don't have the manual, you can downloa ...more
It's no secret that the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is being used in low-budget indie films, as well as big blockbuster movies from Hollywood. But it's also become a staple for television commercials. Geoff Fox has been a weather forecaster for over 28 years in Connecticut and can b ...more
Interested in editing footage shot on a Canon DSLR in FCP Studio? You've come to the right place. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its v ...more
This video gives viewers an overview on how to use the manual settings of your DSLR camera. Aside from the Auto setting, your DSLR camera has the P-mode which is the program mode, S-mode which is the shutter priority mode, A-mode which is the aperture priority mode and finally ...more
Scott Lynch from Zacuto goes through a complete installation and setup of a Zacuto DSLR Gunstock shooter including how to install a version 1 Z-Finder. The Zacuto DSLR Gunstock shooter is a device for the Red Camera. Search WonderHowTo for more great Red Camera tutorial videos.
A DSLR cage from a professional photographer supply store will cost at least a few hundred dollars, but you can build one yourself for around 50 bucks. This tutorial shows you how to use a few pipes, metal struts and a few pieces of hardware and tools to make your own digital ...more
A great way to get picture perfect shots and protect your camera in the process is to use a lens hood. When shooting on your DSLR outdoors, a lens hood will definitely come in handy. In this tutorial, learn how to get the best and most affordable lens cover for your camera and ...more
The autofocus functions showing up on new DSLR cameras are quite useful if you know how to use them. The Nikon D3100 is no exception, and this video will teach you about the different auto-focus modes and which ones you should use to make your pictures look as good as easily a ...more
There are a variety of sensors on the market for your digital SLR camera - but which one is the right for you? This tutorial gives you a good run down of each sensor with their strengths and weaknesses so you can easily pick the best one for you.
Infrared photos are photos that are taken in such a way that they absorb light from beyond the visual spectrum, giving your pictures a cool, surreal effect. This video will teach you everything you need to know to take them yourself. You'll learn how to determine if you have a ...more
Got a Canon Powershot whose resolution or functions are not cutting it for you? Then amp up its abilities - without flat out buying a new camera - by checking out this digital camera hack video. By modifying the camera's firmware you'll be able to add games as well as a manual ...more
Many professional videographers record their audio separate from their video. This tutorial shows you the best equipment to make your finished clips and film as professional as possible. Make sure you have a post production program like Final Cut Pro which will allow you to sy ...more
I really want these, the best of all worlds, DSLR mount and a PL mount option on the same lens. FANTASTIC IDEA!
I shot this X-Men: First Class Spoof with the new Technicolor CineStyle picture profile (it was a 5d, as well). I had done some initial testing when the profile first came out, but never shot a real project on it. This X-Men short is my first real world experience with the pro ...more
If you want to take awesome photographs with your DSLR camera, all you really need is a tripod and a good location. This tutorial shows you how to adjust the manual settings on your camera to make them ideal for photographing your next fireworks show.
If you're about to shoot your first wedding, don't be unprepared. A wedding is a very important and special time for those soon-to-be mates, and you don't want to be responsible for ruining that precious memory. So, know you're stuff before jumping into wedding photography. Th ...more
In this video, lens diffusion issues for shooting video on Canon cameras are gone over, specifically the Canon 7D. Included is saranwrap, caprock filters and anamorphic lenses.
What's this mysterious .thm file? Why are they cluttering up your SD card? Can they be safely deleted? This video has the answers! A .thm file is created specifically by Canon cameras when you're filming a movie, and this video shows you how to use your .thm files.
This is a great tip that will save you quite a lot of money on camera lenses. No matter what lens you are using, this video shows you how to get a good macro shot. All you need are special filters that go on top of your lens.
In this video segment, Veronica Belmont of Ask Mahalo shows how to clean a digital SLR camera. Follow the simple steps to get better quality photographs. Watch this video photography tutorial and learn how to clean a digital SLR camera and get crystal clear pictures.
