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Canon 80D Help Manual
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Use this help guide to refresh what you have learned in one of
our workshops.
Click -or- tap the squares to navigate
Using camera
Buttons &
Modes
Aperture
Aperture
Introduction
Shutter Speed
Shutter
Speed
Introduction
ISO
ISO
Introduction
MaPS
W O R K S H O P S
Previewing
Exposure
Depth of
field (blur)
How to
change
shutter speed
More help
How to
change ISO
Focus
delete images
How to
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Summary of Contents for Canon 80D

  • Page 1 MaPS PHOTOGRAPHY W O R K S H O P S Use this help guide to refresh what you have learned in one of our workshops. HELP GUIDE Click -or- tap the squares to navigate Using camera Review & Buttons & Previewing Focus Modes...
  • Page 2 Using the Canon 80D Manual focus ring (not used in auto focus mode) Zoom ring AF / Auto/Manual Focus switch Shutter button To focus: half press Stabliser switch To take photo: full press (Helpful when on) Shutter Speed and ISO...
  • Page 3 Previewing exposure - Two methods - Method #1 Light Meter • Look through the view Light meter finder • Pay attention to the light indicator as it moves • Aim for the middle for a good exposure • Can’t see your light meter? Check to make sure your camera is NOT in ‘Live View’...
  • Page 4: Focus Trap

    Focus Trap Taking a photo, with the subject in focus, but NOT centered • Press the shutter button halfway to focus on your subject • Keep the shutter button half Hold button..move camera..take photo pressed while you move your camera •...
  • Page 5: Shutter Speed

    Exposure The exposure of your photo/video is created by balancing three factors. Finding a combination of all three will give a well exposed image. Shutter Aperture Speed The amount of light The amount of time the lens allows in the shutter stays open The extra sensitivity available to brighten the image...
  • Page 6 Shutter Aperture Aperture Speed The amount of light the lens allows in Aperture works like an open Aperture window, allowing a large amount, or small amount of light into the camera. Aperture number • Aperture numbers relate to how much light is STOPPED How much aperture leaves block the light...
  • Page 7: Depth Of Field

    Shutter Aperture Aperture Speed Depth of field - Aperture also helps to create a blurry foreground or background, which makes your subject stand out more in the photo. • As well as letting in light, the aperture setting also changes the depth of field resulting in more background blurriness.
  • Page 8 Shutter Aperture Aperture Speed How to change aperture - Manual mode When in ‘M’ manual settings mode, use the spinning dial on the back of the camera. Av mode When in ‘M’ manual settings mode, use the wheel on the top of the camera.
  • Page 9 Shutter Speed Shutter Aperture Speed The amount of time the shutter stays open The shutter is a curtain that opens and closes, determining how long the aperture light is allowed into the camera. It can be a long amount of time, or a very short amount of time. 1.Closed 2.
  • Page 10 Shutter Speed Shutter Aperture Speed The amount of time the shutter stays open How to change shutter speed Av mode Manual mode AUTO Use the spinning dial on the top right of the camera. The shutter speed will be displayed on the top LCD here. The shutter speed is displayed in two ways depending on it being a fraction of a second, or multiple seconds.
  • Page 11 Shutter Speed Shutter Aperture Speed The amount of time the shutter stays open Photos at different shutter speeds AUTO This shutter speed is 1/1000th of a second, so it freezes the action. 1/1000 Second AUTO This shutter speed is 1/10th of a second, so it partially freezes the action with some blur.
  • Page 12 Shutter Aperture Speed The ability to increase the sensitivity to light ISO is a number value that represents the sensitivity to light. The higher the number the more sensitive and the brighter the exposure. Think of it like ‘free’ light for your camera.
  • Page 13 Shutter Aperture Speed The ability to increase the sensitivity to light How to change ISO Spin the Set your mode Press the adjuster wheel ‘ISO’ button M - Manual mode Av - Aperture priority mode Tv - Shutter speed priority mode P - Program mode NOTE: Auto modes don’t allow ISO changes.
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    Trouble shooting Use the list below to help solve any issues you are having LCD only shows information (no image) 1. Make sure the function dial is clicked to the white camera icon (not the red video icon 2. Press the ‘start/stop’ button to turn the LCD screen live viewing mode Viewfinder not working 1.
  • Page 15 Trouble shooting Use the list below to help solve any issues you are having Blurry photos Solutions: • Try holding the camera more steady • Use a tripod to keep the camera steady • Make the shutter speed faster (spin top dial to the right) Dark scene or subject Solutions:...