School of Photography Understanding Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Product Code: SOP-UYC7DII


Course Information
Course Name: Understanding Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Course Location: Park Cameras School of Photography - Burgess Hill Training Centre
Course Dates

This course usually runs once a month - for course dates, and to book a course click here

Course Overview

Understanding Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the most comprehensive course of its kind anywhere in the UK - and aims to explain how to make the most of your camera, how to navigate the comprehensive menus and explore the features of the 7D Mark II, including Focus, ISO, HDR, and Video. 

Topics Covered

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Explaining the 7D Mark II's 65-point focusing system 
  • Focus case scenarios explained & how these can be used to ensure more accurate and responsive autofocus 
  • Explanation of the 7D Mark II's new 252 zone metering system and how this differs from the 63 zone system on the Mark I 
  • Navigation of the additional menus 
  • Dual card facility - how to set it up and use it practically  
  • Use of GPS for Geotagging and how this integrates with third-party applications  
  • Use of the intervalometer for time-lapse photography 
  • Customisation of the focus system - particularly for sport and wildlife photography 
  • Use of the additional video feature set, including autofocus and recording settings 
  • Recommended setup for maximum performance and ease-of-use 
  • Menu navigation and the use of My Menu (plus further explanation later in the day) 
  • Resolution - the benefits of RAW over JPEG files & software compatibility and recommendations  
  • Autofocus - Recommended focus area selection & configuration (Due to the level of complexity regarding the various focusing options available, a considerable amount of time will be spent discussing the different options in relation to different photographic scenarios such as wildlife, sport etc, and this will be supported by relevant documentation) 
  • Dust Delete Data - Why this is essential to prevent problems with dust spots affecting your images 
  • Custom user settings - how to customise the camera for common shooting scenarios 
  • Highlight alert - why the use of this feature can help reduce the risk of over exposure 
  • LCD Brightness - Auto & Manual Selection, advantages & disadvantages of using the default auto settings 
  • LiveView mode fully explained along with the appropriate use and setup 
  • Movie Modes - Shooting & playing back HD video footage and recommended settings for shooting HD video 
  • My Menu calibration - Calibration of the My Menu feature for up to five commonly used functions 
  • Metering - recommended metering options for Evaluative, Centre Weighted, Partial, and Spot. 
  • ISO/film speeds - Auto vs. Manual 
  • Histograms & Exposure Compensation and how these can be used to ensure correct exposure in camera 
  • Using Flash - On and Off-Camera and wireless flash fully explained 
  • Calibration of the camera battery - Why this is important to ensure long-term efficiency of the battery 
  • Lenses and related accessories 
  • Recommended software choice - Canon's own bundled software (DPP) vs. alternatives 
  • Firmware - The importance of updating the camera's firmware 
Required Equipment

If you own a Canon EOS 7D Mark II please bring this with you, along with a fully charged battery and a storage card.

Required Skill Level

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a high-end DSLR camera; by attending this course you will therefore be expected to have a working photographic knowledge of the following:

  • Apertures 
  • Shutter Speeds 
  • Film Speeds/ISO 
  • Metering Optons 
  • RAW file formats 
  • Use of image manipulation software 
What is included with this course?

As well as covering all the course content, you will also receive:

  • Lunch 
  • Refreshments - tea, coffee, and other hot or cold drinks available throughout the day 
  • Comprehensive course notes and videos supplied electronically via download link

Park Cameras offer a range of photography courses in London and West Sussex for a range of cameras and photographic styles, please see our School of Photography page or call us on 01444 23 70 70 for more information on any of our photography classes.

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