Here's a short video on how to clean your DSLR sensor to keep those smudges and blotches off of your photographs. Why use Photoshop when you can just clean your image sensor?
When you're capturing video with a DSLR, not having some type of stabilization system can lead to some pretty awful and shaky scenes. Camera instability is not only painful to watch, but breaks the fourth wall. Once that the invisible barrier between filmmaker and audience is ...more
There are tons of ways to make your own pinhole camera out of everything from a juice box to a pine nut. If you have a DSLR, you can make a DIY pinhole lens for it for just a few bucks. David O'Sullivan over on DIY Photography made this one using a cheap body cap and an alumin ...more
David Newton from Canon Professional Network teaches you how to eliminate dust spots on a Canon EOS camera. The Canon EOS has a self-cleaning sensor to help eliminate dust from it. You need a lens of 50 mm or longer for this to work properly. If you have a zoom lens, set it to ...more
In order to enable peripheral illumination with a Canon EOS camera, begin connecting your computer and camera by means of plugging in USB connection. Open EOS Utility and click on "camera settings and remote shooting option". The window that opens will allow you to make numer ...more
David Newton, professional photographer and technical editor at Canon Professional Network, teaches you how to customize white balance settings on a Canon EOS camera. The EOS camera have 7 presets plus an auto and a custom white balance setting. You will be using the custom se ...more
The Canon 60D is a very popular, powerful, and cheap camera for those looking to get into high-end digital photography. If you've got one and need some help on using it's many functions, check out this video for a tutorial on the many buttons and tools in your camera.
This step-by-step video tutorial shows you how to install CHDK onto your Canon digital camera. CHDK is a firmware enhancement that operates on a number of Canon cameras. CHDK gets loaded into your camera's memory upon bootup (either manually or automatically). It provides add ...more
If you already own a Canon High-def digital SLR, you can set it up as a virtual webcam. This will allow you to record video podcasts or chat on Skype. You'll also need the CamTwist software and the Canon EOS utility (available from your install CD).
Rick Bradbury shows you the basics of using the Canon 500D. He goes through the menu settings, lens mounts, and standard operation. This video also explains every button. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the Canon 500D dslr. Part 2 of 2 - How to Use the Canon 500D dslr.
You don't have to spend lots of money for an expensive lens adapter! You can make one at home. This tutorial shows you how you can take some basic camera equipment, a little extra hardware and make a 35mm lens adapter for a Canon HV20 digital camera. Part 1 of 4 - How to Build ...more
Tony Reale shows you how to mod a pro-sumer Canon HV30 camera rig in order to give it a more professional setup. Here are the items he uses: Canon HV30 Brevis DOF adapter Cinevate rails Cavision handles and shoulder support Lilliput 7" VGA monitor Mayflash Component to VGA ad ...more
If you have a new Canon EOS 7D camera, but have yet to purchase a Zoom H4N recorder, have no fear! In this clip, you will learn how to make a comparable device using your MacBook. This clip will give you a step by step for this relatively simple process so that you can get sta ...more
This online manual shows you all of the ins and outs of the Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera. The guide covers: handling the camera, shooting modes, ISO speed, AF modes, Drive modes, image quality, highlight tone priority, picture styles, white balance, and live view mode Part ...more
Setting up the menu's and Custom Functions of the Canon 1D MKIII camera. Highly technical and boring except for owners of the Canon 1D MKIII who want some insight to setting up this camera.
The HV20 comes with a manual focus roller, which is a good thing. However, it is a bit awkward to operate. Here is a minimalist friction tool that can be used to accomplish the same task (well, perhaps with enough practice). It is small, portable, cheap, and light-weight. Watc ...more
This video shows you how to make a simple, DIY ring light for your point and shoot Canon G10 or G11 camera. By using either cool white or warm white LED lights, you can set your white balance presets to daylight or tungsten. Ring lights are incredibly useful in fashion photogr ...more